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Valerie Redman

Valerie is a Certified and Supervising Transactional Analyst and offers Transactional Analysis (TA) training for people wanting to change career and for those who just want to gain personal development and growth.

Transactional Analysis can be used as

  • A theory of personality
  • A theory of communication

It offers: 

  • A theory of child development 
  • A theory of psychopathology

And provides: 

A powerful tool for analysing systems and organisations

Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality that gives a ready understanding of human behaviour. It offers a simple framework to improve interpersonal communication. It can help us to understand why we do what we do. It provides easy ways to understand self and others.

Transactional Analysis provides simple yet powerful ways to:

  • Increase understanding in communication with others
  • Deal with stress and change healthily
  • Handle and resolve conflict
  • Understand human behaviour
  • Gain autonomy and build self-esteem

The Transactional Analysis "people skills" are applicable to all situations in life, both personally and professionally.

These include people in: 

  • Organisations
  • Health Professions
  • Education
  • Personal Growth

Transactional Analysis is for anyone who wants to understand themselves and relationships better.


What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change.

Amongst different psychologies, Transactional Analysis is outstanding in the depth of its theory and the wide variety of its applications.

It is a theory of personality and gives us a picture of how people are structured psychologically. To do so it uses a three-part model known as the ego-state model. The same model helps us understand how people function and how they express their personality in terms of behaviour.

It enables individuals to understand why they do what they do and understand the reasons they feel this way.

Transactional Analysis provides a theory of communication which can be extended to give a method of analysing systems and organisations.

It shows us how to communicate effectively from the healthy position of “I am OK with me” and “I am OK with you”.

Transactional Analysis offers a theory of child development. The concept of life-script explains how our present life patterns originated in childhood. Within the framework of life-script, TA develops explanations of how we may continue to re-play childhood strategies in grown-up life, even when these produce results that are self-defeating or painful. TA also gives us a theory of psychopathology.


Transactional Analysis as a Tool for Healthy Growth and Change

  • Transactional Analysis when used in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, groups, couples and families, provides understanding and ways to work through distress, difficulties, everyday problems and changes in their life.
  • Transactional Analysis is a powerful tool for management and communications training and organisational analysis. It provides the skills and mindset to manage and create healthy workplace relations and culture.
  • Educational Transactional Analysis is an excellent tool which provides information and skills suitable for all ages. In the learning process, it allows clear communication and avoids setting up unproductive confrontations.
  • Transactional Analysis can be used whenever there is a need to understand individuals, relationships and communication.




Valerie is a Certified and Supervising Transactional Analyst and offers Transactional Analysis (TA) training for people wanting to change career and for those who just want to gain personal development and growth.

  “TA 101” - an introduction to Transactional Analysis



The TA101 course encompasses the theoretical concepts of Transactional Analysis with practical and experiential learning. This course extends the learning and development of individuals.

A practical people skills course which is particularly useful in the workplace, relationships and life and is an excellent introduction to understanding self and others.

It provides a starting point and pathway and creates options on the Transactional Analysis journey.  For many people, this is a fast way to gain the practical people skills useful for everyday living.

The program incorporates 12 hours of training over 2 days.

It is competency based and a pre-requisite for entry into the Transactional Analysis Advanced program and the opportunity to apply for Regular Membership in the International Transactional Analysis Association and the Australian Transactional Analysis Association.

Many participants continue on to Certificate, Diploma, and Transactional Analysis Advanced training.

The Transactional Analysis Advanced training program is offered one Saturday a month over a 3 to 4 year period. Trainees complete competency based units leading to a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) certification.  They can enter at the start of a new unit, after completion of the TA101 or the completion of other TA based training.





Contact Marion at the Redman Institute on 8294 6559 or by email at




Transactional Analysis Training Overview

Training in TA is available to established professionals seeking to diversify and develop skills, new professionals seeking to strengthen skills and experience and individuals developing new career options.

The first step is to take a TA 101 course, the official introduction to transactional analysis, which follows an internationally agreed syllabus and covers basic theory. Many trainers and training establishments require that you attend this course before you join courses of advanced training.

If you do not intend to undertake training to certification level, there are many workshops, events and activities held by trainers and other TA practitioners through which you can extend your knowledge. These can often be attended without having first taken the TA 101 course.

To qualify as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) in one of the four fields generally requires three to five years part-time study before doing written and oral exams. The actual time will depend on factors such as the area of specialisation and the trainee’s existing level of experience and personal development. During this time you might expect to attend monthly two or three day training programmes, which are often available at weekends. In addition, the purchase of books and journals will be essential.

Whilst training you will be supervised by an accredited TA supervisor. In addition within your peer group, training might include case presentations and discussions, diagnosis and treatment planning, and audio or video tape critique. Psychotherapy trainees are required to undergo therapy throughout training and therapy is strongly recommended for all trainees. The overall training process, including supervision and psychotherapy, places great emphasis on the resolution of personal issues as they arise from the process of working with clients.

Whilst in training, seminars and conferences offer many opportunities for trainees to establish professional relationships locally, nationally and in the larger arena of the international TA community. In this way, trainees are also educated in a variety of related theoretical and practical approaches.

One of the principles of TA is that trainees actively plan and structure their training and take responsibility for themselves as well as for their training process. The Principal Supervisor is responsible for supporting and assisting the trainee according to his/her individual personal and professional needs and bears part of the responsibility for the trainee’s adequate preparation before taking the examination. Accordingly, the Principal Supervisor can request certain training elements which he/she thinks are necessary in this context.

Training in TA can continue for as long as you would like it to, it can be a life-long journey of discovery and development or it can be a brief introduction that opens your mind and gives you a better insight into yourself and your surroundings.