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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 […]


Guest 15 – Mathew MacVarish

Mathew shares his amazing story with Chris and Beverley which includes his own experience of Sexual Abuse. Together with the amazing challenges he has overcome by walking across Europe to get legislation and law changed! He speaks frankly and also shares his amazing work with The Brave Movement which is a world wide Survivor movement. […]



Yehudis grew up in London as part of the Charedi (Ultra-orthodox) Jewish community. When she disclosed her experiences of sexual abuse by a family friend, she and her family were punished and faced ostracisation. In 2011, Yehudis set up a charity supporting other Jewish victims of sexual abuse across the UK, providing them with information […]


Are you afraid of the conversation?

This month;s question is "Are you afraid of the conversation?" where Chris and Beverley will be looking at this question and sharing their insights and also Lived Experiences. "Have You Got 5 Minutes? is an opportunity to answer your questions. If you have a question you would like discussed pleased email: Listen below:


Guest 12: Sibling Abuse with Dr Elly Hanson and Kath

Sibling Abuse is a conversation that does not take place easily and when it is Sibling Sexual Abuse it's a Big Taboo. Dr Elly Hanson who is currently researching and completing a report on behalf of sexual abuse support charities joins Chris and Beverley to open this conversation. Also, joined by Kath who shared her […]


Special Guest: Curtis Powell

Curtis is an Advanced Practitioner, Independent Social Worker, PhD candidate and placement Supervisor and he shares his insights into his world of Social work with Chris and Beverley. He is passionate, honest, and direct about his approach and thoughts. As a host of The Social Work Race Podcast he is a very interesting speaker. […]