Four Day Face to Face Certificate Course on working in natural environments with clients
Four training days
Deposit of £100 at time of booking
Payment Plan can be agreed.
Module 1 - Self in Nature - Other in Nature
23rd - 24th July 2022
Module 2 - Philosophical underpinnings and clinical applications
13th and 14th August 2022
A face to face course for advanced trainees and therapists in clinical practice.
We will immerse ourselves in the ancient landscape surrounding the TAC training centre. This is where the virgin oak woods of Tycanol hide the foundations of an Iron Age fort, hill tops are dominated by cairns, angels spread their wings across the mountain at sunset and where the bluestone was hewn for Stone Henge. You can sense the deep partnership of nature and human wreathed in myth.
This course will be centred on the indoor training centre - however much of the work will be done outside.
Eco therapy is an exciting many layered way of looking at the therapeutic encounter.
Together we will bring the therapist and client out of the safety of the walled room into the wildness of open natural spaces. As the therapeutic dyad walk together, both are equally vulnerable to weather, stumbles and surprises. This creates a new equality in the relationship.
As we wander through nature with our clients, we can perceive their bodies moving in three dimensionality. Their legs walk, their posture will show us tensions, not visible on a sofa or chair. We will encounter objects, views and temperature changes that invite projection and enlighten areas of the individual's deep narrative.
Usually we experience the 'others' of the client’s life through their frame of reference and our experience of them. Now, we witness them doing this as they relate to the natural world.
Politically it invites us to consider our passivity and use of the natural world. Just as we invite our clients to account their own needs and those of others, so, in coming into a relationship with nature, we invite clients to consider their relationship to nature, their consumerism and acts of pollution to assuage the emptiness common to human beings.
Eco therapy comes from a philosophical stance, that it is our lack of relationship to nature that has created an existential split, or primal Discount of self, other and the environment.
Our bodies are created to relate in natural spaces. Enclosed within man made worlds, our senses become deadened as we become divorced from our true natures.
Thinking of the existential internal conflicts Yalom describes – Death – Life, Meaning – Meaninglessness, Contact – Isolation, Freedom and Structure – how are these related to our loss of relationship to nature?
As always the training at TAC will work through experience to a deeper understanding of theory. Practical exercises will inform the therapists outdoor clinical practice.
Four Day Online TAC Certificate in Couples Counselling Skills (Face to Face)
2023 dates TBA
Deposit £100 at time of booking
Reviews for this course:
'The training was excellent, challenging, effective and fun. It struck a good balance between theory and practice.'
'I really enjoyed this course. It built on the first weekend very well and has increased my conceptual understanding and allowed me to develop this through the excellent skills practice opportunities. Thank you I have learned so much!'
'A very focussed weekend with some super TA skills being taught..'
'structured well...I have learned a lot and felt involved in the group'
'I was surprised at how well this last weekend worked online'
'The trainers were kind and supportive.'
This 4-day course will give you all the tools you need to feel confident working with couples. We will draw from a range of different approaches in a manner which will allow you to tailor your work to the individual couple. This will enable you to integrate couples training with your own core modality and ways of thinking. Training will consist of theory, group discussion, experiential learning and lots of skills practice. By the end of your training, you will feel confident to start working with couples.
Only appropriate for advanced counselling trainees, fully qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Please find the booking form and course contract below. You place will be held once we have received booking form and deposit.
TA101 - An internationally recognised training (Face to Face)
Two Training days
Deposit £50 at time of booking
2nd and 3rd July 2022
The TA 101 is an internationally recognised qualification.
It counts as 12 hours continuing personal and professional development in Transactional Analysis.
It is the official access course for people who wish to study Transactional Analysis.
This is the beginning of your journey.
The course is delivered using creative and experiential training as well as academic study that gives a broad overview of Transactional Analysis.
Even if you are not interested in continuing a career in therapy, these two days will provide a wealth of understanding into yourself, your relationships and the choices you make in your life.
This training does not give you a qualification to work with clients, but in addition to a previously held qualifications in counselling or psychotherapy it can provide additional valuable tools and learning..
This course is an entry level requirement for the first year of training at TAC.
Here is the booking form. Your place will be held once the booking form is received and the deposit made.
Please read the short course contract.
Professional development and exam group
I am excited to announce a Professional Development and Exam group for TA trainees to develop their professional prctice.
This is a group of professionals who will Co-create a contract for what they want with each other and a facilitator.
There will be 9 meetings over the year 2022 - 2023. One will be online the rest will be face to face in an area of extradinary natural beauty - at the TAC RTE, based in Pembrokeshire.
This can include many aspects of professional practice development, supervision, case study presentation, and can also include writing the CTA exam, diploma exams or BACP certification.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about cost and dates.
Four Day Online TAC Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Groups (Face to Face)
2023 Training dates TBA:
Cost: Group leader - £395
Group Participant - £240
Non-refundable deposit: £100
This very successful training is being offered again in 2022.
A 4-day Certificate Course offers an introduction to working with Groups in a therapeutic setting.
Groups offer a powerful alternative to individual therapy. By utilising the multiple relationships available within the group a skilled therapist can facilitate deep transformational change.
Learning as a group leader is for those who have qualified and those who are still in clinical training, this course will extend your knowledge and skill base to work with groups.
Learning as a group participant is for those not yet in clinical practice, but who think that they might want to work with groups in any field of TA.
Together we will explore how to create a group, what could emerge and how to manage the process effectively. We will look at group dynamics from the perspective of the facilitator and other group members. We will examine how to use those dynamics therapeutically.
TA originated as a group psychotherapy and the core models offer effective and innovative ways of understanding and managing personal process.
This training is led by Rosalind Sharples PTSTA(P) and Nathan Gould PTSTA(P). Both leaders are experienced Transactional Analysts with a wealth of knowledge in working with groups and couples.
Counselling Skills Intensive using Transactional Analysis (Face to Face)
6th and 7th August 2022
£50 deposit at time of booking.
This course is open to those who have some prior learning in counselling skills and want to deepen their knowledge, or trainee psychotherapists that are wanting to increase their experience of practicing their skills. We have had success supporting trainees who are feeling anxious or stuck as they contemplate going into clinical practice.
Complete beginners who are seriously considering a career in psychotherapy or counselling are also welcome. However, some previous personal experience of counselling or psychotherapy is strongly recommended so that you know how to keep yourself grounded and safe!
During this course you will learn and explore: