Transactional Analysis psychotherapy is a humanistic form of psychotherapy which has these philosophies at its core:
• People are OK: Every human being has worth value and dignity
• Everyone has the capacity to think: We can all think for ourselves. Therefore it is the responsibility of each of us to decide what we want from life.
• People make decisions about their life and these decisions can be changed: People can change. We can achieve change not only by insight, but by actively deciding to change old patterns of behaviour.
The fact that TA uses a decisional model is very important to me. My understanding of this is that as children we interpret our environment and make decisions on how best to be in the world in order to survive. And this way of being may become fixed even when it is no longer useful. As grown ups we now have more freedom in choosing our own environments.
Within TA we use a contractual method. This means that we agree what you wish to change in your life. From this we are able to develop ideas of how working together could achieve your goal.
I completed four years of Psychotherapy training at Metanoia. I have experience of teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong and integrate concepts of Body into my talking Psychotherapy.
In order to be able to work this way my professional commitments are; to be in ongoing therapy, regularly attending Continuing Professional Development workshops and receiving ongoing supervision.
I am a member of the ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis) and am bound by the code of ethics of the ITA and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).