Ray Little

Certified Transactional Analyst in the field of Psychotherapy (CTA-P), UKCP reg. Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Ray works as an adult psychotherapist in private practice in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition, he facilitates supervision groups and professional development seminars in both Edinburgh, London and a number of European cities. He is a visiting tutor at several psychotherapy training institutes in the United Kingdom and Europe. Ray is a founding member of the International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA). He is also a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA), the Scottish Institute for Human Relations, and a registered psychotherapist and supervisor with the U.K. Council for Psychotherapy. Ray has been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist with individuals, couples and groups for over thirty years. He is also the author of several articles. Ray is currently interested in incorporating psychodynamic concepts into a relational transactional analysis, with a particular emphasis on working with primitive states of mind.

The therapeutic focus for Ray is with the transference-countertransference matrix, with the method primarily focused on the here-&-now of the therapy dyad. Ray thinks of transformation taking place within this relationship, working through the past in the present. This approach encompasses being willing to embrace and work through the needed and feared relationships.

In 2019 Ray was presented with the Eric Berne Memorial Award (EBMA) “in recognition of an original and highly significant theoretical and practical contribution made to the field of transactional analysis” (ITAA). This award was made specifically in recognition of three articles all published in the Transactional Analysis Journal; Ego State Relational Units & Resistance to Change, (2006); Impasse Clarification within the Transference-Countertransference Matrix, (2011); The New Emerges out of the Old, (2013).

Workshops delivered by Ray Little:
"To Be or Not To Be in Contact? Engaging with the Schizoid Compromise" (Preconference: Friday, October 23rd, 11.30 - 14.30)