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.

How to become a Counsellor (or Psychotherapist)

17th May – 6.00pm to 8.00pm (GMT)

A 2 hour talk to help in navigating the minefield of different theories, training providers, costs and qualifications to qualify as a counsellor

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.

Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills – 30 hours

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

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

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

Monday 24th May – 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

For professionals with substantial experience who want to develop and enhance their career by gaining a qualification to supervise across different modalities and approaches.

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.

 

How to become a Counsellor (or Psychotherapist)

17th May – 6.00pm to 8.00pm (GMT)

A 2 hour talk to help in navigating the minefield of different theories, training providers, costs and qualifications to qualify as a counsellor

Link Centre Open Evening – Live Online

Monday 24th May – 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. Dip in and out depending on your interests.

Tues  or Weds Evenings, 6pm – 8pm (BST)

Monthly to 13th July

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.

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.

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.

Certificate in Trauma-Focused Therapy – 5 Day Course

A five day online course, delivered by Mark Widdowson, which will provide practicing counsellors and psychotherapists with a detailed understanding of how to work effectively with trauma in therapy.

5 days between June and September 2021 or 5 days between 4th November 2021 and 4th February 2022

Spirituality in the Therapy Room and Beyond – Physis, Intuition and Autonomy – Grief and Growth

6 x 2.5 hour sessions on Monday evening (6.00 to 8.30pm) commencing 7th June 2021

A6-week on-line courses exploring and engaging 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). This course focuses on Love (Grief and Growth).

Certificate in Autogenic Training (Online) – 12 hours

Master the independent practice of AAT relaxation techniques to help you get rid of excess psychological and physiological tension by making useful changes in your brain waves and balancing your Autonomous Nervous System.

8 x 1.5 hour sessions on Wednesday evenings (7.00pm to 8.30pm) commencing 19th May 2021

 

Certificate in Facilitating Therapy Groups (24 hours – Online)

This 8 x 3 hour online course (on Friday eves and Saturday mornings) combines both didactic and experiential teaching methods to deepen participants knowledge and skills in working with groups.

21st May to 25th June 2021

 

 

Certificate in Working with People with Personality Disorders – 4 days – Online

This 4 day online course (over 4 Saturdays in September) aims to present a comprehensive overview of personality disorders, delivered by trainers with specialist clinical and research expertise in psychotherapy with this client group.

4th to 25th September 2021

 

 

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. Dip in and out depending on your interests.

Tues  or Weds Evenings, 6pm – 8pm (BST)

Monthly 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.

TA202 – Building on Transactional Analysis Concepts (Online) – 30th May

Sunday 30th May 2021

Loved the TA101?  Want a little bit more?  How about joining us online on our TA202?  This course is intended for those who have completed a TA101 workshop and would like to build further on those concepts as well as having an introduction to some other areas of theory.

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

Monday 24th May – 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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