The Berne Institute

Training in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy and Counselling
... at the Centre of England

Meet our Training Faculty

Co-Director and Academic Registrar:
Ian Stewart BA(Oxon) PhD MPracNLP TSTA(P)

Ian is accredited by ITAA/EATA as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. He is also a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Ian is co-author of TA Today (Lifespace, 2nd ed., 2012), the world-standard basic text on TA, and of Personality Adaptations (Lifespace, 2002). He has contributed books on TA to three widely-read series published by Sage Publications: TA Counselling in Action (4th ed., 2013), Eric Berne (1992) and Developing TA Counselling (1996). In 1998, Ian was awarded the EATA Gold Medal "for outstanding services to TA in Europe". He has been a practising TA psychotherapist for over 30 years, and has presented TA trainings nationally and internationally.

Adrienne Lee BA MPracNLP TSTA(P)

Adrienne is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and a Master Practitioner in NLP. She has been practising as a psychotherapist for over 30 years, and has been centrally involved in the development of TA in Britain from its earliest beginnings. Originally trained by the late Professor John Allaway, Adrienne is a founder member and past Chair of the UK's Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA). She has served in many committee posts in the ITA and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), and is a past President of the European Association of TA (EATA). In 2010, Adrienne was awarded the EATA Gold Medal, given for "outstanding services to TA in Europe".

Associate Director:
Mark Widdowson MSc (TA Psych) PhD ECP GradDipCouns FHEA TSTA(P)

Mark is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy. He is also qualified in integrative counselling and is a COSCA accredited diploma trainer. Mark is an international expert for the Training Accreditation Council of the European Association for Psychotherapy. He is the author of Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques, published by Routledge. In 2014 Mark was awarded the EATA Silver Medal, in recognition of his contributions to, and support of, research on TA.

Academic Tutor and Supervisor:
Frances Townsend MSc (TA Psych) CertCouns PGDip (Supervision) CertEMDR PTSTA(P)

Frances is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA) and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. She incorporates mindfulness into her practice as a core concept alongside TA. Previously she worked as a volunteer in a youth counselling agency and for Women's Aid, managing refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence. Since 1995 she has built a thriving private practice in Northamptonshire where she sees individuals, couples and groups for therapy and is also a counsellor in NHS Primary Care. Frances runs individual and group supervision sessions and offers training and workshops on personal development, counselling and psychotherapy topics.


Copyright © The Berne Institute 2015. The Berne Institute is a trading name of Berne Training Ltd, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN, registered in England No. 4109070