Relationship Transactional Analysis

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Relationship Transactional Analysis – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Relationship Transactional Analysis Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a therapy based on the idea that we take our behaviours, feelings and thoughts from childhood into our adult relationships. TA therapy works by challenging the current beliefs a person holds and the games they play in relationships. With the awareness of the problematic behaviours and cognitions, individuals can make the choice to positively change the way they see themselves and their relationships with others.

TA has wide applications in clinical, therapeutic, organisational and personal development and would be a useful adjunct to those already qualified in related fields such as counselling, stress management and psychotherapy.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Development of Transactional Analysis
      • The Need for Social Intercourse
      • ‘Game’ Development
      • Strokes
      • The Stroke Economy
  • Lesson Two
    • Understanding Behaviour
      • Ego States
      • Internal Dialogue
      • Transactions
      • Games and Payoffs
      • Recognition and Ritual
  • Lesson Three
    • AssessingEgoStates/ Structural Analysis
      • Decontamination
      • Life Scripts – An Introduction
      • The Structure of the Child
      • The Parent
      • Egograms
      • EgoStateDiagnosis
  • Lesson Four
    • I’m OK, You’re OK
      • Third Order Structural Analysis
      • Life Positions
      • The OK Modes Model
      • Effective and Ineffective Modes
      • Three-dimensional Life Positions
  • Lesson Five
    • Scripts and Counterscripts
      • Life Scripts
      • Script Matrix
      • Injunctions and Drivers
      • Attributions
      • Self-serving Bias and Self-handicap
      • Three Basic Life Scripts
  • Lesson Six
    • Script Analysis/ The Rescue Game
      • The Origins of Lovelessness
      • The Origins of Mindlessness
      • The Origins of Joylessness
      • The Rescuer
      • The Persecutor
      • The Victim
  • Lesson Seven
    • Gender Roles
    • Games
      • Male Structural Analysis
      • Female Structural Analysis
      • Gender Roles in Families
      • Banal Scripts
  • Lesson Eight
    • Relationships/ The TA Therapist
      • Inequality
      • Power Plays
      • Avoiding a One-Up or Rescue Position
      • Making a Contract
      • One-to-One versus Group Therapy
  • Lesson Nine
    • The TA Process/ The Script System
      • Permission
      • Protection
      • Potency
      • The Treatment Triangle
      • Script Beliefs
      • Script Displays
      • Reinforcing Memories
      • The FeedbackLoop
  • Lesson Ten
    • Closing the Escape Hatches
      • Timing
      • Confronting Outdated Beliefs
      • Discounting
      • Redecision Therapy
      • Finishing Therapy
      • Summary

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.