Couples often present for therapy in distress – caught up in repetitive, emotionally charged patterns – familiar and painful to both. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy works to pause negative interactional patterns, access the vulnerable underlying emotions, and brings attention to the early attachment strengths and wounds triggered in each partner.

Making attachment experiences more conscious in the relationship can take some of the heat out of repetitive destructive relationship patterns by broadening the context and increasing compassion and understanding for self and each other.

Join Steve Lionello M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling) in this two-day workshop focusing on working with attachment experiences in the context of client centred, in the moment, emotionally focused couple therapy.

In this workshop we will focus more on the post assessment stage of couple therapy. The workshop will allow opportunities for practice, reflection and feedback in a supportive environment; working individually, in small groups, and in the large group.

Steve has been practicing counselling & psychotherapy for over 30 years, and has been training couple and family therapists in Perth and internationally since 2003 with consistently high levels of positive feedback. Steve works in private practice and supervises in the Graduate Diploma in Family & Relationship Therapy currently offered at the William Street Family Therapy Centre.


Recent workshop feedback:

 ‘Day 1 flowed beautifully into Day 2, making a complete picture. The role plays and discussions will stay in my mind. One of the best workshops I’ve done. It flowed into a congruent whole. You emanate a sense of safety and capability of holding and containing – calm – which enables learning. Your laugh and lightness is grounding’.

‘I liked the informal, steady pace, the space for questions, safety. Enjoyed both days. Learned a lot and hungry for more now. Lovely facilities, awesome staff and great food.’

 ‘Well planned, structured & informative. Evidence based models, experienced and knowledgeable trainer. Your caring, nurturing approach was comforting, great sense of humour – highly recommended’

Participants: Maximum 18 participants
Fees: Regular: $506 (Includes GST) if paid after 7 August 2020
Earlybird: $462 (Includes GST) if paid by 7 August 2020 (fees include a light lunch)
Venue: Conference Room (upstairs) 544 William Street MT LAWLEY (Cnr Chelmsford Rd).
Date: Friday & Saturday 4 & 5 September 2020 (9.30am – 4.30pm)
Facilitator: Steve Lionello (Training Staff Member William Street Family Therapy Centre)
Enquiries: Secretary, William Street Family Therapy Centre; 544 William St, Mt Lawley WA 6050
Cancellation policy: No cancellations possible, but place transferable to a third party.

Registration for: LIONELLO COUPLESWORK WORKSHOP (4&5 September 2020)
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