Named after Dr Eric Berne, founder of Transactional Analysis (TA), The Berne Institute is a centre dedicated to developing high standards of psychotherapy, counselling, training and research in TA.
The aim of TA psychotherapy is to empower the client to establish and maintain autonomy—that is, the ability to feel, act and live appropriately to the here and now, free from the restrictive and sometimes dysfunctional beliefs, feelings and behaviour patterns established in earlier life. TA emphasises a contractual partnership between client and therapist, in which both parties agree and clearly state the objectives and methods of therapy. Sharing theory and treatment planning in this way helps the client to take personal responsibility for the aims and outcomes of change.
To accommodate the need to expand, The Berne Institute moved to its own premises in Kegworth (some ten miles south of Nottingham) in 1994. The Institute established a psychotherapy practice group as an integral part of its activities in the new centre.
The psychotherapists and supervisors working at The Berne Institute are professional members not only of The Berne Institute but also of the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA). Both the ITA and The Berne Institute are Organisational Members of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These practitioners operate within the ethical and professional-practices guidelines laid down by The Berne Institute, the ITA and the UKCP.
Practitioners operating at The Berne Institute
Our professional backgrounds bring a wealth of different skills and experience to complement those of The Berne Institute. We have experienced our own psychotherapy and will continue to do so throughout our professional training and working lives. Thus we offer our clients a truly supported experience and high standards of professional practice. The following is a brief introduction to our current practice members:
Lin Cheung MSc PTSTA(P) I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, counsellor, trainer and a supervisor. I have been working in private practice in Chesterfield for over six years, and have also worked within organisations, providing a staff counselling service at a further education college and counselling in a GP's surgery.
My approach in therapy and counselling is to help you with making new meaning out of life experiences, understanding yourself and your relationships better, finding ways of living that are more peaceful and satisfying and supporting you in making personal changes.
My approach in supervision has a double focus – firstly the supervisory relationship. Like the therapeutic relationship I see it as being an essential part of creating a supportive, facilitative environment so that I can help you in your professional development as a practitioner. Secondly, to have clarity of aims, objectives, goals and outcomes so that we both know what is being worked on and achieved. For more information please visit my web site, www.chesterfieldcounselling.co.uk; email email@example.com.
Chrissie Hosking MA SROT PTSTA(P) I am a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor, trainer and coach. I have worked within the NHS and voluntary sectors of the health service (as an occupational therapist, dietician and counsellor), mainly in the area of mental health.
I am a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I am also an approved practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).
I have had an independent psychotherapy practice since 1998. I work within therapeutic relationships to encourage people to discover and live out their own and recognise others’ essential OKness, as well as discovering and taking hold of their own potential in life. My interests include: health-related issues, e.g. stress, overeating and infertility; trauma; personal growth and development. I am able to offer psychotherapy, supervision and training. For more information please visit www.chrissiehosking.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to do next
If you are interested in psychotherapy or supervision with a member of The Berne Institute practice group, please contact us on 01509 673649. There is an answer-phone outside normal office hours. Leave your name and number and we will get back to you. All personal details will be held in confidence.
Terms and conditions
For psychotherapy: the first appointment is for one-and-a-half hours, of which the first half-hour is free. This is an opportunity for the client and therapist to meet, discuss their needs and expectations, and decide if they both wish to proceed. Terms and conditions, and the initial outline of a treatment plan, will be agreed between the therapist and yourself at this meeting. For supervision: please contact Chrissie or Lin, either c/o "The Berne", or via their respective web sites, to agree terms and conditions.
How to find us
The practice operates at The Berne Institute, Berne House, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth DE74 2EN (tel. and fax 01509-673649; email: click here>> ). The village of Kegworth is some ten miles south of Nottingham. Berne House is on the main A6 through the village. It is situated on the right as you enter Kegworth from Junction 24 of the M1.