Courses

We offer a range of courses for individuals and organisations wanting to learn about psychological health and wellbeing.

We work both from our training premises at Plumpton College, Sussex (with occasional workshops held in Chelwood Gate), online,  and in house depending on the needs of the client. From our premises we offer courses in counselling, psychotherapy, mindfulness, supervisions and other subjects. In house we tailor our courses to the needs of the organisation or educational establishments.

“Yesterday marked the end of my 4 years of TA psychotherapy training. What a journey of growth and discovery it’s been. I have met and shared so many rich emotional experiences with the amazing, authentic people I’ve met along the way. We’ve had tears, joy, sadness, pain, fear, anger, love, intimacy and everything in between and I’ve learnt to appreciate humanity in all its messy glory. And very importantly, we’ve had a lot of laughs! Thanks to The Link Centre for being such an awesome training centre and for supporting us with gentleness and compassion on our journeys. Oh and well done me- yay!”  Joanna Dice – July 2019

 

Counselling & Psychotherapy

For those wanting to become competent, ethical professionals with accredited qualifications.

Diploma in Counselling (Advanced TA Training – Level 6)

For those wanting to qualify as accredited Counsellors and be registered on the PSA (Professional Standards Authority) voluntary government register for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Training

For those wanting to qualify as UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Psychotherapists. This qualification (Certified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist) is also endorsed by EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) and has international as well as national recognition.

Basic Counselling Skills – 30 hours (Jan/Feb Online)

This 30 hour course is for those who have had no previous training in counselling skills or who those want to re visit the basic concepts of active listening. We will introduce ideas such as reflection, summary, paraphrasing and confrontation as well as Carl Rogers ideas around empathy, congruence and acceptance

Intermediate Counselling Skills – 30 hours – Sept 2021

This course is for those who have a basic knowledge of counselling skills and want to build their competence and confidence. Groups are kept small to allow a focus on the developmental level of each participant. These skills can be applied in a wide range of contexts.

Advanced Counselling Skills – 30 hours – Sept 2021

This course is for those who have a competent level of counselling skills and want to refine these further, building on what they already know. We will deepen skills, explore working at depth and experiment with working with couples and working with groups.

Link Centre Open Evening – Live Online

Wednesday 27th January – 6.30pm to 8.00pm

A live online open evening for you to find out about our part-time counselling and psychotherapy courses.

Diploma in Supervision

For those wanting to enhance their career and add supervision to their portfolio.

Diploma in Supervision (F2F and Online)

For professionals with substantial experience who want to develop and enhance their career by gaining a qualification to supervise across different modalities and approaches. The next course commences in January 2021 with a face to face and online versions available.

Short Courses & Workshops

For anyone interested in personal and/or professional development.

Online TA Events – 2 Hours – in collaboration with Online Events

A series of twice weekly 2 hour talks and discussion, in collaboration with Online Events, on all TA topics. Held on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings, these operate on a self-select fee.

 

Link Centre Open Evening – Live Online

Wednesday 27th January – 6.30pm to 8.00pm

A live online open evening for you to find out about our part-time counselling and psychotherapy courses.

Applied Transactional Analysis in the Workplace ( Organisational TA )

A series of 10 monthly online workshops on applying Transactional Analysis principles and concepts within an organisation allowing organisational growth and change.

Tues Evenings, 6pm – 8,00pm (BST)

8th September to 13th July

Certificate in Bereavement and Loss (Online) – 18 hours – £260

6 x 3 hour Monday evenings between 1st February and 22nd March.

Look at your own views and experiences of loss, as well as considering how we work in the therapy room with those who have experienced loss.

Certificate in Working with Gender Diversity – 18 hours (online)

6 x 3 hour sessions – Feb/Mar 2020

This is an emerging client group and practitioners may feel curious, interested, anxious or that the presenting issues are beyond their experience to work with. Learn about the unique challenges faced by clients seeking to achieve mind-body congruence as they explore their gender identity and the treatment available to them.

Certificate in Working with Trauma (online) – 30 hours – £445

12 Tuesday Evenings (Feb to May)

This training for working with trauma will be a co-created and experiential course. As a training group we will work together to support your professional development as a counsellor or therapist working with traumatised clients.  

 

We will explore theoretical frameworks relating to trauma. We will work with clinical client examples to support the integration of theory and practice. 

Structure & Dynamics of Organisations & Groups: Let’s explore together!( Organisational TA )

A 4 x 4 hour organisational ta forum, led by Sabine-Inken Schmidt, to explore Eric Berne’s book “Structure & Dynamics of Organisations and Groups. Discovering this book, you will be able to see how Transactional Analysis was born out of Group Theories embracing models for Individuals and Organisations. This is an important factor of the identity of the Transactional Analyst when working in Organisations.

Working with Groups (Online)

17th/18th April 2021

Suitable for those who have qualified and those who are still in training, this Certificate course will extend your knowledge and skill base to work with counselling groups.

Certificate in Working Creatively (online) – 18 hours – £260

6 x 3 hour Monday evenings between 10th May and 21st June 2021

The use of creative interventions in the therapy room – gain confidence and inspiration in working creatively.

Relational Neuroscience: An Introduction to Interpersonal Neurobiology – 30 hours – £445 -Online

10 Evening sessions between May and July 2021

What do therapists need to know about the brain and the body whilst working clients? Interpersonal neurobiology gives us a scientific framework to consider interventions and enhance our treatment planning.

The Watering Hole Living & Learning with TA ( and beyond) – Jan to Jul 21 – £350

This monthly online gathering space is for educators (teachers, trainers, parents, facilitators, coaches etc) to bring their curiosity, questions, thoughts and ideas. Each 2 hour session will be based on different theme, creating an open space to explore and learn, to replenish, to gain support and also to roll with the emergent process of the group.

Thurs Evening 6.30pm – 8.30pm (London)

14th January to 15th July 2021

Spirituality in the Therapy Room and Beyond (15 hours – Jan to March)

6 x 2.5 hour sessions – January to March

A 6-week on-line courses will explore and engage with the concepts of Physis (the life force in nature), Intuition (direct knowledge gained without reasoning) and Autonomy (the experience of true awareness, spontaneity and intimacy).

Working with Eating Disorders and Obesity (Online) – 30 hours – £445

23rd/24th January & 6th/7th February 2021

Split over two weekends, this introductory course has been devised for therapists and health professionals looking to enhance their knowledge, ability and confidence when working with eating disorders and obesity in order to be able to work competently and ethically in supporting their clients.

Transactional Analysis

For those wanting to learn TA for the first time or build on existing knowledge.

The Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis ( TA101)

This two-day internationally recognised course is our most popular course. You will come away with new ideas, perspectives and models that you can use in every area of your life. People who attend this course come away with real insight into their own process and others and gain useful practical ideas of how to do things in a way that serves them better.

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory

This is a 20 day (10 weekend course)  aimed at those who have attended the TA101 and have been inspired to deepen their knowledge of TA in an environment that is collegial, supportive and developmental. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course but is also the first year for those wanting to continue on to our counselling and psychotherapy courses.

Psychotherapy Training

For those wanting to qualify as UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Psychotherapists. This qualification (Certified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist) is also endorsed by EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) and has international as well as national recognition.

Diploma in Counselling (Advanced TA Training – Level 6)

For those wanting to qualify as accredited Counsellors and be registered on the PSA (Professional Standards Authority) voluntary government register for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Applied Transactional Analysis in the Workplace ( Organisational TA )

A series of 10 monthly online workshops on applying Transactional Analysis principles and concepts within an organisation allowing organisational growth and change.

Tues Evenings, 6pm – 8,00pm (BST)

8th September to 13th July

Structure & Dynamics of Organisations & Groups: Let’s explore together!( Organisational TA )

A 4 x 4 hour organisational ta forum, led by Sabine-Inken Schmidt, to explore Eric Berne’s book “Structure & Dynamics of Organisations and Groups. Discovering this book, you will be able to see how Transactional Analysis was born out of Group Theories embracing models for Individuals and Organisations. This is an important factor of the identity of the Transactional Analyst when working in Organisations.

Online TA Events – 2 Hours – in collaboration with Online Events

A series of twice weekly 2 hour talks and discussion, in collaboration with Online Events, on all TA topics. Held on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings, these operate on a self-select fee.

 

Link Centre Open Evening – Live Online

Wednesday 27th January – 6.30pm to 8.00pm

A live online open evening for you to find out about our part-time counselling and psychotherapy courses.

Any Questions? Call us on 01892 652487

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