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Meet the Team 


Sair Penna

Director & Founding Member.


Shannon Carter

Empathic Receptionist & Members Enquiry Line


Sara Dowling

Volunteer Support Administrator.


Emma Edwards



Dave Edwards

Trained Empathic Listener.

Trudy Firks 

Membership Communications and Client Liaison Officer.


Rosie Lunn

Trained Empathic Listener.


"I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the staff of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) who support me in our mission to provide effective support to all Therapeutic Parents and change lives for children who have suffered trauma.

I would also like to thank the parents who contribute every day to our Facebook group and give us all such great inspiration and ideas. I would particularly like to thank all the moderators and volunteers who help to empathetically support Therapeutic Parents in their journey through the NATP, and our workshops, training and online for all the wise words and encouragement they share so selflessly and voluntarily every day.

Most of all, I would like to thank my husband, who became one of the most patient, resourceful therapeutic parents I have ever met, and my children, who are the joy of my life, for teaching me more about therapeutic parenting than any expert ever could."


- Sarah Naish, The Founder of NATP.

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