A Course for Family Members and Partners – Understanding Online Sexual Offences

The course is non-judgemental and aims to provide support and information for those who are experiencing the consequences of their partner or a family member being investigated or charged for downloading Child Abuse Images.

You will receive information and psychoeducation regarding internet offending; disclosure; managing risk; addiction; children’s services and the criminal justice system.

The course is for those impacted by non-contact offences only (indecent images and online chat excluding grooming)

The benefits of attending the course are to help you:

  • Understand what to expect after ‘the knock’
  • Reflect on what has happened
  • Strengthen your coping strategies
  • Rebuild your future, with or without your partner
  • Gain support from those in the same situation

The course has the following format:

  • It will be held remotely over zoom
  • It will be held over 3 weeks, one morning a week
  • Each week builds on the previous session
  • Each session is 3 hours long
  • A maximum of 12 people enables interaction between delegates

Cost, Date and Time

The cost of the course is £150

Jan Course 

9:30 and 12:30 on the following 3 days:

  • Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021

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March Course

9:30 and 12:30 on the following 3 days

  • Thursday 11th March 2021
  • Thursday 18th March 2021
  • Thursday 25th March 2021

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Your Trainer

Julie Newberry PhD

For 10 years, Julie has been a counselling psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and trainer.  She has lectured at various counselling courses in higher education settings. Whilst volunteering for Samaritans she was a regional and branch trainer for the South East.

Julie is accredited with both BACP and NCS.  She qualified in Integrated Humanistic Counselling and has since taken further qualifications in CBT, couples therapy, counselling supervision and treatment of sex offenders. As an independent practitioner, she provides therapy to individuals, couples and groups, both face to face and remotely.

During the last 8 years she has provided therapy or psychoeducation to over 150 offenders either as individuals or small groups. She is a facilitator with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation for offenders and for partners of offenders. She also volunteers with Circles South East, an organization which provides support and accountability to sex offenders during their rehabilitation into the community. In addition, she trains other therapists in the field of sexual offending.

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