Marcus Gee

My Background

How did I get here ?

It’s healthy to acknowledge how you got here.

My career started in 1988 after gaining a Degree in Combined Engineering and for the next eight years I specialised in electronics and production technology. I designed, improved then implemented manufacturing systems and processes. I managed the introduction of new products through these systems.

The specialist skills I had developed relating to process improvement and managing the people-side of change became sought after in the business world so I sought work with bigger and more complex programmes (and challenges !) within the IT industry.

In 2006 I successfully completed a (Post-Graduate) Fellowship in Manufacturing Management at Cranfield University where I was coached in a range of psychological principles and techniques such as learning styles, personality profiling, coaching, effective communications, problem-solving, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

TA really appealed to me as it has lots of understandable models and techniques for explaining ‘how’ and ‘why’ people do what they do – especially the things that aren’t very productive or are hurtful. When we understand the non-productive ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ and can model and communicate this, then alternative ways of doing things can be developed.

Transactional Analysis is a ‘social psychology’ and has been continuously developed since it was first proposed over 60 years ago by Eric Berne. It has specific ‘fields’ of application: organisational, educational, counselling and psychotherapy.

I started my TA training with a view to exploring the ‘organisational’ route to make full use of my background. I quickly discovered that some of my key values involve the development and support of others; helping others along their journeys through change.

I decided that the most fulfilling and effective way for me to support others was through psychotherapy and counselling (what other way is there for co-creating deep, long lasting change ?!). I also discovered that my background and experiences are just as relevant and helpful!

Learning is also important to me and so I’m very happy to continue to learn, conduct research and also to informally teach what I know. I am fully committed to becoming the best Transactional Analyst I can be.

Thats me in a nutshell…if you want to know anything more then please let me know: It really is OK to ask