About us

We currently have two ACEs experienced trainers who are licenced and insured. We have two more joining the team very soon.

A. Survivor T/A College of Life

I am a 10 ACEs survivor and a licenced trainer with more than 40 years experience and a member of the  Association of Healthcare Trainers.   I have worked in business and commerce and the voluntary sector delivering a comprehensive range of training subjects. 

I have also worked within crisis intervention children's services, acquired brain injury support services, and residential childcare delivering training and support.

I am the founder of the CUMBRIA RESILIENCE PROJECT which is a voluntary group dedicated to helping Cumbria become an ACEs aware and trauma informed region. l also held a licence for showing the film 'RESILIENCE The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope' and in 2018 I presented 34 RESILIENCE screenings and additional CPD ACEs presentations to more than 2,000 people in Education, NHS, Police, Care, and Social Services.    

I am the author of the book 'ACEs in the Shadows - Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and also a Core Participant in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in London. IICSA

I have a new book being published in 2020 entitled: ACEOLOGY

As a survivor of 10 ACEs I use my personal lived experience as an example of how ACEs can occur throughout childhood and how sustainable recovery can be attained.

I am told that my style of training is direct, factual, personable, and engaging , while remaining accessible and thought-provoking. I also use humour to lighten the load of the challenging subjects I present.

This Licenced Trainers CPD record is below:


A. Survivor T/A TCW Training

I am an 8 ACE survivor and a licenced trainer with more than 20 years experience. I have worked in Private, Voluntary and Educational sectors delivering a range of training, where the focus has been working in the community. 

I am also a 70/30 Ambassador with the WAVE TRUST.

I have worked on a variety of initiatives supporting disadvantaged people to integrate into the community via training, education and employment.

This includes working with people with brain injuries, mental health issues, those who are homeless and ex-offenders to name but a few. 

I am qualified to deliver interventions relating to advice and guidance and work collaboratively with other organisations for referral. 

I am a founder member of CUMBRIA RESILIENCE PROJECT which is a voluntary group dedicated to helping Cumbria become an ACEs aware and trauma informed region and l have been involved in showing the film 'RESILIENCE The Biology of Stress and the Science of hope'.  

In 2018, I was involved in 4  RESILIENCE/ACEs presentations and am looking forward to more in the coming year. 

I am an author and about to publish a book linked to 'ACE’s through adoption'.

As a survivor of 8 ACEs I use my personal lived experience as an example of how ACEs can occur throughout childhood and how sustainable recovery can be attained.

I am told that my style of training is relaxed, factual, personable, and engaging, while also remaining accessible and thought-provoking.

This Licenced Trainers CPD record is below:


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