Our Trainers and Training Institutes

Training in Transactional Analysis is available to established professionals, new professionals, those seeking to strengthen skills and experience, and those embarking on developing new career options.

The first step is to take a TA101 Course, the official introduction to Transactional Analysis, which follows an internationally agreed syllabus and covers the basic theory and concepts. Trainers and training establishments require that you attend this course before you begin Transactional Analysis training.

Transactional Analysis training in Psychotherapy is available in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. Training in Organisational Transactional Analysis is available in several locations (see below).

Christchurch Transactional Analysis Training Programme

The Christchurch Transactional Analysis Training Programme offers a three to four year training course for the qualification of Certified Transactional Analyst in psychotherapy. For details, contact Vicky Blake by telephone at 03-377-6118 or by e-mail:

Vicky Blake <vicky@vickyblake.co.nz>

or visit their website http://christchurchtatraining.co.nz.

Training in Invercargill

Charlotte McLachlan runs a three year training programme leading towards a qualification as a CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst. There is also an exam preparation group for those trainees who have completed the three years and want support to prepare toward CTA written and oral exams.

In addition she runs a TA 101, an introductory weekend workshop prior to engaging in the full training programme. For more information contact Charlotte by email:

Charlotte McLachlan <charlotte@psychotherapydunedin.co.nz>

Organisational Transactional Analysis

If you are more interested in Organisational and Developmental Transactional Analysis, Anne Tucker, of Prow Consulting, provides TA101, Foundational, Certificate, and Diploma level courses. You can also go on to become a Certified Transactional Analyst (Organisations) and an MSc (Professional Development) through Middlesex University, UK.

See Anne’s website for more details: TA Training

Wellington Transactional Analysis Training Institute (WTATI)

WTATI facilitate three year training programmes that follow the syllabus for Certification as a Transactional Analyst (CTA) as defined by the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA).

Outcomes of the course include:

  • Preparation to sit the Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) examination.
  • The CTA is currently recognised for registration as a psychotherapist by the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Provides appropriate training in a theoretical framework that meets the requirements to apply for membership of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP).

For further information including admission criteria and the start date of the next training programme, please visit our website www.wellingtonta.ac.nz

The Physis Institute in Dunedin

The Physis Institute offers a 3 year training in transactional analysis psychotherapy leading to certification as a Transactional Analyst and membership of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), registration as a psychotherapist by the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ) and the potential for membership of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP).

Current faculty members include: Jo Stuthridge MSc TSTA NZAP, Charlotte Daellenbach TSTA, NZAP, Prof Keith Tudor PhD, TSTA and Elana Leigh MSc TSTA.

For further information, visit https://www.jostuthridge.co.nz/transactional-analysis-psychotherapy-training or contact Jo Stuthridge with enquiries about application by email:

Jo Stuthridge <jstuthridge@xtra.co.nz>