is Transactional Analysis?
Analysis (TA) is a philosophical and psychological
theory which was formulated by Eric Berne in
the 1960's. It is based on the assumption that
people are OK, everyone has the capacity to
think and individuals are capable of deciding
their own destiny. It is a method which improves
communication. The theory outlines how we have
developed and treat ourselves and how we communicate
with others. It offers suggestions and interventions
which will enable us to grow and change.
analysts intervene as they work with clients
in a safe, protective and respectful environment
to enable them to reinforce more positive ways
of being and to develop healthier relationships.
TA is underpinned by the philosophy that:
all have a right to be in the world and be accepted
will work with you in a contractual way to enable
you to solve "here & now" problems.
The work focuses on creating productive ways
of improving your quality of life and is a mutually
respectful relationship between the therapist
and their client.