OUR TEAM

Chair of Trustees

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Louise McCabe

MSc, MCIPD

I am a Responsible Business Consultant with many years’ experience in Corporate Responsibility and a background in HR, marketing and communications.  My company Flourish CSR provides specialist advice to high street retailers, global fashion brands and NGOs on a range of issues including sustainability and climate action, ethical sourcing, diversity and inclusion, animal welfare and charity partnerships. 

Trustees

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Sarah Fairbairns

Trustee 

I am a psychotherapist and was one of the first to work with clients with TFSW when the charity was created. After many years I chose to step back from the frontline and become a trustee instead. Since then I’ve had several different roles: fundraising initiatives, organising conferences, marketing and proofreading leaflets.

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John Eames

Trustee

I have worked as a barrister representing individual clients in immigration cases in courts and tribunals. I am a tribunal judge sitting in the social entitlement and immigration & asylum chambers of the First-tier Tribunal

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Miriam Nye

Trustee

I have over 10 years’ experience as a specialist social worker working with refugees. I currently run a support service for refugees and migrants living with HIV in the Bristol area. 

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Liz Murphy

MB, ChB
Trustee

I worked as an inner-city GP with a remarkably diverse population for many years. I became interested in the physical, psychological, and social issues affecting the health of people I was working with who had fled war, persecution, or oppression. I became a trustee of TFSW after retiring from clinical work.        

Clinical Director

Head of Operations

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Judy Ryde

PhD UKCP reg.

I am a psychotherapist and particularly interested in working across cultures and within the field of intercultural therapy, working with those who are traumatised by war and countries in conflict.

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Katie Hope

BA (Hons), PG Dip HIC

I have 25 years' experience of management in the charity sector, particularly with refugee organisations. 

Administrator

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Julie Jeffery

Administrator

I have over 30 years of experience in financial operations, management and IT solutions. 

Therapists

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Michelle Oakman

Dip HIP UKCP reg.

As well as running a private practice in Bath, I work with the charity Trauma Foundation South West counselling refugees and asylum seekers.

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Lynn Linsdale

Dip HIP MA HIP

I have particular experience associated with working with clients suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression PTSD, and sexual abuse,

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Ellen Hart

BA Hons

I have twenty years of experience with problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, addiction, eating disorders, physical and sexual abuse, relationship problems, lack of confidence, and many others.

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Pat Dannahy

HIP UKPC reg.

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist

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Katie Hope

BA (Hons), PG Dip HIP

I have 25 years' experience of working with refugees in the voluntary sector.  I am a fully qualified humanistic integrative therapist with a special interest in trauma, I have group work experience as well as 1-1..    

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Marianne Johnson

AdvDip MA UKCP

I am an accredited psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples. I work in an integrative way, which means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches.

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Susan Pontin

BA Dip HIP UKCP reg.

My approach as a psychotherapist places high value on the human relationship between client and therapist.

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Chloe Tahta

MA Psychotherapy Dip HIP UKCP reg.

As well as running a private practice in Bath, I work with the charity Trauma Foundation South West counselling refugees and asylum seekers.

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Nicola Jefferies

BA (Hons) HDP, Dip HIP, MA

People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons. Sometimes you may have a clear idea of the things that are concerning you, or you may just feel low and weighed down with worries.

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Kirstie Adamson

BA, MSc, SEP, BACP(Accred)

Over 20 years experience of working with trauma, transition, adoption, attachment. I am also a somatic experiencing practitioner so particularly work on links between our emotions and the movements and sensations of our body. 

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Ceinwen Birrell

MA, MFA

I am an art psychotherapist registered with HCPC and BAAT as well as a visual artist, specialising in painting.  I work 1-1 and with groups and families. I have a particular interest in working with marginal groups such as refugees and asylum seekers. My work is trauma informed, socially engaged and intersectional in its focus.