Charlotte Sills

MA, MSc, PGCE, Teaching/Supervising Transactional Analyst (ITAA)

Charlotte Sills is an experienced coach and coach supervisor. She supervises the Ashridge coaching team and is a member of the faculty of Ashridge’s Coaching for Organisation Consultants and Masters in Executive Coaching programmes.  She also teaches on the Ashridge Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching and Organisation-Development Supervision programme.

Before joining Ashridge, Charlotte was a member of the leadership team and Head of the Transactional Analysis Department at  Metanoia Institute, London and worked in private practice as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer/consultant in a variety of organisations, particularly in the area of mental health.

Charlotte is a visiting professor at Middlesex University and a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP senior accredited supervisor.  She teaches – especially transactional analysis - all over the world and has published widely in the area of psychotherapy and coaching including co-authoring several books on Transactional Analysis and Gestalt.

 

Charlotte Sills

Publications

Psychological games and intersubjective processes

Stuthridge, J. and Sills, C. (2016) 'Psychological games and intersubjective processes' in Erskine, R. (ed) Contemporary Methods in Transactional Analysis. London: Karnac

Relational Principles in coaching, therapy and supervision.

Sills, C. (2015) 'Relational Principles in coaching, therapy and supervisison' Livestream presentation to the Annual Conference of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis. Edinburgh, April.

Transactional Analysis - contemporary methods

Sills, C. (2014) 'Transactional Analysis - contemporary methods'. Symposium presenter and panel member. World TA Conference, San Francisco, August.

On going first - contemporary approach to TA games

Sills, C. (2014) 'On going first - contemporary approach to TA games'. Paper presented to the World TA Conference, San Francisco, August.

Autonomy

Sills, C. (2014) 'Autonomy'. Keynote speech to the Scottish Transactional Analysis Conference, Edinburgh, November.

Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy

Joyce, P. and Sills, C. (2014) Skills in Gestalt counselling and Psychotherapy. 3rd ed. London; Sage

Learning from our Mistakes

Sills, C. (ed) (2014) 'Learning from our Mistakes' Transactional Analysis Journal 42(1), pp1-96

Letter from the Guest Editor

Sills, C. (2012) 'Letter from the Guest Editor' Transactional Analysis Journal 42(1), pp2-4

Introduction to Gestalt

This book is aimed at practitioners in organisations and therapeutic environments.

Sills, C., Desmond, B. & Lapworth, P. (2012) Introduction to Gestalt, Sage, UK.

Coaching relationships: relational coaching field book

de Haan, E. & Sills, C. (2012) Coaching relationships: relational coaching field book,Relational coaching field book, Libri

Transactional Analysis

A brief overview of transactional analysis including an outline of the history of the approach and its basic philosophy, followed by a description of its core concepts and methods.

Tudor, K. & Sills, C. (2012) Transactional Analysis, in C. Feltham & I. Horton (eds) The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3rd edition, pp. 335 - 340

Healing Relationships

Sills, C. (2011) Healing Relationships, Keynote speech at USA TA Confernence, San Antonio, Texas, 4 November

Relational Transactional Analysis

Sills, C. & Fowlie, H. (2011) Relational Transactional Analysis, All day Clinical Symposium, World Conference of Transactional Analysis, Bilbao, Spain, 7 - 10 July

An Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Lapworth, P. & Sills, C. (2011) An Introduction to Transactional Analysis, London: Sage

Relational Transactional Analysis: Principles in Practice

Fowlie, H. & Sills, C. (2011) Relational Transactional Analysis: Principles in Practice, London: Karnac

The importance of uncertainty

Sills, C. (2011) 'The importance of uncertainty' in Fowlie, H. and Sills, C. (eds) Relational Transactional Analysis - principles in practise. London; Karnac, pp129-138

The relational turn in executive coaching

de Haan, E. & Sills, C. (2010) The relational turn in executive coaching, Editorial of Special Issue about Coaching and the Relationship, Journal of Management Development, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 845 - 851

The relationship in executive coaching

de Haan, E. & Sills, C. (2010) The relationship in executive coaching, Journal of Management Development,Vol. 29, No.10

Transactional Analysis in the twenty-first century

Sills, C. (2010) Transactional Analysis in the twenty-first century, The Psychotherapist, Issue 46, pp. 2 - 3, Autumn

Transactional Analysis - Erik Berne and his legacy

Sills, C. (2010) Transactional Analysis - Erik Berne and his legacy, The Psychotherapist, Issue 46, Autumn

Eric Berne, Thérapeute en Groupe - Commentaires

Sills, C. (2010) Eric Berne, Thérapeute en Groupe - Commentaires, (Eric Berne, Group Therapist - Reflections), Actualités en Analyse Transactionelle, No. 135, pp. 23 - 26

The Comparative Script System: a tool for developing supervisors

Sills, C. & Mazzetti, M. (2010) The Comparative Script System: a tool for developing supervisors, Transactional Analysis Journal, Issue 39, No. 4, pp. 305 - 314

Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition

Joyce, P. & Sills, C. (2010) Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition, London

Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition

Lapworth, P. & Sills, C. (2010) Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition, London:Sage

Two versions of the same conversation: critical moments of clients and coaches and coaches compared in real time

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2010) Twee versies van hetzelfde gesprek: spannende momenten van cliënten en coaches direct vergeleken [Two versions of the same conversation: critical moments of clients and coaches compared in real time], Handboek Effectief Opleiden, 53, (11.6-6), pp. 6.01 - 6.26, September

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Critical moments of clients and coaches: A direct-comparison study

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2010) Critical moments of clients and coaches: A direct-comparison study, International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 109 - 128, September

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Life Scripts - an existential perspective

Heiller, B. & Sills, C. (2010) Life Scripts - an existential perspective, in R. Erskine (ed). Life Scripts - a Transactional Analysis of Unconscious Relational Patterns, London: Karnac, pp. 239 - 268

Critical moments of clients of coaching: towards a 'client model' of executive coaching

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2010) Critical moments of clients of coaching: towards a 'client model' of executive coaching, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 9, No. 4

'Ik besef me opeens' : spannende momenten van clienten van coaching ['I realise thus' : critical moments of clients of coaching]

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2010) 'Ik besef me opeens' : spannende momenten van clienten van coaching ['I realise thus' : critical moments of clients of coaching], Handboek Effectief Opleiden, 51, pp. 5.01 - 5.28

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Ik realiseer me opeens: spannende momenten van clienten van coaching (I realise all of a sudden: critical moments of clients of coaching)

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2009) Ik realiseer me opeens: spannende momenten van clienten van coaching (I realise all of a sudden: critical moments of clients of coaching), Handboek Effectief Opleiden, Submitted

Op zoek naar geruststelling: Hoe gaan ervaren coaches om met spannende momenten in hun praktijk?

de Haan, E., Day, A., Blass, E., Sills, C. & Bertie, C. (2009) Op zoek naar geruststelling: Hoe gaan ervaren coaches om met spannende momenten in hun praktijk? (Looking for reassurance: how do experienced coaches handle critical moments in their practice?) , Handboek Effectief Opleiden, 49 (11.6-4), pp. 4.01 - 4.20

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Critical Moments of Clients and Coaches: A Direct-Comparison Study

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2009) Critical Moments of Clients and Coaches: A Direct-Comparison Study, Academy of Management Learning and Education

Analisi Transazionale: una prospettiva relazionale

Sills, C. & Hargaden, H. (2009) Analisi Transazionale: una prospettiva relazionale, Intervista a cura di Susanna Ligabue, (Transactional Analysis: a relational perspective - interview by Susanna Ligabue), Quaderni di Psicologia Analisi Transazionale e Scienze Humane, No. 52, pp. 170 - 175

Discorso di ringraziamento in occasione dell

Hargaden, H. & Sills, C. (2009) Discorso di ringraziamento in occasione dell, (Acceptance speech on the occasion of the Eric Berne Memorial Award), Quaderni di Psicologia Analisi Transazionale e Scienze Humane, No.52, pp.176-193

Critical Moments in the Coaching Relationship: Does Supervision Help?

Day, A., de Haan, E., Blass, E., Sills, C. & Bertie, C. (2008) Critical Moments in the Coaching Relationship: Does Supervision Help?, International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 207 - 218

Coaches' Experience of Critical Moments in the Coaching Relationship

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research study into critical moments in the coaching relationship. Interviews were completed with a total of 28 experienced coaches. The research highlighted that critical moments are unforeseen and characterised by intense emotions and anxiety within the coaching relationship. These moments were most often turning points in the work. Coaching reported that they resulted in either insight for their clients or a distancing, or even breakdown, in the coaching relationship. Their accounts indicate that the outcome of these moments is influenced by the coach's containment of both their and their client's emotions.

Day, A., de Haan, E., Sills, C., Bertie, C. & Blass, E. (2008) Coaches' Experience of Critical Moments in the Coaching, International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 207 - 218, November

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Clients critical moments of coaching: towards a 'client model' of executive coaching

de Haan, E., Bertie, C., Day, A. & Sills, C. (2008) Clients critical moments of coaching: towards a 'client model' of executive coaching, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 109 - 128

Coaching in real time: the experiences of coach and client as they work together

Bertie, C. , Day, A., de Haan, E. & Sills, C. (2008) Coaching in real time: the experiences of coach and client as they work together, Research report in Proceedings of European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) Annual Conference, 4 - 6 December, Prague

Developing Practitioner Effectiveness Through Training

Van Rijn, B. & Sills, C. (2008) Developing Practitioner Effectiveness Through Training, The Psychotherapist, No. 36, Making Research Useful for the Practising Psychotherapist

Developing clinical effectiveness in psychotherapy training: Action research

Van Rijn, B., Sills, C. Hunt, J. et al. (2008) Developing clinical effectiveness in psychotherapy training: Action research, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 261 - 268

Critical Moments in Coaching Practice: An Exploratory Study

For the past three years at the Ashridge Centre for Coaching, we have been conducting research into 'critical moments' of executive coaches. In this research report we give a first overview of our work: an analysis into the nature of critical moments of both starting and very experienced coaches, and an inquiry into how coaches approach their difficult moments and how they use supervision and other continuing professional development activities to strengthen their capacity to handle, use and learn from critical moments.

de Haan, E., Sills, C., Day, A. & Bertie, C. (2007) Critical Moments in Coaching Practice: An Exploratory Study, Conference of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Cologne, October

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Eric Berne Memorial Award Acceptance Speech

Hargaden H. & Sills, C. (2007) Eric Berne Memorial Award Acceptance Speech, ITA News Number 33, October

A Nice Synchronicity

Sills, C. (2007) A Nice Synchronicity, The Script, Vol. 37, No. 6, p. 3

Transactional Analysis - a relational psychotherapy

Sills, C. (2007) Transactional Analysis - a relational psychotherapy, Therapy Today, Vol. 18, pp. 15 - 17

Second Thoughts - Coaching Research

Bertie, C., Day, A., de Haan, E. & Sills, C. (2007) Second Thoughts - Coaching Research, Coaching at Work, November, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 28 - 31

Critical moments in the coaching process: the clients' perspective

Day, A., de Haan, E., Sills. C., Bertie, C. & Blass, E. (2007) Critical moments in the coaching process: the clients' perspective, Proceedings of European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) Annual Conference, 11 - 13 October, Stockholm

Tackling dilemmas and difficulties in the coaching process: does supervision help?

Day, A., de Haan, E., Sills, C., Bertie, C. & Blass, E. (2006) Tackling dilemmas and difficulties in the coaching process: does supervision help?, Research report in: Proceedings of European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) Annual Conference, Cologne, 1 - 3 November

Contracts in Counselling - 2006

Sills, C. (2006) Contracts in Counselling, 2nd edition, London Sage publishing

Transactional Analysis 2nd edition

Tudor, K. & Sills, C. (2006) Transactional Analysis, in Feltham, C. & Horton, I. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition, London, Sage

Roundtable on the Ethics of relational transactional Analysis

Hargaden, W., Allen, H., Sills, C. et al. (2006) Roundtable on the Ethics of relational transactional Analysis, Transactional Analysis Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 105 - 119

Célébrer les Differences

Sills, C. (2006) Célébrer les Differences, Actualités en Analyse Transactionnelle, No. 117, pp. 21 - 28, January

The Man With No Name

Sills, C. (2006) The Man With No Name, Cornell, W. & Hargaden, H. (eds) From Transactions to Relations: The Emergence of a Relational Tradition in Transactional Analysis, Haddon Press Ltd. ISBN: 095 4987403

Deconfusion of the Child Ego State

Sills, C. (2005) Deconfusion of the Child Ego State, in Cornell,W. & Hargaden, H. (eds) From Transactions to Relations:The Emergence of a Relational Tradition in Transactional Analysis, Haddon Press Ltd. ISBN:095 4987403

Personal Therapy for trainees - a three-cornered conundrum

Proctor, B. & Sills, C. (2005) Personal Therapy for trainees - a three-cornered conundrum, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 38 - 42

Celebrating Differences – excerpts from the ITAA Conference Keynote Address, Bangalore, India

Sills, C. (2004) Celebrating Differences – excerpts from the ITAA Conference Keynote Address, Bangalore, India, The Script ITAA, October.

Freedom in Difference for TA Practitioners

Sills, C. (2004) Freedom in Difference for TA Practitioners, Celebrating Differences International Transactional Analysis Conference, Bangalore, India, 28 July - 1 August

Role Lock: When the Whole Group Plays a Game

Sills, C. (2003) Role Lock: When The Whole Group Plays A Game, Transactional Analysis Journal, Vol. 4, No. 33, pp. 282 - 287

Key Concepts in Transactional Analysis - Contemporary Views: Ego States

Sills, C. & Hargaden, H. (2003) Key Concepts in Transactional Analysis - Contemporary Views: Ego States, London: Worth Publishing.

Pause for Reflection

So far in this Masterclass series by Ashridge Consulting Ltd (ACL) we have examined the aims and characteristics of the effective coaching relationship. We have stressed the importance of building an effective working alliance with the client through building rapport and developing a mutual understanding in relation to goals and tasks. We have also examined some of the organisational key issues and areas of focus that are central to the coaches role. All these elements are vital and fundamental to the skills of facilitating change. In this article we shall outline an approach that goes beyond this to take a meta view of the coaching and its overall aim in facilitating change.

Sills, C. & Critchley, B. (2003) Pause for Reflection, Training Magazine, March.

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Towards the Coaching Relationship

The start of a new five-part series of Masterclass, by Ashridge Consulting on how to achieve best practice in coaching. In this second article of the series, Charlotte Sills focuses on the coaching relationship

Sills, C. (2003) Towards the Coaching Relationship, Training Magazine, February.

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Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy – A Relational Perspective

Hargaden, H. & Sills, C. (2002) Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy – A Relational Perspective, in Tudor, K. (ed.) Series Developing Theory, London: Routledge, ISBN 158 391 1200

Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – A Relational Perspective

Hargaden, H. & Sills, C. (2001) Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – A Relational Perspective, Transactional Analysis Journal, No. 31:1, pp. 55 - 70

The Man with No Name - 2001

Sills, C. (2001) The Man with No Name, Transactional Analysis Journal, No. 31:4

Using Jungian Typology to Enhance Supervision

Sills, C. (2001) Using Jungian Typology to Enhance Supervision in, Integrative Approaches to Supervision, eds M. Carroll & M. Tholstrup, London, Jessica Kingsley

Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lapworth, P. Sills, C. & Fish, S. (2001) Integration in Counselling and Psychotherapy, London, Sage

Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy

Joyce, P. & Sills, C. (2001) Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, Series editor F. Inskipp, London, Sage

Transactional Analysis (Eric Berne 1910–1970)

Tudor, K. & Sills, C. (2000) Transactional Analysis (Eric Berne 1910–1970) in Feltham and Horton (eds.), The Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, London, Sage

Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – An Integrative Approach: Part Two

Sills, C. & Hargaden, H. (1999) Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – An Integrative Approach: Part Two, ITA News, Summer, Vol. 54

Training for Supervision Evaluation

Gilbert, M. & Sills, C. (1999) Training for Supervision Evaluation in Carroll and Holloway (eds) Educating Supervisors in the Helping Professions, London, Sage

Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – An Integrative Approach: Part One

Hargaden, H. & Sills, C. (1999) Deconfusion of the Child Ego State – An Integrative Approach: Part One ITA News, Spring Vol. 53

Contracts in Counselling - 1997

Sills, C. (1997) (ed) Contracts in Counselling, Series editor Colin Feltham, London, Sage

Making Contracts with Different Personality Types

Sills, C. (1997) Making Contracts with Different Personality Types in Sills, C. (ed) Contracts in Counselling, London, Sage

Contracts and Contract Making

Sills, C. (1997) Contracts and Contract Making in Sills, C. (ed) Contracts in Counselling, London, Sage

Transactional Analysis

Sills, C. (1996) Transactional Analysis, in R. Mullan (ed.) Therapists on Therapy, London, Free Association Books

Gestalt Counselling

Sills, C. Fish, S. & Lapworth, P. (1995) Gestalt Counselling, Oxford, Winslow Press

Psychotherapy with the Dying and the Bereaved

Murray Parkes, C. & Sills C. (1994) Psychotherapy with the Dying and the Bereaved in The Handbook of Psychotherapy, (eds) P. Clarkson & M. Pokorny, Routledge, London

TA Counselling

Lapworth, P. Sills, C. & Fish, S. (1993) TA Counselling, Oxford, Winslow Press

The Comparative Script System

Sills, C. & Salters, D. (1991) The Comparative Script System, ITA News, Autumn edition

Systemic Integrative Psychotherapy with a Young Bereaved Girl

Sills, C., Clarkson, P. & Evand, R. (1988) Systemic Integrative Psychotherapy with a Young Bereaved Girl, Transactional Analysis Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 102 - 109