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Meet Our Team

The Caspari Foundation staff and trustees are a dedicated team committed to improving children's and young people's mental health through the advancement of Educational Psychotherapy.

Chair of the Caspari Foundation

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Patricia Reid

Chair of the Caspari Foundation

Trisha Reid is the Chair of the Caspari Foundation.  She has over 40 years’ experience in mainstream, inner-city primary and secondary schools working as a teacher, an Educational Psychotherapist and an Inclusion Manager.  She is an active member of the UK Council for Psychotherapists and is a commitee member of the UKCP College for Children and Young People. 


Trisha runs a private practice as an Educational Psychotherapist and Specialist Teacher.  Her focus is how anxiety, low self-esteem and poor attainment can accompany the presence of specific learning difficulties.

Core Team

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Anna Gash

Operations and Development Manager

Anna is the Operations and Development Manager for the Caspari Foundation.  This involves liaising with trustees, stakeholders and partners to uphold the Caspari Foundation's mission: to help pupils overcome emotional barriers to learning.


Anna has over twenty years' experience working in teaching, management and leadership roles in educational and local authority settings.   As a classically trained cellist and an entrepreneur, Anna brings new organisational skills and ideas to the Caspari Foundation. 

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Lynsey Daniels

Course Director

Lynsey is the Course Director for the Advanced Diploma in Educational Psychotherapy and the Caspari Certificate in Theraupetic Teaching.  She works as an Educational Psychotherapist with children and young people in schools across London. She has a particular interest in working with adopted children and those who find managing mainstream school difficult.

In 2004, whilst a primary school teacher, she attended a Saturday lecture at Caspari Foundation and has never looked back!

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Sam Pepper-Haederle

Finance and Business Support Manager

Sam is the Finance and Business Support Manager for Caspari Foundation. She has many years' experience setting up and managing short courses for the public and ensuring the day-to-day finances of an organisation are ticking over. A child psychotherapist-in-training herself, Sam is passionate about helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children reach their potential.