Advanced Years 1 & 2: Diploma in Counselling using TA

Advanced Training leading to the Diploma in Counselling using TA (COSCA Validated)

At Physis Scotland we are delighted to offer our trainees the opportunity to qualify as a TA Counsellor after three years of training (Foundation plus two further years).

Students who qualify with the Diploma in Counselling using TA are able to work as self employed counsellors in private practice.

The Diploma is validated by COSCA and is recognised as a “qualification in counselling” by other accrediting bodies such as BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Successful students who pass the final Diploma exam are eligible to apply for BACP or COSCA Accredited Practitioner status two years following qualification, on completion of a total of 450 practice hours.

Components of the Diploma in Counselling using TA

Advanced Year 1

In the second year of training students will focus on developing clinical skills and commencing a clinical placement once they have been endorsed to practice by their year trainer. Increasing emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic relationships with clients, whilst developing a deeper awareness of our own internal processes and how we impact and are impacted in relationship.

Weekend Content

  •  Group formation and Classical TA revisited
  •  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cathexis School revisited
  •  The Redecision School of TA and Co-Creative TA
  •  Integrative TA, Attunement and Child Development
  •  Psychodynamic and Relational TA
  •  Working with Difference and Diversity
  •  The Curious Practitioner
  •  Personality Adaptations
  •  Attachment, Loss and Grief
  •  Endings in Therapy, Ethics, Presentations and Peer Assessment

Advanced Year 2

The third year of training is the ‘in-depth year’, where students deepen and consolidate the work done in the second year of training, whilst developing their clinical ‘toolbox’ and range of interventions in clinical work.

Following the successful completion of all training requirements and having completed 100 hours in a clinical placement setting, trainees are eligible to apply to sit their Diploma Exam in TA Counselling.

Weekend Content

  •  Assessment and Diagnosis, Anxiety and Depression
  •  Working with Shame and Defensive Processes
  •  Archaic Ego States and Creativity in Therapy
  •  TA and Spirituality – Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  •  Working with Clients in Extreme and Distressed States
  •  Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  •  The Story of Therapy – Treatment Planning
  •  The Body in Psychotherapy
  •  Thinking Ethics, Doing Ethics, Being Ethics
  •  Endings in Therapy, Transcripts, Self and Peer Assessment

Staff are dedicated, diligent & committed. They demonstrate a high level of professionalism in all aspects of contact with the students on the course.
COSCA External Assessor

Many trainees complete their Diploma and continue into their final year of training at Physis Scotland (Advanced Year 3), developing their private practice at the same time as completing the taught component of the CTA Psychotherapy.

The training is of a high standard and is delivered by tutors who are passionate about psychotherapy as a profession, and TA as a modality. COSCA External Assessor

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