Storymaking: In-between anthropological enquiry and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Salma Siddique*

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The author discusses the relationship between anthropological enquiry and Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy practice. Both disciplines of anthropology and TA offer an exploration of the individual's story. The concept of in-between-ness can add an extra dimension to working with clients in acknowledging the place of the client's story and the psychotherapist's role in witnessing as a way of making meaning of the whole. Ethnographical extracts are examined to illuminate how the application of anthropological insights and concepts can enhance TA psychotherapy practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-259
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Issue number3
Early online date10 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


  • anthropological enquiry
  • bricolage
  • in-between-ness
  • storymaking
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)


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