Why have therapy?

The previous features explained what counselling and psychotherapy are (both are frequently referred to simply as ‘therapy’), and how counselling therapy works.  This article discusses a particular type of therapeutic counselling approach known as transactional analysis (TA).   It is an important ‘tool’ that is used in Hants Counselling therapy sessions in Basingstoke.  Transactional analysis was developed in the latter 1950s by American psychiatrist Eric Berne and hopefully, in reading this article, you may recognise certain emotions and aspects of human behaviour and, through this recognition, develop an appreciation of how counselling therapy might help you.   Therapy and the unconscious mind Before transactional analysis therapy was developed there was an emphasis on improving patients’ mental health by helping them understand their unconscious thought processes (the thought processes that run in the background and of which we are unaware – one example is driving a long way and on arrival being unable to remember the last half hour of the journey).  Transactional analysis developed...
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