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psychotherapy stroud

Centre for Relational
Couples Therapy


‘Romantic love is the single greatest energy system in the western psyche. In our culture it has supplanted religion as the arena in which men and women seek meaning, transcendence, wholeness and ecstasy.’
Robert Johnson

The centre for relational couples therapy in Stroud exists to promote relational couples therapy through offering:

  • Couples therapy.
  • Training in relational couples therapy (Certificate and Diploma level courses for qualified/experienced counsellors and psychotherapists).
  • Supervision (individually and in groups).
  • Continuing Professional Development (for practitioners already working with couples).
The centre seeks to actively encourage inclusion and expression of difference of whatever sort.
Couples therapy can be enormously helpful for couples who have longstanding difficulties or limitations between them and for issues that come up through life transitions. (For more details see Couples Therapy).


Training in relational couples therapy is for counsellors and psychotherapists who are already established in individual work and want to broaden their practice to work with couples, or those who are doing some couples work and want some further support and resourcing in their practice. The training is for between 6 and 12 people and will be taught by David Slattery.


Centre for Relational Couples Therapy Stroud There is a Certificate level course (Stages 1 and 2) and a Diploma level course (Stage 3).
The next start dates are:
Stage 1:         September 2015
Stage 2:         April 2015/16
Stage 3:         January 2016
Details about the 3 Stages can be found in the course information pdf below.


Supervision
is especially important in couples therapy due the highly complex intersubjective systems at play. CRCT provides both group and individual supervision. Both have their merits (see Supervision for more details).

Continuing Professional Development has become a post qualifying ‘must’, with many training/accrediting bodies requiring evidence of CPD to be provided at re-accreditation (see CPD for more details).





Centre for Relational Couples Therapy #03Please click on the icon on the left to download the Course Information and Application for Stages 1, 2 and 3 of Diploma in Relational Couples Therapy. The Certificate course provides 70 CPD hours, whilst the Diploma, in total, is 105 hours (these hours will be considerably more if supervision hours are added to them.  Most accrediting bodies now are suggesting/requiring about 50 hours per year.