Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and/or Certified Transactional Analyst(Psychotherapy) Level 7

Certified Level 7 Transactional Analyst

This psychotherapy diploma is designed for those wanting to qualify with a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and/or become a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) CTA, with access to UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registration. The CTA is a qualification awarded by EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) with national and international recognition.

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

To gain the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and/or the CTA students need to successfully complete 600 hours of core training (four years of part-time training, 10 weekends per year + 3 evenings online). 

Transactional Analysis Training

The starting point is the 2 day TA101, followed by the Foundation Year in TA Theory and 2 years of Diploma in Counselling (Advanced Training) Course and then a further fourth Psychotherapy year (see below).

In the fourth Psychotherapy year, the Saturdays are theory days (see sample below) and the Sundays the learning agenda is developed by the students themselves with subjects such as revisiting theory, client presentation, supervision, exam preparation, skills training, mock exams, and anything the group is wanting apart from personal therapy.

Pre Course requirement: Attendance of TA101, successful completion of Foundation Year in TA Theory and successful completion of Diploma in Counselling Year 1 and 2 of training, a minimum of 120 hours of personal therapy, tutor endorsement to continue training.

Sample Content: (under review)

  • Week 1.    The Broader Context of Psychotherapy
  • Week 2.    An Integrative Approach
  • Week 3.    Working with Eating Disorders
  • Week 4.    Research
  • Week 5.    Cathexis School and Parent Ego State work
  • Week 6.    Mental Health Familiarisation
  • Week 7.    Redecision School and Working with Impasses
  • Week 8.    Working Relationally
  • Week 9.    Neuroscience
  • Week 10.  Endings

Personal Therapy: Students need to be in ongoing therapy throughout the four years training with a UKCP registered psychotherapist or equivalent and usually until they take their assessment (min 40 sessions per year).

UKCP Accredited Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy ( level 7) 

Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy), CTA is an EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) qualification with international recognition and also makes you eligible for UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registration. This also entitles you to be on the UKCP’s PSA (Professional Standards Authority) government approved, voluntary register for counsellors and psychotherapists.

APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning): If you are already a qualified counsellor or have completed training elsewhere it may be possible to count some of your existing hours (APL) towards this course. Please contact us for further details.

Course Location: Most of our courses will run face to face at our training venue at Plumpton College, East Sussex.  In the event of Covid restrictions or unforeseen factors, we use the Zoom online platform as a backup to deliver the training. We will also offer some online courses

Cost: The course fee for October 2022/2023 is £2784 for new students joining the Link Centre. Full details of course costs and associated training costs (eg for therapy, student memberships etc) can be found here. (Currently being updated to reflect 2022/23 costs)

Rebecca Davies, one of our core tutors, talks about the advanced theory of Ray Little’s “The Withdrawn Self”.


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£2784 (2022/2023)

Booking and Dates

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Upcoming Dates:

October 2022

Clinical Year 3

29th/30th October 2022

19th/20th November

17th/18th December

14th/15th January 2023

18th/19th February

18th/19th March

22nd/23rd April

20th/21st May

17th/18th June

15th/16th July


Payment Options:

A payment scheme is available


The Link Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE


with occasional visiting tutors

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