THE TRAUMA COUNSELLORS TOOLBOX – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – To be added to our waiting list please e-mail – We will be repeating this workshop next year.

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To be added to our waiting list please e-mail
We will be repeating this workshop next year.

Schedule: 10am to 4.00pm (Registration and breakfast refreshments at 9.30am)
Included: Tea & Coffee, Buffet lunch, CPD Certificate (6 hours) and free Parking

These courses are popular, so to avoid disappointment please book early.


Christiane Sanderson

Christiane has a BSc 1st Class Honours degree in Psychology from University College London and a MSc in Counselling Psychology.  She is a member of the British Psychological Society with 24 years of research and clinical experience in childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and complex trauma. Religious sexual abuse. Sexual exploitation by counsellors and therapists. Trauma, PTSD and Dissociation. Secondary Traumatic Stress in professionals working with trauma. Sexuality and sexual dysfunction, in particular paedophilia and sado-masochism.

Christiane is a lecturer in psychology and counselling at the University of Roehampton and a Sessional Lecturer at Birkbeck College, the University of London. She also lectures at the City Literary Institute.

Christiane is Trustee to the charity One in Four who provide specialist long term counselling to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual and domestic violence.  She is also an External Moderator to the MSc in Child Psychotherapy by the Metanoia Institute.

Christiane is featured on a range of broadcasts on sexual violence, child sexual abuse and child protection issues, domestic violence and complex trauma.  She has written many books including:

Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, The Seduction o Children, Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, The Warrior Within, The Spirit Within.



As trauma tends to be stored in the right brain counsellors need a range of therapeutic tools to facilitate right brain based engagement.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for professionals working with survivors of complex trauma to add techniques and skills to their toolbox.

It will combine awareness of safe trauma therapy with a range of tried and tested exercises to use with clients who have experienced complex trauma.

Through the use of real life case studies practitioners will be encouraged to develop case formulations and engage in a series of right brain based experiential exercises such as:

  • Nesting dolls (Russian dolls)
  • Creative use of art materials
  • Play therapy techniques
  • Working with hidden parts and shame
  • Family constellations
  • Grounding skills

Counsellors will be able to develop and enhance their existing skills and add new techniques to their therapeutic repertoire.

The workshop will help practitioners work more effectively with traumatised clients using techniques and skills which are easily integrated into different therapeutic models.

Working with survivors of trauma can be emotionally demanding and immensely distressing and yet it can be the most rewarding work.

Survivors of trauma show us their resilience, capacity for growth  and a sense of hope that allows us to experience a deeper connection and appreciation of humanity.

YOU will be able to fully participate in experiential exercises using all kinds of creative materials in order to help your clients.



This event is fully booked.