Introduction to Counselling Skills

The Introduction to Counselling Skills is a three day standalone course to introduce the basics of counselling skills.

To register on our July 2020 counselling skills programme, click the register now button right hand side or for further information, please contact Fiona Cook or Fiona Firman on 07927 557217 or email enquiries.physis@gmail.com

Tutors: Fiona Cook and Fiona Firman

Whilst it is a pre-requisite for those entering the Foundation Year programme, it is open to all and recommended for anyone considering counselling and psychotherapy training. The primary aim of the course is for participants to understand the theoretical base for core counselling skills through experiential learning and to be able to relate these concepts to Transactional Analysis practice. The course is offered by Physis Scotland as a stand alone course and/or as a component part of training that meets COSCA’s requirement for counselling skills training as a pre-requisite to entering the Physis Scotland COSCA Diploma course.

On completion of the three day course participants will:

  • understand the core concepts that underpin counselling skills
  • be able to apply skills in practice within a developmental framework
  • relate skills to the practice of TA

have practiced and developed skills in:

  • active listening
  • responding reflectively
  • summarising
  • open and closed questioning
  • appropriate self disclosure
  • immediacy
  • responding to blocks to contact
  • recognising boundaries
  • confrontation and challenge
  • empathy
  • working with resistance

Tutor Biographies

Fiona Cook is a Certified Transactional Analyst and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and has a small private practice in Edinburgh.

She has a background in the NHS as a Registered Nurse Teacher and Facilitator and also owns a successful freelance practice development consultancy business, (smallchangeBIGDIFFERENCE), using TA, working with healthcare agencies across the UK and more recently in Australia in this capacity.

She is passionate about TA and having a TA presence in Scotland, and uses her knowledge and experience in all aspects of her work with clients as a facilitator of personal change, transformation and enhanced autonomy.

Fiona works with Fiona Firman to organise TA101 workshops, and coordinates the recruitment process for new Foundation Year Trainees. Together they organise delivery of the Foundation Year programme and act as the contact points for all new enquiries about training.

Fiona was a founder member of the STAA.

Fiona Firman, BA (Hons), PG Dip (TA Counselling), MSc (Psych), CTA (P), PTSTA is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based in Edinburgh, where she runs a private practice. Fiona is currently the Training and Development Lead at Physis Scotland in Edinburgh.

Fiona has extensive experience in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the voluntary and statutory sectors, as well as in private practice.

Fiona has a special interest in working with clients who present with a Borderline process, and/or have a formal diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

For more information about Fiona, please see www.chrysalliscounselling.co.uk

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Coming Up

April 3, 2020 3:30 pm
TA Conversation Across the Nations
Register by: 2 April 2020
April 25, 2020 10:00 am
An Introduction to Working with Couples
Register by: 11 April 2020
May 2, 2020 10:00 am
The Borderline Adaptation – Walking on Eggshells
Register by: 25 April 2020
May 16, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Register by: 9 May 2020
June 2, 2020 6:00 pm
TA Taster Session
Register by: 1 June 2020
July 1, 2020 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Register by: 17 June 2020
July 4, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Register by: 27 June 2020
September 25, 2020 9:30 am
TA Foundation Year 2020 – 2021
Register by: 28 August 2020
October 3, 2020 10:00 am
Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2020-2021
Register by: 22 August 2020

Previous Courses and Events

March 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Transactional Analysis Taster Session
Registration closed
March 14, 2020 10:00 am
Which Me Should I be? The Use of Self and The Therapeutic Relationship
Registration closed
March 7, 2020 10:00 am
Setting Up A Private Practice
Registration closed
February 8, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Registration closed
February 1, 2020 10:00 am
Sex, Sexuality and Self in the Therapy Room
Registration closed
November 30, 2019 10:00 am
Working with Gender Variant Clients
Registration closed
November 23, 2019 10:00 am
Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2019-2020 Full
Registration closed
November 2, 2019 10:00 am
TA 101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis Sold Out
Registration closed

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