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Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is a model for understanding human behaviour, communication and relationships developed in the 1950’s and 60’s.  It is now a well-established approach, widely used in psychotherapy, counselling, education and organisational development.

Some of the concepts central to Transactional Analysis are:

  • It is a model for understanding personality and how it develops to assist in personal growth and change.

  • It is a collaborative approach meaning that both parties are actively involved in the process in an equal, reciprocal relationship.

  • The focus of the therapeutic work is on becoming aware of options and making new choices rather than avoidance or passivity‚Äč.

  • The belief that the most profound changes happen through experience rather than mental processing.

  • It offers a range of models that can be used to explain communication and relationships. These models can help identify what goes wrong in communication and how to interact for a better outcome.

  • It focuses on providing opportunity for individuals to change repetitive patterns often formed in childhood


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