Anne Kearns trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the USA and in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy in the UK. She is a former Chair and Teaching and Supervising member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute. In 1999 she founded The Growing Edge, a consortium of psychotherapists and other professionals who are interested in the development of the profession of psychotherapy through post-qualification training and consultation. Anne has an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and was Course Director of the training in Integrative Group Therapy at the Metanoia Institute from 1994-96 and a Primary Tutor on the Integrative Psychotherapy training from 1994-1999.
'In the literature and culture of psychotherapy there is a big divide, often to the point of antipathy, between humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. Anne Kearns is most unusual in having trained and supervised at a senior level in several of the "schools" and has threaded her way among them, discovering similarities and continuities, clarifying real and apparent differences and somehow keeping her head and - most notably - her sense of humour. She writes engagingly and is a reliable and commonsensical guide. One often hears of "the therapist in the mind". In this book one meets a "supervisor in the mind" - supportive, containing, encouraging and moderating.'- Robert Maxwell Young, Professor Emeritus of Psychotherapy, University of Sheffield