March 9, 2020

Physis Scotland’s Fresh New Look Spring 2020

Fresh new look

At Physis Scotland we are so excited to announce the launch of our new website.  We would love you to take a look and let us know what you think?

Physis Scotland

Many of you will be aware that our Directors Fiona Firman, PTSTA and Fiona Cook, PTSTA established Physis Scotland in 2017, emerging from the existing business Physis Training.  We have been working hard to develop a fantastic programme of Counselling & Psychotherapy training and CPD opportunities for you.  To facilitate this, ensure easy access to booking events and to establish our own brand, we wanted to create a fresh new look. However, honouring the brand reputation and heritage that our training organisation conveys, we were keen to retain the warmth represented through our green and purple colours.

We have also created a new domain name, so please do reset your browsers or book marks to the new URL.

What do we have for you in 2020?

We have a fabulous range of training courses and CPDs all hosted in our own beautiful space in the West End of Edinburgh.  Have a browse of what we have coming up and come join us for great training and a chance to enjoy the historic City of Edinburgh.  

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA)

Commencing September 2020

Considering training in counselling and psychotherapy? Or you are already a qualified counsellor wishing to add TA to your toolbox?

Physis Scotland provide a comprehensive, stimulating and experiential counselling and psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis.  Our Foundation Certificate in TA is the first year of a 3-year Diploma in Counselling and 4-year Psychotherapy course. The Certificate can be studied as a standalone option, or in preparation for further study.

Tutors: Fiona Cook, PTSTA and Fiona Firman, PTSTA

Places are limited. To find out more visit our website or email us and we would be happy to help.

Apply now for a place and being your transformational TA journey!

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Transactional Analysis (TA) Taster Session
17th March 2020

What is Transactional Analysis? How does it differ to other modalities of counselling and psychotherapy? How can it be applied in other settings and environments?

Come along to a Taster Session and be introduced to TA, its uses and applications.

Find out more and book your place.


An Introduction to Working with Couples
25th & 26th April 2020

Weekend CPD workshop, for those who are interested in working with couples and would like to find out more. Based on Transactional Analysis (TA) but prior knowledge of TA is not required.

Facilitator Jennie Miller CTA (P) PTSTA (P)

Find out more and book your place.


The Borderline Adaptation – Walking on Eggshells
2nd & 3rd May 2020

CPD workshop for counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone wishing to learn and understand about the Borderline Adaptation. The day will include how it develops, key features, difficulties experienced by clients and treatment options.

Facilitator Margaret Webb, PTSTA

Find out more and book your place.


TA101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)
16th and 17th May 2020

The official ‘TA 101’ Introduction to Transactional Analysis. TA is a powerful system of psychological models that be used to understand and work with our personal and interpersonal dynamics in the workplace and personal relationships.

The workshop, will lead you to receiving the TA101 Certificate,  a perquisite for anyone wishing to train further in TA.

Facilitator Paul Redpath, PTSTA

Find out more and book your place.


Introduction to Counselling Skills
1st to 3rd July 2020

A 3 day standalone course to introduce the basics of counselling skills. 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.

Facilitators Fiona Firman, PTSTA and Fiona Cook, PTSTA

Find out more and book your place.


Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Commencing October 2020

Are you an experienced counsellor looking for ‘another string to your bow?’ A psychotherapist interested in developing a supervision practice? Or you are already a supervisor, but feel uncertain about the theory that underpins your work? Join this course, perfect for you. The Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision course will be delivered over 10 days of highly interactive and experiential training.

The Physis Scotland Diploma in Counselling Supervision is COSCA Validated and has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Course tutors Bev Gibbons, PTSTA and Ronen Stilman, PTSTA

For more information on the course, eligibility criteria and how to register, visit our website.

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‘Starting My TA Journey – A Barrelful of Learning Opportunities’

In March we are delighted to include a blog post from one of our Foundation Year students, Andy Sanwell, who shares with us so beautifully, some of his reflections at the beginning of his TA journey.

Enjoy Andy’s reflections.

‘New Year – Passivity or Potential?’

In our January blog at the start of a new decade, Director Fiona Cook, considered what matters to her, what was important, who was important, to help guide her thinkings, feelings and behaviours.

If you haven’t read her blog already, your welcome to read now.

We do hope you find a course or workshop that will benefit your practice and learning needs. Thank you to all our trainers and facilitators, without whose expertise and passion we would not be able to provide such fantastic training.

Please do suggest any topic areas that you think we could explore in future years for CPD training, or any other feedback, we would love to hear from you.  Contact us by email or mobile 07927 557217.

Fiona Firman and Fiona Cook

Coming Up

November 6, 2021 10:00 am
Working with the Male Psyche – Online Sold Out
Register by: 30 October 2021
December 11, 2021 10:00 am
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Register by: 4 December 2021
February 5, 2022 10:00 am
‘The Silent Scream’ – Working With Clients Who Self-harm
Register by: 29 January 2022
April 2, 2022 10:00 am
Certificate in Couples Work
Register by: 18 March 2022
April 30, 2022 10:00 am
The Art of The Therapeutic Storyteller
Register by: 23 April 2022

Please click here to book an event, or get in touch if you would like more information about our Training and CPD workshops.