Who we are
We are WGI-UK – with the backing of an international community and the independence of a regional body, we’re the UK governing body for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy training and accreditation (CTRTC).
We’re also a hub for training, information, personal well-being, professional resources and excellence. We’re building a community of like-minded people.
Choice Theory and Reality Therapy guide and support our relationships both on a personal and professional basis. Reality Therapy should be taught with integrity and adherence to the concepts described by Dr. William Glasser.
Dr. William Glasser
Dr. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist who is best known as the founder and author of Reality Therapy®, a method of counselling and psychotherapy he created in 1965 and that is now taught all over the world. He will always be remembered for founding Reality Therapy®. His groundbreaking book Reality Therapy®, published in 1965, created quite a stir in the field of psychology.
For 50 years Dr. Glasser traveled throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia lecturing to large groups of professional therapists and others who wished to assist their clients more effectively or who wished to improve their own lives.
As time went by he added a theoretical basis to the practical delivery system. He called the theory “Choice Theory®” and described it as the train track for the train, Reality Therapy®. Choice Theory® provides the validation for the application of his ideas to education, parenting, corrections, addictions and all human relationships.
Dr Glasser died on August 23rd 2013, peacefully and at home in Los Angeles, USA.
Responsibly delivering excellence So that you can too
Meet the faculty
We are the official Choice Theory and Reality Therapy training and accreditation board for the UK.
Dr Geraldine Rowe
Quality Schools Executive Faculty
Having worked as an Educational Psychologist in several Local Authorities, Geraldine now works as an independent consultant and trainer in Applied Educational Psychology. Past roles have included Specialist Senior EP for Behaviour, EP Team leader, Parent Partnership Coordinator and Manager of Behaviour and Attendance. Her doctoral thesis from UCL Institute of Education was on Pupil Participation in Classroom Decision-Making from the Teacher’s Perspective.
Director of Faculty Development
John has taught Choice Theory / Reality Therapy in North America, the Middle East, the Far East, in various European countries and throughout the UK. Along with Dr Bob Wubbolding, he is the co-author of ‘Counselling With Reality Therapy’, and ‘A Set of Directions for Putting & Keeping Yourself Together’, a personal development book utilising Choice Theory / Reality Therapy ideas.
Coordinator of Training
Ruth Bradbrook is a Practicum Supervisor and Basic Instructor. Her role within the Faculty is to Coordinate the Certification Training programme. Ruth’s background and expertise comes from working face to face with vulnerable young people, and she now runs a training company called Developing Youth Practice which offers training to youth practitioners using Choice Theory to engage vulnerable young people and motivate behaviour change.
Treasurer & Membership Co-ordinator
Moira is the Young People and Education Co-Ordinator and also a Practicum Supervisor. She has a BA Hons in Early Years and has worked with pre-school children in a range of Early Years settings for Social Services, Education and the Voluntary Sector. She has also worked as an Early Years Advisor and an Inspector. She currently teaches students and teachers how to use Choice Theory in their own lives with a company called Out Of Control.
Chris started his choice theory journey in 2004 when he began working for youth charity Fairbridge. Chris’ job to engage some of the hardest to reach young people in outdoor activities and experiences using Choice Theory as an approach to help with their personal growth. Chris progressed to certification in 2017 and has continued to use Choice Theory in the work that he now does delivering professional training courses in the outdoors as well as working on Choice Theory training workshops both online and face to face.