Service Details

Venue Address

Address 1
Freedom House
Address 2
Lower Bristol Road
Bath & North East Somerset

Venue Contact Details


More About The Organisation

About the Service

About the Organisation

The TRC exists to help children and young people recover from trauma. Trauma is defined as an experience which is overwhelming and hinders the child's safety and security. The TRC' s Therapy Centre runs out of our purpose-built therapeutic play centre in Bath, where we provide play, art and creative therapy and counselling for children, young people and their carers who are facing trauma and extreme challenges. Our team is made up of qualified art, play, music and creative therapists who are trained to facilitate the recovery from trauma. We want to give them the time and space to work out what they are feeling, and why, so they can be empowered into a positive, bright future.

Opening Times
MondayFrom 9.30To 17.30Open during term time in Bristol
TuesdayFrom 09.30To 17.30Open during term time in Bath and Bristol
WednesdayFrom 9.30To 17:30Open during term time in Bath
ThursdayFrom 9.30To 17:30Open during term time in Bath
FridayFrom 09.30To 17.30Open during term time in Bath and Oxford
How do people access your service?
They need a referral

Service Details


Sadly, it costs us a lot to run a charity and so we struggle to give more than a percentage of free places to those in need. A therapy session costs TRC £75. Parenting Support Session costs TRC £25 per parent.

Therefore, we have three waiting lists at the TRC:
1) Highly subsidised place - this can take a long time as there are limited spaces
2) Subsidised place - less of waiting list.
3) Fast track paid place - usually a very short waiting time and can include those who have access to external funding.

Please contact us on for further information on how to make a referral.

Type Of Service
We support the following age groups:
0-5 Years 5-11 Years 11-14 Years 14-25 Years
Who can use your service?

Any child and young person who is not coping due to symptoms of trauma disrupting their daily living.

Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

Our team of creative therapists work with children over an average of 25-36 weeks in sessions in a safe environment where they feel cared for and valued. For some children, their traumatic experiences cause them to need to come to the centres each week for several years while they process and work through their experiences.

We assess the needs of the children using SDQ’s (strengths and difficulties questionnaires) when they are first referred, and then on regular intervals using them as an assessment tool alongside an interview with the parent/carer. We also use other trauma assessments as appropriate.

We are available to offer support to the teachers of our clients and are often invited to offer strategies for the classroom to reduce disruptive behaviour and trauma symptoms.

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

Whilst the children engage in therapy, their parents/ carers have to stay onsite and can engage in a 'parenting the traumatised child' course with a cup of tea/ coffee and a relaxing time of chatting with other parents about the challenges and joys of parenting. This is led by a team of experienced and trained facilitators.

Conditions we support
Mental Health


Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
Is there a pedestrian route?
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Do you have external ramps?
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Are there interior automatic doors?
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Do you have internal ramps?
Do you have internal steps?
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
Do you have accessible toilets?
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Are there different rooms for activities and quiet time?
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Is this safe and enclosed?
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Do you have a soft play area?
How many children use it at any one time?
Do you have a sensory room or area?
How many children or young people usually come along to the activity / group?