‘There is possibility to find hope and meaning even in the depths of despair’

One on One with Joanna Griffin.

Joanna Griffin is a Chartered Psychologist working at SurvivorsUK, for men who have experienced sexual abuse. She is a clinical supervisor at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She also works in private practice in Barnet, North London. She is founder of Affinityhub.uk, which offers emotional support for parents of disabled children. 

One moment that changed the course of your career
When my eldest son was born he was very ill and nearly died. Due to the lack of oxygen to his brain at the time he has cerebral palsy and many associated difficulties. This had a huge impact on me and the whole family and it took many years to come to terms with how different life could be from the one I had imagined.

Through my work with Hemihelp (a charity that supports families with a child or young person with


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