You may have heard of some of the TA concepts
- Game Playing,
Sometimes these concepts and models can be discussed between client and therapist in the therapy session if it is appropriate and helpful.
What is TA therapy like?
I’m OK, You’re OK
Transactional Analysts believe in using open communication.
The therapist is seen, not as the ‘expert’ but as a person in an equal relationship where both parties have worth and are able to think for themselves.
Although people are responsible for their own change, a TA therapist will work contractually with you.
This doesn’t mean that a formal contract is drawn up, not at all. ‘working contractually’ in this sense, means that only issues that are mutually agreed are resolved.
The therapist doesn’t decide what the client needs. It is something we choose together to pursue. The way that this is done by a skilled transactional analyst is that is conversationally and effortless.
For example, Client or Therapist might say, “I notice that has been said a few times. Do you think you’d be interested in us finding out more about what that might mean?”