Manchester Transactional Analysis Conference

About Us

The MANTAC conference has been around for many years as a not-for-profit event that provides therapists and trainee therapists with good quality, affordable CPD in Manchester. Known originally as the North West Transactional Analysis Gathering or NWTAG for short, we changed the name in 2016 to reflect the growing numbers the conference has been attracting. We would like the conference to continue for a long time to come, the committee baton being passed on from therapist to therapist to keep this lively, welcoming and enjoyable event alive and thriving.

The MANTAC Committee is made up of a number of volunteers who are paid only in tea, coffee and free entry into the event in exchange for their time, energy, enthusiasm and hard work. If you'd like to join us, please send us an email.

We've put our details below, please come and say hello on the day and we hope to see you soon!


Hi, I'm Hannah Legge. I have been in private practice since 2003. I attained my CTA in 2008. I'm also a qualified Hypnotherapist, and a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer. I was a Supervisor for a local charity for a number of years and taught Person Centred Counselling at City College, Manchester. I've been on the MANTAC Committee since 2012, first as the Workshop Co-ordinator and now as Chair. My aim is to put on a good quality conference that is warm and inviting. If you want to email me directly for any reason, my email address is [email protected]

Hi, I'm Claire Dorrington. I have been on the MANTAC Committee since 2012 and originally joined as I wanted to give something back to a conference that I had attended and valued for many years as a delegate. I have been in private practice as a TA therapist since 2006. I previously worked as an adult mental health social worker for twenty two years and curently work as an associate lecturer on BA and MA social work programmes at the University of Chester.

Hi, I’m Janet Neal. I have enjoyed being on the committee now for some years and have regularly attended conferences, particularly the regional ones since starting my TA training in 2003.
I am accredited with the BACP and have a private practice for individuals and couples ; Janetnealtherapy.co.uk, and am based now in Northenden.
I enjoy now being part of the MANTAC committee, helping to create ongoing support of learning, connectedness and enjoyment for others that I find so valuable.

Hi, I'm Natalie. I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis and graduated in 2012. I have a small private practice and see individuals and couples. I am passionate about all things psychotherapy, self development and learning! This, along with my experience in events and marketing, lead me to become part of the MANTAC team, which I thoroughly enjoy!

Hi, I am Stephen Murphy and have been involved with TA practice for over 10 years and in private practice for the last four years www.edenpac.uk working from Urmston and on Deansgate Manchester City Centre. My previous career was as an Art and Design Lecturer for over 28 years. I mainly work with individuals and couples and joined the committee recently as a way of giving back to the TA community who all give their time and energy free and for the cause, to get the message of TA out there.

Hello, I am Frank Kelley. For many years I was a psychodynamic counsellor in the NHS and am now retired. I am new to this committee and to Transactional Analysis and am looking forward to being part of this new world.





Meet the team

Hannah Legge.
Claire Dorrington.
Janet Neal.
Natalie James.
Stephen Murphy.
Frank Kelley.


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