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Special Guest John O’Brien IICSA part 2

This episode is part 2 of the conversation between John, Chris and Beverley about his role as secretary in the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) including other roles in safeguarding children and young people. Be sure to listen to Part 1 first to get the complete recording. If you have any questions please […]


Special Guest John O’Brien IICSA part 1

John O'Brien joins Chris and Beverley in this conversation, sharing his experience as Secretary to the ICCSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse). Talking about challenges in setting it up and insight into decisions made about the inquiry. Chris and Beverley also ask him about his own experiences he brings to the setting up of […]


Episode 51 – Children Do Not Disclose?

Children Do Not Disclose about the abuse of any form is often what we hear mentioned. What if a child or young person is unaware of what is actually happening, or if indeed they have the words to express, or can they really trust an adult Chris and Beverley discuss this and share their thoughts; […]


Special Edition – 2nd Anniversary Celebrations

What better way to celebrate 2years of Breaking The Cycle podcast than taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2024. Beverley took part in the marathon to raise funds for Survivors Of aBuse – the charity Chris founded in celebration. Not only do they look back at how the podcast has evolved, they also talk about […]


Episode 49 – Are You Judgmental?

Do you make quick judgements about people or places you see? Is this a good thing or something negative? Chris and Beverley have a conversation asking “Are you Judgmental” and what does it actually mean? In an open and honest discussion, from Lived Experience and a professional perspective, this conversation is uncut and authentic. We […]


Guest 17 Elaine Wilkins

Joining Chris and Beverley is special guest Elaine Wilkins, who is a published author and multi-Award winning founder of ‘The Chrysalis Effect’ a Trauma Informed Coaching organization that delivers the first ever: Trauma-informed Recovery Pathway’ for those suffering with multiple symptoms including ME, CFS, fibromyalgia and Long Covid post viral fatigue. Her own 6 year […]


Episode 48- What’s Normal?

Chris and Beverley talk about what's normal, especially after experiencing abuse. In this conversation they share their own Lived Experiences and professional perspective. This conversation is uncut, authentic and straight from the heart. If you have any questions or would like to contact us. You can email: Listen below:


Acknowledging International Women’s Day

This episode is dedicated to acknowledging all our women guests and also those who support us in producing this podcast. Chris and Beverley share their own perspective of each guest joining them in the last year and reflect. If you have any questions or would like further information please email us: […]


Guest 16 – Dino Nocivelli

Dino Nocivelli is a leading lawyer in the field of child sexual abuse cases and joins Chris and Beverley in this episode. He is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and an ambassador for the Survivors Trust and Kyniska. In addition he provided evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse […]


“Have you got 5 minutes” ?

"Do you want to be your Authentic self at work"? is this months question of the month. Chris and Beverley share share their own thoughts and Lived Experience in answering this question especially as a survivor of Abuse and also a Care Leaver. If you have a question you would like Chris and Beverley to […]