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Working Creatively in Couple Therapy

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DATE: Saturday 17th July 2021

TIME: 10am – 4.30pm

VENUE: TBC in NORTH LONDON (in-person)


This training course needs to run in-person due to the nature of the learning experience. The venue will be in North London and is to be confirmed. Should Covid19 restrictions prevent this, we will offer a postponed date or full refund.

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I really enjoyed the learning experience with you and feel that I am equipped to provide compassionate relationship counselling as a result.  You work so well together and look forward to joining you again on another course at sometime in the future.


  • Are you a relationship therapist and wish you could use creative approaches to support your work?
  • Do you think that your clients might benefit from exploring their experiences with their partner symbolically due to a traumatic history?
  • Perhaps you are curious about the power of creative tools to enhance the depth of a relationship?
  • Maybe you have used the arts before and want to expand your toolbox?

About The Course

PLEASE NOTE: this course needs to run in person due to the nature of the learning experience, we have every intention to do this. Should Covid19 restrictions prevent this, we will offer a postponed date or full refund.

Join us for a day of hands on experiential learning where you can immerse yourself in the relational nature of the arts. Through mediums such as the sand tray, collage, painting and imagery you will learn why creative approaches can be so healing in couple therapy.

Sometimes words are hard to find and partners can struggle to understand their own or others triggers or unmet needs. By tapping into the unconscious through the creative arts, your clients can share their experiences with each other symbolically or through the metaphor in a safe and containing way.

You will learn skills or strengthen existing knowledge about how to introduce creative techniques into your couple work and develop an awareness of how best to deepen communication between your clients.

The course is a unique mix of theoretical understanding but with a focus on practical learning, participant will have opportunities for small group work, practising therapeutic skills and whole group discussion. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to enliven your ‘Free Child’ self and play.

Who Should Attend?

This training is ideal for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists or trainees with some clinical experience who work with couples/relationships. Whether you are new to creative therapy or you have been utilising the arts in your work for some time, this training can offer a fresh perspective influenced by neuroscience and trauma informed approaches. This could also be useful for other professionals offering therapeutic interventions such as social workers or mental health specialists.

Meet Your Trainers

Cabby Laffy has been a facilitator of training and workshops since 1991. She has also worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples, and a supervisor for individual and couple work, for over twenty-five years. She is a UKCP registered and NCP accredited psychotherapist, a COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists) accredited psychosexual therapist, supervisor and trainer. Cabby’s book LoveSex: An Integrative Model for Sexual Education (Karnac 2013) presents a model for psychosexual health. Cabby is a Director at the Centre for Psychosexual Health

Shana Laffy is a qualified therapist (MBAC), parenting coach and well-being consultant working with children, adults, and couples. She teaches on the ‘Certificate in working with Couples and Other Relationships’ run-in collaboration with The Grove and specialised in supporting conscious communication in relationships. Shana delivers training and coaching across the country, both to parents and professionals with a focus on Emotion Coaching, attachments and neuroscience. She brings knowledge from a variety of lead roles in teaching, social care and educational consultancy. Shana is the designated safeguarding lead for a mental health organisation.

Additional Information

This includes a 6 hour CPD certificate of attendance for your records, access to an exclusive resources bank and a PDF of the training slides.

Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled by the organiser a full refund will be issued. Cancellation of a booking by the participant must be received in writing. A non-refundable admin fee of £50 is always retained for non-attendance. The organiser will seek to offer other training dates and if this is not possible for the participant who is cancelling then charges apply as follows: (A) 2 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee [B] Less than 2 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee due. If the course is full and there are people on the waiting list whereby it is possible to fill the space, a refund may be offered less the admin fee. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as used for purchasing within 14 days of the cancellation.

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Feedback from participants:

I thought the group discussions were helpful to consolidate understanding and it was an excellent opportunity to gain some practical points.

I really liked the ethos, the mix of holistic approach, creativity, experiential, academia and individuality.