Colonel Anthony Gauvain(Retired) Chairman, PTSD Resolution
Colonel Tony Gauvain retired from the British Army in 1990, after 32 years service, having commanded the first Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment. After 10 years in industry he trained as a psychotherapist and has been in practice ever since. He has two, two year post graduate diplomas in hypnosis and psychotherapy, and Human Givens therapy. Seven years ago he co- founded PTSD Resolution to bring effective therapy to Veterans, Reservists and family members struggling with operational stress
Piers BishopClinical Director, PTSD Resolution
Piers Bishop is a founder and Director of Therapy of the charity for resolving UK Forces’ military trauma, PTSD Resolution. He is a qualified Human Givens therapist, who has been practising for many years.
Piers has responsibility for the network of therapists, and for issues of compliance and standards.He is also an organisational psychotherapist, co-founder of WeThrive – a staff well-being and coaching on-line App.
Patrick Rea BA, FCIMPR & Campaign Director,
A PR and marketing director for 25 years, founder of Rea Marketing & PR, with experience in strategy, issues management, public affairs and media relations. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Institute of Directors.
Patrick is press officer for PTSD Resolution and can deal with news and feature requests from all media sources, including for interviews and case studies. We have a wide range of testimonials available and facts on the treatment, its results and research sources.
Matt Minshall served in the Regular and Territorial Army for nearly twenty five years. He now works in the defence and security industry as well as writing books for children. Despite advancing years he still manages to climb
Major Richard Trafford (Retired)Trustee
Richard was commissioned into 1st Bn. Light Infantry in 1970 and retired after 15 years, to go into business. He spent the next 20 years in business organising Trade Fairs and Conferences specialising in the Middle East. Latterly he has been closely involved with the logistic delivery of UN/Charity aid to a number of countries in North Africa. As a former soldier with great concern for the welfare of veterans, Richard was very happy to offer his services as a Trustee to PTSD Resolution
Charles served in the British army for 5
years. On leaving he retrained at Henley College
and then spent the next 8 years in export sales
following which he spent 20 years in Eastern
Europe leading subsidiaries of organisations such
as Xerox, BNP Paribas, Ameritech and France
In 2003 Charles established a medical recruitment company and then a mobile diagnostic company in Poland that he sold in 2010.
In 1990 he co- founded the British Polish Chamber of Commerce (now the leading C of C in the region) and served as a Director for 6 years. He completed a Masters degree in International Marketing at Strathclyde university.
Malcolm Hanson served in British Army from 1988 to 2007. Since 2008 he has worked in the NHS as a psychotherapist and also manages a combined team of mental health and social care workers.
James Wooley MBIITrustee
Born in 1964 in Aldershot 'Home of the
Learnt at an early age the ineptness of support for our forces, when my best friend at school was moved out of quarters and into a shared council house weeks after his father was killed at Warren Point.
1982 enlisted into the 6/7 Queens Royal light Infantry TA
Experienced the effects of PTSD on person and family when former school friends came home from 1st gulf war in 1991.
After being introduced to the effectiveness of HG in treating symptoms of PTSD, i helped form the airborne charity 'Braveheart'.
I met and joined the ranks of PTSD Resolution four years ago and have seen first- hand the remarkable change to veteran's lives the charity has achieved.
2012 founded a project called B.A.S.I.C. to bridge the gap left by some of the bigger veteran's charities.
2012, I was awarded an 'Honoury Burgess' (freedom of the borough) for my work with vulnerable veterans.
My wife and I have been licensees of the Hare Inn, in Leighton Buzzard for the past 12yrs and were awarded 'National Community Pub of the Year' in 2012 and have reached the final selection in 2015.
Founder member of Bedford Borough Covenant committee
Angela ChauhanAdmin Support
Having taken time out to raise a family, my previous experience had been in retail and I now work supporting PTSD Resolution through administration. I feel excited and privileged to be able to work with the dedicated team, contributing to the success of the charity..
Karolina GrzybAdmin Support
I moved to the UK from Poland 5 years
ago to provide better opportunities for my
I first studied English, and went on to study accountancy and book keeping here, and began volunteering for my local council's arts and culture department to 'give something back' and integrate into British society.
I feel honoured to now work in the admin department for this great team and charity.
Howard Maryon-DavisAdmin Support
Responsible for the website maintenance and design, as well as providing graphic design work as required. His company, MassMedia Ltd, offers a full range of internet services including website names, hosting, internet commerce and "cloud" based applications.