FD Consultants Psychosocial Support and Trauma Specialist Services

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The consultants

FD consultants have expertise in supporting individuals that may be suffering from trauma, vicarious trauma, burnout or acute stress. Associates offer consultancy services to strengthen organisations resilience and that of their staff. The majority of client organisations are from the humanitarian aid sector and emergency first responders.

All associates have over 10 years’ experience in the profession, are highly skilled, and qualified to meet the requirements to work for FD Consultants. We can offer appointments and training in various languages. Associates have experience of working in the mission and humanitarian sector, have worked or lived internationally, facilitate training, have trauma expertise, and have worked with faith-based organisations. Additionally, many associates are trained in TF-CBT and EMDR (trauma specialist counselling recommended by NICE, WHO and APA) and work in crisis management.

Fiona Dunkley, founder of FD Consultants, is passionate about caring for the carers of our world. She is a senior accredited BACP psychotherapist, trauma specialist, trainer, supervisor and mediator. She is a member of BACP, EMDR, UKRCP and ESTSS. Fiona is the author of, ‘Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care’, published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Fiona has presented on ‘Good Morning Britain’ as a trauma expert, has published several articles and has been asked to speak at various international conferences.

Previously Fiona worked within the NHS in forensic sexual violence. She then went onto lead Transport for London’s (TfL) trauma and counselling service soon after the 7/7 bombings. Fiona has worked alongside emergency first responders for many years, including the police, fire service and ambulance services. She worked part-time for InterHealth Worldwide, supporting 500 mission and humanitarian aid organisations, where she was responsible for setting up their trauma and responding in a crisis service. In the last couple of years she has travelled to Gaziantep, Nairobi and Yangon, Myanmar, where she has offered various psychosocial training programmes. She also offers supervision for teams of staff, such as the Samaritans and CALM, offering trauma and stress awareness, vicarious trauma training and resilience building.

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