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Writing & Speaking

My work as a Psychotherapist has always included engaging with people outside of the therapeutic space via writing, and speaking.

In this way I am able to raise awareness on mental health issues, tackle myths and misconceptions about sexual violence, and enable good practice within my field. I consider this to be a part of practicing my ethos of psychotherapy being a form of activism.

My working experience includes:

  • Podcast recordings
  • Radio interviews
  • Online and print articles
  • Providing information, and comments for the media
  • Conference presentations
  • Delivering speeches at events
  • Facilitating peer/group events for others to speak and be supported
  • Lecturing and teaching
  • Delivering bespoke training online, and in person
  • Contributing to policies, and guidance articles.

For examples of my experience in writing, and speaking please click here.

Anj Handa – Inspiring Women Changemakers (Founder)

Anj Handa – Inspiring Women Changemakers (Founder)

Erene is a valued member of Inspiring Women Changemakers, and is leading on our domestic and sexual abuse reporting policy lobbying work along with two other members. It is rare to find a practitioner who is an expert in both policy and practice - Erene is one of those rare people. Her writing is clear and succinct, and she's a confident speaker. I highly recommend you contact her if you need an expert speaker in this field.

Dorothy Hodgkinson – Independent Advocate, Coach, and Facilitator

Dorothy Hodgkinson – Independent Advocate, Coach, and Facilitator

Erene is a dedicated therapist with high ethical standards who continuously challenges personal and professional development to the highest standards. Her contribution is always worth listening to and engaging with.

Isobel Crossland – Logotherapist & Group Facilitator

Isobel Crossland – Counsellor & Group Facilitator

We felt blessed to have Erene speak to our mental health support group members about trauma and its effects. Erene was a wonderful presence, and delivered a fascinating talk covering a wide range of trauma-related information. Her talk was accessible and down to earth, and we learnt a lot about how trauma affects us and what can help. Erene was enigmatic, professional and inspiring. We’d love to have her speak at our events in the future.

Louisa Rodriguez - Learning & Development Manager

Louisa Rodriguez - Learning & Development Manager

I have worked with Erene numerous times over the last five years running various events. Erene always speaks with confidence and expertise on issues around mental health, women, LGBTQ,  PTSD, and trauma. She has a great passion for these areas speaking from a depth of experience, and knowledge. She has become a leading expert in the area of trauma, particularly sexual violence, yet she communicates in a way that is relatable, interesting and engages her audience. Erene is a excellent speaker, and one I would highly recommend.

Working Together

I am available for writing, and speaking about the following areas:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Sexual violence and abuse
  • Trauma
  • Domestic violence
  • Pre-trial therapy (counselling, and psychotherapy to survivors of sexual violence who have reported to the Police)
  • Psychotherapy as activism.

I always welcome enquiries from those who want to work with me. Please get in touch to discuss any projects you'd like me to get involved with.