Are you having problems in your relationships with members of your family, or with friends, within your relationship as a couple, or with working relationships?
Do you want to explore the patterns of behaviour and communication issues which contribute to those problems that arise within your relationships with other people?
If so, Transactional Analysis may work extremely well for you, since it is a therapy which encourages clients to address problems that have built up over time. A key benefit of Transactional Analysis is that you will understand why you relate to people the way you do and how you can do things differently.
Transactional analysis (commonly called TA) is a type of psychotherapy developed by Canadian psychiatrist Eric Berne in the 1940s. TA is a way of looking at what goes on between people and inside people, in order to help them make changes. Berne believed that people have difficulty in their lives due to how they communicate and interact with others.
Berne believed that communication with others comes from three distinct parts of self which he called ego states. The ego states are (and these are always written with an initial capital letter):
Ego-states refer to the three major parts of an individual’s personality, and they each reflect an entire system of thought, feeling and behaviour. Our ego-states determine how we express ourselves as individuals, interact with each other and form relationships.
As a TA therapist, I will help you to look at how your beliefs and the way you interpret the world around you can create recurrent and problematic patterns of behaviour, and I will work with you to help you to change.
TA is a talking therapy and sessions are designed to explore an individual’s personality and how this has been shaped by experiences – particularly those experiences stemming from childhood.
Transactional Analysis sessions can be carried out in the form of one-to-one counselling, or with families, couples or groups.
Transactional Analysis is used to explore a range of issues, including:
- relationship issues
- low self-esteem
- anxiety disorders
- panic disorders
- borderline personality disorder
- communication issues
- family issues
- fear of intimacy
- parenting problems
- workplace issues
I have been working successfully as an integrative counsellor for the past 14 years and I regularly incorporate Transactional Analysis into my therapy work with my clients (where I see that this therapy will benefit the client with the issues that they raise).
I find that it is an extremely helpful form of therapy, because, as humans, we are social animals and the relationships that we have with other people in our lives are, usually, very important to our mental health and to our well-being.
Please contact me, if you would like help in understanding why you might be having problems such as those included in the list above. Transactional Analysis may contribute to helping you to make significant changes in your patterns of behaviour and how you interact with other people in your life – so that you can do things differently and lead a happier life.
You can read a testimonial from a client who I recently helped using Transactional Analysis – Rachael’s testimonial
I am happy to have an initial discussion with you (free initial discussion limited to 30 minutes). Please call me now, either on my landline (01422 321412) or on my mobile (07913 979561).