Christiane Sanderson

christiane sandersonChristiane Sanderson (BSc, MSc) is an experienced counselling psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, with a particular interest in child protection, interpersonal abuse and trauma. She is Lecturer in Psychology at Roehampton University and London University, Birkbeck College, and consultant and trainer to both statutory and voluntary agencies, as well as a practitioner with 25 years’ experience of working with survivors of CSA.

Christiane is author of many publications on safeguarding, child protection and abuse including Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition (2006), The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse (2004), Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse (2008), Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma (2010) all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She has also written The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence and The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook on Religious Sexual Abuse across all faiths, both published by One in Four. Her newest book, published in 2013, is Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse.

Christiane new book called Counselling Skills for Working with Shame was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in Summer 2015.

Visit our blog, to read our post on Christiane Sanderson’s workshop on working with shame.

Forthcoming Events with Christiane Sanderson

The Symbolic and Real Meaning of Money in Therapy
Saturday 9th September 2017

Past Events with Christiane Sanderson

Unlocking the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Shame in the Therapy Hour

The Counsellors’ Toolbox when Working with Shame: Exercises to Break the Silence of Shame and Build Shame Resilience

Books by Christiane Sanderson


Testimonials for Christiane Sanderson’s training

“One of the best training days I have ever been to”.

“An excellent experiential workshop, good structure, very collaborative. I feel excited about new possibilities and can already see how useful some options will be with some clients”.

“Chrissie is very good, she seems to embody her subject rather than just sticking to a script”.

“Lots of ideas to take away. I enjoyed Chrissie’s energetic and warm teaching style.”

“Fantastic. Very accessible and good at explaining. Creative and understanding”.

“She was lovely and operates below conscious levels so you hardly realise what she’s done at the time. That is wisdom!”.


Brighton Therapy Partnership has worked with many trainers and speakers in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. To see a full list, visit our speaker page. In addition, we regularly interview speakers for our blog.