A Tiny Spark of Hope

A Tiny Spark of Hope

Healing Childhood Trauma in Adulthood

Kim Golding, Alexia Jones


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I could not ignore the tiny spark of hope that whispered to me that there might be someone with whom I could be vulnerable and real, and that this time they might just not let me down...

This is the story of Alexia and her therapist Kim, and their three-year therapy journey to begin Alexia's path to recovery. Written from both perspectives, it is a powerful and revealing account of a therapist-client relationship.

Together, the authors show the manifold challenges that adult survivors of childhood abuse have to overcome, and offer insight to all therapists on how relational interventions can pave a way to healing.


Kim Golding:
Kim S. Golding CBE, BSc, MSc, D. Clin. Psy. AFBPsS is a clinical psychologist who works in Worcestershire, England where she was influential in the founding of the Integrated Service for Looked After Children - a multi-agency, holistic service providing support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals supporting children growing up in care or in adoptive families. Kim was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). She is on the board of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute supporting the use of DDP in Europe, USA and Canada. She accredits and trains professionals in the approach in the UK and has been invited to speak about this work internationally.|||

Kim S. Golding, CBE, BSc, MSc, D. Clin. Psy. AFBPsS is a clinical psychologist and author. She is a DDP consultant and trainer with interest in developing relational approaches to therapy to help children and adults with experience of developmental trauma. Discovering people's stories together is central to her work.

Alexia Jones is a psychological practitioner. She works relationally to support clients with a history of childhood trauma and plans to continue her professional training in the field of psychology. She holds pride around how her own early experiences bring strength, authenticity and connection to her work (and entire life) and is fiercely passionate about bridging the gap between therapist and therapee - believing that both are equally human.