What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis is a fascinating model for understanding human behaviour, communication and relationships. It provides a wide ranging set of theories and techniques, that can be used by individuals and groups to develop to their fullest potential. The pragmatic and easy to understand TA theories help us make sense of why communication and relationships fail and how we repeat patterns of behaviour that are limiting or damaging.

It was originally developed in the 1950’s by the late Eric Berne and has evolved ever since. The simplicity of TA is its genius. As Eric Berne would say, “If something cannot be understood by an eight year old, it is not worth saying.” Its universal value that 'people are ok', its emphasis on people's power to choose and the immense hope it places on the possibility of change, makes it relevant to all cultures. Over the last 70 years, it has expanded to every comer of the globe and found a diversity of audiences. TA has grown and flourished over the years into an international community of practitioners.