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Christiane Sanderson
Counselling in Wandsworth / Putney Borders
Expert  in  Child Sexual Abuse,  Domestic Abuse  and Trauma

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Latest  Publications. Sept20133

Counselling Skills for Working With Trauma

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

‘This book has a great deal to offer to all counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as other practitioners who work with people who have experienced trauma within the context of close relationships. Its great strength is that it considers all aspects of this area of therapy in an informed, accessible, caring and comprehensive manner. It represents an exceptional contribution to the literature and will become essential reading for both trainees and experienced practitioners. A welcome example of how knowledge and skills from a range of medical, social and psychotherapeutic approaches can be integrated into a coherent model of practice. ’
John McLeod, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay, UK; Professor of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

‘This book is fabulous… the absolute best I have ever read on the trauma associated with sex abuse… It takes the understanding of the problem and the path to recovery to a new level, revealing the devastating nature of traumatic effects of abuse, but also providing a source of concrete hope through a realistic and attainable treatment and recovery program. The section on understanding complex trauma is a major gem in itself, and should be required reading for anyone involved in sex abuse at any level.’
– Thomas Doyle, J.C.D., C.A.D.C, a Canon lawyer and outspoken advocate for clergy-abuse victims, USA

Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma is a practical guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse.

Written in an accessible style, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma and 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. The book covers all of the key principles including:

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

Featuring highlighted top tips, warnings and a range of exercises, this is an essential guide for all professionals working with child and adult survivors of complex trauma, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Latest  Publications. Working with Shame

Working with Shame

Counselling Skills for Working with Shame
Christiane Sanderson
Jessica Kingsley Publisher ISBN-10: 1849055629 ISBN-13: 978-1849055628 22.99
21 May 2015
Counselling Skills for Working with Shame ensures that professionals have the skills needed to identify shame; what elicits, evokes or triggers it; and to build shame resilience in both the client and themselves.

Shame is ubiquitous in counselling where there is an increased vulnerability and risk of exposure to shame. While many clients experience feelings of shame this is often overlooked in the therapeutic process and as a result is left untreated. This is particularly the case when working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, sexual or domestic violence, and who struggle with addictions. Written in an accessible style, this book is a hands-on, skills-based guide. It gives a general introduction to the nature and focus of shame in both client and counsellor and how these become entwined in the therapeutic relationship. The focus is on increasing awareness of shame and how to release it in order to build shame resilience and restore authentic pride.

With points for reflection, helpful exercises, top tips, reminders and suggestions for how to work with clients this is a highly practical guide for counsellors, therapists, mental health practitioners, nurses, social workers, educators, human resources, trainee counsellors and students.

"Working through chronic shame, while intense and uncomfortable, can be incredibly worthwhile for people, and their counsellors. Sanderson has used extensive reading and clinical experience to develop a resource that will help counsellors, and I suspect their clients, to work with shame, rather than avoiding it. This book will also help well-intentioned but unaware counsellors prevent the loss of clients through inadvertently re-shaming them. Sanderson provides a myriad of tips to help us all navigate the mortifying and isolating effects of toxic shame. And in doing so, will help us move towards a more compassionate way of being, both to ourselves, and to others." --Dr Rebecca Gray, University of New South Wales, Australia

Latest  Publications. The Warrior Within 3rd Edition

The Warrior Within 3rd Edition

The Warrior Within: A One in Four handbook to aid recovery from childhood sexual abuse and violence Third Edition
Christiane Sanderson
One in Four

Latest  Publications. Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Responding to Survivors of child sexual abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends
Christian Sanderson
One in Four

Latest  Publications. Numbing the Pain

Numbing the Pain

Numbing the Pain: A pocket guide for professionals supporting survivors of childhood sexual and addiction
Christiane Sanderson
One in Four

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