Glenn Hinds is an experienced and accredited counsellor with extensive training in various counselling methods, including person-centred and psychodynamic counselling, motivational interviewing, and emotional intelligence (EQ). His professional journey includes significant experience as a drug therapist and senior social work practitioner in mental health and alcohol and drug services from 1990 to 2008. During this time, he also provided counselling to adult survivors of sexual abuse.
Since 1997, Glenn has been actively involved in training a diverse range of multidisciplinary and multi-sector staff. His areas of expertise include Motivational Interviewing, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Interventions, and understanding and responding to stress and anxiety. He has undergone specialised training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and has also made a research visit to the University of Texas, Houston, to study Group Work Interventions using The Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing.
Significantly, Glenn received training directly from Professor William Miller in ‘The Therapeutic Uses of Motivational Interviewing’ and from Professor Steve Rollnick in ‘The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care’. He is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has completed Motivational Interviewing Training Integrity (MITI) and Motivational Interviewing Supervisory Training (MIST) with notable figures in the field.
As a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner and Advanced EQ trainer, Glenn offers one-to-one coaching and organisational development workshops. His vast experience, evidenced by over two thousand training hours and engaging with more than five thousand trainees in the UK, Ireland, and the USA, positions him as a practitioner who consistently delivers best practice.
Glenn’s approach to training is noted for being flexible, responsive to participants’ needs, and conducive to a positive learning environment. This quality is reflected in the feedback and testimonials he receives. He regularly conducts workshops for a wide array of professionals, including social workers, nurses, youth workers, doctors, health visitors, probation staff, teachers, lay helpers, counsellors, psychologists, and church personnel.
Moreover, Glenn co-hosts the globally recognised podcast ‘Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast‘ with Dr Sebastian Kaplan. This podcast features expert trainers, researchers, and practitioners from around the world, discussing best practices in Motivational Interviewing and related interventions.