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The latest CTRTC programme workshop was held in Sothhampton recently.

The workshop was held at Southampton University Hospital, from left to right : Rory Norton, John Perry, Aubin de Gruchy, John Brickell (wokshop leader), Ann-Kristin Elvestad Odegaard, and Leonard Citron. A very enjoyable and quality learning experience was had by all, and John Brickell's evaluation is that all 5 participants are right on track for Certification in the not-too-distant future. Congratulations to everybody !

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Congratulations to the latest group in the UK to have completed the Certification programme, and to have demonstrated skill, knowledge & understanding of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to a high level, thus earning the status Choice Theory & Reality Therapy Certified (CTRTC)

Left to right: Dalal Al Bahar, Graham Helm (with Jenni Broadhead Graham's assistant), Chris Brain, Lou Willis-Keeler and Craig Wilson


The workshop was held in East Burgholt, Suffolk - the Certifying Instructor was Adrian Gorman.


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The 6th European Reality Therapy Conference is being held in Tampere, Finland 245h - 28th May 2017. Places are still available, and for more information contact Adrian Goramn, or visit the conference site here www.eart2017.eu/

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I would like to welcome to all our new members to our website and also to wish all our members, old and new, a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.

You may be interested to hear that EART (European Association for Reality) Therapy are having a conference in May. We are all invited and there is an early bird rate that ends at the end of next month so get your registrations in soon if you want to go.

Please check their website out for the details.

Please also check on our website for up and coming workshops.

Lets make 2017 a great year!

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3 New Instructors in the Making

instructorsThe handsome trio here are Sean Humphreys, Toni Groundwater and Richard Cooke, all looking full of positive vibes having just completed the initial training phase of the Basic Instructor Programme, which was held, on 7th & 8th November, at the 'Venture Trust' office centre in Edinburgh. The training was led by John Brickell who will also be overseeing the 'mentoring phase' of the programme that follows next.

Both Toni and Sean work as outreach coordinators for the Venture Trust organisation and Richard is a programme development manager for the 'Prince's Trust/Fairbridge', in Edinburgh. So all 3 have extensive experience of working with young people (sometimes using "outdoor environments") where the focus is on personal development and, often times, dealing with challenging behaviours, and where the ideas and skills of CT/RT & LM are both highly applicable and practically effective.

We look forward to keeping you updated on Toni, Sean and Richard's progress.

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Members day 2016

Our first WGI-UK Member’s Day took place on 22nd October 2016 in Cambridge. It was well attended and it was good to connect again with members that we hadn’t seen for a while as well as welcoming new people who came along to find out more about Choice Theory / Reality Therapy. The venue, Hill’s Road Sixth Form College was perfect, a wonderful new building with all the facilities we needed. Rob Leslie, his wife Goska and Carol Way laid on an amazing spread for lunch and kept us topped up with hot and cold drinks all day.

IMG 7u3e9tThe main event was a presentation from Brian Lennon who came over from Ireland to deliver two inspiring workshops: The first one, on his fascinating work with children and young people with a condition he calls Dystraxia and the second, on Helping Victims of Bullying with CT/RT.

Both sessions were stimulating and generated a lot of discussion. I certainly went away feeling that I had learnt a great deal and had increased my understanding of Dystraxia. I’m sure that those of us who work with children and young people will be better able to support them in the future due to this workshop.

During the day there was a range of resources for sale at heavily reduced prices and people went away with lots of bedtime reading. I also valued the opportunities to connect with others and I went home with my CT/RT batteries well and truly recharged!


We are planning to have more days such as this in the future so role on the next one and thank you to all those who attended.

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IMG 5318The very first 'Days of Leon' conference organised by European Institute for Reality Therapy was held in Bled, Slovenia on 20th - 23rd November (unfortunatley the date clashing with the WGI UK members day).

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On this occassion the conference was for European Faculty in the first instance as a trial, and on day 1 over 200 guest from the psychotherapy community (mostly 2 year students) attended. A variety of workshops dedicated to Choice Theory counselling and Quality schools was on offer as well as a live Skype session between EIRT faculty and Dr. Richard Marken,  co-author of 'CONTROLLING PEOPLE: The Paradoxical Nature of Being Human'. We were able to have a hour with Dr Marken to discuss his (and Bill Powers) Theory and beleifs, (Perceptual Control Theory), and were able to have a discussion on the similarity with Choice Theory.

ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy) was presented to recipients next to a bronze bust of Leon.

The conference, in Leon Lojk's memory, is scheduled to run same time same place each year.

More picures from the conference can be seen on the EART website photo gallery www.ctrt.eu

 About Leon Lojk

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Venue: Hill’s Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PE
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 10am until 4pm
Price:  Members £12.00  non members £25.00

Keynote speaker Brian Lennon

Brian first got involved in Reality Therapy in 1985 when he trained with Dr. Glasser himself.  In 1987 he became a founding member of the William Glasser Institute Ireland.  In 2011 he founded William Glasser International as a fully international replacement for the William Glasser Institute and with Dr. Glasser’s full approval.  He is an advanced instructor in WGI, a fellow of the Irish Institute of Guidance Counsellors, a fellow of the William Glasser Institute Ireland and Chairperson Emeritus of William Glasser International.  Brian worked as a Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist.

He will be running two workshops

 1. Dystraxia 

 2.  Helping victims of Bullying using CT/RT

As well as these two brilliant workshops, there will also be:

  • ample opportunity to share, connect and network with other members, friends and colleagues
  • browse and buy books & resources at reduced prices (at the book store)

Lunch and refreshments included.

To book a place please go to the Schedule Workshops link here (WGI-UK Members log in first to receive discounted price)

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Below is the list of our scheduled workshops

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Advanced Workshop: Prerequisite: This workshop is the 3rd phase of the CTRTC training programme and is open to anyone having successfully completed the Basic phases 1 and 2.

Basic Intensive Week: This 4 day workshop is for anyone interested in supporting people more effectively, including those who work with young people in
the areas of personal development, mental health, employability, education, addiction, care or outdoor
activity settings. You might be a youth worker, teacher, support worker, sports coach, mentor,
occupational therapist, counsellor, social worker, probation or other criminal justice staff.

1 Day Intro Workshop:  If you are interested in knowing more about Choice Theory & Reality Therapy - this is a 'taster' day. The location is Brighton, East Sussex right next to Preston Park railway station.

For more information and registratiuon click here

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Welcome to the new website !   After what seems to have been an age, our new Institute has been "re-fired" and we are up and running.

The WGI-UK's new executive of Moira Oliver, Ruth Bradbrook, Geraldine Rowe and John Brickell welcome you all and welcome your involvement and contributions wherever this might be possible. We are keen to "light a new fire" for the training and promotion of Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, Lead Management and the Quality School, here in the UK. and we also have some new ideas and proposals regarding membership and practitioner involvement. So watch this space for news and updates.

Lastly, we'd like to thank Adrian Gorman for constructing this website for us and agreeing to being our website advisor. Thanks as ever Adrian !!


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