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Finding new ways
in relationships

We're wired for connection from birth. But we can sometimes struggle with intimacy as adults.
How does it become so difficult to express our true self and needs to another?

Puzzled by why the same difficulties keep cropping up in relationships?


Perhaps you’re good at looking after other people but struggle when it comes to getting your own needs met.


Maybe you feel uncomfortable and tend to withdraw when anyone tries to get close. Or can’t help but lash out when you feel challenged.

Happy Couple

This workshop is a two-day exploration, supporting you to uncover and work through the things you find most challenging about being in relationship with others, and with yourself.

It will introduce ideas from the Transactional Analysis school of psychotherapy, using everyday language to help us understand what underlies why we think, feel and behave as we do.


Exploring your thoughts and feelings in a confidential small-group setting, you will be guided to unpack any repeating struggles in relationships and consider healthier alternatives. 

When 24th and 25th September 2022, 9.30am - 5.30pm (more dates available in November)

Where The Therapeutic Rooms, Shoreditch (E1 6RU), London

Price £100

Who is this event for Adults aged 18 or over. Please note that this is a space for individual reflection, and is not intended for couples to attend together.

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Some of the things we will look at:

  • The early influences that shape our 'relational style'

  • Identifying the feelingsthoughts and beliefs that drive our behaviours in relationship

  • Getting to know our unconscious defences - how we tend to protect ourselves when we feel vulnerable with others

  • Unpacking relational dynamics - some of the unhelpful patterns that we may get stuck in and finding a way out

  • Understanding our feelings - developing emotional intelligence by learning to recognise and communicate difficult emotions constructively 

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What is Transactional Analysis? Transactional Analysis (TA) is a model of psychotherapy that aims to explore the origins of our patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour. TA focuses on building awareness and empathic understanding of how and why we came to be the way we are. This can enable us to consider new ways of relating with ourselves and others, increasing our capacity for intimacy and autonomy.

About the facilitators

Deliana Ianeva and Chris Elcombe are qualified counsellors, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and in advanced training as psychotherapists. 

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