Supporting survivors of sexual violence

Episode 9,  Jun 27, 2022, 01:20 PM

How can community-based psychotherapeutic work help people affected by trauma?

Anyone can experience trauma. Sexual violence can trigger intense responses that we might recognise as trauma or post-traumatic stress. UKCP psychotherapist Erene Hadjiioannou utilises her specialist skill set to help people of any gender overcome the trauma they may have experienced. 

‘In terms of community-based work, I feel we have a social responsibility as therapists to not only work with people who have been able to navigate the mental health system to access what we offer, but to actually say ‘how about I use my power, my resources, my skills and expertise to step out of the room, into communities to invite people in to what I have to offer?’'

In this episode, we speak to UKCP psychotherapist Erene Hadjiioannou about her work with survivors and what drew her to utilising her psychotherapeutic expertise within the community. 

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