is Transactional Analysis?
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 therapeutic issues.
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
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.
no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”