Training – your staff and you

Relate Exeter offer a range of ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke training courses for employees and professionals. Our courses support and develop people in their day to day working relationships with others, be it with colleagues or clients. For example:

  • Listening and communication skills for reception staff and front line workers.
  • Counselling skills for non-counselling workers who, in spite of not being professional counsellors, draw on key counselling skills in their everyday work, such as empathy, active listening, reflecting and working within appropriate boundaries.
  • Many professionals, such as solicitors, mediators, GPs and other professionals frequently deal with clients in an emotional state in their working day. Our ‘Emotions to Solutions’ course gives confidence and skills to help emotional clients while maintaining a professional boundary.
  • We offer training specific to GPs and other health workers who are often have limited time available for training. Our flexible approach means we can fit our training to your specific practice needs.
  • We also offer training for teachers to cover a range of family and young people issues. For example, the impact of separation and divorce on children, how this may present behaviourally in the classroom and how to help. We can offer sessions as part of an INSET training day.

New CPD Training

RELATE Exeter & District are delighted to offer two new training courses, which reflect Relate’s experience and skills from decades of work with individuals, couples and families.

The two courses can be successfully combined to create a substantial package of learning. Alternatively they can stand alone.

We recognise that many organisations will have a specific client base, or be exposed to unique experiences of stress and pressures – our trainers will be more than happy to discuss and adapt each course to meet such needs.

Combining the Professional with the Compassionate:

A half day (4 hour) course which explains and explores how to effectively create and maintain a working relationship with vulnerable or challenging clients.

The Resilient Recruit:

A one day (6 hour) course which develops participants’ skills and capacity to manage the stresses and challenges of their working environment (also known as “how not to take it home with you….”).

All of these courses are delivered jointly by two of our most experienced trainers, who both also work for Relate as counsellors with couples, individuals and families.

Dinah Mears brings with her decades of experience in nursing and social work, and alongside her work with Relate she is currently a consultant and trainer for Devon County Council in domestic violence and coercive control.

Holly Carter has a Masters in Relationship Therapy, prior to which she worked for 20 years as a barrister in London specialising in all aspects of family law. She also works as a Clinical Supervisor.

Discuss your requirements with us by ringing 01392 678499 or email