Derek Gale - How do cult leaders react when exposed?
Date: July 23, 2009 05:39PM
How do cult leaders react when exposed?
Derek Gale the psychotherapy cult leader who operates out of the Gale Centre in Loughton, Essex, England was recently struck off the register by the Health Professions Council and now the UK Council of Psychotherapists, unfortunately here in the UK this does not stop him practising as either a counsellor or even as a psychotherapist and as far as we are aware he has continued to see his "clients" and may even now be on a holiday with them.
We would greatly appreciate any opinions and experiences anyone out there may have as to how do cult leaders like Gale react when the pressure is on? When they have been publically exposed, ridiculed and sanctioned. What happens to the "clients" who are still in his thrall? What might his reaction towards them be? He has stated many times that "we may have to take this work abroad" and has already instilled that notion in his core of "clients" and we know that he does own property abroad and recently spent time in Argentina (no extradition treaty with the UK!). He has also stated in a supposedly fictional "novel" that was the centre of some of the disciplinary actions against him that he would leave for Mexico if caught by the regulatory authorities.
Of even greater concern is the fact that he has ingratiated himself into the Wills of his clients and where he is not actually a beneficiary of the will he is executor of it and there are instructions that "the group" (ie Gale himself) should decide how the benefit should be spent. Imagine this legal "stranger" is the beneficiary of the wills of many people young enough to be his children!! Think about the implications of that, with the exception of your own children or a relative, who younger than yourself would consider putting you in their will? Opinions on Gale's possible motives for this greatly appreciated.
Thanks - any input greatly appreciated.