Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

Trainings in Manchester and London

Offered by Sophie Slade, Ph.D. Imago Senior Clinical Instructor

For psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and  family therapists seeking expertise in couples’ therapy.

The Training Program consists of three modules of 4 days each followed by 6 months of clinical supervision to a required level of competence for certification. The modules must be attended in sequence.


Cost: £2,400, which includes registration fees, training fee and certification fee. Discount of £300 if already attended Introduction to Imago - 2 day training.

Non-therapist partners are very welcome to attend for half the fee (£1,200).

Pre-requisites: Attendance at a “Getting the Love You Want” workshop. Membership in UKCP or equivalent nationally recognized regulating body with standards of training, supervision and ethics.

Please register early to ensure your place. This is a small group training.

What you can expect from the training

  • A deep theoretical understanding of couple relationships which serves as a map to guide your interventions - why we pick the partners we do, why we have the conflicts we have, and what to do to move into the joy that is our essence.
  • Practice in developing skill in facilitating couples, holding them gently and firmly in new ways of connecting through the Imago dialogue processes, deepening their empathic connection, and empowering them to heal their relationship.
  • A personal growth experience that will quite possibly impact your own personal and professional relationships, your way of working with all your clients and your way of being in the world.
  • A sense that couple therapy can be fun and enlivening for you and your clients.

Imago Relationship Therapy is a research-supported, systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love you Want: a Guide for Couples, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Imago theory powerfully synthesizes major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships.

Next UK Trainings 2019 in London and Manchester

Days 1-4January 24-27, 2019
Days 5-8May 23-26, 2019
Days 9-12September 5-8, 2019
Hours9am to 6pm
LocationBritannia Hampstead Hotel, Primrose Hill Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 3NA
To registerClick Here To Register

Days 1-4February 12-15, 2019
Days 5-8April 30 - May 3, 2019
Days 9-12October 1-4, 2019 (to be confirmed)
Hours9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. End at 2.30 p.m. Fridays
LocationThe Affinity Centre, 7A High Street, Cheadle. SK8 1AX
Assisted byIan Tomlinson, Psychotherapist, Advanced Imago Clinician and Workshop Presenter
To registerClick Here To Register


“This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship.”

Debbie Winterbourne

“Sophie is truly an exceptional instructor. I had so many “aha” moments both on a personal and professional level, that I’d highly recommend the training to anyone.”

Sabrina Weyeneth

“It is so valuable and exciting to see Sophie working the seamless flow and be gifted by receiving her feedback."

Andrea Schaal.

"Not only does Sophie come across as very intelligent and competent but also as a warm, loving and safe guide”

Andrea Schaal

Important information regarding payments

Total fees of £2,400 include

  • £240 registration fee payable to Sophie Slade at time of registration, (£120 for non-therapist partners) by bank transfer - see below
  • £2,160 training fee for 12 days of clinical training or 3 payments of £725
    • £1,860 if you have already attended Days 1 & 2,  Introduction to Imago (this is not the Getting the Love You Want workshop) or 3 payments of £625
    • £1,08.00 for non-therapist partners, or 3 payments of £365 

payable to Sophie Slade three weeks prior to 1st training module (or payment plan of three payments of £725/£625/£365 payable 3 weeks prior to each module) by bank transfer - see below

  • £155 certification fee payable at completion of training with submission of tape of full Imago therapy session.

Does not include clinical consultation for a minimum of once monthly for 6 months or equivalent, to required standard of competence in Imago therapy payable to consultant.