Transactional Analysis (TA) is a model of psychotherapy used for understanding human
development and facilitating change to life patterns.
TA provides a stimulating and engaging
framework to understand how we have developed into who we are and how we relate and communicate with others. TA offers
explanations as to how we continue to repeat patterns of behaviour, thinking and feeling; that may be self-defeating and painful.
TA’s concept of ‘life-script’ explains how we can continue to re-play childhood strategies in life today
and this can limit an individual’s potential.
Once we become aware of our self-defeating patterns and
self-limiting beliefs they become available to change. This is achieved by working together contractually to achieve
the desired therapeutic goals. TA is used with individuals, couples and groups and is effective with a wide range of
Fundamentally, transactional analysis is a humanistic approach firmly grounded
in the principles of equality, mutual respect and the belief that everyone has intrinsic value as a human being. Therefore,
have the potential to make a valid contribution to both their life and the lives of others.
By gaining awareness,
intimacy and spontaneity along with changing out dated and often dysfunctional decisions, we can be empowered to develop positive
decisions. Therefore new healthy life patterns, personal growth and self-development will emerge, which will in turn
enable us to reach autonomy.
“Although no one can go back
and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”