Our Trainers

Peter Flowerdew PhD: Certified Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy speciality, CTA(P); UKATA Registered Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst PTSTA(P);UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis). He was, for many years, a Senior Accredited Member of BACP.

He is the Director, Principal Trainer and UKATA Representative for Contact Point. Peter has worked part time and full time as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1995. From 2001 to 2017, he has been the executive director of Help! Counselling, a registered charity providing counselling and psychotherapy to young people aged 9 to 25 (www.help-counselling.org.uk). He is currently Principle Supervisor to that organisation.

He has run his own private psychotherapy practice full-time since 2005. He also provides one-to-one and group supervision. He served on the council of UKATA for two years and was the main contributor in producing a new constitution for the organisation.

In 2013, he began working with clients on the Autistic Spectrum and has developed a humanistic approach to empowering people with the traits of Asperger's Syndrome, Aspies, to navigate the Neurotypical social world, facilitating understanding and dialog between those groups and extending the theories of Transactional Analysis to include the Autistic mind. The people he has supported have formed a CIC to promote the theories and tools I have produced (www.thedifferentengine.net).

In April 2019, Peter was awarded the UK Association for Transactional medal for these contributions to TA and to the community.

View Peter’s page & his thoughts on therapy

Neil Keenan: Certified Transactional Analyst with psychotherapy speciality; UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis).

Neil works in private practice with adults and children, and in local primary and secondary schools with children and young people. In support of his work with children, he has completed specialist training at Masters level in counselling children and young people. Neil was recently appointed Executive Director of Help! Counselling, a registered charity that provides low-cost counselling and psychotherapy to children and young people in Bristol and across the West Country. Neil also specialises in providing therapy and mentoring to people with Asperger’s Syndrome, who comprise approximately a third of his clients.