This is a challenging and emotive topic which is not generally covered in most training courses. And yet many of our clients come with these issues, or they emerge during therapy.

It is intended that this workshop will provide an introduction and overview of the subject. Presentations and handouts will be used to provide factual content. In addition there will be experiential activities and some time will be allocated to supporting practising therapists who are working with this client group (men and women).

Participants who have had personal experience will be most welcome (self-disclosure will be entirely at the discretion of the participant). However, individuals who have unresolved issues may find some of the content disturbing.

Topics covered will include:

  • Current statistics
  • Types of abuse
  • Coping strategies
  • Long-term effects
  • Effects on the therapist

Sheila Cardow has over 10 years’ experience in working with Survivors. After qualifying with a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire, she obtained a further Diploma in Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse accredited by the University of Middlesex. She has run many workshops on aspects of this difficult work.

Her approach is person-centred, believing that if the correct therapeutic conditions can be achieved then the client has the potential to achieve a more authentic way of being. She believes that the aim of therapy for this client group is for the clients to be able to move forward in to a future, which is not fettered by their childhood experiences.

This workshop are suitable for qualified and student Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Trainer : Sheila Cardow BSc, PgDip, Dip, MBACP, PGCE, Ifl

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Duration : 1 day workshop
Who should attend : Trainee or qualified therapists
Certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the workshop