In UK there are 14 Training Establishments that are UKATA Registered and that offer TA training at various levels.
UKATA Registered is a label which indicates that the training centre has met the UKATA requirement to professionally train applicants to CTA standard in the UK. Some training establishments offer psychotherapy courses which also meet UKCP standards and other qualifications, such as Diploma and certificates.
Below you will find a map showing the location of these training centres in UK and information on the courses they offer.
The UK Association of Transactional Analysis does not itself organise or run training programmes. All intending trainees should ensure that they have a clear understanding of the accreditation and possible qualification attached to any course before registering for any training programme. TA trainers on this list may/may not be UKATA Registered, please check with the establishment or on the UKATA Register of Practitioners.
The Berne Institute Open or Close
Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth, DE74 2EN
+44 (0) 1509 673649
The Berne Institute promotes excellence and autonomy in psychotherapy, counselling, training, supervision, and related research, using Transactional analysis as our core model. Director Adrienne Lee is supported by a staff of UKCP Registered Psychotherapists, Trainers and Supervisors. We offer a TA Foundation Course in Counselling to Diploma level, and a UKCP Validated training programme in TA Psychotherapy leading to accreditation as Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). Our MSc and Postgraduate Diploma awards are validated by Middlesex University. We run Advanced Training and Supervision Groups, weekend and midweek workshops and monthly, free evening seminars. Berne House, is one mile from J24 of the M1, convenient for rail stations and East Midlands Airport.
Contact Point: Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd Open or Close
We offer training courses in Bristol with Transactional Analysis as our core model. The two-day introductory course, the TA101 is useful in itself for counsellors or personal development. There is a Foundation Course which provides a more in-depth study of the principles of TA whilst enabling you to experience the application of TA to your professional practice and personal life. This can be a stand-alone course, of relevance and interest to anyone seeking to improve their awareness and skills in relationships, or be the entry to the three-year part time psychotherapy training.
Elan training and development Open or Close
Elan training and development is Manchester’s oldest TA training centre. We take a student centred approach to training creating a learning environment that meets the unique learning needs of each student. We remain the UK’s only centre in which all training takes place midweek.
The Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Training Open or Close
The Ellesmere Centre is a large Victorian building in Hull, the newly awarded City of culture for 2017. The building has been redesigned to offer training and psychotherapeutic services. There is a welcoming atmosphere at the centre and trainees can become part of a community of like-minded professionals motivated in development and growth. We offer a varied training programme of both short and longer term courses. We presently offer training in therapeutic counselling and Transactional Analysis with a psychotherapy speciality. We run a foundation year in TA which can be a standalone certificated course or the first year of counselling or psychotherapy training. After 3 years, trainees can acquire a diploma in therapeutic counselling and/or go on to complete the four year training and necessary requirements to become a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) in psychotherapy. The style of training at The Ellesmere Centre is underpinned by a co-creative philosophy in which the trainers contribute the relevant knowledge base and experience and the trainees, acknowledged as their own best resource are encouraged to be actively involved in developing and evolving their training programme.
Iron Mill College Open or Close
The Iron Mill TA psychotherapy programme is based in the centre of Exeter, close to transport links, accommodation and shopping areas. The overall integrating principle for the course is the use of Transactional Analysis as a relational psychotherapy.
The 4 -year programme, (the 1-year Foundation course and 3-year Advanced TA psychotherapy course), provides a complete training leading to qualification in TA psychotherapy , and meets the curriculum requirements for UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registration, on completion of the CTA.
The training is delivered by a team of tutors with various special interests and expertise. Successful completion of all 4 years leads to the award of an Iron Mill Diploma in Transactional Analysis Studies. Successful qualification as a CTA leads to the award of an Iron Mill Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. Successful completion of each training year is recognised by a certificate of completion.
The Link Centre Open or Close
The Link Centre provides the opportunity for people to train as psychotherapists and counsellors as well as providing short introductory courses and Continued Professional Development workshops. Our flexible part-time courses can lead to national and international qualifications. We take pride in offering quality training, resulting in professional, ethical, competent practitioners. We offer a relaxed and stimulating learning environment in the Sussex countryside just outside Haywards Heath.
Physis Training Limited Open or Close
Physis Training offers in depth, interactive and stimulating training in Transactional Analysis at all levels from our Introductory TA101 courses and our Foundation Certificate in TA, through to our COSCA validated Diploma in TA Counselling and on to completion of the core training for becoming a TA psychotherapist (CTA) and potential registration with UKCP as a Psychotherapist. We offer our full training programme in Edinburgh and run workshops and short courses in Leeds and Carlisle. We plan to make the full training programme available in Leeds and Carlisle in future. We run exam preparation groups for those completing their journey to CTA, and have an exciting annual programme of seminars and workshops.
Red Kite Training & Therapy Open or Close
Expert training and therapy in a nurturing and progressive environment
Red Kite Training & Therapy is situated next to leafy Sefton Park in Liverpool and our experience has confirmed that the best learning and reflection takes place in a natural, relaxed setting. Run by Dr Celia Simpson PTSTA and Brian Simpson Dip Couns, with Training Partner Carol Wain PTSTA Red Kite offers a range of courses from TA 101 through to Certified Transactional Analysis training in psychotherapy. We also offer a number of professional development workshops
- TA 101
- Red Kite Foundation Certificate
- Red Kite Practitioner Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- UKATA Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis
- Red Kite Award in Advanced Clinical Training in TA Psychotherapy leading to CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst)
- Examination Preparation Group, which will lead trainees towards gaining their CTA.
- Supervision Group with Dr Celia Simpson starting September 2017
- Upcoming workshops in 2017 (6 hours CPD)
- Body Awareness and Vitality – Dr Celia Simpson
- Shame and Resilience – Carol Wain
South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy Open or Close
The south Manchester centre for psychotherapy (smcp) offers high standards of training in psychotherapy, counselling and professional/personal development. The focus is on flexibility for those with work and/or family commitments. The three parallel training groups are multi-level/modular and can be taken in consecutive years or spread over a number of years. smcp believes in absolute transparency and accountability and recognises the centrality of relationships in the learning environment and the needs of the individual learner. smcp is a purpose built, modern psychotherapy centre with 9 rooms, is easily accessible and situated in a leafy suburb of South Manchester: excellent transport/ free parking. Director: Carol Lucas B.Ed Hons(Cantab), CTA, TSTA (p), UKCP registered, Chair of the Training Standards Committee for the UK.
- Understanding Human Personality (or ‘101’ course)
- Fully Accredited Part Time – Weekend Psychotherapy Training leading to the Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) Psychotherapy award and UKCP registration. Also Certificate and Diploma qualifications that can lead to professional registration.
- Professional Development Groups at The South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy (smcp) and The North Wales Centre for Psychotherapy (nwcp)
- Therapy Marathons in North Wales at the The North Wales Centre for Psychotherapy (nwcp) and closed therapy groups meeting twice a year.
TA Training Organisation Open or Close
TA Training Organisation is based in North West Leeds. Our approach is to offer a training experience that is exciting, lively, liberating and well structured. Our learning philosophy is based on the core idea in TA that people can think for themselves. This translates into the idea that adults learn most effectively in an environment of mutual curiosity, exploration, open communication and transparency, where the whole group attends to group dynamics and process and relationship and these are central to learning.
TA Training Organisation offers TA training at all levels. We run TA101 courses regularly and also offer more advanced workshops; Practitioner Days and Supervision Days. For longer term clinical training, our 3 year taught diploma, a European and UK accredited programme in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, leads to a Diploma in Transactional Analysis. For those looking for post qualification learning, we offer Exam Preparation Group and a wide range of CPD activities. Our 3 year taught programme can lead to Diploma in TA with an additional 1 year towards CTA qualification.
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA) leading to UKCP registration
- TA Practitioner Days - CPD for TA practitioners
- Supervision and Professional Development Days - Supervision and CPD for TA professionals, trainees and across other modalities
- Evening Seminars
- Exam Prep Group
Wealden Psychology Institute Open or Close
Wealden College of Counselling & Psychotherapy [established 1986] offers a range of vocational training courses in counselling and psychotherapy ranging from Certificate level, through BACP Accredited Diploma to our Transactional Analysis Clinical Training Programme. We also offer a programme of one or two day workshops for Continuing Professional Development and TA101s. Courses are delivered at our College located in Crowborough, East Sussex weekdays and weekends.
West Wales Institute for Counselling & Psychotherapy Open or Close
WWICP is a small rural training establishment in Pembrokeshire. We offer an intimate and stimulating training experience in a beautiful natural environment where we can attend to the individual needs of the trainee. The closeness of nature is an integral part of this RTE as the centre is surrounded by fields and woods.
Rosalind Sharples serves on the UKATA council and some committees. This insures that though the RTE might be geographically distant, the culture of the RTE is connected to the most recent developments within our organisation. Through this there is a wider sense of belonging and connectedness to the larger community of Transactional Analysts nationally and internationally. To keep new ideas pollinating our curriculum, we host trainers from further afield to offer training.
We aim to provide the highest standards possible for training through a rigorous and robust backbone of theory taught through sharing concepts, discussion, guided self-reflection, research and practical experience. WWICP trainees are invited to question, develop and put their own ideas into practice. The ethos of the training is non-judgemental, an ethos that invites curiosity and courage.
We attract trainees from our local area and from further afield as we provide facilities for both camping and overnight stays.