What can we offer you?
Bespoke professional counselling and psychotherapy training in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We value your unique gifts. We support you to find your unique voice in relationship to your clients - this will give you confidence and make you a resilient and creative practitioner.
Our trainees use TA to develop their practice in body work, counselling, education, psychotherapy, dance therapy, eco therapy, working with young people and adults.
Our intention is to enrich our trainees both personally and professionally inspiring the transactional analysts of the future. This is a truly political act - creating change both for the learner and also their future clients.
Transactional Analysis is a very effective method for working with people to resolve their problems. It has many applications; psychotherapy, education, organisational and counselling. Our training focusses on psychotherapy, however we also provide opportunities for trainees to learn and develop in all the fields.
The program incorporates the diverse landscapes around Tycanol woods to enrich the training experience. This means that our psychotherapists and counsellors develop the confidence to work competently face to face indoors, and outdoors in nature as well as online.
This challenges us all to think not only of the benefits of green spaces to create healing for the human, but also invites both therapist and client to account their relationship with the planet. We are very proud that recent training reviews highlight our ability to create meaningful contactful training experiences in all environments. We have made every effort to create a training space that is inclusive for all; we believe we have succeeded in this endeavour.
Interested in studying with us?
Sample of four year curriculum
Year 1 - Self
Introduction. Philosophy and history of TA.
Classical School Structural and Functional ego states, Transactions, Games and Drama Triangle.
Cathexis SchoolSymbiosis, Discounting, Passivity, Reparenting. Self-reparenting.
Classical School: Theory of motivation, Strokes, Hungers, Time Structuring. Life script. Unpacking the family.
Redecision SchoolImpasses, 2 chair work, Gestalt theories
Theories of Cure. Autonomy or Homogeny?
Relational School and Co-creative school. The beginnings of Transference
Integrative School. Richard Erskine and Relational Needs.
Professional Practice, Ethics, Self-reflection. Using therapy and supervision to support clinical practice.
Year 2 - Others
Diagnosis and Assessment using DSMV. Who should we work with (or not)?
Treatment planning. Contracting.
Abuse and Trauma. Poly Vagal therapy
Narcissistic and Borderline presentations
The therapeutic relationship, ethics, professional practice and transference.
Year 3 - Clinical Practice
Adult Ego State - constructivism
Working with couples (1)
Child ego state deepened
Dreams symbol and metaphor - working creatively and with the body.
Research - writing a literary review, thinking critically
Working with couples (2)
Mental Health Familiarisation
Menopause, being an elder, dying - a cross cultural perspective.
Year 4 - Professional Practice
Working with groups
Working with suicide and high risk clients
TA and other fields. Working with organisations and systems.
More than one in the room. Family constellations.
Developing a practice outside walls
Neurobiology, polyvagal therapy and how this relates to TA
Rupture and shame - working with deep archaic processes in therapy and supervision.
The tenth weekend every year invites all four training years to a celebration. This includes presentations, completion certificates and rituals to mark the end of a successful year.
Quality, not quantity
The small numbers of our training groups insures that you are always supported as an individual.
We value you.