Rachel Pinney (11 July 1909 – 19 October 1995) was a British doctor who pioneered therapeutic approaches to children's development in the 1960s which she termed Creative Listening, and Children's Hours. She was also known as a peace activist.
Her father was a Major-General in the British army. She obtained a medical degree and practiced as a GP until 1961. She worked with the distinguished child therapist Dr . Margaret Lowenfeld, but never trained formally. She pioneered 'methods for conflict understanding' which she called Creative Listening, and Children's Hours, the former incorporated as a limited company in 1967.
She toured Britain in the early 1960s inviting people to share their views on controversial subjects such as homosexual law reform and nuclear warfare while she used her structured listening technique.
Her child techniques were widely used by experts working therapeutically with children.
She died on 19 October 1995 aged 86.
- Bobby: Breakthrough of a Special Child, Rachel Pinney, Mcgraw-Hill Book Co (1986) ISBN 0070500924
- Creative Listening, by Rachel Pinney
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