PART 5 - Mini-Series bolt on for
The Couples Counselling Toolkit

Understanding Loss, Grief & Bereavement.

After the success of The Couples Counselling Toolkit online CPD, I was asked to create more CPD's to bolt on to that toolkit.

This is Part 5 of 12 of a mini-series where we look at understanding the effects of loss/grief on the individual and their relationships. We cover loss of intimate relationships from divorce/breakdown and death and also other types of loss/grief including family, friends, child, health & employment. We cover appropriate assessment and some counselling interventions and signposting.

If you have not purchased the Couples Counselling Toolkit, we do advise you do so before commencing on this mini series. Please CLICK HERE to be taken to that course if you just want to buy the mini-series individually

If you would prefer to purchase the whole bundle of all 13 CPD's then please CLICK HERE to be taken to that option.

Course Curriculum

Click the modules to see the contents.

  • 1
    Welcome to Working with Loss, Grief & Bereavement.
    • Special Course Terms.
  • 2
    Module 1 - Introduction to Loss, Grief & Bereavement.
    • Module 1 - Printable Slides
    • Module 1.1 - Introduction to Loss, Grief & Bereavement
    • Module 1.2 - Models of Loss, Grief & Bereavement
    • Module 1.2 Handout - Bowlby & Parkes Model
    • Module 1.2 Handout - Stroebe & Schut's Duel Process
    • Module 1.2 Handout - 5 Stages of Grief
    • Module 1.2 Handout - Loss Cycle.
    • Module 1.2 Handout - My Stages of Grief
  • 3
    Module 2 - Assessing the impact of Loss, Grief & Bereavement
    • Module 2 - Printable Slides
    • Module 2.1 - Assessing the Impact
    • Module 2.2 - Interventions
    • Module 2 Handout - Complicated Mourning
  • 4
    Module 3 - The Different Kinds of Loss
    • Module 3 - Printable Slides
    • Module 3.1 - Different types of Loss
    • Module 3.1 Handout - Helping YP
    • Module 3.2 - Loss of a child
  • 5
    Course Evaluation
    • Course Evaluation


  • How many courses in the mini series?

    There will be 12 in total in this mini series. You can buy them individually or you can buy them as a bundle.

  • Is this a weekly course or can I do it at my own pace

    You can complete it in one go or at your own pace. All learning material is in way of Powerpoint presentation, video, handouts, etc so you can complete the course at your own pace and are not tied to any 'live' material.

  • Is there any live support during or after the course?

    We have a dedicated Facebook group for those that have purchased The Couples Counselling Toolkit where I will be there to answer any questions and support you in implementing what you have learnt. You can also contact me for some personal supervision at anytime.

  • Do I get a certificate & how many hours CPD is it.

    Yes, there is a Completion Certificate at the end of the course once you have completed 100% of it. You can claim 2.5 CPD hrs for this CPD.

  • Is the CPD Accredited?

    No - a CPD does not need to be accredited by anyone, it is continual professional development. Reading a book comes under CPD hrs for membership bodies and your completion certificate will be ample proof.


  • Sj Mason

    Associate Counselling Academy Tutor

    Sj Mason

    Sj is a Relate trained & Qualified Counsellor. She completed her 240hr voluntary work placement in East London & Kent. She has over 25 years in Counselling and the Voluntary Sector working with charities helping young vulnerable adults to Age concern. She is passionate about helping others heal their relationship wounds. She pulls in a vast array of theoretical modalities alongside years of Life Coaching and life experiences to work with her couple clients. She focuses on solution rather than problem based therapy, which works really well in triadic work. Sj is also a qualified EMDR & Rewind therapist and works with PTSD & Complex PTSD.