Relationship Workshops  To bring you and your partner closer together 

in Brighton

Hold Me


A couples workshop to help you communicate better

Join other couples for a relationship workshop that will help you feel closer to your partner and communicate better about the things that matter.


In this weekend workshop, you will learn relationship skills with your partner through guided exercises 

presentations, group discussion and video demonstrations, along with lots of practical exercises.


You will learn how to:

  • Untangle repeating arguments

  • Be heard and understood by each other

  • Forgive emotional injuries

  • Reconnect through intimacy

  • Celebrate your strengths as a couple

  • Keep your love alive

You will be supported step by step by the three experienced relationship counsellors running the course.

Hold Me Tight is an internationally recognised workshop based on the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). You and your partner are introduced to a new understanding of what you need in your relationship to feel safe, appreciated and loved. 

Experience the Seven Transformative Conversations


The workshop is structured around seven transformative conversations taken from the book 'Hold Me Tight' by Dr Sue Johnson, the co-founder of EFT.


The 7 Conversations: 

  1. Recognising Demon Dialogues: in this first conversation, you and your partner identify your negative and destructive patterns of arguing. The phrase 'demon dialogues' is used to convey how argumentative stances get entrenched and re-enforce each other. You will learn a new language to share your deeper feelings and needs.

  2. Finding the Raw Spots: here, you learn to look beyond immediate, impulsive reactions and to recognise hidden emotions and identify which raw spots are being hit.

  3. Revisiting a Rocky Moment: this conversation provides a platform for diffusing conflict, repairing rifts, and building emotional safety.

  4. Hold Me Tight Conversation: this conversation is at the heart of the programme. It moves you and your partner towards being more accessible, emotionally responsive, and deeply engaged with each other.

  5. Forgiving Injuries: injuries may be forgiven but they never disappear. So they need to become integrated into your conversations as demonstrations of renewal and connection. Knowing how to find and offer forgiveness empowers you to strengthen your bond.

  6. Bonding Through Sex and Touch: at this stage you find how emotional connection leads to better sex and how better sex creates deeper emotional connection.

  7. Keeping Your Love Alive: this last conversation is about learning the skills to maintain and celebrate your loving connection. You're guided to create resillience within your relationship by affirming the rituals that already work for you, and learning some new ones.

The course includes:

  • Short, information-packed presentations 

  • Video examples of the key points

  • Guided, in-depth, private conversations for you and your partner to work on

  • Q&A sessions

During the workshop you and your partner will work privately through guided exercises. There is no need for either of you to share your conversations or thoughts with others in the group but there is opportunity to do so if you wish. It can be inspiring and supporting to see other couples grappling with similar issues.


Hold Me Tight

Sat 9.30-18.30, Sun 9.30-18.00

Weekend Couples Workshop

£199 pp (£398 per couple)

£174 pp Early Bird Price before 27th Jan 

£149 Super Early Bird  before 30th Dec

Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

Sat & Sun

5th & 6th March 2022



We are a team of  trained and experienced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists - all passionate about this game-changing approach to couples work

Sandy Gee

Sandy has a master's degree in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy.

She is a member of the British Focusing Association, specialising in developmental trauma as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Richard Cole

Richard is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He has a master's degree in psychosexual and relationship therapy and is a strong advocate of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Harriet is an integrative psychotherapist and an experienced EFT couples therapist. She works with individuals and couples in the Brighton and Hove areas and is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Harriet Dudley


"It’s been transformative,

for me as a person, and for us"

"It all kind of clicked and made sense"

’‘Its helped us find a different way of communicating’‘

"Challenging - a boot up the backside to get things going’‘

"The relief is amazing!"


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