Transactional analysis (TA) is a psychoanalytic theory of talking therapy that takes its inspiration from Freud’s theories about personality types and interactions. Transaktionsanalyse aims to improve relationships and interactions with other people, especially those that develop during childhood.
In the late 1950s, psychiatrist Eric Berne developed Transaction Analysis, a method that helps establish inherent value and potential in a person by analysing their transactional habits.Transaktionsanalyse is used in counselling and therapy to understand and analyse how human interactions occur between children, parents, and adults.A fundamental aspect of human existence is communication – for instance, how children communicate a need to their parents or how parents communicate a rule to their children. Through such interactions, humans receive positive or negative strokes.
Through TA in therapy, you gain and maintain your independence by strengthening your adult state so that you should be able to examine and identify your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions, as well as create constructive interactions in relationships so that you can achieve your full potential.
Transactional Analysis: What are the benefits?Transactional Analysis involves establishing a ‘contract’ with your counsellor to create changes.A wide range of issues can be addressed using this therapy and can be applied beyond traditional counselling settings, for example in firm training, organizational consulting, parenting, education, and coaching. Making the right decision when choosing a therapist is important; it is imperative that you choose a professional with whom you feel comfortable, and that the two of you work well together.