Course Fees and Other Costs

Course Fees and Other Costs

Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

Fees for our counselling and psychotherapy courses, are paid on an annual basis. Physis Scotland is committed to making training accessible and inclusive, therefore it may be possible for both new and existing students to arrange to spread the course fee over three termly instalments or alternatively ten-monthly instalments. If you feel you may wish to do this, please speak to us about this when you apply or register.

Once offered an unconditional place on Foundation Year, students are required to complete a registration form in order to formally accept and secure their place on the course. Equally, students progressing into Advanced clinical training are required to complete a registration form before the beginning of the new academic year to secure their place on the course. Please note, should a student choose to withdraw from the course upon confirmation and acceptance of a place, or prior to the end of the academic year, they will still be liable to pay the full year’s course fees.


Current fee guidelines and costing prompt sheet as of September 2023

TA Training Course Fees 2023-2024

Course Total Training Days Instalments Available Total Fee Payable
TA 101 2 No £240.00 (Inc. VAT)
Foundation Year 20 (1 year) Yes £2880.00 (Inc. VAT)
Each Advanced Training Year 20 (1 year) Yes £2880.00 (Inc. VAT)


Course fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to change at the start of each academic year. Course fees are normally increased by approximately the rate of inflation each year.

Please note: We are currently in the process of registering for VAT for the 2023/2024 academic year. All course fees shown above are inclusive of VAT.


For those entering advanced training you will also need to take into consideration the following:


Budget for a minimum 1 hour per month from as soon as you have a placement.

PTSTA supervisor fees vary from £50 to £60 per hour

TSTA supervisor fees vary from £65 to £75 per hour

Personal Therapy

You will require 40 hours therapy per year for 4 years, and to be committed to your personal therapy for the duration of your training. Currently ranges from £45 to £65 per individual session hour.

Group therapy may be at a lower cost, though it usually is in the form of a group membership fee and includes payment if you miss a group for any reason.

In Addition

You will need access to word processing facilities and email throughout the training programme.

Remember to include the following at their appropriate current/annual rate:

  • UKATA Membership
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance (once begin practice)
  • Books and Academic Journal subscriptions

Funding Options

Our Diploma course is not Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) funded. There are some bursary schemes available through UKATA and EATA, however you will need to be a member of UKATA and have started Foundation Year in order to benefit from this. If you feel this may be of interest to you, please speak to us about this when you apply.

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