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Summer 2019 News from Physis Scotland

Summer highlights

Last weekend was a little bittersweet, marking the transition between Physis Training Ltd and Physis Scotland. Lots of celebrations to recognise students achievements and also lots of tears and sadness as our esteemed and much loved colleague Barbara Clarkson stepped down as Director of Physis Training Ltd, leaving the running of the training programme under the leadership of the two Fionas.

Words cannot express the deep love, admiration and gratitude we feel for Barbara. We wish her every success for the next chapter in her life.

Last month we were delighted to welcome our colleague Susie Hewitt, PTSTA to our Physis Scotland team. In our May blog, Susie shared her reflections, following a trip to Physis to meet our Foundation Year Group, under the title ‘Challenges, Inspiration and Focus; How TA Holds My Process’.

Susie recognises that her TA training journey has enabled transformational change in her and continues to do so as a psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She highlights some of the challenges we face in our field, for example our profession being valued by government and employers, public perception of mental health and how we support our clients and harnessing technology to deliver our services.

Read Susie’s reflections in our blog.

What Would You Love to Learn in 2020?

As Physis Scotland grows and develops we are delighted to have hosted a fantastic programme of CPD workshops throughout 2018 and the first half of 2019. Coming up, topics include: ‘Beyond Thinking, Working Creatively with Clients’ 24 August ‘Who am I as a Therapist and How Does My Script Hinder or Help Me?’ 21 and 22 September ‘Let’s Talk About Safeguarding’ 19 October ‘Working with Gender Variant Clients’ 30 November and 1 December Scroll down this newsletter for booking or visit our website for the full programme of CPD workshops

We are planning our programme for 2020 and would love to hear what skills and training you would like the opportunity to develop? We welcome all your suggestions so please do email Fiona Firman

Our CPD programme would not be the success without all the enthusiastic participants and highly skilled trainers. We thank you all so much for your involvement and contributions over the last few years. We look forward to welcoming many of you to future CPDs at Physis Scotland.

Training Courses

Diploma in Counselling Supervision Commencing November 2019

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.

A little flavour of what the course will enable: Develop an in-depth knowledge of several models of supervision, both developmental and task focussed Establish a clear ethical framework for your work as a supervisor Develop your identity as a supervisor based on your own philosophy of supervision

Course Tutors: Bev Gibbons, PTSTA and Ronen Stilman, PTSTA

For more information on the course, eligibility criteria and how to register, visit the website or email Fiona Firman

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!


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