John Whitwell

John Whitwell

Consultant (Leadership and Organizational)

John Whitwell must be one of the few people who has led separate residential and foster care services for long periods. He spent 15 years leading a Residential Therapeutic Community and then another 15 leading a large Specialist Foster Care Service.

Brief Bio: John was the Principal at the Cotswold Community for fifteen years. The Cotswold Community was a pioneering therapeutic community for boys in the UK who had suffered trauma and other adversities. He worked there for twenty-seven years.

Following that he was Managing Director at Integrated Services Programme (ISP), a specialist foster care service, for fifteen years. John has also been Chair of Trustees of the Gloucestershire Counselling Service, Trustee of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, and Trustee of the Mulberry Bush Organisation. He has been a UKCP-registered Psychotherapist and a full member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). John is also a qualified Group-analytic Psychotherapist. He has published numerous articles and papers on his experience in therapeutic residential and foster care services.