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Couples Counselling using Systemic Family Therapy

Help people build stronger relationships and marriages by learning couples counselling skills
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 17m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Do you want to help couples build stronger, longer-lasting relationships? Do you want to support couples in distress? Or maybe you want to better understand intimate relationships for your personal life.
If so, this is the course for you. We will cover the foundations of couples counselling including relationship theory, the process of couples counselling and relationship-specific therapy techniques.
Couples counselling is very different to individual psychotherapy. Rather than helping one person make sense of their thoughts and feelings, we need to help multiple people make sense of the interactions with each other. This requires a different approach, hence we will draw on theory from the school of Systemic Family Therapy.
We will learn:
•How relationships work
•Using systemic family therapy for counselling multiple people
•Core counselling skills
•Step-by-step doing couples counselling
•Relationship-specific therapeutic techniques
While a background in counselling, such as person-centred, may be useful, we will cover core counselling skills in this course, so no background in counselling is required.
Who isn’t this course for:
•We take a wide and inclusive view of relationships, including the LGBT community, so anyone with a highly traditional view of marriage may not be comfortable with the course material
•This course will not focus on sexual dysfunction, so if you are looking to support couples who are having sexual-specific problems, other courses may be better suited.
The course comes with a comprehensive handbook so that you will have everything you need to deliver couples counselling. On completing the course, you will earn a certificate accredited by both the International Association of Therapists and the European Educational Standards Body (EESB).

You will learn

✓ Couples counselling
✓ Relationship theory and step-by-step relationship counselling
✓ Psychotherapy skills
✓ Systemic family therapy


• No experience of couples counselling is required
• A background in person-centred counselling my be useful, but not required, as we will cover core counselling skills in this course

This course is for

• Anyone looking to help couples in distress
• Students looking to understand how relationships work
• Students looking for an overview of systemic family therapy
Psychologist and software consultant
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 17m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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