Bob is the founder of the Manchester Institute, 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.
- 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.