It's Good To Talk...
Its Good To Talk…

The Counselling Service promotes, with trainer Ruth Morgan, occasional seminars, workshops and lectures.  They are generally experiential and in the form of small groups. There are five scheduled for 2019.


Ghosts in the Marriage     30th March
Eros in the Counselling Room   20th April
Creativity and Play     11th May
Narcissism and the Body    22nd June
Legacies of Loss     13th July
all workshops take place on Saturdays from 10 – 4 and represent 6 hrs cpd. Venue: 206 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4DE

Academic Year 2019

Working with the Couple Dynamic

Following its success in the past eight academic years and due to popular demand, this series of six workshops is being repeated from October 2019.

A series of six one-day workshops with limited places available.

This is an introductory course for counsellors, working either with couples or individuals, who want to increase both their understanding of the dynamics of couple relationships, and their ideas and techniques for working in this field.

Contemporary Couples Counselling Insights
Contemporary Couples Counselling

Open to practitioners with counselling experience who wish to develop their knowledge of couples work. Participants will be invited, and positively encouraged, to bring personal and clinical experience to the course.

There will be a mix of theory and practice, with plenty of experiential and practical content so that participants can have a hands-on experience around couple counselling.

Key course components will include:

  • The basis of differing couple relationships and dynamics
  • The development of couple relationships – ‘minefields’ and ‘blackspots’
  • Sex and sexual dysfunction – including the impact of internet sex
  • Separation counselling and step families
  • Working with one, or two, clients in the room

There will be an emphasis on creative techniques in working with couples, or individuals, currently experiencing problems with intimate relationships.There will also be plenty of time to mould the material to participants’ individual requirements as the course develops.

It is expected that candidates will have taken responsibility for some pre-workshop reading. Please note that the series runs as a single course and that workshops are not available individually. Continuing Professional Development certificates will be presented to attending participants.

Pre-workshop Reading

Suggested reading:

Couple Therapy – A Handbook edited by Douglas Hooper and Windy Dryden

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Wyn Bramble.

Doing Couple Therapy by Robert Taibbi

The workshop will be led by Ruth Morgan BA MA who is a BACP senior accredited practitioner, trainer, supervisor and  a Relate-trained couples counsellor.

Details below are for 2017/18.

Venue: 206 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4DE

Date: On the first Saturday, monthly from October 2019 to March 2020

Cost: £510, includes lunch and refreshments.

Booking: The workshop is open to BACP/UKCP registered practitioners who are considering or wishing to extend their work into the field of couples counselling. Also counsellors of individuals who are looking to develop their understanding of the couple dynamic.

Further information/booking: Ruth Morgan, 020 8658 3791