Advanced Certificate in Clinical Practice – Couple Therapy

Focus on Unity Relationship Programme for Couples

Leading to a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice

Training for Professionals


This workshop shows Therapists how to work with couples using a fixed but flexible programme designed to take couples on a path from chaos to calm and enable the couple to start afresh and renew their relationship.  They will understand why they act as they do, their impact on their partner and how to work more effectively with each other to produce better results.

For all Mary’s workshops please contact Mary Clegg for a booking form and to make payment with her direct.


Part 1 FROM CHAOS TO CALM -Stabilising the Couple – First steps in Couple Therapy

date to be advised

By the end of this course you will have

  • Examined arousal and its impact on the couple
  • Thought about the benefits of stabilisation and safety in couple dynamics
  • Explored methods of helping the couple soothe and calm themselves so that effective communication can take place
  • Seen Mary demonstrate a couple session using the techniques
  • Understood the importance of CORE documentation in producing outcome measures.
  • Documentation for enquiry forms, Practice agreements and first session

Part 2 Challenging behaviour and anger management skills  in couple therapy (previously called Communication and Conflict

Aims and Objectives

  • Understood the need for quality communication between a couple
  • Use a well known active listening technique and used role play to cement learning
  • Learnt about conflict styles and to go for the win win
  • Understood the need for rules of engagement to manage conflict
  • Explored why we are triggered to react by understanding our adaptions to life
  • Given tools to engage reciprocal behaviour

Part 3 Vision for the future of the Couple -Helping the couple stay on track and deepen their connection

By the end of this workshop you will have

  • Understood the importance pair bonding behaviour
  • Got tools to help the couple re-evaluate their relationship for the future
  • Explored behaviour that will keep the relationship on a good footing
  • Discovered playful exercises that the couple can do to deepen connection
  • Understood the importance of learning each other’s Language of Love

Part 4 Resources in Sexual Dysfunction 

Aims and Objectives

  • Raise levels of awareness of resources that are available to help clients
  • Enable evaluation of these resources
  • Enhance knowledge of resources and how they can be used in practice
  • Look at treatment options for common sexual issues
  • Develop skills in dealing with sexual issues


Mary has outcome measures from all of her workshops.  The feedback from these workshops demonstrates that she maintains a very high standard of quality in her work.  The testimonials given to her are genuine and were not given anonymously but in email after the event. She is very happy to show any delegate these forms as she is rightly proud of them.
“I just wanted to thank you again for a fantastic day yesterday. As I said at the time, it is a sensitive subject and you were excellent. I feel that I have already learnt so much and when I have time to reflect properly I’m sure I will find I have benefited even more than I realise at this time.”

“Thank you very much for all the handouts which are so informative.  I really enjoyed the day.”
“I won’t be scared or wary if sexual issues come up in the consulting room”

“Thank you for a great workshop yesterday. I learned a lot and feel more able to talk to clients about sex or to refer them to a specialist, such as yourself.”

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your workshop on Friday; it was both really interesting and entertaining.”

“Thank you for all the handouts and for such an informative day on Friday, there was so much I didn’t know but thought I did!!  It has already been beneficial to me in signposting clients in the right direction.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for all the handouts that you emailed from your day workshop of Sexual Resources. I’ve now had time to go through them properly and they are very, very useful.”