Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis is a talking therapy and sessions are designed to explore an individual's personality and how this has been shaped by experience - particularly those stemming from childhood. This is achieved through skillful questioning and the utilization of various models, techniques and tools.

In Transactional Analysis, there are three kinds of transactions:

1. Complementary Transactions

In a complementary transaction, reasonable, effective, healthy, and harmonious communication takes place.
One person initiates communication (the stimulus), and the other replies (the response).

2. Crossed Transactions

A crossed transaction will cause communication to break off.  Complementary transactions can be easily disturbed by a crossed transaction.
The most common crossed transaction the world over occurs when the stimulus is intended as Adult-Adult, and the response is Child-Parent, although different ego states can be at play in crossed transactions.

3. Ulterior Transactions

Interactions, responses, actions that are different  from those explicitly stated
Example #1 how about coming up to my room and listening to some music?