Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical supervision and Training in Bristol

Relational skills are becoming increasingly recognised as an essential part of effective helping, especially in social services, psychological therapy, education, organisations and the health care professions. Our introductory courses should be of immediate practical help to anyone in the “people business” or looking to become more aware and shilled in their relationships.

Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and relationships based on the study of specific ego states, a theory of social interaction or interpersonal communication and a system of individual and/or group psychotherapy used a tool for personal growth and change.

Contact Point is a Registered Training Establishment (RTE) in Bristol, offering advanced training training in psychotherapy and therapeutic counselling, focussing largely but not exclusively on the theories, models and methods of Transactional Analysis, in which will be found approaches using insights and elements from Cognitive-Behavioural, Relational, Rogerian, Gestalt, Object Relations and Self Psychology modalities.

We are registered with The UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), which means that our courses are recognised by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European and International Associations for Transactional Analysis (EATA and ITAA), so our qualifications are recognised at a national, European and international level.

We also offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

We have an in house agency, Contact Point Psychotherapy.

Our advanced trainees provide  low-cost client therapy to adult clients.

Our students also work with Help! Counselling, a charity providing
counselling and psychotherapy to young people aged 9 to 25.


Registered Trainer

Peter Flowerdew PhD; Certified Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy speciality, CTA(P); UKATA Registered Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst PTSTA(P);UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis). BACP Senior Accredited Member.

Director, Principal Trainer and UKATA Representative for Contact Point (see page21).Peter has worked part time and full time as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 19 years.

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Registered Trainer

Gemma Mason: Certified Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy speciality, CTA (P). UKATA Registered Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, TSTA (P); UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis), BACP Senior Accredited Member.

Gemma has worked as a therapist and trainer for fifteen years. one-to-one and group supervision and she provides training courses and supervision to other agencies. Gemma also served for two years on the council of UKATA.

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Training Courses

Transactional Analysis, commonly called TA, is a way of looking at what goes on between people and inside people in order to help them to make changes. TA is useful in education, management, organisational change and development and in counselling and psychotherapy.

TA counselling and psychotherapy in the 21st Century: offers an integration of Cognitive Behavioural, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Relational and Transpersonal theory and practice in a humanistic psychotherapy using the TA core model of personality.

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Introductory Course TA101

The TA 101 course is the official Introduction to Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and offers a range of models that can be used to understand, and enhance communication and relationships and personal wellbeing. TA is applied in education, organisations, mentoring and psychotherapy.

Come and join us in an exciting journey of discovery where you will be introduced to the main concepts of TA. Following attendance of this course (min 12 hours) you will be awarded with an internationally recognised certificate, which is issued by the ITA. This is a stand-alone course as well as being a pre requisite for those wanting to continue training in TA in the psychotherapy, Organisational, counselling (Coaching) or educational specialisations.

If you would like to read more before attending a TA 101 course, you can find publications on a reading list at

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