Our Associates

 Supporting Children affected by Adverse Experiences

Educating Professionals

Hi, I'm Nic Reed.


Hi, I’m Nic Reed. Working as a registered children’s nurse and specialist public health nurse for over 20 years, I developed an interest in the effects of trauma and relationships on the developing child.

Undertaking an MSc in Attachment Theory, Research and Practice, I studied attachment patterns through the lifespan and the impact of trauma on our behaviours, relationships and resilience. I am a facilitator of the attachment assessments: Child Attachment Play Assessment (CAPA), Meaning of the Child Interview (MotC) and Marshak Interaction Method (MIM), with a particular interest in trauma and the regulation behaviours of children.

As a mum, I have personal experience of the effects of developmental trauma and the significant difference a positive relationship can make, helping to heal developmental trauma. I am excited to share my knowledge and experiences with anyone who would like to learn about attachment and trauma!

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Gela Griffiths.

CEO and Associate

Gela Griffiths runs a small private practice from her home in Mumbles. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and a Certified DDP Practitioner, and has completed Level 1 training in Sensory Attachment Intervention. Gela is a trainer/facilitator for the Just Right State Programme and Kim Golding's Foundations for Attachment. For more information visit her website:

Hi, I'm Jo Southan.

Trustee and Associate

My name is Jo Southan and I work therapeutically with children, families and schools. I was previously a registered nurse and have experience of working in schools. I am an adoptive mum to five children with various levels of complex needs resulting from developmental trauma. I helped to found Adenydd to support children and families just like ours.

Over the past twenty years I have been on an incredible journey of learning to understand and parent my children which has resulted in me undertaking further training. I'm particularly passionate about helping to provide effective support and training to families and professionals to help change the lives of children and families who have suffered trauma.

I have trained in Sensory Attachment Intervention (Level 1), Theraplay (Level 1 and Group Theraplay) and Ecosensory. I am also a facilitator of the Just Right State programme.

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