Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant.  She has over 22 years experience of providing psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse; and providing training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).

Zoe is generally recognised as having specialist knowledge/expertise with regard to human behaviour/response when faced with a perceived threat (especially sexual threat).  

Zoe held the full time position of Senior Practitioner at Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service (PARCS) from 1994 to 2009.  Since April 2009, Zoe has been a self-employed Trainer and Consultant and has provided services to *insert wording*

ABOUT ZOE

QUALIFICATIONS

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (registration number 04156573).  I trained at Metanoia Institute and qualified in 2004 with an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (prior to which, in 1998 and 2000, I completed a diploma and a BA Hons in Integrative Counselling at Chichester Univerisity).  I am EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) trained to Advanced Level and I have also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma.

SPECIALISMS 

I have expertise in sexualised trauma, domestic abuse, victim behaviour, sex offending and the interviewing of victims of sexual crimes.  Additionally I have considerable knowledge regarding the therapeutic needs of victims/survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual exploitation/abuse and domestic abuse.

EXPERIENCE

I have over 22 years experience of working therapeutically with women and men who have experienced sexualised trauma(s). I have provided training and consultation to all police forces in England and Wales; and many other professionals including Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers, Social Workers, Teachers, Forensic Medical Examiners (FMEs), Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs), Counsellors and Crisis Workers.  I have been commissioned by a number of police forces and CPS areas to provide expert testimony, explaining victim behaviour in rape, kidnap and domestic abuse cases.