The Trainers listed below make up the present Trainers working on behalf of The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy at Present time! They are trainers on:
- The Four year TA Psychotherapy Training programme
- The Supervision Certificate
- The Four year Child and Young people Diploma
- The Loss and Bereavement Certificate
- The CPD programme
- 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- BOB COOKE – BA. PGCE. TSTA, Cert. Counselling UKCP Registered Psychotherapist Bob who is the founder of the Manchester Institute is an experienced Psychotherapist and freelance trainer and Supervisor. He runs a clinical practice encompassing both individual and group psychotherapy. He also runs a four-year TA Psychotherapy course with a UKCP accreditation. The basic theoretical framework that he uses in his work is Transactional Analysis, and he offers an Integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Gestalt and bodywork techniques. Bob is the Principle Director of the Manchester Institute.
- STEPHANIE COOKE – CTA PTSTA Stephanie has a wide range of experience, working with children and adolescents which spans twenty years. She began in the early eighties working as a Social Worker specialising in children and adolescents in all areas of childcare. At this time in her career she also worked in a CAMH’s unit as a counsellor for disturbed adolescents and children who have been traumatised and abused. Stephanie has also worked for Norfolk Childres projects with young offenders, working with them on projects within their local communities.Stephanie has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for twenty years, and presently works at the Manchester Institute as a trainer supervisor and psychotherapist with Adults and Children. She believes that all children have the right to “continuity of emotional well being, happiness and essential to this, good enough parenting”, and this is her guiding principal when working with children and their families
- KAREN BURKE – UKCP registered Psychotherapist, MSc Gestalt PsychotherapyHas a wealth of experience having worked in private practice, within the NHS, a hospice and with looked after agencies, with both children and staff, before leaving Warwickshire.Karen moved to the North West in Feb 2004 to work at a children’s attachment centre, it was after gaining eighteen months experience there and volunteering at an adoption charity, Karen contacted the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.Karen has since gained her advanced diploma in supervision and her certificate in Theraplay. Karen has supported the Institute and The Low Cost Therapy Clinic, by writing the Handbook for this enterprise and continues to facilitate the co-ordination with other members of staff. Karen also was one of the originators of the Safe Base Training that has now gone nation wide to help parents whose child or children have attachment difficulties.Karen is a trainer, supervisor and psychotherapist who works with adults and children, in individual, couples or group work. In 2011, Karen was the key note speaker for The Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy’s third conference at Salford University. Karen’s main interests for her work, is bereavement, trauma and relationships, although she has worked with many other subjects over the years.
- JANET FENGEROS – BA (hons) PTSTAI have had a very varied career path including a return to university as a mature student and a wealth of life experience. I provide a warm empathic environment for individuals wishing to challenge and change negative life patterns.I have a special interest in the difficulties that modern living and working can throw at us including relationship, family and stress related problems and especially how our past can influence how we cope with them. After having changed my life through the therapeutic experience, I believe that through therapy we can hold our negative life events up to the light and change how we deal with them, making us happier more confident people.
- AMANDA PHILLIPS UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist, Trained Supervisor,Therapeutic Counsellor for Children and Young People, BA Hons, PGCE Amanda has had 20 years of experience of working with children and young people in numerous settings such as schools, colleges, hostels and private practice. As a Psychotherapist this work includes school’s counsellor, family therapy and in-depth 1-1 with homeless teenagers. She runs groups on self esteem, anger management and provides training for the City council on attachment, engaging young people and managing challenging behaviour. Her passion and respect for young people combined with her warmth and humour allows the young person to feel safe enough to engage and build a relationship where change can take place. Amanda has been in private practice with adults for over 12 years using an Integrative approach which draws on a variety of modalities including TA, Gestalt, CBT and Humanistic. She believes that the theoretical model forms the backdrop to her work but that it is the relationship between which is fundamental to growth and change. She works therapeutically part time at a pupil referral unit and part time at the Institute seeing individuals, couples, children, adoloscents and familie
- May Senior Johnson is a Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst. She has been a tutor at the Manchester Institute for many years. She teaches all levels of groups and supervises. In her supervision she uses a developmental model to progress the learning for the supervisee and a process model to help students gain understanding of transference and counter transference. She has a private practice which she runs from a dedicated therapy centre built at her home in Cheshire. She has previously worked for three years on the ITA council (NOW UKATA). She is currently enjoying delivering psychotherapy and teaching to groups in the Ukraine several times a year.
May has also worked for many years with outside agencies including the NHS in providing supervision, Official TA 101 training and tailored courses for management, caseworkers, Nursing staff etc.
UKCP, EATA and UKATA registered
- Julia Tolley Julia has over 25 years personal development experience working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, seeking help and support for a wide range of issues and problems. Initially qualified in the field of Human Resources Management in 1991, Julia’s professional contact with people was largely formal and she wanted to engage with people at a less formal and more supportive level. She qualified as a counsellor in 1994 and as a company Coach in 1999. Wanting to move further into the field of Psychotherapy, she started on a journey of discovery into the field of Transactional Analysis. Julia started her Transactional Analysis training in 1996 and started her private practice in 1997. Julia qualified as a Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapist) in 2007 attaining UKCP accreditation as a result. In the same year she attained the Supervision Certificate from Manchester Institute. In 2013 Julia became a PTSTA (P), she has a Therapy and Supervision practice working from a log cabin in her garden. Julia works with individuals and couples and works integratively with her Clients and Supervisees. She is also a member of the Working Party – a sub committee of the Exam Committee for UKATA whose role is to develop a training programme for Written Exam Markers. Whilst training, I am mindful of both the delivery of the theoretical material and the practical elements that the audience will take away with them and use in their practice with Clients and Supervisees.