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Mica Douglas




Mica Douglas

MASW, CQSW, MSc in TA Psychotherapy, CTA(P), TSTA(P)

Programme Leader Transactional Analysis

Programme Leader MA in Therapeutic Fostering & Adoption

E-mail: mica.douglas@metanoia.ac.uk

Tel: 0208 579 2505



Mica has been teaching at the Metanoia Institute for five years after training there in the 1990s. She has a therapy and supervision practice in Victoria, London and in Kent. Mica is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and supervisor and has a particular interest in trauma, attachment, unconscious processes and developing potential in others. She has spoken at a number of national and international conferences about the impact of attachment difficulties and trauma on children in care.

After training to be a social worker and then a therapist, Mica worked for the NSPCC as a psychotherapist. She is currently a consultant psychotherapist to an independent fostering organisation. She also qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in addition to her training as a Relational TA therapist working with Adults.

Mica has a strong interest in research and is currently undertaking the Doctorate in Professional Studies with Metanoia and Middlesex University. She is researching the impact of therapeutic training on relationships between foster parents and the children and young people they look after.

Mica is also leading case study research within the Transactional analysis department at Metanoia. This research is testing theory by looking at the effectiveness of empathic transactions.

She is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Health Care Practitioners Council, Registered Social Worker
  • UKCP, Registered psychotherapist for adults and children and registered supervisor
  • Metanoia Institute
  • International Association for Relational TA, member of Steering Committee
  • BACP, Accredited Member


Institute Roles:

  • Academic Board, Member
  • Programme Leader:

o Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training

o  MA in Therapeutic Fostering and Adoption

  • EATA Research Conference Committee, Chair


Selected Publications:

  • Douglas, M and Landale, A (2002) The Fast Facilitator Surrey, Gower
  • Douglas, M (2007) Child Protection for Counsellors in Tudor, K (ed) (2007) The Adult is Parent to the Child London, Russell House Publishing
  • Douglas, M (2007) Becoming a Child Psychotherapist in Tudor, K (ed) (2007) The Adult is Parent to the Child London, Russell House Publishing
  • Douglas, M. (2008) Researching the Effectiveness of TA in Fostering ITA News
  • Douglas, M. (2013) Fostering Innovation in the United Kingdom The Script Vol 43 No. 4



  • UKATA National Conference, Brighton, 2017 - Workshop on Relational Principles with the

          IARTA Steering Group


  • International Transactional Analysis Association World Conference, Berlin, 2017 – Workshop on

          Working Relationally with identity, difference and boundaries with the IARTA Steering Group