Betsy de Thierry founded the TRC and has pioneered projects to see children, young people and their families find restoration in the face of their difficulties, find support in the isolation of their struggles, and find care and love in the harshness of life.


MA Counselling and Psychotherapy practice (Bath Spa Uni)
BPS Approved Certificate in Essential Clinical Supervision Skills
B.Ed (Hons) Early Years (Uni of Gloucestershire)
Diploma in Counselling (GCU)
Foundation Course in Art Therapy (BAAT)
Certificate in Gestalt Counselling for Children and Adolescents (Gestalt London)
Diploma in Life Coaching (Blackford Centre)
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (PTUK)
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)
ISSTD Assessment and Treatment of Traumatised Children and Adolescents (ISSTD)

Member of professional bodies: MBACP. ESSTD. ISSDT

Betsy is a keynote speaker and trainer:

She delivers training to school clusters, psychotherapy conferences, police teams, other charities, women’s refuges, churches, schools and other centres on trauma with subjects such as:

  • Understanding Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Young People

  • Understanding Trauma and Dissociation in Adults and Trafficked People

  • Trauma Symptoms and Strategies for Schools

  • Identification and Protection of Trafficked Children and Young People

  • Therapy and Therapeutic care: The Multi Level Approach to Recovery

  • Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation in Children

Betsy is an experienced trainer who has 20 years experience and delivers training nationwide. Click here to view Betsy de Theirry’s Training Website She has trained over 11,000 professionals since 2015.
Betsy has developed a training programme called the Therapeutic Mentoring Course which is part time 9 month course over 13 days with assignments and tutors aimed at equipping mentors to support therapists in the work of seeing traumatised children and young people recover. She has trained over 150 people on this 13 day course.
Betsy has authored a number of books on trauma:

Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum. (2015)

The Simple Guide to Child Trauma (2016)

The Simple Guide to Sensitive Boys (2017)

The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame (2018)

The Simple Guide to Attachment Difficulties (2019)

(Click here to buy Betsy’s book).