What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional 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.

Transactional 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:

People can change

We all have a right to be in the world and be accepted

I 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.