Train to be a Couples Counsellor

About Our Relationship Training Course

Dates for the next Couples Counselling Course

16 September – 20 September 2019

The course is based on a Model of Relationship Counselling developed by See For Miles Ltd. It has been used successfully used with hundreds of couples over the last twenty years. Counsellors qualified in one to one counselling have been taught this model to Diploma level and have integrated it into their current practices, therefore, expanding their client base into couple and family work.

“A priceless, thought provoking and essential course for anyone beginning to consider Relationship Counselling. Geoff and Helen have given me the confidence to begin delivering safe and effective Relationship Counselling” J.J.

Benefits of this course

This course tackles the deeper issues of dysfunctional relationships and working together as a triad to problem solve, under restricted time-constraints and whilst under pressure. Developing the importance and awareness of the individual within the couple mindset and offering a better understanding of the counsellors own position and developing their effectiveness within this relationship.


Your tutor

Geoff Miles is Managing Director of See For Miles Ltd and has over 40 years of experience as a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist. Geoff heads up this private practice for One to One, Couple & Family Consultations and Therapy, Managing Organisational Behaviour and Comprehensive Programme of Courses from the SFM offices situated in Pewsey, Wiltshire. As one of the founder members of the Couples Counselling Network, he develops and provides training to its counsellors and those applying to join the network.

Entry requirements

This course is relevant to practitioners who are already qualified and established in their way of working. Tailored towards Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Social workers or related mental health professionals currently practising and who wish to develop/update their skills further.


Venue

See For Miles Offices, Unit 1, Fordbrook Business Centre, Marlborough Road, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5NU

Cost

Course Fees: £800

£125 Deposit will secure your place.


Payment options

£125 Deposit must be received to book your place on the course.

Remaining Payment can be made in full or in three monthly instalments of £250, £250 & £175.

Whatever option is agreed, FULL payment must be received no later than one week prior to the course start date.

CONTACT US if you want to book  or find out more


This course has been running for many years and continues to be popular amongst counsellors doing one to work and wanting to upskill into the specialism of couples work . We have found that the smaller groups are the most effective and we are now limiting the numbers to six students. Therefore it is advisable to book on the course as soon as possible. If you are too late then you will be placed on the waiting list and if numbers are sufficient we will facilitate an extra course between Spring and Autumn.

See feedback from our previous courses →

Supervision for Practitioners

“Regular and ongoing supervision is a distinctive requirement of the counselling professions. Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working lives.” BACP

Geoff Miles is a registered member of the BACP and has been offering supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists and related mental health professionals for over 20 years. Geoff runs his private practice with Helen Payne-Kumar and has his own client-base of one to one, couple and family work, which he runs from offices based in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

Finding the right supervisor to suit your needs, client-base and methods of working is crucial for any successful working relationship. Contact Geoff to discuss your requirements and we do provide Skype sessions for those further afield;

Specialisms

Geoff has a broad knowledge and experience base working from an integrative framework.  Particular specialisms include:

  • Relationship Counselling

He writes and facilitates Couples Counselling training courses to qualified Counsellors wanting to enter this specialism and supervises qualified and trainee couples counsellors.

  • Sexual Abuse

He has integrated his extensive work as a Child Protection Investigator and  his studies from Leicester University in Child Protection, into his private practice.

  • PTSD

He has worked extensively with Army veterans, Air Ambulance personnel and has experience in providing supervision to the SSAFA Counsellor Teams working directly with PTSD.

  • Supervision in Local Authority

He has supervised within Local Authority and Home Office settings such as Social Services, Probation and Children’s Homes

  • Group Supervision

He is involved in Supervision and Staff Support in various Counselling Organisations in the Private, Corporate, Charitable and Military sector.

“The process of supervision is at the heart of the training and continuing professional development of professional counsellors and therapists. Geoff Miles, as an integrative supervisor, is a key part of my long established private practice.
As an experienced practitioner, it is still essential for me to have regular supervision sessions with Geoff to enjoy a secure frame for thinking and exploration of therapeutic work.
I have found Geoff’s approach supportive, informative and collaborative – a valuable contribution to maintaining professional standards.”

Senior Accred. Psychotherapist and Supervisor

“I enjoy my supervision sessions with Geoff. I find him pragmatic, kind and humorous, with a wealth of experience that he is happy to share”.

Jacqui Smith

“You have been very sensitive to my needs and have provided me with a framework on which I can work to improve my working methods.”

Hypnotherapy

Here at See For Miles, we use Hypnotherapeutic techniques for many problems, when necessary, as an integrative part of the Psychotherapeutic relationship. It is used for such things as:

  • Changing unwanted habits such as smoking.
  • Helping to overcome Phobias.
  • Regression.
  • Learning to become calm and relaxed.

Geoff Miles qualified as a Hypnotherapist in the late 90’s and has since practised extensively. He is also an accredited Trainer with the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists.

Hypnotherapy Defined

Of all the definitions of Hypnotherapy, this one by Gil Boyne is the most practical and accurate. Gil is a renowned Hypnotherapist, trainer of hypnotherapists, and founder of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and is well respected in this field.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with special identifying characteristics: An extraordinary quality of relaxation.
The organism becomes self-regulating and produces normalization of the central nervous system.
Heightened and selective sensitivity to stimuli perceived by the five senses and four basic perceptions.
The organism becomes self-regulating and produces normalization of the central nervous system.
Heightened and selective sensitivity to stimuli perceived by the five senses and four basic perceptions.
Immediate softening of psychic defenses.”

Gil Boyne, Transforming Therapy, 1985: 380-381

Children & Families

A Comfortable & Safe Environment for  You & Your Child

All children’s and young people’s sessions are approached with sensitivity and take place in a non-threatening environment.

Each session would include the presence of an adult (parent, guardian or carer) with whom the child feels comfortable. Older children may opt to receive counselling in confidence on a one to one basis, but this would only be with the consent from a parent, guardian or carer.

Quietly and reassuringly, we work with the child to bring a gentle yet effective resolution to possible issues, concerns or problems that the child is experiencing.

Some of the presenting issues that children may experience are:

  • Authority Issues
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Exam Stress
  • Sleep Pattern Problems & Nightmares
  • Anger Management
  • Phobias
  • Stress-Associated Bedwetting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse Related Issues

We have considerable experience in writing reports for Court and providing written assessment of cases where legally required. Correct protocols are adhered to.

Both Geoff and Helen are enhanced CRB checked.

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One-to-One Therapy

Based from our offices in Pewsey, Wiltshire, we provide one to one counselling & psychotherapy for those who feel that they are treading water and finding it difficult to cope. We work with you to develop new options and turn a perceived crisis into something positive, exciting, evolutionary.

We Can Help With…

  • Difficulties Within Relationships
  • Depression
  • Hidden or Re-occurring Issues
  • Overcome Obstacles In Your Life
  • Whatever are Your Presenting Issues
  • Anxiety & Phobia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep & Stress
  • Breaking Old Habits & Building Confidence

Psychotherapeutic counselling sessions can help with your mental health needs which require regular maintenance. At See For Miles our sensitive, yet challenging approach to counselling is strengthened through developing a strong working relationship between therapist and client, encouraging those to move from where they are now. Enabling clients to explore their own options, reach their own decisions and to act upon them accordingly, making effective decisions which lead to positive changes in their attitude and/or behavior.

“I recently had four counseling sessions with Geoff Miles and as a result I came away with renewed focus and a positivity that I have not felt in a long time.
Geoff’s strength lies in his ability to listen and to take on board the subtle signals that are revealed through intimate conversation.
His relaxed manner and his keen observation made the whole experience an absolute pleasure.”

N.H.

Treatments

You will be guided through the necessary steps to instigate change. Our treatments include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy & Regression
  • Counselling & Relationship Counselling
  • Children & Adolescents Counselling
  • Supervision & Staff Support
  • Courses & Workshops

Psychotherapy/Counselling via Skype

We support our international clients and those unable to leave their home  via remote consultations.


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