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 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 Psychotherapy. Has 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) PTSTA. I 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.
- 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.
- RUTH BIRKEBAEK – MD, PTSTA, Certified Integrative Psychotherapy Trainer & Supervisor (CIIPTS) by the IIPA (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association), UKCP registered Psychotherapist. Ruth started her career in Brazil in 1989 as a Plastic Surgeon. After graduating from medical school she became interested in the impact of the mind on the development of physical illness, and did trainings in Psychosomatic Medicine and Jung Therapy followed by a 4-year training in Transactional Analysis. In 2003 she moved to the UK and did a 5-year training in Integrative Psychotherapy with Richard Erskine. For the last 17 years Ruth has worked full time as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in London, and delivers trainings and workshops internationally.
- SYLVA JOLLIFFE, MSc., CTA, PTSTA, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. Sylva has 10 years of experience in private practice, working with a wide variety of adult clients from diverse backgrounds as well as providing supervision to practising therapists and trainees preparing for examinations. She has delivered TA and other training in the commercial world. Sylva has recently joined the Manchester Institute and is looking forward to working with students in the four-year TA Psychotherapy Training Programme.Before qualifying Sylva worked as a training consultant for many years in the financial services industry before qualifying as a performance coach. Her passion for personal development through coaching led her to explore Transactional Analysis, and so began her TA Journey.
Sylva has previously worked as a volunteer at ChildLine, as well as a local charity supporting adults returning to work and her local NHS early intervention psychosis team. She is also an active member of the UKATA Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee and is committed to developing UKATA policies and processes to promote equality and diversity in the TA community and has co-authored and edited several articles in the Transactional Analyst, the quarterly UKATA magazine. Sylva is particularly interested in working with trauma and is currently in the process of qualifying as an EMDR therapist.