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Pandemic-Related Trauma: Helping Clients Feel Safe

  • 11th Feb 2021
  • Dan Roberts

How can we support clients who are struggling with trauma, whether new or historic, during the coronavirus crisis? Schema therapist Dan Roberts discusses threat-system activation, nervous-system dysregulation and maladaptive schemas, and shares his favourite technique for helping clients to create a felt sense of safety.

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (5/5): Working Remotely

  • 29th May 2020
  • Jeannette Roddy

How should we approach contracting and safeguarding when working remotely with clients experiencing domestic violence? Dr Jeannette Roddy is a counsellor, author and academic specialising in this area. In the conclusion to her five-part blog series responding to the surge of domestic violence during lockdown, she outlines practical measures to keep client and therapist safe – including what to do when the abuser may be present during a session.

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (4/5): Therapist Personal Characteristics

  • 22nd May 2020
  • Jeannette Roddy

What are the qualities needed to engage effectively with victims of domestic violence? Dr Jeannette Roddy is a counsellor, author and academic specialising in this area. In the fourth of a five-part weekly blog about working with victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 crisis, she also reflects on the role of therapist self-care in guarding against emotional withdrawal from painful material.

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (3/5): Knowledge

  • 15th May 2020
  • Jeannette Roddy

Domestic abuse has surged during the coronavirus lockdown. Dr Jeannette Roddy is a counsellor, author and academic specialising in this area. In the third of a five-part weekly blog about working with victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 crisis, she shares essential models while reflecting on the importance of context.

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (2/5): Therapeutic Skills

  • 8th May 2020
  • Jeannette Roddy

Domestic abuse has surged during the coronavirus lockdown, with calls to one dedicated UK helpline doubling in recent weeks. Dr Jeannette Roddy is a counsellor, author and academic specialising in this area. In the second of a five-part weekly blog about working with victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 crisis, she outlines three key skills therapists need for this deeply relational work.

Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (1/5): Psychological Impact

  • 1st May 2020
  • Jeannette Roddy

Domestic abuse has surged during the coronavirus lockdown, with calls to one dedicated UK helpline doubling in recent weeks. Dr Jeannette Roddy is a counsellor, author and academic specialising in this area. In the first of a five-part weekly blog about working with victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 crisis, she provides insight into the psychological control perpetrators exert – and the compassionate counterpoint therapists can offer.