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Introduction to Sexual Issues in Counselling

For individuals who come into contact with individuals experiencing the effects of sexual trauma and would like to professionally develop their knowledge in the area.

TBC 2017 (09:30-16:00)

» This is a 1 day workshop, it will take place at Ocean Quay

» Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

» This is a 6 hour continuing professional development workshop

» £65 workshop fees (to be paid in advance)


Many counselling courses omit the subject of sexuality, which is curious given that sexual issues are often the hidden material that clients bring, but may be ashamed to discuss. How do we react to sexual material? What is our level of comfort or discomfort? How may we in some unspoken way be blocking our clients?

Course Content

This Workshop combines group discussion and interactive activities, with detailed lecture material. Learners will be encouraged to explore their personal experiences, consider their reactions in therapeutic practice to sexual issues and how greater awareness can enable us to be more open in our practice to working fluently with a wider range of client issues.

The tutoring for this workshop is provided by highly qualified professionals working in the therapeutic field with a thorough grounding in adult education teaching.

Workshop Aims

» To raise awareness of sexual issues

» To explore attitudes that may help or hinder the therapeutic relationship

» To explore personal history that may have influenced attitudes

» To explore a model of human sexuality

» To consider erotic transference

» To consider appropriate referral

» To look at the basic neuroscience relating to hyperarousal

As this workshop will be learner focused, it may not be possible to cover all the aims.

Who Can Apply

Suitable for counsellors in practice or students of Level 4 Counselling or above (Level 4 students may acquire witness statements relating to past history)

Also suitable for other Health Professionals, especially those working with young people

All applicants must be 18 years or above

Please note: there will be a thorough exploration of sexual language and practices, so consider avoiding this workshop if you are likely to be offended

About The Facilitator

Tony Cook is a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist who currently teaches Level 4 counselling diploma courses at Broadreach House.
He has studied Psychosexual therapy and had taught on the diploma in integrated Psychosexual therapy in London. He has been in private practice for many years and specialises in sexual issues and trauma work.


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