Peter R. Breggin MD is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at NIMH who has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field.
Peter Breggin writes: Andrew Sercombe from Great Britain works outside the establishment in his own business as a “therapeutic coach.” He brings enormous enthusiasm, spirituality, sound values and practical psychology to his high impact, short-term approach to helping people find and pursue what they want in life. To those of us accustomed to a slower more leisurely pace, Andrew will be both challenging and inspiring. Andrew destroys conventional ideas about psychotherapy in ways that I believe will encourage genuine progress. At the same time, he applies and confirms sound psychological insights. I think this is the future of helping people—outside academia and professionalism where an enormous variety of approaches compete in an open marketplace. I was provoked to rethink time-tattered concepts in this enjoyable conversation.