Diane Salters MSc.TSTA (Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst)
Therapy, supervision and coaching face to face and on line.

Who is the Potter pray and who the Pot?
Fitzgerald (The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

More about me

I live and work in Cape Town by the shores of beautiful False Bay.

Born and educated in South Africa, I had to leave in 1968 because of my opposition to the apartheid regime and spent 25 years in England. There I did my further education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, a Diploma in Community Development and most of my psychotherapy training. In addition to being certified internationally as a Clinical Member (CTA Psychotherapy) and a trainer and supervisor of Transactional Analysts (TSTA), I have graduated MSc. in TA Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (via the Berne Institute) and completed the Integrative Psychotherapy Training at Metanoia Institute in the UK.

In 1993 I returned to contribute to the building of the new South Africa and to find my own healing after years in exile. Social justice is a passion of mine and my contribution was recognised by the The International Transactional Analysis Association when I was awarded the Hedges Capers Humanitarian award in 2008. I continue to contribute in various ways to organisations I see as offering healing or social justice to our society so damaged by its past. To this end I work as a facilitator with Gender Reconciliation International, developed by the Satyana Institute. This profound work is crucial in a society with high levels of gender violence and abuse of children.

Big garden pot

Being an active part of the global TA community is important to me. I have served on the Board of Trustees of the The International Transactional Analysis Association as the Representative for Africa and as Chair of the Eric Berne Fund for the Future and then as the Vice President for Research and Innovation and on the Ethics Committee. From 2015-2019 I served as the President of the ITAA. I attend at least one international training or conference a year, both to share my latest thinking and practice and to learn from my peers around the world.

My other passions are gardening and pottery – hence the photos on my web site. Pottery is a wonderful exercise in transformation. Earth and water combine under the hand of the potter – fire and air are at work in the kiln. The result is always beyond what one could possibly imagine. It is a similarly transformative process, revealing the beauty in people and communities, that I seek in my work.

I have been twice married and blessed with three amazing children and three delightful grandchildren. I live with my husband, Peter Willis.