PART 8 - Mini-Series bolt on for
The Couples Counselling Toolkit

Working with Mental Health Issues

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

Mental health issues are experienced by a significant proportion of society at some point in any individuals’ life, so there is a significant chance you might see clients who are coming for couple/relationship counselling who are presenting with some form of mental health issue or with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder.

This is Part 8 of 12 of a mini-series where we look at supporting counsellors who may work with clients who have mental health issues, with common areas being on Anxiety and Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Borderline Personality Disorders. 

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 each module to see the contents.

  • 1
    Welcome to Working with Mental Health Issues
    • Special Course Terms.
  • 2
    Module 1 - What is Mental Health?
    • Module 1 - Printable Slides
    • Module 1.1 - What is Mental Health?
    • Module 1.2 - Depression.
    • Handout 1.2 - Common Anti Depressants & the side affects.
    • Handout - 1.2 - Making Sense of Anti Depressants (MIND)
    • Module 1.3 - Anxiety & OCD
  • 3
    Module 2 - Personality Disorders & Ethical Issues & Practice
    • Module 2 - Printable Slides
    • Module 2.1 - Personality Disorder
    • Module 2.2 - Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
    • Module 2.3 - Ethical Issues, signposting & safeguarding
    • Module 2 - You Tube Links & Resources
  • 4
    Course Evaluation
    • Course Evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 been married and divorced twice and was determined not to go through the heartache again, so set out to specifically train in this area, she is passionate about helping others heal their relationship wounds. She pulls in a vast array of theoretical modalities alongside years of Life Coaching skills 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.