Year 1 of the psychotherapy/counselling Training Programme extends TA concepts from the Introductory 101 course. The trainee applies theory about ego states, the drama triangle and games, life scripts and transactions (communication) to self and his/her personal and professional relationships. 

It counts as 120 hours of recognised TA training with a qualified TA trainer.

We deliver high quality professional training. Teaching methods include presentation, discussion and structured activities in pairs and groups. Each student develops their own personal learning goals, with the support of tutors and peers.



Dr Celia Simpson, PhD, CTA (Psych), PGCE, Cert Couns, CertSupervision, PTSTA, UKCP registered psychotherapist and approved supervisor in private practice in South Liverpool. I have extensive experience in education and in a range of clinical settings in the UK and abroad. I am assistant editor of The Transactional Analyst.

Carol Wain BSc (Hons) MSc (TA Psych), Certified Transactional Analyst, PTSTA, UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have 20 years of experience working in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. My practice is based in Liverpool city centre where I work as part of team of other counsellors and psychotherapists.

Course Administrator

Brian Simpson Dip Couns, Cert. Supervision, MBACP (Accred).

Provisional Dates

Each year of the course comprises 10 weekends (one per month) and runs from September to June. 

2018/19 dates

Weekend 1: 15/16 September  

Weekend 2: 13/14 October

Weekend 3: 10/11 November

Weekend 4: 8/9 December

Weekend 5: 19/20 January

Weekend 6: 23/24 February

Weekend 7: 23/24 March

Weekend 8: 27/28 April

Weekend 9: 18/19 May

Weekend 10: 22/23 June


Requirements and Application

Applicants for the Training Programme will need to show they can study at postgraduate level and that they have completed a TA 101 course. Please send in a CV, stating your reasons for wanting to train in TA with us. We will then arrange an interview and talk to you about your training needs. 

Please download the application form here

Informal enquiries about the training can be made to the Principal Trainer, Carol Wain, on 07719 676 591.


Course fee: £1,950 (for individuals)
                      £2,200 (for organisations)

Payment options (individual or charity):

A non-refundable deposit of £350 is required to confirm your place on the course

The balance of £1600 is payable before the first weekend of the course


A monthly standing order of £160 is payable starting the 1st September and then the first of each of the next 9 months finishing by 1st June