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9 years ago
Lordship
Psychotherapy is a well known breeding ground of cult leaders. A recently exposed example in the UK being Derek Gale who was recently struck off and exposed for activities very similar to those you describe. He has a very small group of "clients" whom he exploits emotionally for his own graification as much as for their money. He extracts just enough in fees to live a comfortable but n
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
11 years ago
Lordship
Apologies to Howard and those who moaned at me. Here's the open letter to Andrew Samuels without the messy links. Open Letter to Professor Andrew Samuels on the occasion of his election to the chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). 5th December 2009. Dear Professor Samuels, Congratulations on your achievement in being elected as chair of the UKCP. They now have the l
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
11 years ago
Lordship
There is an ongoing debate in the UK about the statatuory regulation of psychotherapy. Following on from the high profile striking off of the psychotherapy cult leader Derek Gale some of those who condoned his practises and even made extensive representations to the Health Professions Council in defence of his abusive actions have formed an organisation to promote non compliance with the law
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
11 years ago
Lordship
Thanks to all of you who sent ideas, comments and observations about what someone like Gale might do once he was exposed and ridiculed. Most of you seem to have been correct in that those around Gale from whom he was drawing support rather than unduly influencing have distanced themselves from him. Those that supported him at the HPC hearings and gave glowing testimonials of his professional p
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
11 years ago
Lordship
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
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
12 years ago
Lordship
First of all thanks to those of you who took time to not only read what we have written but also to those of you who took the time to comment in either direct e mails or through the personal message system here on Rick Ross. We do however wish that Mr Gale himself had shown the courage he previously showed by writing here in public but that was his choice not to. It is very important to unders
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
12 years ago
Lordship
Derek Gale – psychotherapy cult leader struck off by HPC Yesterday (1st june2009) Derek Gale the psychotherapy cult leader from Loughton, Essex England, who has featured on several strands of the Rick Ross message boards, was finally struck off from the Arts Therapist register of the Health Professions Council (HPC). This was an important moment for cult watchers in the UK and the whole
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
12 years ago
Lordship
Mr Gale is currently participating in a series of disciplinary hearings being held by the Health Professions Council. These hearings are open to the public and anyone can attend simply by contacting the council and requesting a visitors pass. Although the schedule has been delayed due to the unfortunate illness of a hearing panel member they are due to resume on 21st May 2009. However o
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
12 years ago
Lordship
Derek Gale is a psychotherapist cult leader operating out of Loughton, England. There are several posts on other threads concerning him. Apparently, according to UK press he is currently under investigation by the Health Professions Council in the UK. I will try to find out more. If I can obtain enough information I will start a seperate thread.
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
13 years ago
Lordship
I highly recommend you make aforaml written complaint to the UKCP concerning Spectrum. I have found Mike Bowen, their complaints tsar, to be very helpful and supportive. He seems to have a personal determination to clear out the abusive deadwood from psychotherapy before the legally binding regulatory structures are put in place. We are currently dealing with a sexually abusive therapist by
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
13 years ago
Lordship
Since we first posted on this site concerning the 'psychotherapy cult' run by Derek Gale in Loughton, Essex, UK, there have been some quite interesting developments. Thanks to the Health Professions Council (HPC) the regulator for Art Therapy in the UK, Gale has been suspened pending a full inquiry. You can find the HPC's conclusion in full here: You will note that th
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
With the governement white paper on statatuory regulation of psychotherapies due shortly there is now a fantastic opportunity to lobby our MPs for real and radical change in the training, supervision and legal standing of organisations such as Spectrum. I would also like to let anybody that is suffering from post Spectrum or any other cultic abuse situation know that specialist organisations s
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
Thank you MediaB. You have helped clarify and identify a very distinct process in Mr Gale's abuse of his clients. Hypotheses: He attends a workshop at Spectrum. Gets drummed into him how amazing and special they are. He has to go one better. His workshops are mixed sex. He doesn't use educational films from America, he gets his clients to bring in their own porn collectio
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
To a lay reader your descriptions of the regime at Spectrum seem remarkably similar to the descriptions of life at the Center For Feeling Therapy in California as detailed by Marybeth F. Ayella in her book Insane Therapy - Portrait of a Psychotherapy Cult.
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
Derek Gale is a known psychotherapy cult leader who has recently been associated with the leading psychotherapy academic Prof Windy Dryden; We have extensive evidence from ex client sources that Gale attended a sex therapy workshop at Spectrum and then enforced his version of their teachings on his group. He subjected his group to mixed sex partial nudity, breast manipulation and unmed
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
The self styled psychotherapy guru and known cult leader Derek Gale has taken sex therapy workshops at Spectrum!
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
In response to bb01234 Derek Gale operates his psychotherapy practice out of the Gale Centre in Whitakers Way Loughton. The centre was renovated at his clients expense and using them as 'volunteer' labour during summer 2004. Derek Gale has a small psychotherapy 'family' of between 15 and 20 people that meet fortnightly as a group on alternate mondays and individually
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
There is a clearer version of this thread here: I will post a response there.
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
Oprah is definitely a problem as she is an open supporter of Abraham Hicks of all things. This video is clearly the English version (professional subtitles) and I suspect it comes from Canada or was picked up at a TV sales market. If anyone has a DVD or CDR version I would be more than happy to approach the BBC in the Uk with it. Drop me a line Cheers
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Lordship
This video is excellent. Does anyone have it on DVD/CDR? As Google have now taken it down. Probably under the pretence that it infringes the copyright of the French producers. We are in the UK but would be happy to pay shipping or buy through E bay. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Lordship
Not only does it reveal what goes on at Landmark but also almost any psychtherapy led cult. Does anyone know where the English subtitled version comes from? It obviously wasn't transmitted in France like that? is it from Canada?
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Lordship
A friend has massive problems with Abraham-Hicks. Any similar experiences?
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
14 years ago
Lordship
"We are not a cult because a cult is about enforcing dependency, Derek gives us independence. Any religion could be defined as a cult, after all wasn't Jesus himself a guru? To be in a cult you have to be brainwashed and live in a commune wearing crap clothes. Derek is not Rasputin or Charles Manson, we are not loony criminal murderers. Rick Ross, the Cult Information Centre
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
Thank you to those people that have been in touch. It has been pointed out that we have made I factual error and we would like to correct that to avoid any confusion. We apologise to Sheila Rose for misrepresenting her as a divorece lawyer. She is in fact only a legal clerk and has no law qualifications whatsoever. However it is noted that she does charge an hourly rate for her services
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
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Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Lordship
UPDATE*****UPDATE*******UPDATE 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 responsibilit
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
PS. Sorry Derek I forgot to add that it is duly noted that you encouraged any complainants to contact you directly and not follow the procedures laid down by your regulatory bodies with regards to complaints procedures. Sure that was an oversight and you meant to say "If anyone feels they have been harmed by me they should contact my ethical regulatory body which is:" United
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
Dear Mr Gale, As you are very aware you will be given ample opportunity to rebut any claims made by your former clients and the families of current clients as you are currently suspended from your ethical regulatory body, the UKAHPP, and a hearing is pending with regards to your suitablity to practice. You are also aware that the Health Professions Council is investigating your practice an
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
14 years ago
Lordship
While everybody is focusing on 'New Religous' cults the psychotherapy cults are slipping us by. Here in the UK we are doing all we can to bring a charlaten therapist by the name of Derek Gale to justice. He has been operating for over 20years with his crackpot combination of psychobabble, 'voice therapy' and a bastardisation of Psychodrama. Derek Gale has caused unto
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