Course aim – to familiarise therapists with a basic knowledge of the Criminal Justice System during a police investigation into alleged sex offending. This short course focuses on online internet offences (CAI, sexual communication with a child, fantasy chat lines with adults). It aims to provide the therapist with a broad overview, sufficient for them to engage with the client along their journey.

Cost, Date & Time

  • 24th March 2022
  • 10:00 to 13:00
  • Single 3 hour session – Delivered remotely by Zoom

Workshop Description

Key Learning Outcomes

To help the therapist become familiar with: –

  • Issues faced by clients (and their families) after ‘the knock’
  • Social services involvement
  • Criminal Justice Pathway
  • Life after sentencing


  • Outline of involvement with Social Services
  • The Police Investigation process
  • Lawyers and Barristers
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Pre- sentencing reports
  • Magistrates Court
  • Crown Court
  • Sentencing Decisions (community orders – suspended – custodial)
  • Prison
  • Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPO)
  • Notification (Sex Offenders Register)
  • Disbarring Service (DBS checks)
  • Multi Agency Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
  • Supervision by Probation
  • Treatment Programmes e.g., i-Horizon

Cost, Date & Time

  • Wednesday 15th September
  • 10:00 to 13:00
  • Single 3 hour session – Delivered remotely by Zoom


Your Trainer

Julie Newberry PhD

I am Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have undertaken advanced professional training (endorsed by COSRT) in sexual offending including internet offending.

I qualified in 2010 and since 2013 I have worked on a one to one basis with over 50 sex offenders and numerous other non-offending clients who are sex addicts, addicted to legal porn or who have psychosexual issues. Currently I am working with 14 sex offenders on an individual basis. For the last 4 years I have been a group facilitator with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation on their Inform Plus program (for internet offenders) and more recently their Engage programme (for grooming, sexual communication with a child).  I train groups of 9 men for 10 weeks, several times a year, which equates to personal experience of another 130 or so internet offenders.

I am also a trainer and a clinical supervisor for STOPSO. I have delivered training courses to counsellors, military police, domestic abuse workers, agency staff, social services and probation. I provide monthly clinical supervision to counsellors who offer therapeutic services to sex offenders. In addition, I am a member of Circles South East, an organization which provides support and accountability to sex offenders during their rehabilitation into the community. For the past 18 months I have volunteered weekly on two Circles in Hampshire.