the project

lotter funded

Terapia embarked on an exciting period of growth and change in 2012, developing the Victorian Grade II listed Bothy, which is located within Stephens House & Gardens, Finchley, into our current home.

Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme and the Elliott David Simmons Charitable Trust enabled us to restore the building and bring it back into use as a centre of excellence for training and psychotherapeutic services. 

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The Bothy

About Stephen’s House and Gardens

Henry ‘Inky’ Stephens was born on 2 February 1841, the son of Dr Henry Stephens and his second wife, Anne who was from Redbourn, Hertfordshire. Dr Henry Stephens (1796–1864) was the inventor in 1832 of an indelible “blue-black writing fluid” which was to become famous as Stephens Ink and which established the foundation of a successful worldwide company for over 130 years.

Inky grew up among his father’s work and learnt the business from a young age. Outbuildings at their family home were used by his father as a laboratory for the research and manufacture of ink and wood stains, nurturing Inky’s love for experimentation.

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the bothy project resources

Listen to Gerald Fedrick’s story about The Bothy in 1959

Watch our video about our Holmewood School project

Listen to Gordon Westgate’s story

Listen to Bozena Merrick talk about The Bothy project

Listen to Maham’s story about The Bothy’s heritage


Downloadable Resources

the bothy shop

Terapia is a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1144041) and we’re proud to have our own charity shop situated on 781 High Road, North Finchley, London N12 8JY.

The shop, named ‘The Bothy’, welcomes all donations of items for sale and all visitors are welcome. We also are looking for volunteer shop assistants. Click here for information.

The Bothy Shop opening times

  • Monday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 11am – 4pm
0208 446 5826
Address: 781 High Road
North Finchley
N12 8JY
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