Family Therapy


Working Effectively with Family Groups

This accredited online course explores a systems approach to family therapy. It is designed for qualified counsellors who have already completed their counselling diploma and would now like to develop additional skills in this specialised area. The course is suited to counsellors working from a wide range of theoretical foundations, and is ideal as part of a programme of continuing professional development.

Subjects covered include: exploring family dynamics; meanings of 'family'; theories of family therapy; existing research; the counsellor's role in family therapy; understanding attachment theory; identifying and changing relating patterns; individual work; the individual in the family; boundaries of family therapy; identifying the need for referral; family healing; the family in the future.

If you are interested in working with families, or perhaps already working with families and feel the need for more understanding of the process and possible approaches, I can strongly recommend this course. The course explores a wide range of approaches but the underlying ethos is strongly person-centred.

Excellent materials and tutor support too! 

Miriam Allen

The course fee includes all course material, delivered direct to your inbox in a pdf format, and full tutorial support. You can contact your tutor at any time by email. A member of your tutorial team is also available by instant chat between 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you might have at a time to suit you.


  • Borders Counselling Award: Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Family Therapy.

Borders Connect is an accredited training provider. Our certificates are recognised by employers, useful as evidence of continuing CPD, and a great addition to your cv.

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Online courses are delivered in a .pdf format directly to your email inbox. you can save them to your computer for future reference or print off if you prefer.

Terms and Conditions

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Cost only £285

Pay by Worldpay

Pay by 6 x Instalments

Pay in 6 monthly instalments of £47.50 each - total cost £285.

Add Printed Notes

Your course material is delivered in a .pdf format directly to your inbox. You can then save the modules to your computer, so you can study when offline. You can also print your course material off if you wish.

If you prefer, you can order a printed copy of the course notes from EGS. These are despatched in large, A4 binders and delivered by courier. The cost is £60 including courier fees.

You will be offered the option to purchase a printed copy of the course notes after enrolment, but you can order them at any time during your course. This offer is only available to students currently enrolled on the course.

Murray Bowen

You have inherited a lifetime of tribulation. Everybody has inherited it. Take it over, make the most of it and when you have decided you know the right way, do the best you can with it.