I offer integrative therapy in a holistic and non-judgemental way, tailoring my work to the unique needs of every client. Where I think it will be helpful I use TA (Transactional Analysis). This gives a useful framework for both parents and their children to work together.
When working with a young person, experience has taught me that what brings about faster and more sustainable change is equipping parents with tools from the models in TA first. Parents tell me they find this both insightful and empowering. I find it can be an extremely effective way in which to improve family relationships.
Put simply, TA is a way to understand how and why we, and other people, think and act the way we do.
TA provides a framework for understanding personality and how people communicate and develop. The underlying philosophy is one of self and mutual respect and caring and it helps us understand how people tick.
TA is used in counselling, coaching, organisations and in education. It was founded by Dr. Eric Berne, a psychiatrist, who wanted to create something which was accessible to all walks of society. It started to be used in the 1950s and 60s. It is a humanistic therapy which includes elements of psychodynamic therapy and CBT and is particularly useful in helping people understand communication problems and relationships.
The UK Association for Transactional Analysis: www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk
The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA): www.eatanews.org
The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA): http://itaaworld.org/
The Institute of Developmental Transactional Analysis (IDTA): www.instdta.org/