Transactional Analysis Podcast

Conversations on the theory, application and spirit of TA

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  • 1. S1 E1: An Introduction to Your Hosts

    This is a brief introduction to the hosts. John Fleming and Matt Taylor share a little about their background, how they discovered Transactional Analysis and their mission to share TA with a broader audience. "Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology, and one of the most accessible theories of psychology at that. In simple terms, TA is designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life." Founded by Eric Berne in the late 1950s, TA therapy is based on the theory that each person has three ego-states: parent, adult and child. These are used along with other key transactional analysis concepts, tools and models to analyse how individuals communicate and to identify what interaction is needed for a better outcome. Throughout therapy, the TA therapist will work directly on problem-solving behaviours, whilst helping clients to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive, creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure clients regain absolute autonomy over their lives. Eric Berne defines this autonomy as the recovery of three vital human capacities - spontaneity, awareness and intimacy." For more information on Transactional Analysis and your hosts, visit:

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  • 3. S1 E3: Transactional Analysis and Education with Giles Barrow

    In this episode, we speak with Giles Barrow, an Educator, Writer and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Educational field. Giles shares his experience of using Educational TA in all different sorts of environments, from schools to adult education. For more information on Giles and his work, please click the link below:
  • 4. S1 E4: Transactional Analysis, Psychotherapy and Research with Dr Mark Widdowson

    In this episode, we speak with Dr Mark Widdowson a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Psychotherapy field. He is also university lecturer, researcher and writer.  Mark talks to us about his experience of using Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy and some of the research he has been involved in that validates TA’s effectiveness.  For more information about Mark and his work click the link below:
  • 5. S1 E5: Transactional Analysis and Organisations with Marian Timmermans

    In this episode, we speak with Marian Timmermans a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the Organisational field. She is also a Coach, Team Coach, Process Facilitator and a Management Consultant. Marian talks to us and shares her experience of using Transactional Analysis with teams and in organisations.  For more information about Marian and her work, please visit her website:
  • 6. S1 E6: Transactional Analysis Counselling with Rosemary Napper

    In this episode, we speak with Rosemary Napper. Rosemary is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in 3 fields - Counselling, Organisations and Education. Rosemary notes that these are all fields that emphasise presence and emergence, culture and context, and working in the here and how with the Adult ego state. The focus in this episode is on the field of TA Counselling which she notes is little known in the UK. This was recorded just before the global coronavirus pandemic when hairdressers were prolific, this will become clear as you listen!! Rosemary has since suggested that it may be this field of Counselling that is what is particularly timely for all our well-being. You can learn more about Rosemary's work here:  
  • 7. S1 E7: Lessons learned and plans for future podcasts

    In this shorter episode, John and Matt reflect on completing the Introductory Series, their favourite bits, how much they have learned from the interviews, plus their plan to interview more expert Transactional Analysts. The podcast that John and Matt mention, that we were interviewed on, was Ray Campion's Leaders and Manager's Hub Podcast:
  • 1. S8 E1: COVID-19 Panel Discussion Part I

    In this special edition episode, we have changed things up a bit! Rather than having 3 of us in your head, there’s going to be 7 of us!!! We have facilitated a very timely panel discussion on what TA might have to say about the COVID-19 Pandemic. The panel is made up of Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analysts across the four fields of application in TA. We have Anna Chandy (C), Trudi Newton (E), Adrienne Lee (P), Thorsten Geck (O) and Giles Barrow (E) who will be representing the emerging approach of Ecological TA. After a brief introduction, our guest's discussion builds into a rich and inspiring response to the current pandemic. Not wanting to edit any nuggets of wisdom out, we have decided to publish it in its entirety across two separate episodes.