Writing & Media


Media - BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire


Dr Gillie Jenkinson was interviewed for a news article on a group called The Jesus Army on BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire Programme on 19th July 2017.  See the link below. The article is around 20mins in.


This same news report was also on Radio 4 PM programme 5-6pm on 19th July 2017 and can also be found on iPlayer.


This came about after Gillie was contacted by the Survivors Association in regard to her Post-Cult Counselling. Gillie has delivered face to face counselling and a Recovery Workshop to some of the survivors.


I suspect this link below is no longer live but check it out anyway.


Link to BBC iPlayer


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP - have a brief article on their website about this report


Link to BACP


Cult Recovery A Clinicians Guide

ICSA Book chapter


Dr Gillie Jenkinson's chapter outlining her Time Away for Post Cult Counselling model was recently published in the book 'Cult Recovery' and available for purchase on the ICSA website.


This landmark, 500-page book, with chapters from leading clinicians and researchers, describes the current state of the art in helping people adversely affected by a cultic dynamic, whether in a cult, mainstream religious denomination, psychotherapy, family, or other interpersonal relationship.


More Info

Latest Article: Therapy Today Magazine


Read Dr Gillie Jenkinson's article in the March 2019 issue of Therapy Today magazine which explains the need for a relational, psychoeducational approach to working with cult survivors.


Click on the image to access the article.


Interview: New Psychotherapist Magazine


Read Dr Gillie Jenkinson's interview in issue 69, autumn 2018 of UKCP's New Psych otherapist magazine. Hear more of her personal experience and how traditional therapy isn't enough, or can even be counterproductive, in a cult leavers recovery. Gillie discusses the methodology she has built and researched over the last 2 decades and is using in her work with cult leavers today.


Read in full on page 53, here.



Other Writing


Gillie Jenkinson has authored chapters and is a regular contributor to many publications in the cultic studies field. She is the Mental Health Editor for the ICSA Today Magazine.  She is also in the process of writing her first book based on her doctoral research.


You can access some of her publications here:

  • Working with Cult Survivors - BACP Therapy Today Magazine - see article here
  • An Investigation into Cult Pseudo-Personality: What Is It and How Does It Form? - Cultic Studies Review - article here
  • Path or Pathology? - BACP Spirituality Thresholds Magazine - here
  • Pathological Spirituality - Chapter 13 in 'Spirituality and Psychiatry' - Dr Gillie Jenkinson and Dr. Nicola Crowley, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Pathological Spirituality - Workshop for Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality Interest Group [SIG] - here
  • Rebuilding the Jigsaw - BACP Spirituality Thresholds Magazine - here
  • Writing Routes - A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing - Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson, Jessica Kinglsey Publishers
  • Cult-Pseudo Personality vs Cult Pseudo-Creativity - Cultic Studies Review - here
  • Cults - Thresholds Magazine, BACP/APSCC