Working with survivors of child sexual abuse

Course aim

The workshop will explore the long-term impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on adult survivors, both physically and psychologically. It continues by exploring how counsellors can enhance their practice for this client group by examining the healing process. This includes:

  • The ways in which survivors cope.
  • Identifying the stages from beginning the healing process to moving on.
  • Difficulties faced, such as relationships, intimacy and sex.
  • Exploring our own perceptions, attitudes and beliefs around CSA.
  • The importance of self-care for the therapist.
  • Case studies will be used to explore all these themes.

Course facilitator

Deanna Kirby who is a counsellor, psychotherapist and trainer.

Deanna has worked in a variety of client-supportive positions, including education, since 1989. She has worked as a counsellor in two charities and in private practice, with clients aged 16-82. She is currently in private practice and works as a college counsellor. She is a member of the BACP and has a BA (hons), PGCE, MA, Post Grad Dip.

Who would benefit from attending?

Counsellors / Student Counsellors / Specialist Practitioners working with adults or CYP clients.

Arrival time

9.30am for refreshments of tea / coffee / juice

Course starts promptly


Lunch arrangements

Lunch not provided, so please bring along your own lunch.

CPD certificate provided for 6 hrs CPD.

Limited to 15 places.

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