The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy evolved from the Lifestream Centre for Psychotherapy, which was founded by Bob Cooke TSTA in September 1987. Bob Cooke was interested in the idea of creating a Therapy centre in south Manchester and saw it as a place where people could come, knowing that they would be attended by skilled Therapists and treated with high regard and with confidence in safety and confidentially. At that time the staff consisted of two full time Therapists, Bob Cooke and June Brereton, and several other part time Therapists. It was through the establishment of this centre in 1987 ,that the Institute has its roots and subsequently its standard of Excellence it is today.
We provide a comprehensive Training programme in Psychotherapy together with a wide range of clinical specialities in areas of self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, addiction, bereavement and loss etc. Other Training programmes were developed such as Diploma in Children and young people psychotherapy– and a Certificate in Supervision. Finally, we now operate a vibrant CPD programme which offers Training in many important areas in the mental health field.