Eric Berne was influenced by traditional psychoanalytic theory and neuroscience in his creation of transactional analysis. But what exactly is it? Transactional analysis (TA) is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social transactions are analyzed to determine the ego state of the patient.
Essentially, transactional analysis is a type of psychology that examines relationships and interactions to reinforce a person's value and capacity for growth. The psychoanalytical approach is being actually adopted by many leading psychotherapists, counsellors and therapists in Australia today.