The CICS Diploma in Clinical Sexology has been developed to provide counsellors and sexual health specialists with a coherent framework for ethical, professional, robust, research based learning and practice in the field of sex and relationship psychotherapy.

Diversity is embedded into everything we do. And that is not just words – we mean it and we can demonstrate it. Several of our Faculty members are Pink Therapy endorsed Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Tutors. Our Diploma course has been awarded the formal Pink Therapy endorsement as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) inclusive training, following an extensive audit of our whole programme. At CICS we affirm explicitly our commitment to being an anti-racism organisation.

Our course is accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, (COSRT), meaning that it meets the stringent requirements of the UK’s only accrediting body for sex and relationship therapists.

Our course will teach you how to work with sex and relationship themes with individuals, couples and multiples. Not all intimate relationships are between two people.

We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy of personal development.

Our approach is interdisciplinary, combining the biological, psychological and social aspects of sexual and relationship health and wellbeing. We are very proud to have Professor Mike Kirby as our lead tutor on the bio-medical aspects of sexology and as medical advisor to the course.

Our modality is Pluralism, embracing the value in all approaches to counselling, with an emphasis on the uniqueness of each client, the centrality of relationship and research based practice. Course Director Julie Sale is a UKCP Registrant in Contemporary Psychotherapy, a pluralistic approach.

Our teaching style is a distinctive combination of creativity, warmth and academic rigour. Our Faculty Members are leaders in their field of expertise.

Our assessment processes allow for a range of styles and personal approaches to learning and are not exclusively essay based. Our students can demonstrate their learning through mind maps, videos, drawings, poems, practical demonstration … we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy of personal development.

Our connection to the UK sex and relationship therapy world means that we can link our students to a broad range of placement opportunities.

Our course is based in our own premises in Letchworth Garden City, with easy access via the A1 and M1 and the rail network.

Fundamentally, we have developed a Diploma course that includes the best of all of our personal development experiences with the addition of everything we wish we had when we were training in this field ourselves.

We hope that you agree that CICS is the best choice for your professional development into a fascinating, specialist area of therapy.

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