TA 101 Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

June Poole | Sept & Jan Exeter | 2-day in-person workshop

Sept 2022 Exeter Jan 2023 Exeter April 2023 Exeter

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Our TA 101 is our in-person workshop, delivered over 2-days that is internationally recognised and agreed syllabus.

Short Description:

This in person course, delivered over 2-days, will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the key concepts and theories of Transactional Analysis (TA), as a way of understanding what makes people tick.

A stand-alone course, with a standardised syllabus agreed by international TA organisations, recognised by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). Participants ill be awarded an officially recognised TA 101 certificate upon completion.

Also offers a taster for longer TA psychotherapy courses at Iron Mill College and is a pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to study TA at an advanced level.

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Key Features

TA theory provides ways of looking at ourselves and our relationships, as a way of understanding the ways we communicate and the repeating patterns we get into. It can be applied in counselling and psychotherapy, in organisations and in education.

TA is a social psychology with a depth of theory on: Personality - how people are structured psychologically and the impact this has on their thinking, feeling and behaviour; Communication - how we interact (transact) with one another and within organisations; and Human Development – how, through interactions with individuals and our environment, our personality develops through childhood and later.

Explores the concepts of Ego States, Transactions, Psychological Games, Life Scripts and more. Uses examples from daily life and simple group exercises, allowing participants to discuss how they can use TA theory to think about themselves and their interactions with others.

Target Audience

Our TA101 workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others, as well as for any professional or individual who works with people and who is interested in people, including teachers, homemakers, financial advisors, solicitors, charity workers and many others.

Meet the tutors!

Dr Briony Nicholls:
BA, MA (Oxon), DPhil, Diploma TA Psychotherapy, CTA(P), TSTA(P), UKCP Reg.

Briony is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in addition to her role as a TA trainer. She has a specialist interest in psychiatric disorders and their treatment, in neuroscience, and in psychological approaches to sports performance.

Briony's qualifications include a Diploma in TA Psychotherapy and a Doctorate in Psychology. She is a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) and a Provisional Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst with a psychotherapy speciality. Briony is also registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA).

John Paradise: 

John Paradise is a Certified Transactional Analyst with a psychotherapy speciality, and a Provisional Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy). John is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and has experience teaching in the post compulsory sector.

He has a successful private psychotherapy and supervision practice in Exeter and a professional interest in Men’s work, working with men in therapy. He is the founder of Psychotherapy & Counselling (PAC) Exeter, a professional community of psychotherapists and counsellors working in Exeter, and the co-founder of Therapy@Barnfield a professional community of counsellors and therapeutic practitioners in Exeter.


How much will it cost?

  • General Admission - £185.00
  • IMC Student Discount - £145.00

COVID-19 College Regulations

Do not enter if you have displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days or potentially been in contact with anyone who has had or displayed symptoms within the last 14 days.

  • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times ensuring to keep 2 meters distance at least.
  • Do not share stationary or tools these should be kept for individual use.
  • All paperwork to be signed and sent electronically only.
  • Use hand wipes, gels or other sanitisers provided.
  • Ensure any equipment you are bringing on site has been cleaned and disinfected prior to coming onto site.
  • Please wash your hands on a regular basis.
  • Please cough, sneeze or blow your nose into tissues and dispose of these immediately, if none are available please cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash immediately.
  • Use any PPE required as per the sites rules.
  • We will be sending all attendees a COVID-19 Pre-Visit Declaration Form prior to the event.


This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter and Poole. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date. If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   


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