Transactional analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for growth and personal change. TA also offers us a theory of child development. The concept of life – script describes how our present life patterns originated in childhood. It also provides us with a theory of communication, and is widely used as a powerful tool in organisational management.
The many tools of TA are designed to assist people in achieving autonomy. The aim of realising our full Adult potential – is a prime focus of TA, through updating the strategies we learnt for coping with life we chose as children. TA rests upon a number of philosophical assumptions about people, life and the objectives of change: