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And the New Academic Year Begins

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As the new academic year begins, all the team at Physis Scotland have been so thrilled to welcome our students back. For some year groups, their first weekend has been online and for others, we have had the absolute pleasure of meeting back at Drumsheugh Gardens in the beautiful West End of Edinburgh.

Managing our way through this ‘new normal’, we are facilitating the weekends, ensuring all year groups have the opportunity for both online and in-person learning during this next period (subject to any changes in guidelines from the Scottish Government).

We appreciate learning either online or face-to-face presents us all with benefits and challenges.  Any of our students with thoughts or concerns, please check in with your tutor.

We wish all our students a stimulating, thought-provoking and successful year.

The Library

As trainers, we are passionate about stretching our understanding and knowledge of transactional analysis, theories and practical applications.  We always encourage students to read widely around the topics and when visiting Drumsheugh Gardens, invite you to browse our updated and extensive library.  Thanks to one of our students Kevin and our Directors Fi, Jennie and Sheila for the ongoing hard work in cataloguing… it is has been a bigger role than we thought!

Physis Scotland Blog

Stepping into the Future

With the uncertainty of our ‘new normal’ still impacting, Fiona Cook, Director of Training invites us to embrace the future through a different lens.  Enjoy her thoughts in the October blog Stepping into the Future

Training courses and CPD workshops with Physis Scotland

Certificate in Couples Work

Commencing April 2022 – registration open

For counsellors & psychotherapists who are beginners in this area or more experienced couple practitioners who may like to incorporate this training into their practice.

Exploring all aspects of working with couples, experienced tutor Jennie Miller, PTSTA will introduce you to her model ‘The Key to Couples Work’

Delivered over 6 days (3 weekends) using the online platform Zoom, to allow you to participate from the comfort of your own home and from all corners of the globe.

Knowledge of Transactional Analysis (TA) is not a requirement for this course.

TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)

11th and 12th December 21

Are you interested in learning more about yourself and others? Wanting to feel more empowered in your personal and professional relationships? The TA101 course could be just what you’re looking for!

Join us for a fun, informative, experiential weekend online course, internationally recognised, where you will be taken on a whistle-stop tour of the key principles of TA. We will introduce you to a number of theories and concepts about communication and human behaviour, which you will be able to take forward into your personal and professional relationships.

Tutors Fiona Cook, PTSTA and Fiona Firman, PTSTA

CPD ‘The Silent Scream’ – Working with Clients Who Self-Harm

5th and 6th Feb 2022

2-day online workshop Counsellors, psychotherapists, or healthcare professionals … An opportunity to explore the issues involved in working with clients who self-harm. Gain a deeper understanding of the issue of self-harm and how to work and support clients who use self-harm as a coping mechanism. Tutor Fiona Firman, PTSTA Book Now for Early Bird Rate

CPD Sounds in Silence Exploring Phenomenology in Silence

26th and 27th March 2022

Who knows doesn’t talk. Who talks doesn’t know” Urself K Le Guin

Curious about the use of silence and its purpose in psychotherapy and counselling? Sounds in Silence is offered as a space for practitioners to reflect on silence, experientially, theoretically and professionally.

Attendees at this online workshop are invited to explore their individual and group relationship with silence and how it could be impacting our relationship with our clients and vice versa.

Facilitator Helen Davis, PTSTA

Certificate in Working With and Facilitating Groups

Commencing March 2022

A course for counsellors, therapists and professionals in the caring profession.

Join this excellent course for an opportunity to develop your skills in Group Facilitation and the running of Therapy Groups.  Modules will include topics such as group theory, planning groups, group development and participation in an experiential group.

This 6-day (over 3 weekends) online certificate course will be delivered over Zoom, allowing you to join from any location.

Tutor Susie Hewitt, TSTA

CPD The Art of the Therapeutic Storyteller

30th April 2022

Storytelling is an ancient art, stretching back thousands of years. As practitioners, how can we become the storyteller and what benefits can this have for our therapeutic relationships and work? Join this one-day workshop in person, at our training space in Edinburgh, to explore what stories may mean for you and your practice. Tutor Jennie Miller, PTSTA 30 April 2022 Book Now for Early Bird Rate

CPD Setting up in Private Practice

17 July 2022

Join this one-day online workshop to provide you with a solid foundation to ensure your Private Practice is safe, ethical and successful.

Focus on what needs to be in place before working with clients and how to market yourself as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Facilitators Fiona Firman, PTSTA and Fiona Melvin-Farr, Marketing Director


At Physis Scotland we bring energy and positivity to our training and value all our students as individuals. We are always excited to welcome you to one of our courses or CPD workshops and really look forward to seeing you over the next few months.

We are planning more fascinating CPD workshops for you.  Keep checking our website or our social media channels, (links in the footer of this email), to see what is coming up.

Any questions do get in touch via email or mobile 07927 557217.


Fiona Firman, Fiona Cook, Sheila Beare, Jennie Miller and Fiona Melvin-Farr Directors, Physis Scotland


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