Train to be a Couples Counsellor

Relationship Training – Course Dates 2018

Autumn: 24 Sept – 28 Sept 2018.

Individual Presentation and Feedback within six months from the end of the Course.

“This has to have been one of the best courses that I have been on in my counselling career. I felt that the course facilitators “modelled the model” and this enriched the experience and provided an excellent learning environment where skills could be developed.


Develop your existing counselling skills further in the Couples Counselling Diploma Course. This is an intense, experiential course providing students with a further understanding of issues relating to various couple work scenarios and same sex relationships. This course is recognised by the Couples Counselling Network but is not an accredited BACP or UKCP course as they do not accredit short courses such as this. However, in September 2016, we were asked to speak at the BACP Private Practice Conference, “Relationships … why bother” the content of which is published in their December 2016 publication of Private Practice magazine.

This course (1 week module), develops the core principles of couples counselling through both theory and experiential exercises. To then complete your qualification for this course, 1 Case Study must be undertaken, covering 3 or more sessions, within a 6 month period of the course end date. However, due to different students’ abilities and experience, more sessions may be required to demonstrate competence. The Case Study is to be prepared, in whatever format you choose, for a 1 hour presentation to your tutors. We give a detailed outline as to the requirements of your case study on the course itself.

About Us

The course is based on a Model of Relationship Counselling developed by See For Miles Ltd. It has been successfully used with hundreds of couples over the last twenty years. Counsellors who are 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.

So where did it begin?

This model started to take seed from the end of the 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s when Geoff Miles (now See For Miles, Managing Director) was a Divorce Court Welfare Officer. This involved interviewing couples, their children and in some cases extended families, preparing a full report and presenting it to the Divorce Court.

Initially, he would interview one partner and afterwards have a very biased view of the other partner. Then after interviewing the second partner, the balance would tip the other way. Then the children would have their own view of each parent. It soon became evident that the common denominator was the “Relationship” itself and the model for working with couples began to take root.

Moving from the world of Courts and Reports, Geoff developed his experience further working with Children and Families and investigating Child Abuse. This gave him a deeper understanding of the complexities of relationships in families.

After starting his private practice he felt it essential to work with Couples based on his knowledge and experience but found it impossible to find any suitable modalities to use. After working with like-minded Therapists he created an Integrative method of working which has evolved ever since.

He has used and developed the Model ever since with great success and learned that not only individuals but Relationships are unique – and complex.

In 2009 he set up See For Miles with Helen Payne-Kumar and together they developed the course – teaching the Model to Counsellors – which has increased the number of Qualified Couples Counsellors nationwide and internationally who now work in a specialism which is in great demand.

“The course provided a chance to upgrade my one to one skills to working with couples in an open, accepting environment, and an opportunity to practice in a stimulating and supportive way”

“Thank you to Geoff and Helen [the Trainers] for this fabulous insight into and learning about Couples Counselling. Amazing learning throughout the week. I feel confident and am looking forward to working with couples.”

“I found it stimulating. Great sense of involvement. Having a live enactment was a great benefit”

“An excellent experience. Good presentation combined with experiential learning and essential skills. Would highly recommend this course”

“The See For Miles Couples Counselling Diploma training fully met my perceived need for bespoke training in this specialist area of therapy. I experienced the facilitators as being fully grounded in the subject material and highly ethical in their approach. Their decision to do something new and exciting instead of following traditional role play protocols, where students take on the role of ‘clients’, is both innovative and highly effective. Completion of the Couples’ Counselling Diploma, supported by my existing experience, facilitated seamless entry to the Couples’ Counselling Network. The course has enhanced both my ability to work with couples and my general practice skills. I have no hesitation in recommending this training programme.”  G Britton

I think the course was informative and transformational. A unique and invaluable experience which was both enlightening and moving. Thank you. PB

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.

Course Director

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 counselling 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.


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


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.

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Course enquiry form

This course has been running for a number of 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.

“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.