Date(s) - 13 Feb 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£75.00 - £100.00
This course aims to provide counsellors and counselling service managers with the confidence to adapt therapeutic support to survivors of sexual violence. We will cover an understanding of pre-trial therapy, how to ensure that we as therapists protect and empower our clients within the confines of the criminal justice system and give space to address our own feelings relating to pre-trial therapy.
About the trainer:
Erene has offered counselling and psychotherapy services since 2010 in a variety of settings. Her specialist skills are in working with the traumatic impact of sexual abuse with clients of any gender, working in a LGBT+ affirmative way when necessary. Erene is also a writer, speaker, trainer, and activist. Her latest publication is: ‘Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Psychotherapy: Inside & Outside the Room’ (Routledge, 2021). Since 2019, Erene has been part of an independent steering group that has lobbied to change the Crown Prosecution Service guidelines on pre-trial therapy. Between 2014 and 2018 she set up and co-ordinated, two services in Leeds where every person referred had experienced abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, financial). At present, she is based solely in her private practice called Therapy Leeds.
Who should attend?
Counsellors, therapists and service managers who work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
This course will be delivered online using Zoom and will last for 5 hours.