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Counselling and Psychotherapy after Domestic Violence

A Client View of What Helps Recovery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 7-35
  4. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 36-65
  5. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 66-96
  6. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 97-124
  7. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 125-140
  8. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 141-165
  9. Jeannette K. Roddy
    Pages 166-171
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 172-209

About this book


This is a refreshing and thought provoking book, presenting the views of female and male counselling clients about their experience of therapy after domestic violence. It brings together the existing literature and client views to present a new perspective on how to approach counselling with individuals who have experienced domestic violence.


Domestic violence abuse IPV interpersonal violence battered women battered men male victims female survivors male survivors female victims trust compassion hope therapeutic relationship help-seeking posttraumatic growth common factors counselling psychotherapy counseling Therapeut therapy violence women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SunderlandUK

About the authors

Jeannette Roddy has been in supervised practice as a counsellor since 2007. She is an Accredited Member of BACP and a Registered counsellor/psychotherapist. After successfully completing her PhD at York St John University, UK, she has subsequently been appointed Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychology at the University of Sunderland, UK.

Bibliographic information


“It is packed full of research statistics and guidance for best practice, presenting the client view of therapy and the differences experienced by men and women. … This book is a comprehensive resource for those working with the impact of domestic violence.” (Judy Stafford, Therapy Today, Vol. 27 (10), February, 2016)