I was delighted to be selected for training, though a little worried about whether I would be OK. Six years on, I am now thinking of training as a supervisor. I have found the work tough at times, but thoroughly rewarding, seeing couples and individuals in deep distress or fear gradually coming through this. It has been an education for me, and a privilege. (Susan)

Become a Relationship Counsellor

Applications for CRC are now closed.

Marriage Care is looking for empathic listeners who would like to train and volunteer with us as relationship counsellors.  This is a life-changing opportunity to train and volunteer within a supportive, nurturing and inspiring community and make the world of difference to couples and families. Our Certificate in Relationship Counselling (CRC) will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and practical experience you need to counsel couples safely and effectively.

The 2 year CRC training course will start in Spring 2022 and has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal Fund and the voluntary commitment of Marriage Care’s training team and Centre members. Whilst there is no charge to trainees for the course itself, if selected there is a non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure your place and we will invite trainees to set up a monthly donation of £40 for the first 12 months towards costs of in-person training weekends.

This role would require an enhanced DBS check.

If you are interested and would like to apply please read through all the information in the links below and complete the application form to apply. When applying you may want to have your relevant certificates and photo ID (passport or drivers licence) ready to upload. However this can be done after submitting your application.

If you are already a qualified counsellor you can find out more about our other recruitment routes here.

Marriage Care Information Pack

CRC Relationship Counsellor – Role Description.


If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Marriage Care, watch our ‘Volunteer Stories’ video below!

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