In light of the Coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to waive the course deposit for the CSB Diploma so you can apply and secure a place risk free. We are also developing online options including live dial in and recorded teaching so we can run the course remotely if necessary. Please contact us for more information.

The CICS Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (CSB) provides a specialist training in working with clients who feel that their sexual behaviour is out of their control. In line with pluralistic philosophy, this practice based training proposes a paradigm shift towards a non pathologising, sex positive approach that centralises client individuality, diversity and cultural sensitivity. Attendees will leave the training feeling confident in their understanding of compulsive sexual behaviours and armed with a range of treatment approaches immediately applicable to clinical practice.

The CICS Diploma in CSB provides a thorough and comprehensive training for working with this client group. At CICS we approach sexual compulsivity from a sex and relationship perspective, rather than through the lens of addiction. As such, we ground our students in a thorough understanding of the aspects of sex and sexuality that have an impact on this client group. Students wanting to go on to study psychosexual and relationship therapy can apply to the CICS Diploma in Clinical Sexology and will receive APEL for modules that overlap with the CSB Diploma.

The CICS Diploma in CSB runs one weekend a month over six months for a total of twelve days of face to face training.

Course Modules

Entry Requirements

We accept applications from diploma level qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, couple therapists and addiction specialists. Places are allocated following an online interview and suitable references.

Course Assesment

Assessment comprises of the completion of an Evidence of Learning Portfolio and one case study of 4000 words.

Supervised Clinical Practice

20 hours of CSB practice supervised at a ratio of 1:6 to be completed within six months of the completion date of Module 6.

COSRT Approval

COSRT application in process


£2,400 for the full course. £300 non-refundable course deposit followed by 6 payments of £350. Course deposit has now been waived.


Central London

Course Directors and Tutors

Silva Neves and Julie Sale. View our faculty here.

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