Transactional Analysis means looking at the transactions we have with those around us, how we communicate and what that communication is about on many levels. I have found TA, with its many models, and its philosophy to be highly effective in helping my clients. What TA offers is a wide range of tools for me to assist you, the client, this is an open process. One of the models we might use is the Drama Triangle, devised by Stephen Karpman.
At each corner on the Drama Triangle a position or role resides they are- Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim. What we would look at is the role which you most often feel yourself drawn to. For example, if you favour the Rescuer position then you might spend a lot of your time looking after everyone else and not attending to your own needs, only to find yourself feeling worn out and possible resentful, which might lead you to feeling angry and moving to Persecutor or hurt and rejected thus you have moved to the Victim position. Our aim in therapy is to look at the reasons for your need to Rescue and then you can decide if this is a pattern you wish to continue. This is just one example of the use of the Drama Triangle and just one of the many tools I can use when working with my clients.
I am interested in how you see a problem and in helping you to understand yourself better within a situation. We will use our relationship to enable you to find the way forward. This I see as fundamental in finding a long term cure for life's problems.
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