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Online Exam Preparation Group

Online Exam Preparation Group to help you maintain focus and motivation. We are delighted to confirm dates for our Exam Preparation Group starting this September – please note that our Exam Preparation Group is now full.

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Maintaining focus and motivation in the exam prep period can often prove challenging for students when they have completed their formal TA training. An Exam Preparation Group provides ongoing stimulus, motivation, support and encouragement for those who are en route to their UKCP Registration and/or CTA exam.

Physis Scotland is delighted to be offering an online Exam Preparation Group (6 days over 10 months) starting this Autumn to support practitioners who are preparing for their UKCP Registration and/or CTA Exam. The group will be facilitated by Helen Rowland, TSTA.  Helen having been the CTA Written Exam Coordinator, has fantastic experience.

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About the group

Learning is through active participation in the group, and includes advanced theory discussion, supervision of client work, managing the practicalities of the exam process itself, written exam support and mock oral exams. The group aims to develop skills, competencies and perspectives that are part of becoming a fully fledged TA psychotherapist, as well as providing peer support, and opportunity for celebration too!


The group will be a closed group for the academic year, with a maximum of 10 members.

What you will gain

  • An in-depth understanding of Transactional Analysis through presentation and analysis of tapes

  • Development of your identity as a practitioner through presentations of theory of your own choice/interest

  • The ability to extend your knowledge of TA and the psychotherapeutic process through planned teaching by your trainer

  • Feeling stimulated, stretched, focussed and motivated as you work towards achieving your goal

  • An opportunity to supervise each other’s practice – a fantastic way to develop a meta-view of psychotherapeutic work

  • An understanding of UKATA/UKCP/CTA oral exam processes

  • Group support and discussion about the UKATA/UKCP/CTA Written Exam preparation

  • The opportunity to participate in a mock exam – either candidate or examiner

  • Tools and techniques to help you manage any anxiety around being observed and assessed

  • An opportunity to discuss a range of ethical dilemmas

  • A consideration of practical issues such as which recording equipment to use

  • An understanding of the marking criteria

  • Supervision on the exam process

  • The content of the days will be contracted for at the beginning of each day, depending on the needs and wants of the group members.

Pre-course requirements
  • Completed 4 years of core training

  • A Diploma in Counselling or equivalent

  • Be in ongoing supervision for clinical practice

  • Be engaged in preparation for UKCP Registration and/or CTA exam

Dates for Exam Prep Group 2024/2025
  • 6th September 2024

  • 8th November 2024

  • 10th January 2025

  • 7th March 2025

  • 9th May 2025

  • 18th July 2025

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Course Fees

The fee for our Exam Prep Group is £630 (inc. VAT), which may be paid in one instalment or by 3 instalments.

How to apply
To secure your place in the Exam Preparation Group, please download the registration form from the link below. Alternatively, please email or phone 07927 557217. Registration closes on the 26th July 2024.
Any questions
If you have any further questions about our Exam Preparation Group please telephone Fiona Firman or Fiona Cook, Directors of Training, on 07927 557 217 or email

A Physis Scotland Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

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