Callie Harrop is an experienced trauma specialist with an interest in bereavement and palliative care across the lifespan. With an extensive career in the charity sector, Callie has experience as a practitioner, therapist, leader, trainer and consultant in her field and across multi-disciplinary teams.
With bereavement being something which affects everyone, Callie is passionate about educating at all levels and has been involved in wide-scale training programmes across the UK.
Callie has a particular interest in implementing trauma-informed care into systems and places working with bereavement and a drive to keep the person at the centre of every offer and service. Callie provides bereavement resources, groups, workshops, training and therapy and is contactable via
Alice Hedges is an experienced primary school teacher who advocates for trauma informed practices to be developed in mainstream school settings.
She specialises in supporting EYFS and KS1 children who have experienced early childhood trauma with their emotional regulation, behaviour and social development.
Her pedagogy foundations are developing a nurturing classroom environment as well as building a trustworthy connection between staff and students.
Alice has been creating school-based interventions to support the growing number of young children who are experiencing separation anxiety, particularly since the global pandemic, with interventions that are effective and achievable considering the many time, staffing and budget restraints.
Carrie Hinton, a seasoned Consultant Trauma Psychotherapist, specialises in Developmental Trauma and Therapeutic Parenting. With 18 years of diverse experience, she is now an Integrative Psychotherapist dedicated to facilitating healing from early-life adversity.
Carrie is also a Therapeutic Fostering Specialist, with expertise in Therapeutic Re-Parenting. Her academic and professional focus centers on empowering therapeutic foster parents and their teams, equipping them with essential skills to support and restore children who have faced trauma.
In her private practice, Carrie concentrates on assisting adults who have experienced complex trauma. She offers a secure, nurturing environment for healing and personal growth, utilising a blend of relational therapies and cutting-edge research to help clients break free from the legacy of trauma.
Natalie is a highly respected trauma specialist and domestic abuse consultant with a wealth of experience in the field. With a deep commitment to helping survivors of domestic abuse, she has dedicated her time to making a positive impact on individuals and communities.
Her extensive background includes working with survivors, conducting research, and providing valuable training to professionals in the mental health and social services sectors.
Natalie provides workshops on the impact of domestic abuse, trauma, and recovery.
Natalie can be contacted via
James is an accomplished trauma-informed psychotherapist known for his empathetic approach and unwavering commitment to healing. With a wealth of experience in the field of mental health, James has dedicated his career to helping individuals navigate the complexities of trauma and develop a stronger sense of self. His profound understanding of the intricate interplay between past experiences and present emotional well-being has allowed him to offer holistic and personalised treatment to his clients.
Driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact, James has continuously sought to expand his knowledge and expertise in trauma-informed therapy. His deep understanding of the nuances of psychological trauma has enabled him to develop effective and compassionate therapeutic interventions that promote healing and resilience. James firmly believes in the power of building trusting and supportive therapeutic relationships as a cornerstone for fostering emotional growth and recovery.
As an advocate for mental health awareness, James actively engages in workshops and educational initiatives, aiming to destigmatise trauma and encourage open conversations about mental well-being. Through his dedication and passion, James Palfreyman remains a guiding light for those seeking to overcome the challenges of trauma, inspiring hope and resilience in every step of the healing journey.
Rick is an experienced CEO, trauma-informed psychotherapist, and mental health trainer who is deeply passionate about improving the well-being of individuals. He has played an instrumental role in helping clients overcome trauma and emotional challenges by providing them with the necessary tools to lead fulfilling lives. His expertise extends to the field of child development and maternal separation, where he has researched the profound impact of early life experiences on long-term mental health.
Rick is committed to promoting good mental health in infants and children, evident in his work and advocacy. He firmly believes that early intervention and a nurturing environment significantly influence a child's future emotional well-being. His training workshops empower caregivers and professionals to create supportive, trauma-informed environments that foster resilience and emotional growth in young minds and adults.
With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the intricate connections between trauma, child development, and mental health, Rick continues to be a valuable resource in the field. He inspires others to join him on the journey towards improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of our society. He is also a veteran and works with the ex-military community.
Kevin Roe, of Spa Counselling is an experienced psychotherapist/counsellor who graduated MA (Dist.), Trauma Informed Practice at the University of Nottingham and, previously, BA Honours (1st), Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Warwick.
He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adheres to their ethical guidelines and practices.
Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychology & Mental Health – Nature & Nurture
Working in therapy with addictions
Sensitive communications – working with the bereaved
Working in therapy with trauma, stress, and dissociation
Dissociation & Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Recovering from separation & divorce
Kevin has worked with people of very varied backgrounds, cultures, and dispositions. Many of his clients bring complex traumatic experiences they have endured such as childhood abuse (mental, physical, sexual) or domestic abuse/violence and others may have recurring flashbacks due to traumatic events they have suffered either from natural phenomena/disasters or at the hands of others.
Matthew S. Frazer
Matthew has a private practice in Nottinghamshire where clients facing challenges following exposure to traumatic experiences can access psychological support. The practice prides itself on quality trauma-informed therapeutic support.
He is a member of the (UKPTS) 'United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society' and the 'European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).
MA (Hons) MBACP accred Reg.
Dip.Couns Dip.Psychoth Cert.Sup
Ann is a trauma-informed criminologist known for her extensive research and practical contributions to the intersection of trauma and criminal behaviour. With a profound understanding of the complex dynamics that influence criminal activities, Ann has dedicated her career to studying the impact of trauma on individuals within the criminal justice system. Her expertise lies in identifying the underlying psychological factors that contribute to criminal behaviour, emphasising the crucial role of trauma-informed care in promoting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism.
Through her research and advocacy, Ann has shed light on the often-overlooked correlation between early life trauma and later involvement in criminal activities. Her work has paved the way for implementing trauma-informed approaches within correctional facilities, emphasising the importance of addressing underlying trauma as a fundamental step towards fostering rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.
Ann actively engages in collaborative efforts with policymakers, correctional institutions, and community organisations, advocating for the implementation of evidence-based trauma-informed practices within the criminal justice system. Her unwavering dedication to understanding the complexities of trauma and criminal behaviour has positioned her as a guiding force in the movement towards creating a more empathetic and rehabilitative approach to addressing crime.
Johanne is an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, counselling tutor, educator and researcher. She has a counselling private practice in Leicester seeing clients with a range of presenting issues and specialises in working with trauma. As a trauma-informed consultant, Johanne has a keen interest in deepening awareness of trauma-informed principles, both inside and outside of the therapeutic profession, and applies these principles in individual and group work.
Johanne's current area of research is focused on deepening our understanding of climate and ecological trauma, and how that intersects with training within the counselling and psychotherapy profession. She currently delivers workshops that are informed by the ongoing findings of her research. Johanne is committed to developing an understanding of the unconscious nature of the climate crisis to affect sustainable change, on an individual and collective level.
Maria Phippen is a skilled and compassionate social worker who specialises in providing trauma-informed practice. With over a decade of experience, she has dedicated her career to helping vulnerable individuals overcome the complex challenges that come with experiencing trauma. Maria's deep understanding of the relationship between trauma and mental health enables her to offer valuable support to those in need.
Through her work, Maria has positively impacted countless individuals by advocating for their mental and emotional well-being.
Maria has been a strong advocate for trauma-informed care throughout her career. She emphasises the importance of creating safe and nurturing environments that facilitate healing and resilience. Her commitment to promoting holistic well-being has inspired her to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, implementing innovative strategies that prioritise the psychological and emotional needs of her clients. Maria's approach is characterised by empathy, patience, and a profound dedication to empowering individuals to regain their sense of agency and self-worth.
Maria's contributions to the field of trauma-informed social work have left an indelible mark on the communities she has served. Her work has also served as a guiding light for fellow professionals seeking to integrate a trauma-informed lens into their practice. Maria's unwavering dedication to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by trauma stands as a testament to her profound commitment to fostering resilience and promoting healing within individuals and communities.
Anna Russell is a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in addiction and trauma work. She concentrates on building trusting and reparative relationships with clients.
Anna has a particular interest in the somatic effects of trauma, and works holistically with clients, supporting them to make the best choices for their life, health and happiness.
Over the last 10 years, she has worked with substance misuse services, rape crisis and women’s refuge. She currently works for the NHS and has an online private practice for both therapy and clinical supervision.