Christiane Sanderson

Christiane SandersonChristiane Sanderson (BSc, MSc) is a former senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton, London with 35 years of experience working in the field of child sexual abuse, sexual violence and complex trauma.

She has delivered advice and training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, the police and faith communities.

Christiane is author of many publications on safeguarding, child protection and abuse including, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers:

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),

We Are Still Here: What Counsellors and Therapists Can Learn from the Lived Experiences of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors (2024, as Editor),

Counselling Skills for Working with Shame (2015),

Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing From Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse (2013).

She has also written: The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths, both published by One in Four. And in addition, Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends for the charity One in Four for whom she is a trustee.

Her forthcoming books are Working with Survivors of Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Guide to Therapeutic Support and protection for Children and Adults (2024, with Simon Hackett), and Essential Skills for Working with Trauma (publication date unknown at present).

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

Past Events with Christiane Sanderson

Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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

Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse: From coercive control through to physical and sexual violence

Numbing the Pain: Making the Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Testimonials for Christiane Sanderson’s training

I love her. My second workshop with Christiane, I learn so much with her, cannot have enough!

I could listen to her all day! So knowledgeable – great examples and so real.

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!

This CPD has been the best I have received so far in my professional career. Christiane was very knowledgeable, and I came away learning far more then I expected to.

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