The TRC started when  Betsy de Thierry, director and founder of Trauma Recovery Centre, had a dream of the building as a trauma centre helping many families who had no one to support them in the aftermath of a traumatic experience. 

Using over 20 years of experience and knowledge built up working as a teacher and therapist in a number of organisations and delivering training to professionals in schools, NGOs and charities, Betsy founded and set up the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC) in May 2011.

Since then, Betsy has worked together with a team of professional therapists, counsellors, social workers and teachers to fulfil the vision of the TRC: to see children and families restored from trauma.

As a charity we  hold Christian values, and yet we value diversity and enjoy working with people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds and those of faith or no faith.

We are very grateful to the church who host the HQ of the TRC,Freedom Bath & Bristol. They also provided seed funding for the TRC to start and continue to support the charity.

The TRC is now well established and is able to run due the overwhelming generosity of grant makers, businesses and individuals who support the charity.

All staff are appropriately qualified for their roles and adhere to the professional and ethical boundaries of the relevant professional bodies, including BACP, BAAT, PTUK and BPS.