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Jess Nash

Job: Play Therapist,

Type 2 Trauma


  • BSc in Social Work and Applied Social Studies (University of Bath)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

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Rachel Banham

Job: Play Therapist, Type 1 Trauma


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Network (Uni of Gloucestershire)

  • DipHE Nursing Studies (adult) (Kings College London)

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Irina Herring

Job: TAG Leader, Guernsey Centre, Type 1 Trauma


  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Sophie Soar

Job: Parent Support Worker, Type 2 Trauma


  • PGDip Music Therapy

  • MA Music Therapy

  • Registered Music Therapist (HCPC)

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Anna Yarker

Job: Creative Therapist, Referral Lead, Type 2 Trauma


  • MA in Psychological Therapies with Children Young People and Families from University of Essex

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Well-being: Multidisciplinary Practice with Young People and Adults from University of Essex

  • MA in Comparative Literature from University of London

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Vanessa Battle

Job: Occupational Therapist, Type 2 Trauma


  • MSc Health through Occupation and Post Graduate Diploma Occupational Therapy from University of Brighton

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration and Sensory Integration Practitioner Status from Ulster University (through the Sensory Integration Network).

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Dannii Gray

Job: Therapeutic Mentor,
Parenting Support Worker, Type 2 Trauma


  • BSc Psychology (University of Bath)

  • CTM

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Sally Herring

Job: Parenting Support Worker, Type 2 Trauma


  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Lauren Clark

Job: Admin Assistant and Trainee Play Therapist, Type 1 Trauma


  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Diane James

Job: Trainee Play Therapist - Guernsey


  • MSC in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy from University of London

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Tom Herring

Job: TAG worker - Guernsey, Type 1 Trauma


  • BSc Environmental Geography and International Studies

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Dave Cable

Job: Safeguarding Consultant


  • Criminal Justice Degree (University of Wolverhampton)

  • Effective Practice Certificate in Youth Justice

  • Public Leadership and Management (masters) including INLOGOV level 7 apprentiship (University of Birmingham) - pending July 2023

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Trauma Recovery UK Admin Team

Heather Brown

Job: Operations Manager


  • BSc Hons Computer Information Systems

  • Business Owner and Founder

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Claire Tinker

Job: Senior Administration: Clinical & HR


  • MSc Health Psychology

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Jess Willmott

Job: HR Admin Assistant, Bath Centre


  • BA (Hons) Cultural Studies (Bath Spa University)

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Jess Nash

Job: Grants and Social Media


  • BSc in Social Work and Applied Social Studies (University of Bath)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

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Rowan Fisher

Job: Finance Assistant


  • Currently studying towards ACCA Accountancy Qualification

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Sarah Hawkins

Job: Graphics


  • BA Graphic Communication (Bath Spa University)

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TRC Staff for Bath & Guernsey

Nicki Rosser

Job: Clinical Lead, Certified Play Therapist, Type 3 Trauma Specialist, Bath Centre


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Bath Spa)

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Rosy Corbin

Job: Clinical Lead Guernsey, Certified Play therapist & Social worker, Type 2 Trauma, Guernsey Centre


  • BA in Social Work (University of Bath)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

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Eleanor Williams

Job: Music Therapist,

Type 3 Trauma


  • MA Music (Uni of Bristol)

  • MA in Music Therapy (Uni of West of England)

  • Registered Music Therapist (HCPC)

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Esther Green

Job: Art Psychotherapist, Type 3 Trauma


  • MA Art Psychotherapy

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We work as a team with a number of creative counsellors, supervisors, psychotherapists and other professionals who we contract in to work with our children, young people and adults. We also provide placements for a number of trainees therapists. Every member of our team has regular clinical supervision, according to their level of training and the requirements of their regulating body. Here is some information on the core staff team in the Therapy Centre:

TRC Trustees

Betsy de Thierry (Chair)

Betsy founded the TRC in 2011 and was the CEO for the first eight years, having written the Trauma Recovery Focused Pathway as the framework which the TRC follow. She is a psychotherapist with over 30 years experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and adults. Betsy has authored 7 best selling books on trauma recovery and is recognised internationally as a trauma recovery expert. She is a highly specialised trauma recovery consultant and trains 1000’s of professionals a year and still has a commitment to supporting the TRC to continue to strengthen in its specialist work of helping people recover from trauma.

Mary Patterson

Mary is a secondary school teacher in a Bath school. She is passionate about supporting children and young people who have faced difficulties and has a special interest in children with challenging behaviour.

Kenny Whitelaw-Jones

Kenny has a background in Project Finance and Infrastructure Development and is currently a Partner at financial modelling and analysis firm Gridlines. He has a long-standing interest in organisational development having led several businesses and non-profits. In additional to a Masters in Business Administration he has an MA in Psychology and is deeply committed to issues of mental-health and well being. He is passionate about the TRCs mission to see children recover from traumatic experiences. He is the father of 4 children and is a keen glider pilot.

Laura Wood

Laura Wood is a paediatric doctor and PhD researcher with the Centre for Child & Family Justice Research at Lancaster University. She has a special interest in Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery and the wellbeing of these children, their families and communities. Laura enjoys training health professionals on child trauma & recovery, parenting after trauma and modern slavery. She advocates for trauma-informed care of abuse survivors within local and national systems of care.

Malachi Dingis

Malachi is a Customer Support Manager and part of the management team at citrus HR. He has a passion in creating clear company visions, developing processes to bring that vision into fruition. 
Malachi had also mentored youth for the last 10 years bringing exuberance and acceptance to many youth that have needed it.
Malachi is a husband and father of 2 daughters, one of which has received help and support from the TRC. Malachi moved to Bath to complete a BSc in sports and exercise science, having lived in 4 different countries and over 10 different schools.

Rowan Fisher - 

Company Secretary

Rowan is Company Secretary for Trauma Recovery UK. Rowan is currently working towards his ACCA Accountancy qualification.

Regulating Bodies

Each professional working at the TRC is regulated by their own professional body. They are all clinically supervised by an external clinical supervisor who is approved by their regulating body.

  • Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • British Association Music Therapy (BAMT)

  • Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Lizzie Ferbrache

Job: Therapeutic Mentor


  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education 

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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