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Spring 2019 News and Courses from Physis Scotland

Spring Thoughts ‘A sense of…’

We are writing this on a sunny March day, with daffodils in full bloom, reflecting on a busy, exciting and successful 3 months for Physis Scotland. As announced recently we are delighted to have moved into our new training facilities at 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh. We have created warm, inviting spaces to host our TA Foundation, Diploma and CPD Courses and feedback from our students and trainers has been fantastic.

Of course, transition and change present many challenges for all involved and Fiona Cook shared our experiences of what transformation has meant to us in the Blog ‘A Sense of…’ For example, we have had such a ‘Sense of Achievement’ and feel we have created a ‘Sense of Belonging, Security and Continuity’ for our trainees, colleagues and friends.

Enjoy our story in Fiona’s Blog

As we step into Spring, we would like to provide a small profile of our courses, in the coming months which are:

S – Stimulating P – Provocative in a good way R – Realistic I – Innovative N – Nurturing G – Growing opportunities

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA) Commencing September 2019

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 in Psychotherapy course. The Certificate can be studied as a standalone option, or in preparation for further study.

Places are limited. To find out more visit our website or email

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

Understanding the Dynamics of Workplace Bullying 26th April 2019

Workplace bullying (WPB) is an abusive process that sadly is too common in many organisations. This workshop will examine the bullying dynamic and how we might alleviate the problem.

To find out more and book your place

Understanding You, Me and US. TA101 4th and 5th May 2019

The official ‘TA 101’ Introduction to Transactional Analysis. TA is a powerful system of psychological models that can 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.

To find out more and book your place

Narcissism – Denial of the True Self 29th and 30th June 2019

Sign up for this two-day CPD workshop and gain an understanding of the narcissistic personality structure and develop ways of coping with the challenging behaviours that narcissists can display.

To find out more and book your place Supervision 101 4th May 2019

Experienced counsellors and psychotherapists – considering expanding your practice to offer clinical supervision? This excellent one-day training course is for you.

To find out more and book your place

The Adoptee’s Unspoken Contract 25th and 26th May 2019

Are you a Professional working in any part of the Adoptive Triad? You may be a counsellor, psychotherapist, mental health worker, teacher, nurse or social worker. At this two-day CPD workshop you will learn new ways of working in this field.

To find out more and book your place

Diploma in Counselling Supervision

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. Highly interactive and experiential training delivered over 9 days from November 2019 to June 2020.

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

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My Therapeutic Journey

At Physis Scotland, we are proud to have the support of skilled trainers to deliver our CPD programme. Many of us come into this field with different backgrounds and experiences. Paul Redpath, PTSTA was our December guest blogger and shared his ‘Therapeutic Journey’. His parents’ unhappy marriage impacted on his own personal relationships, driving him to ask questions of himself.

You can read Pauls’s story on our blog.

We do hope you find a course or workshop that will benefit your practice and learning needs. Please 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.

Warmly Fiona Firman and Fiona Cook


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