Helen Elliott

Academic Staff & Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Helen Swaby* is a qualified integrative psychotherapist who teaches counselling on the joint BA in Psychology and Counselling at BGU. Helen is a practicing psychotherapist and is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Helen also holds an MSc in Forensic Psychology and is an experienced researcher, having worked as a Research Fellow for five years at Nottingham Trent University in the field of forensic psychology. Helen specialised in the evaluation of rehabilitation initiatives for individuals convicted of crime. Helen currently conducts research in the area of sexual crime prevention, self-care in the helping professions and on the experiences of trainee psychotherapists.

 

*Former published surname: Elliott

Selected Publications

Blagden, N., Elliott, H., & Lievesley, R. (2018). Circles of Support and Accountability, Assisted Desistance and Community Transition. In Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability (pp. 25-41).

Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Blagden, N., Winder, B., Hocken, K., Lievesley, R., Banyard, P., & Elliott, H. (2019). Sexual Crime and the Experience of Imprisonment.

Palgrave Macmillan. Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Lievesley, R., Blagden, N., Winder, B., & Banyard, P. (2018). Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability.

Palgrave Macmillan. Hocken, K., Good, C., Elliott, H., Webb, C., O’Connor, H., & Cox, K. (2018). Future Directions: Alternative Circles of Support and Accountability Models and Minority Groups. In Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability (pp. 171-200).

Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Lievesley, R., & Elliott, H.J. (2015). Forensic Psychology. In P. Banyard, C. Norman, B. Winder, E. Coyne. Essential Psychology (2nd Ed.) Sage.

Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., & Hocken, K. (2018). Future directions: Moving forward with sexual crime prevention. In Sexual Crime and Prevention (pp. 181-200).

Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Lievesley, R., Hocken, K., Elliott, H., Winder, B., Blagden, N., & Banyard, P. (2018). Sexual Crime and Prevention.

Palgrave Macmillan. Winder, B., Blagden, N., Hocken, K., Elliott, H., Lievesley, R., & Banyard, P. (2019). Sexual Crime, Religion and Spirituality.

Palgrave Macmillan. Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Elliott, H.J., Norman, C., & Kaul, A. (2014). Understanding the journeys of high risk male sex offenders voluntarily receiving medication to reduce their sexual preoccupation and / or hypersexuality. In D.T. Wilcox, T. Garrett, & L. Harkin, (Eds.). Sex offender treatment: A case study approach to issues and interventions. Chichester, UK: Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Elliott, H., Winder, B., Manby, E., Edwards, H., & Lievesley, R. (2018). “I kind of find that out by accident”: Probation staff experiences of pharmacological treatment for sexual preoccupation and hypersexuality. Journal of Forensic Practice, 20(1), 20-31. DOI 10.1108/JFP-09-2017-0036

Klapilová, K., Demidova, L., Elliott, H., Flinton, C., Weiss, P., & Fedoroff, P. (2019). Psychological treatment of problematic sexual interests: cross-country comparison. International Review of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2019.1591353

Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Winder, B., Norman, C., & Kaul, A. (2014). Understanding service user and therapists’ experiences of incarcerated sex offenders receiving pharmacological treatment for sexual preoccupation and/or hypersexuality. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 25(3), 262-287. DOI 10.1080/14789949.2014.909867

Lievesley, R., Harper, C., & Elliott, H., (2020). The internalization of social stigma among minor-attracted persons: Implications for treatment. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01569-x

Marlow, K., Winder, B., & Elliott, H. (2015). Working with transgendered sex offenders: Prison staff experiences. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(3), 241-254. DOI 10.1108/JFP-02-2015-0013

Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Faulkner, J., Norman, C. & Kaul, A., (2017). Evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with prisoners experiencing high levels of hypersexual disorder. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 29(1), 53-71. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2017.1337801