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Jess Nash

Job: Play Therapist,

Type 2 Trauma

Qualifications: 

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

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Rachel Banham

Job: Play Therapist, Type 2 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • 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

Qualifications: 

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Early Years (NCFE)

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Sophie Soar

Job: Parent Support Worker, Type 3 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • PGDip Music Therapy

  • MA Music Therapy

  • Registered Music Therapist (HCPC)

  • MFA Writing for Children and Young People (Manchester Metropolitan University)

  • BA (Hons) History of Art (University of Leeds)

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Anna Yarker

Job: Creative Therapist, Referral Lead, Type 3 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • MA Psychological Therapies with Children Young People and Families (University of Essex)

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

  • MA Comparative Literature (University of London)

  • BA Hons English Literature (Uni of Nottingham)

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Vanessa Battle

Job: Occupational Therapist, Type 2 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • 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).

  • BSc Biomedical Science (Cardiff University)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Dannii Gray

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

Qualifications: 

  • BSc Psychology (University of Bath)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Sally Herring

Job: Parenting Support Worker, Type 2 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Lauren Clark

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

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

  • Studying MSc Play Therapy (University of South Wales)

  • BSc Environmental Science (Bath Spa University)

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Diane James

Job: Trainee Play Therapist - Guernsey, Type 1 Trauma

Qualifications: 

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

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

  • BA American Studies and English Literature (Derby University)

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Tom Herring

Job: TAG worker - Guernsey, Type 1 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • BSc Environmental Geography and International Studies

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Dave Cable

Job: Safeguarding Consultant

Qualifications: 

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • BSc Hons Computer Information Systems

  • Business Owner and Founder

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Claire Tinker

Job: Senior Administration: Clinical & HR

Qualifications: 

  • MSc Health Psychology (University of Bath)

  • BSC in Human Psychology Aston University

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring
     

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Jess Nash

Job: Grants and Admin, Social Media

Qualifications: 

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

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring
     

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Rowan Fisher

Job: Finance Assistant

Qualifications: 

  • Currently studying towards ACCA Accountancy Qualification
     

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Sarah Hawkins

Job: Graphics

Qualifications: 

  • BA Graphic Communication (Bath Spa University)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring
     

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TRC Staff for Bath & Guernsey

Nicki Rosser

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

Qualifications: 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • BEd (Hons) Primary (Bath Spa)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy (University of York)

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Rosy Corbin

Job: Clinical Lead Guernsey, Certified Play therapist & Social worker, Type 3 Trauma, Guernsey Centre

Qualifications: 

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

  • MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PTUK)

  • Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education)

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Eleanor Williams

Job: Music Therapist,

Type 3 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • MA Music (Uni of Bristol)

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

  • BA Music (Uni of Bristol)

  • Registered Music Therapist (HCPC)

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Esther Green

Job: Art Psychotherapist, Type 3 Trauma

Qualifications: 

  • MA Art Psychotherapy

  • Foundation in Art Therapy (City of Bath College)

  • BSc (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (University Bristol)

More about Esther

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.

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, Type 1 Trauma

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education 

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

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Caroline Rossiter

Job: Creative Child Psychotherapist, Type 2 Trauma

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in ‘The therapeutic and educational application of the arts’ from The Institute for ARTS in Therapy and Education

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from ABC Awards

  • MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from University of East London

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Kate Blanshard

Job: Parent Support Worker,

Trainee Play Therapist, Type 1 Trauma

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring

  • Certificate of Achievement in Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4 from ABC Awards & Certa Awards

  • LLB first class Legal Practice Course from College of Law

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from College of Law

  • BA Modern History from University of Oxford

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Amy Boyce

Job: Trainee Play Therapist with BAPT, Type 1 Trauma

Qualifications:

  • BA Education Studies (University of Hertfordshire)

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years (University of Hertfordshire)

  • Studying MSc Play Therapy (University of South Wales)

More about Amy

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