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Introductory 2 day Psychotherapy Courses

The 2 day introductory course is called - '101' or Understanding Human Personality and introduces the theory and practical application of TA psychotherapy - for information on the two day introductory course please scroll down the page

smcp is an organisational member of BACP
a member of the BACP Private Practice Division
a member of the BACP Healthcare Division

smcp is also a UKATA Registered Training Establishment.

Understanding Human Personality (or 101 course): A two day introduction to the theory and application of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy

Course dates for 2018

Dates: Monday 16th April and Tuesday 17th April 2018 - smcp

Times: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm on both days

Cost: £140 - (early bookings up to 30.11.2017 - £135). £165 for full or part funded places

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

Information on the TA '101' - understanding human personality

What is involved

Dates/Cost/Time & Course Delivery

Overview of Course Content

How to Book and Pay your deposit

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Information on the introductory course

smcp runs two day introductory courses - these short courses are known as the '101' or Understanding Human Personality Course. 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.

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 the introductory course.

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What is involved

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 in small groups and group discussion - it is fine to participate in a way that is right for you and you can talk about your self and your experiences if you want and if you don't want to then that is fine too.

Introductory Psychotherapy Courses. 101 course outline Jan 2015

Overview of the Course Content

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Dates/Cost/Times & Course Delivery

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

Course dates for 2018

Dates: Monday 16th April and Tuesday 17th April 2018 - smcp

Times: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm on both days

Cost: £140 - (early bookings up to 30.11.2017 - £135). £165 for full or part funded places

If you are considering applying for the main training programme then please contact Carol Lucas via the 'contact buttons' 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 will be responded to and place availability confirmed within 24 hours . If you would like to accept the place please make payment of a non-returnable deposit of £70 ( £67.50 - for bookings made and paid for prior to 30.11.2017)£160 for part / fully funded places:

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 on receipt of the deposit payment.


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

Your place will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit.

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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