Working with Couples Courses

Focus on Unity Relationship Programme for Couples

Training for Professionals

FOCUS ON UNITY IS A PROGRAMME OF COUPLE THERAPY. THERE ARE 4 ONE DAY WORKSHOPS IN THIS SERIES designed by Mary Clegg.

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.

All one day workshops are in North West Dorset unless otherwise stated and cost £100.00 limited to 20 places. Contact Mary Clegg for a booking form mary@maryclegg.co.uk

Part 1 Stabilising the Couple January 2019

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 Communication and Conflict Skills 27th April 2018

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 13th July 2018

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 2nd October 2018 

Venue: The Hilt Hiltingbury Recreation Ground Hiltingbury Road
Chandler’s Ford Hampshire  SO53 5NP

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

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Certified Courses To Work With Couples

Booking through Juliet Grayson Only ~ not through the Mary Clegg Clinic

Dates for Training 2018/9

Mary has teamed up with Juliet Grayson to offer her Working with Couples Courses.  There are 6 modules leading to a Certificate in Couples Counselling.  They can be taken in any order.
Whilst this course is designed for people who are already, or want to work with couples, they will be very helpful for all counsellors and therapists – including those who work one to one and Health Professionals who also do counselling.

HOW TO BOOK

Please pay online or send a cheque made payable to Interaction Training Limited and send to Courtyard House, Moynes Court, Mathern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6HZ  FOR MORE INFO call Juliet on 01291 638805 or look at www.therapyandcounselling.co.uk
All are COSRT APPROVED: 14 HOURS

COMMUNICATION AND DIFFERENCE

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 June 2018

The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA

PRICE: £199 if booked by 22 March, £215 if booked by 22 May – £235 Full Price

Understanding different styles of thinking & different ways of approaching things

Based on the de-centring model of Dr Michael Crowe and Jane Ridley; and on meta-programmes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This course also uses video of a therapist working with a couple.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Seen a video of a couple in role-play using decentring and communication skills
  • Practiced listening for values, and helping a couple to discover shared values
  • Learnt about 5 different thinking styles (meta-programmes) that people use
  • Understood how meta-programme differences are a significant source of conflict
  • Learn what your personal meta-programme preferences are
  • Learn about language patterns that make communication easier
  • Practiced working with these issues in a role play situation

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKING WITH COUPLES

(formerly known as Introduction to Working With Couples) Note this course does have explicit sexual content.

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 August 2018

PRICE: £199 if booked by 16 May 2018, £215 if booked by 16 July 2018 £235 full price

These courses are designed for counsellors and therapists who usually work with individuals and want to explore more about working with couples.

  • What to expect when working with couples
  • The first session
  • Decentring: a method for working with couples
  • How to start the couple communicating
  • How to help the couple negotiate
  • Framework for understanding relationship dynamics
  • Patterns of intimacy
  • Life stages
  • Dealing with sexual issues such as:

Erectile dysfunction

Premature ejaculation

Loss of desire and

vaginismus

When to refer on to another therapist

SEX: AROUSAL & AGEING

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 November 2018

The Grand Atlantic Hotel, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BA

PRICE: £199 if booked by 22 August 2018, £215 if booked by 22 October 2018, £235 full price

By the end of this course you will have

  • Understood the basics of human sexual functioning
  • Familiarised yourself with sexual terminology, and what words you are comfortable with using
  • Thought about life from the perspective of a person with different sexual preferences
  • Looked at childhood development with regard to sex
  • Thought about childhood messages received around sex
  • Learnt about the ageing process with regards to sexual functioning
  • Practiced role play situations discussing sex, sexuality or ageing

PLEASE NOTE:  THE CONTENT OF THIS COURSE IS OF A SEXUAL NATURE AND MANY OF THE IMAGES SHOWN ARE VERY EXPLICIT.  HOWEVER ALL CONTENT IS RELEVANT TO THE COURSE.

TESTIMONIALS from WORKING WITH COUPLES WORKSHOPS

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 given via Juliet Grayson’s feedback protocols. She is very happy to show any delegate these forms as she is rightly proud of them.

A full and interesting course which will help counsellors to get the confidence to start thinking about working with couples. Fun, informative and supportive with expert trainers who are willing to impart their knowledge in a grounded and engaging way – Claire Bennett

As a participant who came to this training unsure but curious about whether I wanted to work with couples these two days taught me a great deal and has now helped me to make an informed choice. It was presented in an open accessible style and the sign of good training is that it was applicable to both new and experienced therapists. Anon

“Mary fearlessly brings to life the practicalities of working with couples. The workshop is full of fascinating content presented in a structured and accessible way. I’d recommend this course to anyone considering working with couples and those that already are but feel they need further training”. NT

“An excellent course, packed full of helpful information and resources. I would highly recommend it to therapists wanting to or currently doing couples work, as well as those working.” 1:1.

“Mary’s presentation and knowledge was inspiring and has given me more confidence when working with couples”.

“Down to earth, professional delivery of high quality information”. Vanessa Gajewska