Imago Foundations - Getting Started With Couples Therapy

Imago Foundations Days 1-2

If you want to learn to work with couples but are unsure of where to start, the "Getting Started With Imago Relationship Therapy" couples therapy training course is for you.

The Imago Foundations Course is a two day training course for counsellors and therapists who want to learn the basic theory and clinical skills of Imago Relationship Therapy.

What People Have Said About The Course

"This course has surpassed my expectations and given me confidence to teach my clients to dialogue"

Jane Vujasin

Therapist

"Ian is extremely knowledgeable and the balance between theory and skills practise was spot on"

Jenny Hudson

Therapist

"I couldn't imagine I would be another person in only 2 days of training.  It changed my view of working with clients and has impacted my personal life."

Benham Abdevand

Therapist

"Ian is a vibrant, passionate trainer who I was inspired by.  It felt safe and exciting all the way through - thank you!"

Louise Hubin

Therapist

"The course provided me with a new way of seeing individual as well as couples counselling - thank you!"

Jenny Hudson

Therapist

"The training was useful, interesting and insightful.  I look forward to doing further training"

Theresa Donaghue

Counsellor

"I found the course very high quality and extremely good value for money"

Kerry Thorpe

Counsellor

"The 2 day course has changed my perspective on working with individuals.  I'm going to work with my individual clients from the relational perspective"

Benham Abdevand

Therapist

"This material has given me a real sense of the value of Imago in couples therapy"

Rachel Morris

Therapist

"This course is excellent, the perfect amount of theory and practical skills to reinforce what we had learnt.  I left feeling very inspired!"

Shannon Merchant

Therapist

"Ian is a very good trainer and I felt able to express myself safely"

Victoria Laverty

Therapist

"I have really enjoyed the 2 day course and gained a good insight of how Imago is used in therapy.  I'm looking forwads to doing more!"

Catherine Fisher

Therapist

"Wonderful!  Thank you, I really enjoyed your course and your style of delivery."

Jo Beckett

Therapist

"The facts are fed in bite sides chunks so you don’t get bogged down and the practical really helps you feel confident in delivering the couples counselling yourself."

Sarah Lewis

Therapist

What Is Imago Relationship Therapy?

Imago Relationship Therapy is a couples therapy based on a relational paradigm, that is, human beings need to be connected to others in order to exist joyfully.

Getting stuck in our primary partnerships is normal and is just an indication that growth needs to happen.


Imago Relationship Therapy provides a theory of why we get stuck in relationships and a mechanism to help move towards closer connection. This mechanism is called the Imago Dialogue Process.

Why use Imago Relationship Therapy with your couples?  Watch the video I made about that here.

What Are The Pre-Requisites For This Training?

You need to at least be in training as a counsellor or therapist. If you're unsure please just give me a shout using my contact form.

What Does Completing This Course Allow Me To Do?

The Foundation course is designed to get you started with working with couples. It counts as two days of the twelve day training that you will need if you want to become a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

To see the full requirements for becoming a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, click here.

Once you have completed the Foundation course in Imago Relationship Therapy you can progress by completing the Clinical Skills Training part 1.

What Will I Learn In This 2 Day Training?

Day 1

  • What is Imago Relationship Therapy?
  • The basic principles of Imago Relationship Therapy.
  • The Relational Paradigm, what it is and why it's important.
  • Skills practise - The Imago Dialogue Process.

Day 2

  • The 4 journeys of self.
  • The first session - what to do when a couple arrives for therapy the first time.
  • Skills practise - The full Imago Dialogue Process.

What Is The Fee For This Module?

The fee is £300 for the 2 day training.

Where Does The Training Take Place?

The training is face to face and takes place at The Affinity Centre.

The Affinity Centre
7A High Street
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 4HT

What Are The Dates For The Training

Imago Foundations Course DatesCostMore Information
12th & 13th September 2022£300More information & booking form
21st and 22nd November 2022£300More information & booking form
6th and 7th February 2023£300More information & booking form
24th and 25th April 2023£300More information & booking form
10th and 11th July 2023£300More information & booking form
2nd and 3rd October 2023£300More information & booking form

Is There An Online Version Of This Training?

Yes!  The online training will take place on:

14th and 15th March 2022 9am - 5pm

To apply for this course just fill in the form below.

How Do I Sign Up?

Simply fill in the form below and pay to reserve your space on the course.

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