Facebook: Cyber Trauma and Young People
Catherine is a Human Being, Mum, Author, Doctoral (PhD) Clinical Researcher and Child/Adult Psychotherapist specialising in virtual and corporeal trauma using integrative creative methods including gaming and biofeedback. She is a gamer, blogger, vlogger and podcaster. She is the director for Privacy4 (an industry Information Standard for Therapists), a cyber specialist and proposes a new theory as to why we engage in cyber space as we do. She is a Finalist for the National Cyber Awards for services to the profession of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Cybersecurity , Data Protection and Privacy Advice. Catherine is also a Director at ACTO.
Catherine has published in peer reviewed journals as a leading researcher in the U.K. around the topic of cybertrauma which includes a new academic definition for cyberbullying and cybertrauma/online harms. She writes for some of the largest U.K. online safety companies, including a national newsletter #DITTO that goes directly into schools. She presents at national and international conferences (which has included CCMH/IATE, NSPCC, Marie Collins, Onlinevents, ACTO, ACTIO, Confer and other leading Psychotherapy Organisations around this large topic. She has been on Therapist Uncensored, Shrink Rap Radio and Trauma Therapist podcasts in the U.S.
She is UKCP MSc dual Child & Adult Trauma Psychotherapist. She’s a mum to two adult boys, runs a trauma practice and is currently editing a second book (made up of 4 series). She has a great self-care routine and uses Functional medicine principles and nutrigenomics to ‘biohack’ to ensure she is performing optimally for herself and her clients.
The podcast is called Cybersynapse and is available on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Anchor and many more audio platforms.
Who We Are
We are an association of individuals who specialise in the complex and evolving area of online safety. We are passionate about working with schools and other organisations to deliver impactful online safety education and support to children, young people, professionals and adults of all ages. We combine our knowledge, experience and skillsets working to a specific set of values and a code of conduct which ensures that the child is at the centre of everything we do to help keep children safer online.
Our primary purpose is to ensure the delivery of high quality education, advice and support to all schools around online safety – keeping children safer online.