Training and CPD

Relationships Scotland offers a variety of training courses and continuing professional development for counsellors and mediators. To find out more please call us on 0345 119 2020 or click on the links below.

CPD Programme 

We have over 50 years of experience in delivering training in couple and relationship counselling and sexual therapy, both independently and in association with Relate in England. Counsellors trained with us can access placements and supervision through local services across the country, which makes Relationships Scotland a great place to train.

Find out more about training as a relationship counsellor.

Certificate in Couple Counselling 

Are you already a qualified counsellor working with individuals?  Would you like to work with couples?  Then our Certificate in Couple Counselling , might be for you.  The course is specifically designed to develop individual counsellors skills and knowledge to enable them to work safely and professionally with couples.  We hope this course will run from Autumn 2016. See our previous Advert,  Course Prospectus 2015-2016 , Application form  2015-2016  and Reference form.  Please contact the course administrator or Anne Chilton for further information.

Diploma in Relationship Counselling

The current Diploma in Relationships Counselling began in September 2013 and the next course is scheduled to begin in September 2016.  Application packs are available now.

For more information contact 0345 119 2020.

Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy

This course is for counsellors and others with appropriate qualifications who wish to develop their work in working with relationship and sexual difficulties.

The course comprises 32 taught days and 200 hours clinical practice.

  • The course is run by Relationships Scotland in Edinburgh over 18 months.
  • Practice-based – supervised placements available across Scotland
  • The next course runs from January 2017 to June 2018 

Applications now open:  See our flyer    application-form     Course Prospectus

For more details contact the course administrator at:

Or  Phone 0345 119 2020

Find out more about training as a family mediator

We have over 20 years of experience in delivering training for family mediators. We have an established and well-developed foundation training course that meets the needs of local services and clients in equipping effective mediation practitioners. Individuals on the course find the learning experience both challenging and rewarding