Kath has worked in the mental health field since 1981. Kath trained in Psychodrama and as a Dramatherapist whilst at the same time, training as a mental health nurse. 

Kath managed and had a leading role in delivering therapeutic interventions to a modified therapeutic community for 5 years in the 90’s and subsequently worked within the NHS as a specialist for 20 years.  She is experienced in working with clients of all ages and presenting with all manner of issues in the full range of complexity. She has worked in in-patient, semi-secure, medical and out-patient settings but currently runs her own private practice. 

She sees herself as a trauma specialist, as in her view everyone that seeks psychological help has been wounded in some way. Since discovering EMDR in 2002, although she continues to draw upon her other psychotherapy skills, it has become her preferred therapeutic modality and she is deeply committed to the development of this amazingly effective treatment.

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant

EMDR Europe Accredited Facilitator

Registered EMDR Institute Facilitator

RMN (Higher Award), BSc Hons, Dip DTh, Dip PTh.

Trustee & Treasurer of EMDR Association UK & Ireland



Jessica Woolliscroft is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor and a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She has worked in the mental health field since 1983 in private practice, therapeutic communities, secure mental health settings, voluntary sector projects and NHS Primary and Secondary Care settings. In each setting she has held clinical and supervisory roles. Jessica has many years’ experience of project management, recently co-founding a Community Interest Company, offering training placements, assessment and therapy to the local community. From 2000 to 2010 she led an NHS Focus Group on Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) which raised £12,000 from the Health Authority to train NHS staff in the treatment of adult CSA survivors. Jessica has sat on the Board of Directors and Ethics Committee of her professional body for many years, been a member of EMDR UK and Ireland North West Regional Group and facilitated a South Cheshire EMDR Peer Support group for many years.  We are very pleased to have Jessica on our facilitating team.  Jessica is interested in how socio – economic, cultural and environmental forces interact with attachment trauma to affect the diagnostic and treatment process. She is also exploring how understanding depth psychology can enhance the use of EMDR, particularly with patients with attachment trauma and dissociative coping styles who are highly likely to be diagnosed with personality disorder and/or complex developmental PTSD. 

Woolliscroft, J. (2016). The Compassionate Design of Therapeutic Space.  The Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, Vol.4. Feb 2016 pp. 97 -119

Woolliscroft, J. (2010) Freedom and Oppression in Therapeutic Space. Masters Dissertation University of Chester.

Day, A; Thurlow, K; Woolliscroft, J. (2003) Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Survey of Mental Health Professionals. The International Journal of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Vol 27, No. 2, Feb 2003.

For a detailed CV with qualifications and work experience please see Jessica’s website www.jessicawoolliscroft.co.uk



Dr Wendy Frappell-Cooke CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, is a Consultant Psychologist, Approved BPS Supervisor and EMDR Consultant Supervisor. She is also BABCP Accredited. She is a past UKPTS Board Member and is a member of the European Society of Trauma and Dissociation. She specialises in complex trauma, dissociative disorders and CFS/ME and has presented in those areas. She also specialises in combat related trauma having worked in the Ministry of Defence for the past 10 years, including at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre for military personnel suffering severe physical injuries.

Her Doctoral research was on Trauma Risk Management within the military in relation to PTSD and Stigma, which included Guilt Related PTSD and her MSc research on the Impact and coping strategies of females living with Domestic Violence. She also has direct experience of exposure to trauma as a Police Officer working with major crimes such as murders, child abuse and rape, leaving in the rank of Detective Inspector. We are privileged to have Wendy as part of our team and her vast experience brings a wealth of knowledge to our trainings.

Publications include: 

Mental Health Workers Tale (2015) in Bringing War Home - The Battle to beat Stigma

The Psychological Challenge of Genital Injury. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 2013; 159 (Supp 1)

Does Trauma Risk Management reduce Psychological Distress in Deployed Troops? Occupational Medicine (Lond) 2010, 60(8), 645-650