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Train to be a Couple Therapist with Tavistock Relationships

Train to be a Couple Therapist with Tavistock Relationships
 
…and discover a rewarding and flexible career helping couples facing challenges in their relationships
 
Tavistock Relationships is calling on people considering a career change - or already working in the...

2018-06-09T01:00:00+01:00
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Train to be a Couple Therapist with Tavistock Relationships
 
…and discover a rewarding and flexible career helping couples facing challenges in their relationships
 
Tavistock Relationships is calling on people considering a career change - or already working in the psychotherapy sector - to look at training and career opportunities provided by the internationally renowned charity at its two London clinics.
 
Tavistock Relationships offers training programmes in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychosexual Therapy, ranging from introductory and specialist programmes to masters and doctorate level. 
 
All courses are accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
 
Established 70 years ago, as a training and clinical delivery, Tavistock Relationships has made its name as the leading producer of couple therapists in the UK, with graduates going on to successfully work for Tavistock Relationships or set up their own practice.
 
Training takes up to four years, depending on qualifications on entry and is part-time so it can be done alongside family and work commitments.  Some financial assistance packages are available to support study.
 
Student satisfaction ratings are extremely high and clinical work is offered to Tavistock Relationships students within the organisation, something other training centres can rarely offer.
 
Couple therapy works
 
Figures released by NHS Digital earlier this year (Feb 2018) show that couple therapy is the most effective psychological treatment for depression and anxiety* and around 60-70 per cent of couples receiving treatment at Tavistock Relationships report an improvement in their relationship quality.
 
Demand is increasing
 
In 2017, Tavistock Relationships’ 70-strong team of couple therapists delivered 20,000 therapy sessions, a 25 per cent rise since 2014.
 
There are around 1,500 specially trained couple therapists actively practicing in the UK, two-thirds of whom trained with Tavistock Relationships.

Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships, says:
 
“Couple therapy is a rich and rewarding career.  It’s a life devoted to helping others in emotional difficulty. That in itself gives major rewards, but it is also a relatively flexible way of working - seeing people in evenings or lunch times, usually dictated by the therapist’s availability, so it often suits men or women looking to change from a more rigid 9 to 5 job.
 
“A successful couple therapist can earn up to £200 per session and each year our graduates go on to work both for us and with their own practices, often with considerable success.
 
“That does not mean it is easy. Commitment to training is required and the massively rewarding route to qualification requires part time study.”
 
Qualities and skills that make a good couple therapist
 

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Observation and questioning skills
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of people
  • The ability to separate your own feelings from those of your clients
  • A strong capacity for empathy

 
Take our short Quiz if you are thinking about training to be a therapist, but not sure if it’s right for you: https://tavistockrelationships.ac.uk/campaigns/thinking-about-becoming-a-couple-counsellor-quiz
 
Find out more about the training offered by Tavistock Relationships by emailing training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk, calling 020 7380 8288 or visiting www.tavistockrelationships.org
 
And come to our next open evening on Friday 2 November 2018
https://tavistockrelationships.ac.uk/open-evenings
 
*IAPT Recovery Rates 2016-17 from NHS digital https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30232 (see table 7d for Recovery rates by therapy type)