Further Information

What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a popular self-development system, enabling people to understand and improve their relationships. It was developed by the American Eric Berne.

The core beliefs of TA are that people can think make changes. The therapist will discuss and agree what goals you want from your therapy.  Sometimes we might not know what we want and that is ok too.

Looking at the three ego states, the Parent, Adult and Child (PAC model see left) we can see that life experiences, thoughts and feelings,learned beliefs and values from parents and other parental figures, such as teachers and grandparents, can influence our thinking, feeling, behaviours and relationships.  Therapy can help us understand what is happening.
What will a TA psychotherapist do?

Transactional analysis can help with a wide range of problems, including personality difficulties, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, loss and grief. You will be helped to explore the causes of your problems and to consider how you can understand yourself and your relationships better, and decide what changes you wish to make. Transactional analysis addresses individuals feelings/emotions, as well as their thinking and behaviour.

For further information see:

Eric Berne's Transactional Analysis (TA) - Early History and Theory
ITAA - The International Transactional Analysis Association
Stop acting like a baby by Karen Hainsworth
Wikipedia page on Transactional Analysis