Bower House Counselling Market Harborough
Counselling services

Christiane Sanderson

Extensive experience of working and writing on the impact of abuse and trauma

Christiane is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the Unversity of Roehampton and a sessional Lecturer at Birbeck College, University of London.  She also lectures at the City Literary Institute.  She has 28 years experience working in child sexual abuse, interpersonal trauma and domestic abuse.

She has run consultancy and training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists,counsellors, socilitors, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, Methodist Church, Metropolitan Police, the NSPCC and the Refugee Council. 

She is a member of the British Psychological Society with over twenty years of research and clinical experience in chld sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and complex trauma. She is also experienced in religious sexual abuse, sexual abuse by counsellors and therapists, trauma, PTSD and Dissociation and Secondary Traumatic Stress in professionals working with trauma.  Sexuality and sexual dysfunction, in particular paedophilia and sado-masochism.

An author as well as a therapist, academic and trainer.  Her books include:

Counselling Skills for working with Shame

Counselling Skills for working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (3rd Edition)

The Seduction of Children:Empowering Parents and Teachers to protect Children from Sexual Abuse

All Published by Jessica Kingley Publishers

The Warrior Within:A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence

The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths

Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends.

All published by One in Four

Christiane   Bower House Counsellor


Christiane has a BSc 1st Class Honours degree in Psychology and a MSc in Counselling Psychology.

Services Offered

Funding the Bower House Charity
Bower House has been offering counselling to individuals, families and couples since 1999. The service is available to all. A percentage of all BHSS fees will go to support the core work of the Bower House. If you would like to make a donation directly to the Bower House and for more information.

T: 01858 469257  

Please note
BHSS does not offer counselling to the public. If you require counselling contact Bower House directly 

Bower House Support Services
For all services apart from counselling please contact BHSS:

T:  07586 734938  
Bower House Support Services Limited, 32 Coventry Road Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 9BZ

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