Founder and CEO

Breakthrough is led by Giles Lascelle. Giles has over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, trainer and team facilitator. He has worked in the NHS, for social services, with a number of voluntary agencies in the fields of mental health, addiction and homelessness, and in private practice. He is a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

He specialises in helping adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma on their journeys of recovery and healing. He also has a passion for seeing people in community organisations trained and equipped to give effective support to survivors.

He lives in Bath with his wife Ally and an insanely overindulged cat.


Breakthrough is governed by a Board of Trustees whose job it is to oversee the operation and development of the charity. The Trustees are:

Dr Fergus Law MBChB. BSc. MRCPsych

Mr David Tysoe

Mrs Caroline Tysoe

Giles Lascelle