Introduction to Couples Counselling

A one day CPD workshop with David Piner

Sunday 25th April 2021
5 hours CPD

The workshop is designed to provide an overview of the differences between couple and individual counselling and couples’ common presenting issues.

There will be opportunities to participate in some couple interventions and to introduce specific couple approaches during the day.

During the workshop, we will explore and consider the following:

  • How is couple counselling different to individual work?
  • Common presenting issues in couples counselling, including working with sex
  • Different approaches to couple counselling
  • Couple counselling tools and interventions e.g. PAIRS, Couples Dialogue
  • Introduction to developmental couple therapy
  • Working with relationship diversity, e.g. consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, same sex couples

A range of case studies and experiential group exercises will be used during the workshop.

For further information please email training@theawarenesscentre.com or telephone 020 8673 4545.

*Please note this fee is non-refundable

Facilitator: David Piner

David is an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor with many years’ experience in working with couples and individuals both in private practice and the NHS, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s 56 Dean Street clinic as a psychosexual therapist.

He holds an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a graduate of the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.  David has also studied with the Couples Institute in the advanced group under the supervision of Dr. Ellyn Bader PhD who, along with her husband Dr Peter Pearson, developed the Bader-Pearson developmental model for couples’ therapy.

Currently David is a tutor, reflective group lead and teacher on the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and teaches on the Naos Institute’s Advanced Couples Diploma. He has a keen interest in how sexual and relationship diversity can impact the partner’s process of differentiation.

David currently operates a private practice in London and Whitstable, Kent. He is an accredited member of COSRT and a registered member of the BACP.

David Piner
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