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Sat, 21 Jul


Nottingham, NG9

Working with Couples - Taster Session

An introductory session for those interested in finding out more about New Dawn Counselling Centre's 77 hour 'Working with Couples' Course. This short taster session will provide a chance to meet the tutors, get an idea of the approaches and theories used on the course and practice some skills.

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Working with Couples - Taster Session
Working with Couples - Taster Session

Time & Location

21 Jul 2018, 10:00 – 13:00

Nottingham, NG9, 158 High Rd, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LN, UK


About The Event

How to be connected with another person and maintain your own self is one of the most complex human dilemmas shared by the human race from birth to death.

It is a delicate balance between being an individual and at the same time being part of a relationship, and is often fraught with tension and difficulties, yet when it works well; it can be one of the most profound experiences.

To function well in a relationship we need to manage issues around many things:

  • Boundaries
  • Power
  • Autonomy
  • Phenomenology (how individuals make meaning)
  • Cultural introjects
  • Gender bias
  • Communication differences
  • Ethnicity
  • Faith
  • Education
  • Socio-economic status

To name but a few! We need to understand how we are different, and also how we differ in dealing with difference. It’s this latter part that generally creates most tension.

We see difference as dangerous – a threat to our autonomy, criticism, attack, betrayal – and thus try to eradicate it. Either by becoming like the other (fusion), or trying to make the other the same as us (conflict). Yet in reality, contact and connection can only authentically occur through difference.

This seminar will introduce you to ideas about tracking and modulating the process of contact / connection / separation / withdrawal.

Using isolation as one polarity and confluence at the other. This model integrates many approaches and disciplines, including those from Gestalt, TA, and some systems theory.

This introductory seminar is aimed at qualified counsellors who are interested in developing couples counselling in private practice.

Robust couples training can be expensive, it's a big investment if you are not sure about venturing into this area of work and so the New Dawn Counselling Centre has designed this seminar to give an introduction to couples work at the competitive cost of £35.

For more information and booking, head to the New Dawn Counselling Centre

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