Meet the Team

Louise Michelle Bombèr is pleased to introduce you to her team at TouchBase. All team members are experienced and skilled up in their field. All are well on the attachment aware and trauma responsive developmental pathway in their practice. Currently we have team members based in Brighton, Lewes, London, Bristol and Devon.

Below you will find a summary for each team member with a link to each of their full profiles.
You can also click the buttons below to see the Touchbase Advisory Committee and the Management Board.

Louise Michelle

Louise Michelle Bombèr

Louise Michelle Bombèr – Founding Director, Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Therapist

Louise Michelle Bombèr is qualified as both a specialist teacher, a therapist and a DDP certified practitioner. She has worked with individual pupils, classes, whole school settings, local authorities, teachers and support staff across both the primary and secondary phases.



Maisie is a young apricot cockapoo who is part of the TouchBase™ team.

Maisie provides therapeutic support to some of our children and young people in the therapy room, at Plot 22 and out and about in local schools in Brighton & Hove and around Sussex

Alice Mallorie

Alice Mallorie

Alice Mallorie – Strategic Therapeutic Attachment Lead & Psychotherapist

Alice has an MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE) where she studied among others, with Dan Hughes (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) and Éadaoin Bhreathnach (Sensory Attachment Intervention) including a two-year infant observation paper as part of her training.

Bio Anisha

Anisha Charania

Integrative Child, Adolescent & Adult Therapist

Anisha is a qualified Integrative Humanistic Therapist (PGdip) and a registered member of the B.A.C.P. (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). She completed her training at Wealden Institute of Psychotherapy in 2015 and since then has worked with children, young people and adults presenting with various challenges.

Clare Langhorne

Anna Cimmino

Support Services Co-Ordinator

Anna is our Support Services Co-Ordinator in our Engine Room Team leading on the referrals side of the work here at TouchBase, working very closely with our Therapy and Education Leads to ensure a timely response and the efficient running of all the support services offered, in the specialist area of trauma recovery.

BIO Cat Merrick

Cat Merrick

Community Groups Co-Ordinator

Cat is our Community Groups Co-Ordinator in our Engine Room Team, overseeing and liaising with our existing groups as well as exploring the needs and interests of our community here in Brighton.

Alice Mallorie

Emma Nichols

Touchbase Operational Director

Emma Nichols is our Operational Director here at TouchBase, overseeing the Engine Room Team, and facilitating our regulatory and quality assurances processes. Emma completed a degree in English Literature and then embarked on a variety of commercial roles over a twenty-year period.

Clare Langhorne

Gemma Mallyon

Specialist Teacher & Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Gemma is an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Specialist Teacher working on both the therapy and education teams to support trauma recovery.  She trained at The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education where her training utilised a range of neuroscientific and psychotherapeutic theory.

Hannah Auton

Hannah Auton

Training Co-ordinator

Hannah is a highly organised and experienced administrator having worked in different roles over a number of years, in a busy dental practice in Brighton. She also enjoyed working in a nursery whilst doing

Helen Wright

Helen Wright

Helen Wright – Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Therapist

Helen Wright is a qualified Teacher and a Therapist, registered with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). She has additional training as a trainer of Whole School Quality Circle Time; in Theraplay ®, DDP and Sensory informed practice. Helen is in the process of certification for DDP.

Jennie Fellows

Jennie Fellows

Education Lead and Strategic Therapeutic Attachment Lead

Jennie Fellows is a Therapeutic Attachment Lead for TouchBase™ and a regional Attachment Lead across Sussex. She practices as both a BACP accredited therapeutic counsellor and a specialist

Jenny Tasker

Jenny Tasker

Accounts Assistant

Jenny is our Accounts Assistant overseeing payments in our Engine Room team. Jenny is responsible for the management of grant income, donations, and community funds. Jenny also works closely with our Financial Accountant to ensure the smooth running of the finance function.

Julia Wilde

Julia Wilde

Julia Wilde – Education, Training and Community Team

Julia is a Strategic Attachment Lead teacher and is part of the TouchBase™ team. With a background teaching in Secondary Education and experience in the Primary setting, her work in schools has focused on inclusion and supporting vulnerable students. Julia has completed and continues to follow the recommended pathway for TIE (Trauma Informed Education).

BIO Kerri Tilson

Kerri Tilson

Clinical Lead

Kerri is the Clinical Lead of TouchBase. She is a BACP registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and was previously a social worker.  She has extensive experience in leadership positions and has much multi-cultural experience having worked overseas and in London for a well-established charity.

Julia Wilde

Lou Bowd

Support Services Co-ordinator

Lou oversees our reception here at TouchBase, whether you are contacting us by email or coming in to see us in person. She also co-ordinates our support services, working very closely with both our Therapy and Education Leads to ensure everyone receives a timely response and the most appropriate support provision.

Bio Louise Kilshaw

Louise Kilshaw

Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher

Louise is a valued member of our national training team at TouchBase. She is passionate  about embedding attachment aware and trauma responsive practices at home, school and out in the wider community.

Michael Reeves

Luke Palmer

Specialist Therapist & Educational Psychotherapist

Luke has an MA in Educational Psychotherapy from the Caspari Foundation and is a qualified Educational Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.). The principle focus of his career to date has been to use the attachment framework to develop therapeutic practices and thinking in schools, to support the school community at large to overcome emotional barriers, build a sense of belonging and connection and help foster confidence in the value of the individual’s own voice to make positive change.


Michael Reeves

Mandy Richards

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Mandy is a UKCP accredited Integrative Child Psychotherapist who works therapeutically with children, young people and their families to develop and promote emotional and psychological wellbeing. Mandy’s speciality is providing long-term psychotherapeutic support for an in-depth exploration of difficulties and lasting change.

Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves

Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Psychotherapist

Michael is an Integrative Child Psychotherapist (BACP member). He is also an Educational Psychotherapist, (UKCP)

Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller – Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher and Training Lead

Natalie Miller is a Strategic Attachment Lead across Sussex. She has worked in Primary Education for 20 years, specialising in Inclusion and SEN. Natalie has completed and continues to follow the recommended pathway for TIE (Trauma Informed Education).

Bio Nicola MacKinnon

Nicola MacKinnon

TouchBase Trainer

Nicola MacKinnon is a strategic attachment lead teacher and successfully completed the year long trauma responsive education course developing an authority wide relational policy embedded in DDP. Nicola is an experienced education and children’s services professional with a passion for trauma informed practice and relational approaches.

Natalie Miller

Ross Cormack

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist

Ross is a UKCP registered Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist. Ross attended the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, completing the PGDIP in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, qualifying with a PGDIP and MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy at Terapia.

Natalie Miller

Ruth Dudman

Trainee Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist

Ruth is a deeply empathic and creative trainee therapist in the final year of her MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She studies at one of the UK’s leading training organisations Terapia, which together with her professional experience qualifies her to work across all age groups, including with adults and parents.

Suzi Lambert

Suzi Lambert

Strategic Therapeutic Attachment Lead & Therapist

Suzi is an accredited Play Therapist (registered with B.A.P.T), Suzi has a wealth of experience working therapeutically with children and adolescents who have suffered developmental trauma and relational loss. Suzi has experience both in the UK and abroad. She also has worked with children in Brazil.

Tania Druce

Tania Druce

Therapy Lead, Strategic Therapeutic Attachment Lead & Psychotherapist

Tania is a UKCP accredited Integrative Child Psychotherapist, specialising in working with children and adolescents who have experienced relational and developmental trauma and loss. She

Suzi Lambert

Vanessa Jones

Strategic Therapeutic Attachment Lead & Therapist

Vanessa is a qualified therapist and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). She recently completed the PGCert in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-being Multidisciplinary Practice, which is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.

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