south manchester centre for psychotherapy

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Understanding Human Personality (or '101' course)

A two day introduction to the theory and practical application of TA psychotherapy

There will be 2 introductory (101) courses in 2016

1. This introductory (101) course is now full:

Dates: Friday 13th May and Friday 10th June 2016 - smcp

Times: 2.30 pm - 8.30 pm on both days

Cost: £120 (£150 for full or part funded places)

2. This introductory (101) course is now full:

Dates: Saturday 9th July and Sunday 24th July 2016 - smcp

Times: 10 am - 4 pm on both days

Cost: £125 (£150 for full or part funded places)

Course dates 2017 - applications now being accepted.

Dates: Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May 2017 - smcp

Times: 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm on Friday 5th May and 9.30am - 3.30pm on Saturday 6th May

Cost: £125 (£150 for full or part funded places)

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smcp is an independent psychotherapy and counselling training organisation and a United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis Registered Training Establishment delivering training that can lead to BACP and UKCP registration.

Please click on the link or scroll down the page for the following information:

Information on the fully accredited '101' course

How the '101' course is accredited

Course Content

Course Delivery

Overview of Course Content



How to Book and Pay your deposit

Information on the '101' course

smcp runs two day introductory courses - these short courses are known as the '101' or Understanding Human Personality. They introduce the theory and clinical skills used in TA Psychotherapy or Counselling and begin to show how these can be applied to all human relationships as well as the psychotherapeutic encounter.

How the '101' course is accredited

Attending a '101' course is a prerequisite for any further training in TA. Once you have attended a 101 course with a fully qualified TA trainer then you do not need to repeat it anywhere else. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance to show they have completed a 101 course.

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Course Content

The '101' course is open access and introduces concepts that help us understand Human Personality, Psychotherapy, Counselling and the theory and skills underpinning clinical application. Two day courses are available at smcp throughout the year.

The 101 course is an opportunity to meet the Trainer/s, experience the learning environment and the style of training delivery.

The course provides an introduction to the key concepts of Psychotherapy theory and practical application using Transactional Analysis as the primary model. It offers ways of thinking about human behaviour, personality and ways of interacting with different personality styles and forms of communication.

There will be opportunities to explore your own personality and relationships through teaching, experiential work and small group discussion.

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Download: an overview of the Course Content:

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Course Delivery

The introductory course is available as a Two day course on weekdays and some weekend days at smcp.


Course dates 2017

Dates: Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May 2017 - smcp

Times: 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm on Friday 5th May and 9.30am - 3.30pm on Saturday 6th May

Cost: £125 (£150 for full or part funded places)

If you are considering applying for the main training programme then please contact Carol Lucas to express your interest and ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation or commitment.

You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch and eat at smcp. smcp is based within the heart of the village of Heaton Moor a leafy suburb of South Manchester and there are many places to eat out or buy food.

smcp is committed to high professional and ethical standards in the fields of psychotherapy, counselling, supervision and training.

We offer a very warm welcome to all and thank you for your interest in smcp.

How to book and pay your deposit

Please email to reserve a place with your name, address, contact details and the dates of the 101 course that you wish to reserve a place for. There is no obligation in sending this form. Your email and provisional place will be acknowledged within 24 hours. If you would like to accept the place please make payment of a non-returnable deposit of £62.50:

by BACS - details will be supplied to you on request.

by cheque - all cheques payable to smcp please and sent to smcp - details on contact page

by paypal (this can be accessed at the bottom of the 'psychotherapy training programme' page on the left hand menu - paypal payments incur a 3% charge made by paypal).

Your place will be confirmed promptly.


If your organisation is to fund your place, either in part or in full, please provide all invoicing details.

Your place will be confirmed promptly.

If you would like to speak with Carol Lucas to discuss the introductory course or other psychotherapy training options at smcp please feel free to contact Carol Lucas at smcp.

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