Using TA for Couples Counselling     Saturday 16th March 10am to 4pm


Counselling couples can be challenging.  Not only are there two people and their intrapsychic processes to manage, often couples are experiencing a crisis when they come to therapy.  Transactional Analysis (TA) works well in the context of this kind of work. In this workshop we will explore a range of TA concepts and explore together how they can be used. This exciting workshop will combine theoretical knowledge and practical application of assessing and ‘how to’ work with couples in short term client work. Using case examples and experience we will be encouraging a sharing of our own knowledge through working collaboratively. 


How to book

Mandy Atkinson PTSTA is running this workshop and it is hosted by the Affordable Counselling Group (ACG) in Paddock Wood. For booking information contact ACG by email on  You can book by contacting ACG directly:


Strokes, Hungers & Weight Events

Buxton Evening Seminar, Tuesday 19th March

Evening Seminar presented by Mandy Atkinson PTSTA and Susie Hewitt PTSTA at the TA Training Organisation in Buxton. Here is the link to the event.

UKATA Conference Workshop,  Friday 10th May

Friday afternoon, 3 hour experiential workshop by Mandy Atkinson PTSTA and Susie Hewitt PTSTA in Birmingham at the UKATA National Conference. Here is the link to the UKATA Conference page.

Successfully Developing Your Private Practice - Friday 5th July

Who is the event for?

This event is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists who are wanting support developing their private practice and aren’t sure where to start. Run by Mandy Atkinson, psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and marketing professional. Before becoming a psychotherapist and developing her own successful psychotherapy and supervision practice, Mandy worked both as a marketing and PR consultant, and a university lecturer specialising in marketing with a special interest in developing small businesses.  She holds a masters qualification in marketing and draws on her experience in marketing and her knowledge of the counselling and psychotherapy industry, providing a unique perspective on the development of private practice.


This workshop is aimed at people in the early stages of starting up in private practice or wanting a fresh perspective and to re-think their marketing and business development.


How will the event help?

To do well, it is essential to develop business skills alongside your therapy skills. Typically marketing for private practice is often poorly understood and an area that needs to be talked about much more. The potential risk of failure is high, especially in the first three years.  At its heart marketing is about finding and retaining clients though the development of a structured approach that looks at the goals of your developing business over specific time periods, identifying your own niches and a strategy that executes your plan. To succeed in the successful development of your practice, it is also important to research and plan thoroughly and evaluate the success of the marketing that you do.  This workshop will help you develop these skills.


Mandy adopts a hands on and practical approach to business development and you can explore with her the marketing you have done to date and review its success. Mandy will show you how to do the research you need to get to know your prospective audiences and learn about others that offer similar services to your own.  You will learn the principles of marketing your therapy practice, what will be involved and how to apply them to your own practice.