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Helping Clients with Relationship and Sexual Issues (Emotion Focused Therapy and Sex Therapy Workshop).

  • 2 Jun 2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • 3 Jun 2023
  • 4:30 PM
  • The Benson Hotel, 50 Grafton St, Cairns City

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This workshop is for therapists wanting to include couple work in their practice but don't know where to start, Or maybe have begun couple work and are feeling stuck. This 2 day workshop for counsellors and therapists will provide support to begin working with couples, or if already seeing couples, encourage and support this work, providing a framework for assessment and practice. Practitioners who only see individuals will also gain encouragement and support to help their clients with relationship issues and concerns. This jam packed 2 day workshop will focus on relationships for day 1, and on day 2 will focus on talking to clients about sex in an open and encouraging way, and to support couples with sexual issues.

Day 1: Introduction to Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples.

Theory from both Greenberg and Johnson in an experiential learning mode will be explored; including practice in small groups, watching/listening to recordings from both demonstrations and real couples. There will be time throughout the day for group discussion and questions.

Day 2: Talking about Sex in your Counselling or Therapy practice.

'How comfortable are you in talking about sex with your clients? Do you ask them? A great relationship doesn't necessarily mean the couple will have a great sex life, and a great sex life doesn't always equate with a great relationship. Therapists, counsellors and other professionals are even less likely to ask individuals seeking help how they are going sexually, and yet this is a very important aspect of overall wellbeing for most people.


Toni Tidswell

Toni has worked as counsellor, therapist and counselling trainer and supervisor in Sydney, Armidale, Perth and more recently back in Sydney for more than 30 years. She was in private practice in Annandale at the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (IEFT) until August 2017. Toni is now in private practice on the Tweed Coast and mainly works with childhood trauma among adults, both individuals and couples and is interested in how the therapeutic relationship holds the client; she is also interested in how gender, culture and religion work with EFT. Toni has experience in lecturing in the MA Counselling coursework degrees on EFT and particularly couple work. She has also run workshops on EFT and individual therapy, and Talking about sex in couple work and has published articles on aspects of Emotions Focused Therapy. 

Ella Shannon Morter

Clinical Sexologist and EFT trained Relationship Counsellor, Ella will support you to gain confidence to talk about address common sexual issues with the people you work with. Ella undertook her first Counselling Diploma 20 years ago,  and has since supported hundreds of individuals and couples to have thriving relationships and fulfilling sex lives. She undertook a Masters of Sexology through Curtin University and is accredited with the Society of Australian Sexologists. Ella is also an Accredited Supervisor for other therapists, accredited with the College of Australian Supervisors.

ACA Approved for 5 CPD Points / SAS Endorsed Training. 

Tickets: $490. Included morning tea / lunch and afternoon tea.

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