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Developing your Skills in 2021

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Happy New Year

The two Fionas are writing this newsletter to you, just in the week that the UK is going back into severe lockdown and know that for so many of us and for our own individual counselling clients, this presents worrying times.  We wish you all strength, courage and good health, as you look after your clients needs, at the same time as supporting your own families.  Do please take care of you too.  Hope is on the horizon, with the vaccine roll out and we are so grateful to all the scientists and medical professionals involved.

Looking forward, we are excited for an inspiring year ahead with thought proking CPD workshops from our incredible group of trainers and working with our students as they progress through their academic studies. For those of you undertaking our training courses, we really understand how hard it can be to study in your bedrooms, kitchen tables or perched on a sofa.  Perhaps at the same time home-schooling or keeping up with your full-time roles or clinical practice.  Please reach out to your student support advisor or either of us, if you need extra advice and support.

Surround Yourself with a Great Team

Our purpose is to deliver an outstanding programme of training courses and CPD workshops for the TA and wider counselling community.  We recognise that we could not deliver such a programme without a fabulous team of people with different skills and attributes.  In this month’s blog, we reflect on the importance of surrounding yourself with a great team.

Expand and enhance your knowledge with our training and CPD programme. Delivered Online via Zoom, until it is safe for us to meet in person.

Certificate in Couples Work

*New course* Commencing April 2021

Counsellors, psychotherapists and coaches – are you excited to develop skills in working with couples?  Need ideas and inspiration to add to your practice?  This could be the course for you.

Commencing April 2021, 6 days, running over 3 weekends.

Tutor:  Jennie Miller, PTSTA

TA Taster Session 17th February 2021

Curious about Counselling & Psychotherapy?

What is Transactional Analysis (TA)? How does it differ to other modalities of counselling and psychotherapy? Our taster sessions introduce TA and its various uses and applications. Gain insight into further training on our TA101, Foundation, Diploma and Psychotherapy courses.

Facilitators Fiona Firman PTSTA and Fiona Cook PTSTA

TA 101 6th and 7th March 2021

Would you like to learn more about yourself and others?  Develop your self-confidence and self-awareness.  Join our popular TA101 2-day workshop. Fun, informative and leave with some great tools to empower you in both your personal and professional relationships.

Facilitators Fiona Cook, PTSTA and Fiona Firman, PTSTA

CPD workshop – ‘Working with the Male Pysche’ 22nd May 2021

For counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees. 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)

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA) Commencing September 2021

Ready to start counselling & psychotherapy training? Applications are open for our next cohort, commencing September 2021. Early booking is recommended.

Tutors: Fiona Cook PTSTA, Fiona Firman PTSTA and Shelia Beare PTSTA

Diploma in Counselling Supervision Commencing September 2021

Experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors, would you love to develop your skills and enhance your practice? Join our Diploma in Counselling Supervision. COSCA validated and has Advanced Specialist training recognition with the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Highly interactive and experimental training delivered over 10 days from September 2021 until June 2022

Facilitators Bev Gibbons, PTSTA and Ronen Stilman, PTSTA

We are currently developing our CPD programme and will be uploading new workshops over the next few months.  As always we welcome suggestions of course topics that you would be interested in being included.  Email us any ideas or you can reach us on the mobile 07927 557217.

Please keep safe and healthy over the coming months.

Warmly Fiona Firman and Fiona Cook Directors, Physis Scotland


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