WORKING WITH TRAUMA (Child and adult survivors of complex trauma, sexual violence and domestic abuse) – Christiane Sanderson

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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.



This workshop is for all counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as other practitioners who work with people who have experienced trauma within the context of close relationships, survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse.

Attendees will  receive practical advice on how to create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore control over trauma symptoms and to aid healing and post traumatic growth. It will include:

  • Understanding the role of dissociation in complex trauma
  • Understanding the role of attachment
  • Managing flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation
  • Managing shame and guilt
  • Managing relationships
  • Managing the impact of working with complex trauma

The workshop explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models.





Bookings are closed for this event.