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Tony White

Tony WhiteTony has been a teaching and supervising transactional analyst since 1989. He has also been a registered psychologist since 1986. He offers a variety of psychological services as well as transactional analysis counselling, training and supervision.


136 Loftus Street,
North Perth,
Western Australia 6006.

Phone: 08) 9328 8993

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Tony White

Working with suicidal individuals: A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London.


Background of book -

Order form -

Youtube of monologue on book by Tony -

In 6 months it has been taken up by the following libraries -

Maribor General Hospital Library (Slovenia)
Stellenbosch University Library (South Africa)
Mitt hogskolan library (Sweden)
Stockholm University (Sweden)
PJ Library (Norway)
University of Cambridge (UK)
Oxford University library (UK)
Coventry City Council library (UK)
Bromley Library service (UK)
Cadbury Heath Library (UK)
Kingswood Library (UK)
Yate Library (UK)
British Library (UK)
Hounslow Library (UK)
National library of Scotland (Scotland)
Executive Counseling and Training Academy (Singapore)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library(Singapore)
Singapore Polytechnic Library (Singapore)
Curtin University (Aust)
Australian Catholic University (Aust)
Bond University (Aust)
University of Melbourne (Aust)
James Cook University (Aust)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
National Library of Medicine Maryland (USA)
Loyola Marymount University California (USA)
University of Michigan (USA)
University of North Carolina  Chapel Hill (USA)
University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ohio (USA)
University of California Merced (USA)
University of North Carolina  Greensboro (USA)
Library of congress (USA)
University of California San Franisco (USA)
Mt. Hood Community College Library Oregon (USA)
National College of Natural Medicine Oregon (USA)
Oregon Health and Science University (USA)
Northeast WI Public Libraries (USA)
College of DuPage  Illinois (USA)
Boston College (USA)
University of Chicago  Illinois (USA)
University of North Texas  (USA)
Laredo Public Library Texas (USA)
University of Texas-Pan American (USA)
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
Eastern Institute of Technlogy (New Zealand)
University of Otago (New Zealand)
Rotorua District Library (New Zealand)
Library and Archives Canada (Canada)
City University of Hong Kong (China)
and these are only the libraries that I have come across on the internet. It is very likely there would be more that I am not aware of.

Good to see a Transactional Analysis book on suicide being used in such university programmes as social work, nursing, medicine, psychology, psychotherapy and counselling.


A psychological examination of three suicide notes - Adolf Hitler, Virginia Woolf and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols

Review of my book in WAVE magazine by Milena Stosic

Interview with me about my personal journey in the area as well as other questions about the book


* Bachelor of Arts (1983)
* Certified Transactional Analyst (Clinical) (1981)
* Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA) 1989
* Certificate in addictions counselling 1996


* Western Pacific Association of Transactional Analysts (1985)
* Registration with the psychologists registration Board of WA (1986)
* Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) (1988)
* Member of the APS division of independently practising psychologists (1995)


I began conducting counselling groups in 1980 with a co-therapist when I was training for my first TA qualification as a clinical member. At the same time I was attending Murdoch university completing my honours degree in psychology. I found this a good combination - I learnt the practical skills of counselling with my TA training and a strong theory base of psychology with my university training.

Also from this early time I ran a bookshop called TA Books and co-ordinated the Transactional Analysis Workshop Institute which was the organisation that co-ordinated all the workshops and training of Jeff and Marg White.

My early counselling was with adults as well as focusing on work with children & teenagers, and this has continued throughout the past 24 years. This resulted in a series of articles such as teenage suicide (available on my website) and three books -

* How kids grow up and leave home
* Creative feeling - How to understand and deal with your child’s feelings
* Adolescence, anger and what to do.

My work with adults has been in a wide variety of formats including individual counselling, group counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, residential weekend and week long group counselling.

This has involved many of the common problems such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, separation and divorce, loss and grief, sexual abuse, eating and sleeping disorders, addictions and so forth.

Over the years I have specialised in a number of areas. I was a consultant to St. John Ambulance Service for trauma debriefing for 10 years and produced a number of articles and a book on this topic. Other areas include: suicide and assessing suicide risk, symbiosis and attachment, the treatment of character and transference and so on. In more recent times I worked with addictions to drugs, alcohol and gambling in a drug rehabilitation centre.

Also recently I have run a respite program with the Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill. This involves taking away a group of people with mental illness for a week long respite. This has been mainly with people who have schizophrenia, manic-depression, psychotic depression, or the borderline personality. (My writings on these areas can be found on my website.Tony's website)

Throughout all this time I have also done my formal psychology work such as psychological testing people for dyslexia and learning difficulties, career guidance, assessing for academic underachievement and personality testing for a variety of reasons including legal work.


Tony has been training people in transactional analysis since the mid 1980’s. This has included the teaching of theory and supervision on the practicalities of hands on counselling. Tony has also supervised many psychologists for registration so his supervision is not only limited to TA but includes a wide variety of approaches to counselling. The supervision has included:

* Individual supervision
* Group supervision
* Supervising people to be supervisors