Transactional Analysis is a form of modern psychology that examines personality, communication, interactions in relationships and change. It may be used in therapy to establish and reinforce the idea that each individual is valuable and has the capacity for positive change and personal growth. People are never completely independent which is why the emphasis lies on the mutual communication between one person and another. Analysis of this leads to insights regarding the internal and partially subconscious world of the individual in question (beliefs and behavioural patterns) and observable interactions in the external world. This can be another person or relationship however it can also refer to the family or another (work)system to which the person in question belongs. The increased awareness of the dynamics that are active at subconscious levels matches well with the Systemic approach to counselling.