Jude Clare Boyles
BiographyI have worked as an integrative therapist for the last 24 years. I am a feminist activist within the women movement, and have worked/campaigned around the issue of male violence against women for most of my adult life. I am a trade unionist.
I established and managed Freedom from Torture North West for 14 years until April 2017. I have a commitment to practising therapy/supervision and managing from a human rights framework.
For the last 16 years I have specialised in working with people seeking asylum and refugees, and survivors of torture.
I currently work part as a Psychological Therapist at Refugee Council, working with Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. I also work as a freelance supervisor and report writer, specialising in working with individuals seeking asylum who are survivors of torture and other human rights abuses.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My special interests are refugee mental health, and working with survivors of torture and other abuses, including gender based abuse.
I have published a number of chapters and articles around working with survivors of torture and refugees/people seeking asylum.
I have recently edited a book for PCCS Books that was published in October 2017: Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A human-rights based approach with people seeking asylum.