Meet the Team
Louise Michelle Bombèr
Louise Michelle Bomber – Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Therapist
Louise Michelle Bomber is qualified as both a specialist teacher, a therapist and a DDP certified practitioner. She is the Clinical Lead and the Director of TouchBase Centre CiC in Brighton. The aims of TouchBase are to support those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences to function well at home, in their schools and out in community. Louise and her team offer a range of support services for children and young adults (5 to 25) who have experienced significant relational traumas and losses to move towards learned security and recovery. They also support family, friends and professionals around these children.
Louise set up the National Attachment Lead Network to connect up education staff who seek to be Attachment Aware and Trauma Responsive in their practice. Www.attachmentleadnetwork.net She also created TIE – trauma informed education – a developmental pathway for Attachment Leads who want to continue developing their practice using Theraplay® and DDP. www.traumainformededucation.org.uk
As well as having written many articles and courses, she is the author of the very popular book ‘Inside I’m Hurting’, now translated into French and Italian. She also wrote ‘What About Me?’. Louise contributed to the book ‘Teenagers & Attachment’. She has co-authored ‘Settling Troubled Pupils to Learn: Why Relationships Matter in School’ together with Dan Hughes. Louise contributed to a specialist family law book ‘Capacity to Change’ outlining what needs to be considered for traumatized children and their lives in school. More recently Louise has written the ‘Attachment Aware Schools Series – Bridging the gap for troubled pupils’ to support schools to create effective small teams around pupils – Team Pupil. Soon to be published: ‘Know Me to Teach Me’, a book that advocates for differentiated discipline in schools using the latest findings in child development and neuroscience.
Louise is passionate about ensuring all play their part in the recovery journey through present, attentive , attuned and responsive relationships. Together in community, she believes dignity can be restored and hope found…..
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