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TA 101 – The official introduction to Transactional Analysis

An introduction to the key concepts of Transactional Analysis, as a way of understanding yourself and others. This course also provides a taster for the TA courses at the Iron Mill.



Course Details

We will explore the concepts of Ego states, Transactions, Psychological Games, Life Scripts and others.

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 counseling and psychotherapy, in organizations 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 organizations

• Human development – how, through interactions with individuals and our environment, our personality develops through childhood and later.

The theoretical concepts of TA have been developed by practitioners in four fields of application: Psychotherapy, Counselling, Education and Organisations.

This 2-day course provides an introduction to the main theoretical concepts of TA. The concepts will be explored using examples from daily life, and simple exercises in the group, which allow participants to discuss how they might use TA theory to think about themselves and their interactions with others.

This is a stand-alone course, which will be of interest to people wanting to learn about TA, or simply about what makes people tick. The course is also a pre-requisite for people wanting to continue training in TA.

This course is an International one, with a syllabus agreed bt the International TA associations. At the end of the course, participants will be awarded an Introduction to Transactional Analysis 'TA 101' attendance certificate.
Venue: Exeter and Poole

Duration: Two days, Saturday (9:30am - 5:00pm) and Sunday (9.30am - 5.00pm).
Participants must attend the whole course to be awarded the TA101 certificate.

Award: TA101 certificate



Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017


Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017

  • Please note, this course will take place at our new Poole venue at Acorn Business Park - full details available from the 'Download' section of this web page.

Briony Nicholls

Briony Nicholls is the lead tutor for the TA courses at the Iron Mill. She is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, and she has a long-term interest in training in many fields.

Briony is a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, a Certified Transactional Analyst, and a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst.

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Full Price - £150.00
IMC Student / Graduate Discount - £112.50

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What our Students Say

"The course works so well because of the cohesion that exists between like minded, intelligent, capable, committed fellow students and by keeping a consistent TA-based approach in view at all times."
Certificate in Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iron Mill - there is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which makes for a very positive learning environment. My tutor was excellent and the course content was both challenging and enjoyable. I have gained invaluable new skills and made lasting friendships."
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