Carly offers individual and group consultation in the field of parenting traumatised children. The aim of this work is to empower and enable those caring for traumatised children to find ways to connect with their child and heal their emotional pain. Relationship is the key to trauma recovery (Cairns 2011). Finding ways to empathically respond to children who are mistrustful, afraid, angry and bereaved whilst being mindful of the effects of secondary trauma (Figley 1995) can result in meaningful and long lasting changes in the emotional world and outcomes for children who are adopted, fostered, in kinship or special guardianship care. Carly also offers telephone consultations for foster families.