TA 101 Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

2-day workshop | Dates in July and September

Book here for 27th & 28th July Book here for 7th & 8th September

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Our TA 101 is our in-person workshop, delivered over 2-days that is an 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.

Workshop dates


July: Tutor, Karen Minikin

27th and 28th July from 930am-500pm 

September: Tutor, Dr Briony Nicholls

7th and 8th September  from 930am-500pm

Full attendance on both days is needed to recieve a TA101 completion certificate.

Meet the tutor

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).

Karen Minikin
BA (hons) Counselling, MSc Psychotherapy, Dip, Supervision, (Psychodynamic), UKCP reg, Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst. 

Karen has a clinical and supervision practice in Wellington, West Somerset. She teaches TA Psychotherapy at the Iron Mill, as well as visiting other TA teaching venues. She has served on council and a range of committees with her national organisation and is currently a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis journal. 

She specialises in radical and relational approaches in psychotherapy and has offered consultancy on systemic processes related to power dynamics and diversity. Previously, Karen was a geography teacher of 11 - 18 year olds and a learning and development consultant. 


How much will it cost?

Courses in June and July

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


  • General Admission - £200.00
  • IMC Student Discount - £150.00

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole

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