Meet the trainers

We offer a range of training to share our expertise in working in a psychologically informed way.

We are a group of leaders, psychologists and psychotherapists who work for 1625 Independent People and/or as part of the Golden Key Partnership in Bristol, working with adults and young people with complex needs.


Over the last 7 years, we have been involved in the implementation of reflective practice across our organisations, involving hundreds of staff from diverse teams, meeting at regular intervals to think, feel and learn together. We will talk in this training in more detail about what we’ve built in our organisations, and the benefits we’ve seen.

Meghan Joyce: is the Manager of Reboot West at 1625ip, supporting Care Leavers into education, employment and training. Reboot West uses DNA-v, the youth model of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a developmental model designed to increase psychological flexibility in young people. Meghan has experience of both supervising support workers through using ACT approaches, as well as supporting coaches to embed ACT/DNA-V in their work with young people. As well as working with Care Leavers, Meghan has experience of working in prisons, gang exit intervention, and with people with learning disabilities.

Joanna Roberts: Joanna has a background in the private, voluntary and public sector with over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, commissioner and senior manager in a range of sectors including child protection, youth services, adult social care and homelessness prevention. She is an experienced reflective practice facilitator and certified Prosocial facilitator.

Michelle Desmier: Michelle is Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Practitioner and Supervisor. She has held various roles in mental health, substance misuse, young people’s services and the homelessness sector for the past 22 years and has a particular interest in Trauma Informed ways of working.

Tom Dunn: Tom has worked in the sector for over 15 years across various roles within complex needs, homelessness and youth work. Currently a Team Lead at Golden Key, he is an experienced training facilitator and holds 4 years’ experience of reflective practice facilitation.