What is pre-trial therapy, and what does it mean for therapists and clients?
We explored the basics of supporting a client therapeutically when they have reported to the Police about an incidence of sexual violence, and what practical matters needed to be considered between both parties when this happens.
We considered how, in this situation, therapist and client were required to navigate the legal world as well as the therapeutic realm. Consideration was given to our legal obligations, and how we consolidated these with our ethics and with therapy as it’s usually offered.
About Erene Hadjiioannou
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor based in Leeds, and have been working with clients since 2010. Much of my experience is with women with complex needs and I have set up two community-based specialist therapy services for this client group since 2014. This includes my current role at Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL).
Outside of this work, I am co-founder and co-owner of a multi award-winning independent business, Pastille Beauty Bar. Alongside development and management, I co-ordinate our internal Partnership Working Scheme which supports local businesses and individual business-women to flourish in the city.