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The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy evolved from the Lifestream Centre for Psychotherapy which was founded by Bob Cooke TSTA in 1987. Bob Cooke was interested in creating a therapy centre in South Manchester and saw it as a place where people could come, knowing they would be attended by skilled therapists, and treated in high regard, and in confidence with safety and confidentiality as the major hallmark.

It was through the establishment of this centre in 1987 that the Institute has its roots, and subsequently evolved to now encompass a comprehensive training dimension, as well as a strong clinical base.

The training is mainly in Integrative Transactional Analysis, as well as we have a Diploma in Child and Adolescent studies. Other trainings include training in Supervision and a vibrant CPD programme.  

The Institute has a fundamental belief, and ethos, that those who are personally motivated to change will do so, and in doing so inspire the growth of others.  

Whilst on this path of self development, those who change will enhance and transform the development of their environment.  

The Institute is based in Chorlton, which is a suburb in South Manchester and is four-five miles from the conference campus where we are hosting this unique three day event.

In recent years, we have developed a strong social media presence, and the Institute’s training and clinical development is recognised not only within Manchester, the North West but it is also recognised throughout the UK and beyond.

Bob Cooke, who is hosting this conference, and who is the founder of the Institute, travels extensively not only teaching psychotherapy but also promoting supervision and personal development.

The Manchester Institute’s Psychotherapy training and clinical dimension is recognised by the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy (EAIP), and the European Inter-disciplinary Association for Children and Young People (EIATSCYP).

As well as the above organisations recognising the trainings and clinical dimension, the training is also influenced in terms of development by the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association which was started and founded by Richard Erskine (2002).

THE MANCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY