Working with Sexual Abuse 


Counselling Survivors can sometimes feel overwhelming for both client and counsellor. Many survivors seek counselling and have a focus which is entirely different than their abuse and can be reluctant to disclose their experiences.


As well as developing the skills and competencies to meet the needs of the survivor effectively, it is important for the counsellor to be aware of their own attitudes and beliefs regarding childhood sexual abuse.


Day 1- Couselling adult survivors of sexual abuse

Define what is sexual abuse

Look at the impact of child sexual abuse

Identify significant healing processes and counselling interventions to enable resolution while recognising there are significant differences between abuse experiences

Ethical issues related to counselling survivors of sexual abuse


Day 2- The impact of sibling abuse and male survivors

The impact of sexual abuse is often generalised and manly focussed on female survivors. This day will focus on two areas:

The challenges facing adult survivors of sexual abuse and the possible impact on the family system

Male survivors of sexual abuse which has historically been under reported



The two days can be attended individually
Date to be confirmed
9.30am to 4.30pm each day (two days)
6 hours CPD each day
The Training will take place at:
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0HF



Directions to Matthews Hall and Parking



The cheapest parking is Holman Way (see above link)


The venue is a short walk from the Station. 




This Training is over two full days:


 Earlybird £80


Thereafter £95


each day



Earlybird £150


Thereafter £180


for both days






The cost includes all course materials (with the exception of theoretical books) and


break time refreshments. Lunch is available in the cafe at the hall, in Topsham High


Street or feel free to bring your own and eat in the Training room.



The Course is participatory and places are limited.


(8 Minimum and 18 Maximum)



The CPD will be taught by Maureen Vernon and Jane Hancock 



Please contact me for a course outline and an application form on -

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