Introduction to Counselling Skills - Online

Event Postponed

Online course via Zoom link.

Price reduction from £355 to £210 to support you, during these tricky and challenging times.

Introduction to Counselling Skills

This 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, PTSTA and Fiona Firman, PTSTA

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

July 28, 2022 6:00 pm
TA Taster Session – Online
Register by: 27 July 2022
August 13, 2022 10:00 am
TA 101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Register by: 6 August 2022
September 2, 2022 10:00 am
Exam Preparation Group – Online Full
Register by: 20 August 2022
September 3, 2022 10:00 am
Mock Exam Day – Online
Register by: 27 August 2022
September 16, 2022 10:00 am
Healing Trauma the Equine Way
Register by: 9 September 2022
September 23, 2022 9:30 am
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA) 2022-2023
Register by: 26 August 2022
October 1, 2022 9:30 am
Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2022-23
Register by: 20 September 2022
October 1, 2022 10:00 am
Extended Training Group – Online Last Place Left
Register by: 10 September 2022
November 5, 2022 10:00 am
Post Natal Depression – a contemporary approach
Register by: 29 October 2022
January 28, 2023 10:00 am
Attached to Technology – Online
Register by: 21 January 2023
February 5, 2023 10:00 am
Setting up in Private Practice – Online CHANGE OF DATE
Register by: 29 January 2023
February 11, 2023 10:00 am
Certificate in Working With and Facilitating Groups – Online
Register by: 20 January 2023

Previous Courses and Events

July 2, 2022 10:00 am
TA 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis – Online
Registration closed
July 2, 2022 10:00 am
Parental Bereavement – Online WORKSHOP POSTPONED, NEW DATES TO BE ADVISED
May 20, 2022 10:00 am
TA 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis – Online Last Few Places Left
Registration closed
May 7, 2022 10:00 am
Open Morning – Online
Registration closed
April 30, 2022 10:00 am
The Art of The Therapeutic Storyteller Full
Registration closed
April 27, 2022 6:00 pm
TA Taster Session – Online
Registration closed
April 2, 2022 10:00 am
Certificate in Couples Work – Online
Registration closed
March 26, 2022 10:00 am
Sounds in Silence – Online CANCELLED
Registration closed

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