St Andrews Counselling & Psychotherapy - "Take your first step to emotional health & well being"
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

Metamorphosis
Being Busy
Moving and Transitions
Contact me to talk about counselling; This is how it works.
Do I need counselling?

Most Popular Posts

St Andrews Counselling & Psychotherapy Blog Opens
Working with Trauma:Early Deconfusion work
View from the Bridge ( trigger warning contains reference to suicide)
Transactional Analysis: The Ego State Model
More on Perfectionism: The Be Perfect Balloon

Categories

anger management
Anxiety & Depression
Couples Counselling
courses and groups
emotions
Is counselling for me?
mindfulness
promotional offers
Transactional Analysis
What I can offer
Working with trauma

Archives

August 2017
May 2017
March 2017
January 2017
December 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
January 2015
October 2014
August 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013

powered by

My Blog

Transactional Analysis: The Basics

St Andrews Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
 
What is Transactional Analysis (TA)?
 
Transactional Analysis(TA) is both a theory of personality and a system for the improvement of personal and social functioning.
 
TA is based on a contract between the client and therapist in which they take equal responsibility towards common goals.
 
TA is a system of analysis which can be applied to the structure of the personality,interpersonal communication, life plans
 
 or scripts and the “games people play”.
 
TA therapists believe that decisions we make about ourselves, others and the world, are made early in childhood and
 
continue to have a significant influence on how we live our lives in the present. By analysing the transactions, games and
 
unique life scripts, boththerapist and client gain an understanding of the client’s unconscious life plan.
 
Together the therapist and client work to bring the script decisions into awareness where they can then be changed
 
and new decisions made improving life,love and happiness.
 
 
Structural Analysis identifies 3 ego states: the Parent, Adult and Child. This model helps us to clarify our
 
life experiences, thoughts,feelings and behaviours as well as beliefs and values and how being indifferent ego states can
 
influence how we are in relationship with ourselves and others.
 
 
Analysis of Transactions looks at how we communicate with other people at a social and psychological level and
 
understand our need for“strokes” (attention and acknowledgement) which may be positive, good strokes or negative, bad strokes.
 
 
Script Analysis “How do we get to be the person we are?” A lifescript develops without being aware of it, to survive and live
 
within our families and culture, but becomes outdated as we live and grow. By analysing our scripts we can change the decisions
 
 we made as children, when we were too little, to realise all the options we might have had. We can then make new decisions from
 
 our Adult ego state.
 
 
Analysis of Games People learn to play psychological games in childhood to fit into their family dynamics and continue these
 
games into adulthood to provide security, structure, strokes and stimulation. These games are in our subconscious, out of our
 
conscious awareness. The games follow predictable patterns and leave us feeling bad and reinforce the negative view we have 
 
of ourselves and others. The client and therapist can identify together the games people play, bring them into Adult awareness
 
 and learn how to recognise and avoid the games.
 
 
TA Therapists have completed 4 years training and go on to do advanced work under clinical supervision, personal therapy
 
 and examination preparation to qualify as a Certified Transactional Analyst. TATherapists training prepare them to work with
 
individuals, groups and couples.
 
 
 
 

0 Comments to Transactional Analysis: The Basics:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint