Dr Deirdre Thompson is Bravehearts’ Director of Therapeutic and Support Services (since 2014). Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, with over 30 years of experience both in the UK and Australia in both Forensic and Community Settings. Deirdre currently provides oversight to all Bravehearts client services, including Counselling, Turning corners, Redress Support Services, and our National Information and Support Service. Deirdre was instrumental in developing and implementing the Bravehearts Turning Corners Program, a program aimed at providing early intervention and response to young people engaging in or at risk of engaging in harmful sexual behaviors. She is a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Children Exhibiting Harmful Sexual Behaviours, which was established as part of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse 2021 – 2030.