Imagine a mental health consultancy like no other…

…where the very individuals who understand best the unique challenges of being a first responder are driven by the deepest commitment to support the mental health and well-being of their peers. Every member of our consultancy has served in the Emergency Services or Armed Forces. They intimately understand the stressors, traumas, and pressures inherent in the emergency services, allowing for a deeper level of empathy and understanding when providing support.

We are driven by a shared commitment to supporting the mental health and well-being of our fellow first responders, ensuring that no one faces their challenges alone.

Real-world experience

We bring our real-world experience of serving in hostile environments both at home and abroad to improve the resilience of first responders and their organisations. With demonstrable leadership experience in the most trying of circumstances, our team aren’t just ordinary therapists or trainers – we’ve been there. We’ve walked the walk, and we speak the language.

We’ve also handled the traumatic aftermath of a number of major incidents including the Kegworth Air Disaster, the London Attacks, and the Grenfell Tower Disaster, and many other meta-critical incidents.


Our Team

Sean McCallum CTIRt CSc LSRf


Sean McCallum CTIRt CCSt LSRf

As a crisis intervention and trauma consultant, Sean developed the ‘Critical Incident Risk Assessment’, and the ‘CRISIS Schema®’ – an evolutionary model of crisis intervention now in use by practitioners across four of the world’s continents. Sean is also a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Trainer, teaching psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners how to effectively help their clients to fully and permanently recover from PTSD. A published author, Sean wrote the much acclaimed ‘The Joy Thief!‘ – a story helping children and adults to understand the nature of childhood trauma. Sean remains an operational Watch Manager within Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, and is also an Armed Forces Veteran.

Sean lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

Paul Meakin MA TIRf


Paul Meakin MA TIRf LSRf CSf

A Firefighter of over 25 years within the UK Fire & Rescue Service, Paul holds a Masters in Integrative Counselling. Leading the U.K.’s first Peer Support team trained in the methods of Traumatic Incident Reduction, Paul’s trailblazing work enabled the development of a highly effective resource for handling the traumatic aftermath of major critical incidents.

Paul lives in Derbyshire, England.

Andrew Williams CTIRf


Andrew Williams CTIRf LSRf

A former Crew Manager of 27 years within the U.K. Fire & Rescue Service, Andrew is also a veteran of the Falklands war of 1982, where he served with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Glasgow. A certified TIR facilitator, and has experience of providing Traumatic Incident Reduction following a number of meta-critical incidents such as terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower disaster, for which he received a commendation from the Operational Command Unit of the London Metropolitan Police. In private practice, Andrew continues to help clients realise real and lasting recovery from the effects of trauma, and recently received a commendation from the Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham for his work supporting Firefighters through trauma.

Andrew lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

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