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)

Train as a Relationship Counsellor

Are you a qualified counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (or equivalent)? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to extend and develop your counselling skills into the field of relationship counselling and to help couples in distress? Enjoy further training on our CRC (Certificate in Relationship Counselling) course, a 70 hour placement, as well as CPD, supervision, and the benefits of volunteering for a national charity and being part of a friendly local centre team.

We provide an exceptionally high standard of training – our course weekends are residential to ensure trainees receive face-to-face training and support – accommodation and meals are provided and travel expenses are covered, we provide supervision and insurance as well as a 70 hour placement as part of the course- all for a very competitive price of £1800.  Counsellors who continue with Marriage Care after the training will receive ongoing CPD, Supervision, local /regional support, travel expenses and insurance for a minimal commitment of just two counselling sessions per week.

The training will take place over four weekends in 2020 (dates TBA). Recruitment for the role will involve interview at your local Marriage Care centre and participation in a national Selection Day. Training and Selection days will take place at Kent’s Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.

For more information please read through our Marriage Care Information PackHow to become a relationship counsellor, and the role description in the ”Available Downloads” below. If you would like to apply please fill in the application form including equal opportunities form and return to  rebecca@marriagecare.org.uk along with scans/photos of your counselling diploma certificate(s). Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any queries at all.

If you are already qualified in relationship counselling please click here to find out more about joining us as a Qualified Relationship Counsellor!

Placements at Marriage Care

Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, Marriage Care is unable to offer counselling placements to students on external courses. The BACP has a placement data base (for BACP student members only) which might be helpful. We would most warmly welcome an application from you when you have completed your studies and delivered at least 100 hours supervised counselling.


Available downloads