Chapter forty four was set up by Gill Simpson, an experienced coach and parent based in Bath. Having been inspired by the powerful impact that coaching can play in helping people to realise their potential in the workplace, Gill launched her own coaching business and became interested in the application of coaching to supporting parents and carers to be the best they can be. After all, parenting is the hardest (and most rewarding) job any of us ever do! Gill now runs group parent workshops that give parents the time and space to reflect on their family life and how they are as a parent, and helps them to focus on aspects they’d like to change and how to go about it.
Safe In Your Hands is run and owned by Sue Wheeler. She is a qualified teacher and nursery nurse. She has been working with children and young people for over 20 years.
She started her teaching career in 1998 after qualifying from King Alfred’s University. She has spent her career working in different schools and nurseries within West Sussex, Spain and Bath and more recently at Bath College and Barnardo’s in Bristol.
For 2 years she worked as a deputy manager at a nursery in Bath where she used her extensive knowledge and skills to offer quality childcare experiences for all that attended.
Within schools she had many roles including course leader and D&T co-ordinator. She is passionate about creating an environment where learning and knowledge can be shared and absorbed.
Her passions continue into the field of safeguarding and when she was at Bath College she specialised in this area. This passion led her then to work for Barnardo’s for 2 years where she delivered child sexual exploitation training to the night time economy both within Bristol and throughout South Gloucestershire.
She believes that training should not just be a way to gain new skills and knowledge but it should also be a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with other practitioners and professionals; build relationships and to share good practise and support each other through what can be a challenging time.
– TRC Therapy Centre
– Oakside Creative Education Centre
– TRC Training Centre
– Treehouse Project (Specialist Recovery for victims of Human Trafficking)
The TRC was founded in Bath in 2011 by Betsy de Thierry, in order to see children recover from trauma.
The TRC employs creative psychotherapists who specialise in the Trauma Recovery approach in order to help children & young people process their trauma and support them as they piece their lives back together until a wholeness can be found.
The parents and carers engage in a Psychoeducation course called ‘Parenting the traumatised child’ which provides therapeutic support, and an understanding of how trauma impacts a child’s brain, with helpful strategies for the home life. This course is based on the book: The Simple Guide to Child Trauma (Betsy de Thierry, 2017).
We hold as a high value our work and support of the parents/carers, and our experience of supporting teachers to form a holistic support service. Oakside Creative Education Centre is a project that has been formed to provide additional support for the most vulnerable children and young people.
We are excited about the interconnectedness of the TRC Therapy centre and Oakside Creative, with the TRC Training Centre providing excellent cutting edge training in trauma recovery.