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 cheapest parking is Holman Way (see above link)
The venue is a short walk from the Station.
This Training is over two full days:
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 -