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.

Dr. William Glasser

Dr. Glasser is an internationally recognised 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.

For 50 years Dr. Glasser travelled 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. In time, 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.

Ethos and values

Choice Theory and Reality Therapy guide and support our relationships both on a personal and professional basis. We teach Reality Therapy with integrity and adherence to the concepts described by Dr. William Glasser.


We offer introductory workshops, full accreditation programmes and prescribed courses.


Become a member when you start training and gain access to useful free resources and connect with our members.


This confirms you’re aligned with our purpose, competent in our methods and committed to our ethics.


Staying true to Glasser’s work, we continually raise the bar on practice, training, communication and public relations.

Community Hub

Our strength lies in sharing. Find resources to enhance your training, keep up to date and find out what others are doing.

Meet the Faculty and Training team

We make up the official William Glasser Institute board for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy training and accreditation 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.

John Brickell

Director of Faculty Development & Trainer

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.

Ruth Bradbrook

Coordinator of Training & Trainer

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.

Moira Oliver

Treasurer, Membership Co-ordinator & Trainer

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 Brain


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.

Richard Cooke WGI-UK Trainer

Richard Cooke


Richard has been using Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management since 2005. This is firstly as a practitioner working with young people, then a training manager for national youth organisations. Most recently, he led national operational teams for Princes Trust Scotland. Richard is a certified practitioner (2012), and WGI-UK Faculty (2014) and now offers Coaching, Training and Consulting services for organisations delivering social change.

Our trainers

We have a team of facilitators ready to train you and your organisation in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.

Adrian Gorman

Tony Buck

Caroline Sellar

Toni Groundwater​

Sean Humphries WGI-UK Trainer

Sean Humphries

Sean is a counsellor, supervisor, coach and training consultant based in Edinburgh and with experience of working remotely and in person in various parts of the UK and other areas of the world.