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Celebrating Success Summer 2021

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July 2021 has arrived and we are absolutely delighted to congratulate all our students on completing their academic year.  We know and so appreciate just how much hard work, effort and emotion has been poured into their individual studies.  Whether a student has completed their Foundation Certificate or our Advanced clinical year groups, we are extremely proud and thrilled to have supported them all through their journey. Also, a huge well done to our experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who are currently working hard on our Diploma in Counselling Supervision or the new course Certificate in Couples Work, fantastic.  With teaching time completely being online, it has been fabulous to see how everyone has adapted so well.  Wishing all our students great success whether you are continuing your training or putting all that theory into practice.

We are also excited to introduce our new Partner and Director at Physis Scotland, Fiona Melvin-Farr.  Fiona has been working with Physis Scotland for several years as our Marketing Consultant and with her business and marketing strategy skills will be supporting our continued growth and development.  For more information about Fiona please visit our ‘Meet the Team’ page, where you will also find bios on the incredible members that make up the Physis Scotland team.

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Summer Holidays

As we encourage you all to take a well-earned rest, you might enjoy a recent blog by Director, Fiona Cook where she shared her reflections about the Summer holidays and the importance of taking time to rest and restore.  Enjoy reading Summer Holidays

And Then There Were Three

In April we welcomed the first cohort to join our new Certificate in Couples Work, facilitated by Director, Jennie Miller.  With the course just completing Jennie contributed her thoughts on Couples Work and the success of the new course, in a recent blog post And Then There Were Three

Opportunities for training or online CPD workshops at Physis Scotland

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA)

September 21 to June 22

You are excited about the possibility of enhancing or even changing your career? You would love to begin studying in Counselling & Psychotherapy? Perhaps you have a desire to study for your Diploma in Counselling using TA.

The Foundation Certificate is an excellent course that will provide you with the basic theory of TA and concepts that you can apply to yourself and your environment – at work or in your personal relationships.  A standalone course or the first year of your Diploma.

Directors of Training Fiona Cook PTSTA  and Fiona Firman PTSTA answer questions about this exciting course highlighting why it might just be right for you in this short video.

We are currently accepting applications and conducting interviews for the September 2021 intake, so now is the time to apply.

CPD Boarding School Syndrome

17 July 21 Book by 10 July – last few places remaining

Working with the Casualties of Privilege, Culture and Geography

For counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches and educators

Working with Ex-Boarding School pupils can present unique challenges in the therapy room. Bob Hunter, the facilitator, specialises in this area of work and will help your understanding of Boarding School Syndrome and how to support your clients.

TA101 – Introduction to Transactional Analysis

14th & 15th August or 4th and 5th September 2021

Our TA101 workshops are so popular – we added an extra weekend course in August. Alternatively join us in September.

Thinking about training in counselling and psychotherapy? Or would you like to develop your self-confidence and self-awareness? An opportunity to learn about yourselves and others. This might just be the course for you.

A fun and informative weekend online workshop will empower you both in your personal and professional relationships.

Facilitator in August Sheila Beare PTSTA and for September Fiona Firman PTSTA and Fiona Cook PTSTA


Diploma in Counselling Supervision

September 21 to June 22

This renowned course is ideal for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists ready and excited to expand their practice into the valuable area of Supervision.  An opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of several models of supervision, through highly interactive and experiential training.

Our course tutors Ronen Stilman PTSTA and Bev Gibbons, PTSA are experts in this field, with their own psychotherapy and supervision practices.  The course has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and awarded full COSCA validation.

CPD ‘Opening the Conversation Therapeutic Wills’

16 October 2021

Would you like to increase your understanding of the role of a Therapeutic Executor and writing a Therapeutic Will? So important to consider and plan for, in the event of the necessary sudden closure of your private practice.

In this workshop, we consider the process from the perspective of the person being informed, the informer/executor and the individual.

Facilitators Nicky Worrall PTSTA-P & Tess Elliott PTSTA-P Only £40

Exam Preparation Group

Commencing in October 2021

A series of 6 workshops to support and encourage you through your studies. Hosted by our friend and colleague Helen Rowland, who is also a former CTA Written Exam Co-Ordinator.

Places are limited with a maximum of 6 participants.

CPD ‘Working with the Male Psyche’

06 Nov 21

How do you think about the male psyche in your work? This workshop will help you consider the structure of the male psyche when working with men in your practice.

Facilitator John Paradise CTA (P) Only £40


The start of the summer is always an opportunity to reflect on the previous academic year with such gratitude and also to look forward with excitement to the Autumn.

We wish all students, tutors and the support team that make Physis Scotland the wonderful community that we feel it is, a heartfelt thank you for your hard work, a fabulous summer and hopefully time off for R&R.

We always welcome a conversation or enquiry, please do get in touch, if we can answer any questions about our training programme or perhaps if you have an idea for future CPD workshops. Get in touch on email or mobile 07927 557217.


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


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