Welcome to TFC -The Foundations Consultancy! At TFC we are passionate about supporting children, young people, families and organisations to create strong foundations for the future. TFC's ethos is all about creating safety and security in relationships, developing psychologically informed understanding and enabling people to develop emotional and psychological well being.
TFC is an attachment and trauma informed Clinical Psychology Therapeutic Practice. We offer a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to support people in addressing a range of emotional, psychological and mental health difficulties. Our goal is to support people and organisations to develop strong foundations for their future, enabling them to recover from trauma and get on the road to developing emotional well being, resilience, happiness and fulfilment.
I am passionate about supporting children, young people and their families to develop the foundations of secure and connected relationships through emotional connection and understanding.
My work as an organisational consultant and trainer enables me to support professionals to develop psychologically, attachment and trauma informed services. My range of training and workshops help to support organisations who are working with people with complex needs to develop psychologically informed services, that can reduce the impact of systemic and organisational trauma, promoting and developing a culture of psychological well being. (See Becoming Trauma Informed)
I am looking forward to working with you so please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss how I can support you, your family or your service/organisation.
“ The therapeutic space at The Foundations Consultancy is welcoming, comfortable and mercifully non-clinical. A welcome change and relief from standard NHS settings. It is also informal and friendly, which distinguishes it from other office / corporate settings, which makes it accessible to families and particularly children and young people.
I really like how grounded and honest Wendy is. We really value her expertise and experience. She's alert to the challenges and works hard to deliver an incredibly high level of care and support. We trust Wendy implicitly."
"Hi I'm Wendy......Dr Wendy Coetzee, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Consultant and Trainer. I am a fully trained and HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience working across a wide range of settings including NHS, Local Authority and Private sector organisations/services.
I have led and developed a variety of psychological services to support children and young people with attachment and trauma based difficulties. My career has focussed on working in the area of childhood adversity, attachment and developmental trauma, this has been an ongoing theme throughout my career. I am a DDP recognised trainer, and registered as a UK DDP therapist.
I have been privileged to work with some incredible organisations, families, children and young people who have taught me so much about about adversity, bravery and resilience. At the heart of my approach to making sense of children and young people's difficulties is to develop an understanding of "what happened to you" rather than "what is wrong with you?" This approach has been central to my work over the years with children, their families and the organisations/systems that support them, rather than focussing on labels that can sometimes become attached to people with complex needs.
transform our understanding of young people's difficulties".
My work is informed by a number of models, including training in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), Neuro-sequential model of attachment and developmental trauma, Narrative therapy, Polyvagal theory, Systemic family therapy and Trauma informed therapeutic approaches together with over 25 years of working psychologically with children and families with complex attachment and trauma based needs.
I draw on the expertise and knowledge of a range of attachment and trauma specialists including my supervisors and mentors Dr Kim Golding, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author, DDP consultant and Trainer, MBE (My Clinical Supervisor) and Dr Karen Treisman, Clinical Psychologist, Author and Organisational Trainer, CBE (Mentor). Their work has been inspirational in informing how I work with the families and systems that support them.
In my role as Clinical Director of psychological Services at Horizon Care and Education Group (for over 5 years) I am very proud to have pioneered and led the design, development and delivery of a trauma informed psychologically informed therapeutic service for a national organisation supporting and training over 250 staff to support the children and adolescents within the organisation.
In this role I worked at a strategic board level role supporting the organisation to develop a therapeutically informed strategy to training staff and the development of a Clinical Governance strategy. My work in the organisation enabled me to develop a trauma informed organisational approach to supporting staff and the children and young people it supports. This work has enabled me to share the lived experiences of service development, working with organisational trauma and developing a trauma informed ethos to support staff and develop a psychologically and trauma informed organisational culture. My role as Organisational Consultant and Trainer draws on these experiences. I also draw on the expertise and support of Dr Karen Treisman and have also been inspired by training from Sandra Bloom (author of the Sanctuary Model), these models of organisational trauma and developing trauma informed systems are an essential reference when working in the field of developing trauma informed systems and services. (See Training and Workshops for further details).
I am passionate about teaching and training. I teach on a number of University Masters and Doctoral Psychology programmes. I also regularly train and support a number of schools (SEMH and mainstream). I enjoy working with organisations to support the development of trauma informed organisational practice. Please see my wide range of workshops and training packages which can be adapted to meet your services needs (See Training and Workshops).
I was given an "Innovation In Practice" award by the British Psychological Society Children and Young People's faculty (2014) for my work in developing attachment and trauma informed training programmes and services for families in crisis.
I like to think of myself as an innovative, passionate and creative person with a great love of nature and the outdoors. I especially enoy all asoects of my work in the growing field of trauma informed practice. Finally and most importantly I am also Mum to three fantastic children of my own, who help me to remember that no matter what I’ve learned as a Clinical Psychologist there is always more to learn and that there is no such thing as “perfect parenting” just good enough is.....good enough!!
TFC is a Clinical Psychology practice offering a range of psychological services including:
EDUCATION & TRAINING WORKSHOPS:
We offer a variety of training days and workshops:
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES:
TFC benefits from it's own therapeutic premises in the grounds of a rural setting with warm and inviting therapy rooms. This unique situation lends itself to privacy and confidentiality with parking and comfortable facilities.
Please message us directly to book an appointment or to request a call back
to talk through any questions you may have.
Alternatively you can try and call me. If I am with a client my phone will go to automatically go voicemail, please leave me a voicemail and your number and I will reply as soon as possible. T: 07799 764752
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed