Having gained qualifications in transactional analysis in the organisational and educational fields of application, and then become a licensed trainer of neuro- linguistic programming, Julie returned as a student of TA psychotherapy a few years ago and is now a Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Psychotherapy field.
She is an Accredited European Counsellor, a Member BACP (Accred) and a Psychotherapist Member UKCP. She is also a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, and leads an MSc Professional Studies which provides tailored options for transactional analysis qualifications.
In addition to a volunteer placement in a local Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, and an ongoing private practice, Julie spent time as a volunteer psychotherapist in high security male prisons in the UK. For many years she has provided psychotherapy supervision internationally, and continues to provide that and also psychotherapy face-to-face and online.
She is a past president of the European and International TA Associations (EATA & ITAA) and was awarded the EATA Gold Medal in 2012 for services rendered. Julie is also the inaugural and current Editor of the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice (
She has a particular interest in forensic psychotherapy and trauma, leading a service that provides ‘challenge psychotherapy’ to prison inmates. She has attended training in somatic trauma therapy and holds the Certificate in Psychotraumatology awarded by the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Julie is now working with others to introduce the same sequencing of qualifications for TA psychotherapy as she has developed over the years for the developmental applications of TA. These provide opportunities for students to gain certification is at various stages during their training, rather than the international process which sees an attendance certificate for a TA introductory course followed several years later by accreditation as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) – which leads to a high dropout rate by students who then have no reward for the years of study that they have completed. As a guide, those who complete a year of advanced TA training (usually about 9 or 10 attendances at 2 day workshops monthly, with alternative webinar options in some cases) and apply the TA as professionals to help others, can obtain a competence-based Certificate. Another year of attendance can lead to a Diploma, with a further couple of years needed to get the international certification.
Cathy is a trainer, supervisor and psychotherapy training consultant and researcher. Cathy’s interest in research and training led to her undertaking a project to explore trainees experience of TA psychotherapy training which she began in 2006 as part of a doctoral programme. Since completing this research in 2010 she has become ever more enthusiastic and passionate about research and training standards.
As a result of her doctoral research Cathy published her first book What You Really Need To Know About Counselling and Psychotherapy Training: An Essential Guide with Routledge in 2014. She is currently exploring the training needs and wishes for counselling and psychotherapy trainers.
In addition to writing and researching Cathy runs a busy practice in the North West offering research, clinical and training supervision along with various CPD training courses and workshops. She is currently the Chair of the UKATA Training Standards Committee, the UKATA CTA Written Exam Supervisor and one of the EATA delegates representing the four UK TA organisations.
Joy is a psychotherapist using multiple
modalities of psychotherapy. He is a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology,
Internationally Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy, PG
Diploma holder in Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Master practitioner of NLP, and
Certified Gestalt practitioner. He practices psychotherapy at Individual and
Corporate levels. He works with individual clients, couples, and adolescents to
effect a deep and long lasting change in the personality of the client, helping
them to be powerful and autonomous in their lives. He works with his clients in
an environment of trust and safety, to facilitate them to resolve their issues
in relationships; emotional distress. affecting efficient functioning in life;
mood disturbances such as Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, OCD,
Phobia, Sleep disturbance, Dream analysis; relief from psychosomatic (mind
affecting the body) difficulties, trauma cure, etc. He also does Past Life
Regression for those seeking resolutions for which they do no know the cause.