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Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Greenwood Events

Friday, 18 October 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - Survivors of CSA - 18 October 2019   more info Ended £85.00 £6.20
Early Bird - Survivors of CSA - 18 October 2019   more info Ended £95.00 £6.86

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Event Details

This workshop is experiential, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in relation to childhood sexual abuse (CSA). It aims to help counsellors feel more confident, competent and aware when working with adults who disclose sexual abuse. It also includes raising awareness of the impact of abuse, particularly on male survivors.

The workshop will explore the effects of CSA on survivors.  This includes, mental health issues and personality disorder. The course will also allow time for reflection and for paying attention to the impact of this work on counsellors.

Participants work in pairs and small groups throughout the course.

Guest Speakers
Madeleine Black is a Glasgow based author and public speaker who hopes that sharing her story will help other victims of sexual violence.
Police Scotland will be do a presentation on reporting abuse.
Thomson Lawyers will be speaking about criminal injuries.

About the facilitator
Pat Mair qualified as a CBT counsellor in 2006. She worked in mental health for 7 years before opening her own organisation, Talk Now in 2012.  Talk Now is a counselling service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and families, who have been affected by abuse.  Pat  is an accredited trainer specialising in childhood sexual abuse. She provides training to counsellor/students and frontline staff who work with survivors of abuse. Pat also works as a Counselling Manager for Speak out Scotland which is a counselling service for male survivors of sexual abuse. Pat is very passionate about the work she does and delighted to share her knowledge of abuse on a  professional and personal level. 

Who is this workshop for?

Counsellors wanting to develop new skills and understanding in the area of childhood sexual abuse.
Anyone who wishes to understand and overcome their own biases.
Anyone interested in self-development or considering a career in counselling.

Why should you attend?
This workshop will build capacity and quality of response to adults survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

This workshop will enable counsellors to be more confident in dealing with adult survivors who disclose childhood sexual abuse.
You will be able to share your own ideas and hear those of other practitioners.
You can use this as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

How much?
Early Bird £85; £95 after 31 August 2019
Refreshments, snacks, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.
Note – lunch is not included.

How do I register?
Above via Eventbrite. Please note that Eventbrite charge an extra admin fee.
By requesting and registration form from (No extra admin fee applies)

What previous delegates said:

"Eye opening."

"This was a very thought provoking event that was run by professionals in the field who are truly
passionate about the issue. It allowed for plenty of challenging discussion. I would highly
recommend it."

"I found this a very useful workshop by allowing the participants to safely explore sexual abuse, the
impact of these experiences on our clients and also on practitioners."

"The depth of knowledge provided by Pat was excellent."

"Pat provided an informative and engaging experience, very useful and I would certainly
recommend this training for all practitioners."

"Loved this event. Extremely informative and packed with additional information linked to surviving
childhood sexual abuse. I highly recommend it."

"Excellent training day. Pat was very knowledgeable and passionate!"

"Excellent training event sensitively delivered by very knowledgable and experienced trainer. Would thoroughly recommend to others."

"You can see how passionate Pat is about this subject and this shows throughout it the course. Pat
was so inspiring."

The Sharing Space
·         Would you like to present at a seminar or workshop? 
·         Can you recommend a speaker? 
·         Do you have a topic you would like to hear about? 
Then email

Pass it on! Feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues and counselling centres – everyone is welcome!

Do you have questions about Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse? Contact Greenwood Events

When & Where

Talk Now
Second Floor, Room No (TBC)
Edinburgh House
G74 1LF East Kilbride
United Kingdom

Friday, 18 October 2019 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Greenwood Events

Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable CPD seminars and workshops to anyone interested in building up their counselling skills or anyone who is interested in self development or considering a career in counselling.  It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit for more information.

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