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.
Dr Linda Finlay
The visiting research trainer at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy is Dr Linda Finlay, a well known writer on research. In her work as an Academic Consultant, Linda teaches psychology with the Open University and offers training/mentorship on the use of qualitative methodology. She is a qualified occupational therapist and is currently completing training requirements to become registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist. Her particular research and therapy interest is the use of existential phenomenology to explore the lived experience of trauma and disability. She has published widely including four books since 2003: ‘The Practice of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy’ (Nelson Thornes); ‘Qualitative Research for Allied Health Professionals’ (Wiley), a volume co-edited with Claire Ballinger; and ‘Reflexivity: a Practical Guide for Researchers in Health and Social Science’ (Blackwell), a volume co-edited with Brendan Gough. Her latest book is on ‘Relational centred research for psycho therapists’ which she co-authored with Ken Evans (Wiley).