What we do
What we offer
We offer three areas of support to achieve the aims mentioned above. Our network association includes professional and peer support, educational resources and networking opportunities. Through our experiential workshops we provide with further learning for professional and personal development. We endorse and promote research opportunities in the field of single or complex trauma.
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COMPLEX TRAUMA TRAINING
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COMPLEX TRAUMA RESEARCH
Who we are
Director , Researcher, Systemic Psychotherapist & Trainer
Dzmitry is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) with over 25 years experience of working therapeutically within complex trauma recovery; for the last 14 years, being based in Leeds & Harrogate. He is a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, also registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
His work experience includes being a Paramedic and Nurse in the Armed Forces, before training and working as a Counselling Psychologist in various settings. Dzmitry is particularly recognised for his significant experience in delivering trauma-related training to various professionals, both nationally and internationally. He is the Founder of the Complex Trauma Therapist Network in the UK (CTTN).
His particular professional interests include supporting professionals working with traumatised and vulnerable clients, burnout and secondary trauma impact on professionals. He is also a trainer and a team member of Blake Emergency Services & Suicide Bereavement UK.
He regularly delivers individual and group supervision. His research interests are currently employed as collaborator to various trauma related projects with the Department of Philosophy at the University of York.
Paul John Griffiths
Honorary Consultant, Trainer, Chartered Psychologist & Researcher
Paul is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist, he specialises in trauma informed therapy; as a Chartered Psychologist & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), he holds the positions of Chair Elect to the North East of England Branch and Committee Member for the Special Group of Independent Practitioners. He regularly sits on the Advisory Panel to HMP Grendon, the UK’s first therapeutic prison.
Considerable experience of working independently within the UK’s legal system since 1999, providing psychological opinion to civil, family and criminal courts in the UK and the Isle of Man. Prior employment includes the National Probation and Health Services, working with Indeterminate and Restricted Offenders. In addition, has worked within Prison, and Community based Therapeutic Communities, Housing Associations, and Charitable Organisations providing residential therapeutic interventions. Since 2003, has been a Practitioner in Brief Strategic Therapy working with traumatised personnel either returning from theatres of conflict, or who work within frontline emergency services.
Forensic psychological interests include working with traumatised adolescents (16+) and adults (18+) who commit serious and specific offences; prison and mental health law; developmental impact of complex trauma; effective supervision for therapist working with complex trauma clients, assessment & risk management; leaving care, re-integration; psychological first-aid, substance-use and personality disorder.
Celia is a Co-ordinator at the International Focusing Institute (USA), who originally trained as a person-centred psychotherapist in the UK. Celia has over 25 years counselling experience and is the Co-Founder of the Complex Trauma Therapist Network in the UK (CTTN).
For many years she ran a successful counselling service in Bradford, and upon retirement, has continued with a small private practice to date, but her passion remains teaching Focusing-Oriented Therapy.
Together with Dzmitry, Celia has run successful training workshops within the UK specifically for therapists working with complex trauma clients. Internationally, Celia has provided trauma informed webinars on behalf of the International Focusing Institute to their worldwide membership.
Administrator, Art Psychotherapist
Yuko is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Art Psychotherapist. She works with adults and older adults diagnosed with dementia for Devon Partnership Trust (NHS), specifically with patients with identified complex trauma.
In addition to her paid employment, Yuko volunteers for BCHA Housing Association, where one of her particular interests include recognising the links between homelessness and psychological factors related to traumatic experiences.
Yuko is aware of the multidimensional benefits of complimentary therapy when working with complex trauma clients; in order to develop her embodied approach further, Yuko is researching the benefits of personal Yoga training.