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Your journey towards becoming an Accredited Psychotherapist

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At Physis Scotland we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to qualify as a TA Psychotherapist. Our training programme is taught at Post Graduate Level 11 (Level 7 English/Welsh framework).


The first step in your journey is completing our Foundation Year Certificate in Transactional Analysis which will ensure you have a solid foundation in Transactional Analysis theory, active listening skills and personal awareness. Following Foundation Year you will have the option to progress into Advanced Year 1 & Advanced Year 2 where the focus is on the integration and application of theory in clinical practice, whilst introducing you to contemporary Transactional Analysis theory and other modalities.


Advanced Year 3 is the 'consolidation year', where all previous TA theory is contrasted with other models and styles of psychotherapy at depth, and is consolidated into an integrated whole, and where depth and flexibility of your thinking and practice is developed. At the end of this year, you will have completed your formal TA training and can choose to continue your journey towards your CTA exam and/or UKCP registered psychotherapist.

At Physis Scotland we offer you two training pathways for UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist:

1. UKCP Registration as a Psychotherapist via UKATA

Students who have completed the full 4-years of our taught psychotherapy training programme, and have met the associated requirements for clinical practice, supervision, and personal therapy, will be eligible to complete a final process of examination, enabling their registration as a Psychotherapist with UKCP. 


This process involves a written and oral examination, co-ordinated by Physis Scotland.  We offer candidates a great deal of support through the process including the option to join one of our popular Exam Preparation Groups.

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2. Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA)

Students who have completed our psychotherapy training programme also have the option to study towards qualification as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA).  This process has additional requirements, all of which can be found in the UKATA handbook.  Again, Physis Scotland can offer candidates support through the process including via Exam Preparation Groups.


The Physis Scotland team are always happy to answer questions you may have about any of the above routes to qualification.  If you have a question, or would simply like to know more, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to have an informal chat with you.

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