Meet the Team

Victoria Baskerville TSTA

TA East Director 

BA (Hons), PGCE, DIP Transactional Analysis, MSc Transactional Analysis, Certified Transactional Analyst, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. 

Victoria has been in private psychotherapy practise for over 20 years, working long term relationally with a diversity of clients representing the London community, presenting with here and now themes to more complex disorders of the self. She has many years experience as a clinical supervisor and consultant in private practise, the NHS and in voluntary and education settings. 

As well as a passion for psychotherapy, Victoria has a a love of teaching, her first career. Beginning in Newham Education Authority, as a teacher,  English as a Second Language Support Worker and Senior Manager.  She has a breadth of experience training and lecturing in higher education and university settings and private TA psychotherapy institutes.

Central to her being is working with difference, developing her understanding of being in relationship with 'the other', exploring unconscious motivation to seek or reject a cultural mirror. Victoria is interested in social and political contexts in the psychotherapy room and how these manifest in the transferential and real relationship. 

She is a passionate campaigner for education and human rights.

Her current research interest is 'The transcultural mirror in the psychotherapeutic relationship.'


Professional Membership



Geoff Hopping TSTA

Core Trainer

MSc in TA psychotherapy, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. UKCP, EATA registered Psychotherapist.

Geoff is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist. After twenty years in private practice Geoff now works as a consultant psychotherapist with life sentence prisoners in a high security prison. In his current role he runs several groups, works with individual prisoners, supervises other clinicians and carries responsibility for the clinical training in a unit which has in excess of 100 staff. He is very interested in the link between trauma, attachment disorder and violent offending and the ways that risk reduction and therapeutic change can be measured across a range of cognitive, affective, interpersonal and phenomenological criteria. He is also particularly interested in the concept of the ‘demon’, sometime referred to in TA as the ‘Electrode’, and in exploring ways that this intra psychic object can be laid to rest.

Joanna (Asia) Chrzastowska 

Events Organiser, Taster Sessions and Groupwork

I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor  and Transactional Analysis practitioner.


My journey began in Poland where I was raised and where I completed my formal education. Over a decade ago, lead by the desire to experience life in a new culture and challenge myself in an unfamiliar context, I relocated to the UK. Although, officially I am Joanna, to most people I am known by my polish nickname - Asia.


My heart lies in facilitating personal growth in self and others. I help individuals and groups in reaching and manifesting their innate potential, through counselling and psychotherapy, as well as training and coaching. I work with anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery, gain greater connection with self and others, and improve and enrich their relationships.


I believe we are all deeply interdependent people, and I am committed to promoting the importance of relationships and sense of inclusivity and connection.


Professional Memberships: BACP, UKATA, EATA

Ayse Banbridge PTSTA 

Co- trainer, Skills Observer, Events Support

Complaints Officer.

Bsc. (Hons), MSc Transactional Analysis, Certified Transactional Analyst, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.


I have been in practise for over 11 years, seeing individuals, groups and couples. My clients represent the rich culture and diversity of London and present with a variety of themes, as well as disorders of the self.


I have worked in the voluntary and private sector and have been teaching at a counselling school as a core tutor since 2010. I also supervise trainee and qualified therapists from a range of modalities.


I am passionate about teaching the art as well the theory of counselling and psychotherapy. Working with the relationship between self and the other and self in the world is at the core of my practice. Working with and developing my understanding of diversity and difference, inclusivity and access to counselling and psychotherapy is a key focus that runs through my teaching and clinical practice and I have worked with minority groups to widen access.


Professional Memberships UKCP, BACP, EATA, IARTA, ITAA,

Will Daniel-Braham CTA 

Events organiser,  Skills observation. 


MSc Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University Diploma Clinical Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute Foundation Course in Group Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths University Certificate in Counselling Skills. Working towards Diploma in Relational Supervision.


Professional Profile.

I have over 20 years counselling and psychotherapy experience helping people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including confidence, depression, bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, marital breakdown, sexual problems, addictions, alcoholism, eating disorders, problems arising from childhood experiences, abuse, bullying, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, living with HIV, workplace issues and much more. My clients have ranged from children working through divorce issues to CEO's of large organisations with feelings of inadequacy. I have worked in a variety of settings; in private practise, prisons and mental health organisations through to home visits and residential retreats. 


Training facilitated by qualified and experienced  Counsellors, psychotherapists and educationalists.

Trainers and facilitators are UKCP registered psychotherapists and are Certified Transactional Analyst's, who are also Certified to teach TA (PTSTA and TSTA status) by the European Association of Transactional Analysis.