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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Third Edition edition (22 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412934958
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412934954
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 15.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 444,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Transactional Counselling in Action written by Ian Stewart provides an impressively comprehensive synthesis of TA and its practical applications' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ian Stewart was born in Glasgow in 1940. He received his secondary education at Glasgow Academy and went on to study at Pembroke College, Oxford. Graduating in 1961, he worked for five years in the scientific Civil Service in Edinburgh. In 1966 he emigrated to England to take up a Research Fellowship at Nottingham University. On conclusion of his research contract he stayed on at Nottingham as a lecturer, gaining his PhD degree in 1970.

Ian's first contact with psychotherapy was as a client. While continuing his own personal therapy, he developed a growing interest in the theory and method of psychotherapy generally and transactional analysis in particular. He entered formal TA training in 1979, and gained accreditation as a TA practitioner in 1984. For several years Ian followed two parallel careers, as lecturer and as psychotherapist. In the end, psychotherapy won the day: in 1989 Ian resigned his university lectureship to pursue a full-time career as a TA psychotherapist, writer and trainer.

Ian is the author, with co-author Vann Joines, of the basic text on transactional analysis, TA Today. First published in 1987, the book has been translated into fifteen languages and is widely regarded as the world-standard introduction to its subject. Its second edition appeared in 2012. Ian is Co-Director of The Berne Institute, a TA training centre which celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2013.

Ian lives in a small village in the backwoods of Leicestershire, together with his wife and three cats. His leisure interests include Morris dancing, cycling, fitness activities generally, and the appreciation of real ale.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Stipanovsky TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 April 2012
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I am a specialist in addiction, weight loss, health & wellbeing and better relationships...

I have a particular slant because I am looking for one sentence to justify the cover price and I will encourage you to buy the book...

That's it - there are many different types of reviewers - I happen to be one that is grateful for the opportunity to have access to all this wonderful knowledge, to learn and to share what may be a life changing snippet of knowledge...

I must also mention Ian Stewart is my current mentor, trainer and clinical supervisor so this review will be very biased in favour of buying this book over and above my normal rantings and ravings about Transactional Analysis.

Ian Stewart has a very particular way of wonderfully imparting knowledge whether that be in person or in his writings.

He is also very clear in the way he delivers the information and is joyful to watch as a trainer and therapist.

Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action is a fantastic addition to your collection and is a very handy reference source.

It is now in its third edition and is split into 2 main parts:
The TA Framework and The Process of Counselling with TA.

Part 1 is really about what makes TA such a useful theory and Part 2 shows you how to apply the theory.

This book will help you even if your framework isn't TA because a lot of what Ian discusses is relevant in all change work...

And I really need to mention "change work". TA is a theory geared up for change and it works.

Sometimes we are not aware of the price of change - so be careful of what you wish for...

Lots of one sentence therapy here...
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Ian Stewart writes in a clear and knowledgeable style. Full of examples and explanations of what can be a complex topic. Stewart takes you through. Incredibly useful for Psychotherapists.
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This book was recommended to to assist me on a TA course. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the same. The book was despatched very quickly and in good condition.
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By melanie lane on 22 Aug. 2014
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Great Study Book
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Excelent book. 29 Oct. 2013
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Very concise, objective and practical for all those who work with psycotherapy. I recommend it also for transactional analysts who want to review important concepts in TA.
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