Betsy de Thierry Founder and Director of TRC & Oakside Clinical Lead


Cheryl Unthank  Oakside Liaison

Cheryl is a health care practitioner who trained as both an adult and children’s nurse who is committed to supporting parents who have been affected by trauma. As a parent, Cheryl understands the challenges of parenting and how important it is to support the TRC client’s parents and carers in this role.


Registered Nurse (Royal Masonic & Roehampton School of Nursing) Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (Westminster Children’s Hospital) ENB 405 Neonatal Nursing (University College Hospital)

Professional Development

Advanced Child Protection, Understanding self harming behaviour, Disorganised Attachment, Working with Children in Trauma, Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

Ellie Halford Oakside Admin Assistant

Ellie is a Child Counsellor through the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) and is registered with BACP. Ellie is passionate about using the creative arts and play to help children process their experiences and build hope into their lives.


Diploma in Child Counselling (IATE); Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts (IATE – London Metropolitan Uni); BSc Hons Psychology with Drama (Bath Spa Uni)

Professional Development

Child Protection, Working therapeutically with children on the Autistic Spectrum, Attachment and Trauma, Working with Children in Trauma, Creative Therapy


Ellie Williams Music Therapist

Ellie practices as a Music Therapist in both the Bath and Bristol TRC therapy centres, and oversees the referrals and therapy team in Bristol. She is registered with HCPC and has worked in a variety of mental health and education settings. Ellie is passionate about children leading whole and fulfilling lives, no matter what they may have been through.


BA Music (Uni of Bristol) MA Music (Uni of Bristol) MA in Music Therapy (Uni of West of England) Registered Music Therapist (HCPC)

CPD Training

Child Protection, Working with Children in Trauma, First Aid, Disorganised Attachment, Understanding Self Harming Behaviours


Emma Reeves Art Psychotherapist

Emma is an Art Therapist registered with the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has experience working in a range of therapy settings; in a therapy centre with children and young people who have suffered sexual abuse and domestic violence, a counselling centre, in schools and in NHS Psychiatric Care.


MSc Art Therapy (Q.M Uni Edinburgh) (BAAT) MA Fine Art (Uni Wales) BA (Hons) Fine Art (Uni Wales) ISSTD Assessment and Treatment of Traumatised Children and Adolescents (ISSTD) Supervision Training Course for Art Therapists (BAAT)

CPD Training

Certificate in Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment, Advanced Safeguarding, CADDA Training on Domestic Violence and Substance Use, Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Trauma and Recovery, First Aid at Work, Mental Health awareness, Neuroscience Attachment and Creativity (BAAT), Lead Professional and Team Around the Child (B&NES Children’s Workforce), Team Teach, Working with Children in Trauma