Anne Kearns trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the US and in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt in the UK and has an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. She is a former Chair and Teaching and Supervising Member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute (GPTI) and taught on the Masters and Doctoral programmes at the Metanoia Institute in London. Her first book, The Seven Deadly Sins: Issues in Clinical Practice and Supervision for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist (Karnac 2005) grew out of a post qualification course, The Seven Deadly Sins?, which attracted practitioners in London, Manchester and the Republic of Ireland.
The ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ refers to topics that Anne found to have been not studied in depth in Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapy trainings, which nonetheless led to the possibility of being registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. Anne is going to be in Singapore in April/May of 2023 and has agreed to offer group supervision sessions addressing some of these topics: Transference and Countertransference, Diagnosis, Addiction, Envy and Money.
In 2007 Anne was awarded the D Psych (Prof) from Middlesex University and the Metanoia Institute for her doctoral research in ‘Professional Development and Informed Practice in the Area of Ethical Complaints’. Her second book, The Mirror Crack’d: When Things Go Wrong in Psychotherapy and Other Cautionary Tales for Humanistic Practitioners (Karnac 2007; 2011) grew out of this research.