Relate Cambridge is delighted to announce details of our new and exciting CPD programme. This is a unique opportunity for practitioners both within Relate, and also for those working independently or for other organisations, to benefit from our varied programme. Our trainers offer a huge range of experience and expertise.


To book any of the below CPD courses, please download the booking form above and return to admin@relatecambridge.org.uk

Payment  Costs of each CPD are outlined below. A non-returnable deposit of £10 is required to secure your place. Please pay the full amount no later than 4 weeks before the CPD you wish to attend. Payment options will be given once your booking form is received.

Venue: Great Western Room, The Signal Box,The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave, CB2 8BD (refreshments provided, but please bring your own lunch)

Parking: There is no parking at the venue. There is metered parking on nearby sideroads (Clarendon road, Shaftesbury road) which costs £1 per hour. There is also the nearby leisure park car park on Clifton Road.    

The signal box venue is a 10 minute walk from the train station. (please see end of page for a map of the venue surroundings).

14th January 2017

10am - 4pm

Led by
Tania Glyde

Drawing on the book Sexuality and gender for mental health professionals: A practical guide (Richards & Barker, 2013), this day provides a basic outline of good practice when working with issues of gender and sexuality. Attendees will be encouraged to reflect upon their own ideas and assumptions about gender and sexuality, and those implicit in their therapeutic approaches. We will consider various ways of understanding sexuality and gender, and their implications for therapy across client groups. Specifically we will focus on the issues which can be faced by those who fit into normative genders, sexualities and relationship structures, as well as for those who are positioned outside the norm. 


Tania Glyde is a London-based counsellor in private practice who specialises in sex and sexuality, and Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity. She is also a published author and writes for the Lancet and Lancet Psychiatry. (See 'BDSM-Psychotherapy’s Grey Area’ 

In 2014 Tania founded the group practice London Sex and Relationship Therapy. 'It has long been known that clients with diverse sexual and gender identities, and sex workers, are not being well served by the mental health system, nor by mainstream psychotherapy trainings that neglect the needs of these significant client groups. In response to this, a group of us banded together and formed londonsexrelationshiptherapy.com. (You can find Tania’s private practice at londoncentralcounselling.com)  

4th March 2017

Led by
Jenny Riddell


This workshop will include an overview of attachment styles to ensure that all participants have a shared understanding of these. We will then move on to look at attachment from the point of view of various 'couple fits', for example, two anxiously attached, two avoidant or one of each. Finally, we will cover how to work with attachment theory in therapy. This course is particularly important  for counsellors working with couples or families.

We're extremley fortunate that Jenny Riddelll will be hosting this CPD as someone who is so experienced and knowledgable about vital aspects of understanding clients difficulties and presentation.

Jenny Riddell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. She is a registered member of The Bowlby Centre and BSCPC. Her specialist interests are in how a couple grieve, infertility, affairs and working with couples in later life. She has a private practice and supervises, trains, teaches and is academic supervisor for MA dissertations on a variety of psychotherapy trainings. She has worked with Relate, WPF, TCCR, and is a member of BPC, UKCP, BAPPS, BACP.

17th June 2017

Led by David Mann This workshop explores the particular features of working with and in the erotic transference and countertransference in the therapeutic setting. Though explored largely from a psychoanalytic perspective, this workshop is suitable for counsellors and therapists of all therapeutic disciplines.

The erotic transference includes those sexual feelings the patient/client projects or invests in the therapist/counsellor. The erotic countertransference includes the erotic feelings the therapist/counsellor has about, and towards, the patient/client. The workshop aims to explore ways of understanding the meaning of sexual feelings in a therapy setting both in terms of the difficulties and the opportunities the presence of sexual feelings raises for the progress of the therapy. We will explore how these feelings can be an important source of information and how we can make use of this information to help the client.

This one day workshop consists of work in small and large groups; work in pairs and creative visualisations. Participants will be expected to bring examples of their work that is relevant to the discussion.

B.Sc.(Hons), Dip. ATh. Lives in Tunbridge Wells and works in private practice as a supervisor and psychotherapist. He was a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS for 15 years. He is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, the British Association of Art Therapists and is registered with the British Confederation of Psychotherapists and the UKCP. He teaches, lectures and runs workshops all over the country and has published extensively in leading psychotherapy journals. His books include: Psychotherapy - An Erotic Relationship: Transference and Countertransference Passions . (Routledge 1997)  Erotic Transference and Countertransference: Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy (Routledge 1999) Love and Hate: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge 2002). The Past in the Present: Therapy Enactments and the Return of Trauma (Routledge 2008). In his free time he is the singer and guitarist with his band, The Freudian Slippz.