I have now updated my membership to allow e mails to be sent to me directly. Anyone that wishes to discuss Mr Gale in private can now do so.
We would particularly like to hear from any families that have had difficulties with Mr Gale or any former clients.
As a member of UKAHPP Mr Gale is obligated to abide by their code of ethics and consumer responsibilities as laid out here: [www.ahpp.org
If you are a current client of Mr Gale you may want to ask yourself the following questions;
How long have I been in therapy with Derek?
How much longer do I expect to be in therapy with Derek?
When will my therapy come to an end?
Have the issues I initially came to Derek with been resolved or have they just manifested into ever deeper and more complex problems?
Did I realise I had these deep seated problems before Derek helped me to discover them?
Do I feel that I am as mad as Derek and the group say I am?
Do I often feel depressed about being around Derek and the group?
Why are positive experiences outside of therapy and the group often turned into negatives, particularly when they involve my family?
Why does Derek encourage divorce and the breaking up of families instead of reconciliation, particularly where there are children involved? Why (in direct contravention of his ethical obligations) does Derek recommend Sheila Rose to be your divorce lawyer?
What happens to people that leave the group?
Why are so many people in therapy with Derek for so long?
Why don't many people progress with Derek beyond the need for therapy?
Why wont the group allow me to get a second opinion from an independent councellor and why do they say doctors are crap and discourage relationships with GPs?
Why do members of the group (that are supposed to be my friends) always support a view that keeps me in therapy?
Why do I feel that I would have to go through hell from the group if I wanted to stop my therapy with Derek?
Does Derek really know me better than I know myself?
Why do I feel that I have to constantly impress Derek and meet his approval?
Over the years how much money have I paid Derek (and People Unlimited) for sessions, workshops, psychodramas, social events, presents, charity contributions, holidays, food kittys, my labour for working on the centre...etc etc......?
How much more money will I have to pay out before my therapy is completed?
If just by asking this question I feel like I am being negative and obsessed with money, who benefits from those feelings? Who rounds off his group sessions with; "Now pay up and f***K off "?
Why did the group continue to pay Derek for sessions even when he was ill and didn't attend them? Was this fair and reasonable?[/color:eb7bc31080][/color][/color:eb7bc31080][b:eb7bc31080][/size:eb7bc31080]
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LEAVE THERAPY WITHOUT HAVING TO JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO DEREK OR THE GROUP!!
YOU PAY DEREK FOR A SERVICE AND YOU MAY FINISH WITH THAT SERVICE ANY TIME YOU WANT!
IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO GET AWAY - JUST DO IT!!
YOU MAY BE SUPRISED HOW GOOD YOU FEEL ABOUT IT!!
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