Bristol Relationships


The Space Between

An Advanced Training Course for Working with Couple and Family Relationships

Barbara, Dom, Rex and Zoe are delighted to present the second cohort of our new training course here in Bristol. The course is aimed at those in the helping professions who want to expand their competence into working with couples and families.

This is an advanced specialist training course and will take place over seven teaching days plus the equivalent of an eighth day comprising peer supervision groups and 1:1 supervision with a course tutor.

For an outline of the course content please click here.

Entry Requirements: You will need to have a level 4 qualification in counselling or equivalent in a related field. You will also need to show experience of working in the talking therapies. All participants will need to have a ten minute interview, over the internet, with a course leader prior to being accepted onto the course.

The cost of the course is £950. A deposit of £100 upon acceptance onto the course is required and the balance is due by 8th January 2020. There is a 10% earlybird discount to students who have booked a place on the course and paid the £100 deposit by 31st October 2019.

Bristol Relationships is an organisational member of the National Counselling Society which is a nationally accredited counselling body and we abide by their Code of Ethical Practice. This course has Advanced Specialist training status with the National Counselling Society.

The dates for the course are:

Saturday 8th February 2020
Sunday 9th February 2020

Saturday 7th March 2020
Sunday 8th March 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020

Saturday 6th June 2020 (supervision day)

All training days start at 10am and end at 5pm


The venue will be in north Bristol



Why Should I Do this Course?

This course is for you if you are a trained counsellor who wants to develop some skills and competence to start working with couples and families. Alternatively, you may want to learn more about these styles of working with human relationships to further enhance your 1:1 work, even if it is not your intention to work with couples and families directly.

What's Unique About this Course?

Barbara, Dominique and Rex have spent their entire counselling careers working with couples and families as well as with individuals where the focus of the work has been human relationships. We have many thousands of client contact hours between us, and so bring a unique and solid body of experience to this training. This course will be experience-led and aims to equip students with the skills and confidence to begin/develop working with couples - we aim to be more doing and less reading/writing. We have all developed our own individual styles through many years of practice and these, along with other, approaches will inform most of the training.

Is the Course Accredited?

The Space Between holds recognised status with the National Counselling Society. Bristol Relationships is an organisational member of the National Counselling Society and we abide by their Code of Ethical Practice.

How is the Course Assessed?

Assessment is by submission of essays plus a ten minute presentation (plus five minute Q&A) to the student group and course tutors. Students need to demonstrate, through these, a basic level of competence to the tutors in order to complete the course successfully.

Who should Come on the Course?

The course is for those who already hold a counselling qualification at level four or above. We expect the majority of our students to be experienced individual counsellors who wish to expand their knowledge about interpersonal and relational work with couples and families. The course may be suitable for other professionals with a counselling qualification. Each application will be treated on its merits and there will be a ten minute Skype interview with each applicant.

For further information, and to apply for a place, please contact the Course Administrator,

Zoe Baird


National Counselling Society