Cathy Kezelman interviewed on The Circle 4th May

Cathy Kezelman is interviewed on The Circle about her personal process of recovery for her own childhood abuse.

Book helpful for practitioners

I think the book is very helpful to practitioners. I have finished reading it and I have told my group of counselling studnets at ACAP all about it.

For me it reinforces the idea that therapy is not about a bunch of skills and techniques, it is about the safe, respectful relationship that is created between the counsellor and client.

The book has provided me with another layer of understanding regarding the conflict and confusion for a child when sexually abused by a loved one. The dialogue of the child, which goes between monster daddy and nice daddy is really effective in highlighting the challenges for the child and that sense of responsibility for the well being of the parent.

The discusion relating to dissociation and the fragmentation as well as flashbacks can be very informative for  a practitioner.