Holbeck College

Transactional Analysis

Learn how psychodynamics helps people understand themselves via their Parent-Adult-Child ego states.

Study time
8 hours

Level 2

Start date
26 September 2023


Transactional Analysis (TA) is a form of psychotherapy that uses our interactions with others to better understand ourselves, our behaviour, and how to make changes in our lives. This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the theory, techniques and uses of Transactional Analysis.

This course is suitable for both mental health professionals and individuals looking to further develop their self-understanding. Whether you are a psychotherapist, counsellor, helping professional, psychology student, or looking to work on your own mental health, this course will help us gain greater insight into ourselves and those around us.

Transactional Analysis proposes that we carry our parents’ values and childhood fears through into adulthood. This forms our script, causing us to continue to follow these unhelpful patterns in adulthood that lead to us subconsciously playing out negative behaviours and destructive games. By better understanding ourselves we can move out of this script and into autonomy: recapturing intimacy and spontaneity and reducing anxiety and depression.

We will cover:

As well as looking at the theory, techniques and practicalities, we’ll apply Transactional Analysis to a range of problems. Case studies include depression, burnout, perfectionism, addiction, and relationship issues.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


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Meet your instructor

Chris Worfolk

Chris is a psychologist and teacher. He holds an MSc in Psychology (Conversion) from Leeds Beckett University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

Chris is the author of multiple books including Do More, Worry Less. He ie the founder the of mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and is co-owner of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic.

What you will achieve

Completing the course will earn you a Level 2 Award in Transactional Analysis awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a digital certificate.

Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.

Here is an example certificate from our Level 1 Counselling Concepts course.

Example certificate


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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