10 Reasons You and Your Clients Need To Know About ‘The Wheel of Consent’

Move beyond the surface level concept of consent being a clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

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Are you an Accidental Conversion Therapist?

None of us want to be very well-intentioned, accidental conversion therapists.

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Vaginismus Awareness Day - 15th September

Vaginismus is caused by a wide range of biological, psychological and social factors.

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Understanding compulsive sexual behaviours

My aim in writing this blog is to bring some clarity on the diagnosis of compulsive sexual behaviour disorder.

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'I had no idea that talking could fix my erection problems'

Andy talks about his referral to a sex & relationship therapy service.

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The Shadow Side of Giving and Receiving Gifts at Christmas

As Christmas approaches I have been reflecting on one of its central aspects – giving and receiving gifts.

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‘She Was Just So Beautiful!’

'She was just so beautiful!’ my client declares, more to herself than to me.

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Gender – What is it?

Perhaps it is easier to say what gender is not – it is not sex, and the two words should never be confused as meaning the same thing.

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A Day in The Life of a Sex Therapist

People are always curious and perhaps a little unsettled when I tell them that I am a sex therapist.

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Why CICS? Because...

“You study what?” This was the response from family in friends when I told them I was investigating programs of study as a Sexologist.

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Reflections of a Sex Therapist - Taking Issue With ‘Sexless Marriages’

I take issue with the very definition of a ‘sexless marriage’, both the ‘sexless’ and the ‘marriage’ parts.

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Reflections of a Sex Therapist in a Coffee Shop

I’m sitting here in my local coffee shop refining and developing materials for the CICS Diploma in Clinical Sexology, in anticipation of our next module.

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Happy to be called ‘she’

This is an issue that has come to prominence for me as I prepare my teaching module on Gender Diversity for the Cambridge Institute of Clinical Sexology.

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'I would rather not see a man..'

Kirstie McEwan, CICS Lead Tutor on Gender Diversity, reflects on why a therapist's gender seems to matter to clients.

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World Mental Health Day - First Aid for Relationships

In response to this year's World Mental Health Day theme, CICS Course Director, Julie Sale, writes on First Aid for Relationships.

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On Becoming a Sex and Relationship Therapist

Infertility was something that I had personally experienced so I fully understood the agony of desperately wanting a child and not being able to conceive.

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