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Sex and sexuality in couples work

Introduction

This two-day experiential and applied workshop will build your confidence in working with issues linked to sex and sexuality in couples counselling and psychotherapy.

A couple’s sexual relationship will often reflect other areas of their relationship.  How does this couple experience themselves sexually as individuals and in their sexual relationship?  Recognising and responding to specific sexual dysfunctions is a key skill for the couples’ counsellor that we will consider.

You can expect to:

  • BUILD CONFIDENCE IN WORKING WITH DIFFICULTIES LINKED TO SEX AND SEXUALITY.
  • DEVELOP ABILITY IN WORKING WITH UNSPOKEN AND EMBODIED PROCESSES – INCLUDING ATTENDING TO THE IMPACT OF YOUR OWN EROTIC REACTIONS AND SEXUALITY IN YOUR COUPLES WORK.
  • UNDERSTAND AND WORK WITH THE IMPACT OF SHAME.
  • LEARN POTENT PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS.
  • BE PART OF A SUPPORTIVE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP.

LED BY DR LYNDA OSBORNE AND CAROLE ASHTON

 

DR LYNDA OSBORNE:

Lynda works privately as a counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor in Farnham, Surrey. Working with couples is a particular passion and interest for her. She has 35 years experience of couples work and has taught in the UK and internationally on the subject.

She recently retired as Head of the Gestalt Department at the Metanoia Institute, London, after 13 years.  Her original background was in education, including lecturing in health education at the University of London. She is a qualified couples counsellor and is an associate with Relational Change, an organisation that promotes a relational approach in all walks of life. She trains and supervises regularly in Europe.   She was the founding Chair of UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners) and she is a Training and Supervising member of GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute).

Lynda has a doctorate in psychotherapy (DPsych), is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and has a European Certificate in Psychotherapy (ECP).

CAROLE  ASHTON:

Carole has practised as an independent psychotherapist and supervisor for the past 16 years, working with individuals, couples and groups and has a particular interest in shadow experience and the relational impact of what is out of awareness.

She is a qualified psychosexual therapist and a qualified couples counsellor, nurse and mid-wife and has a thriving private practice seeing individuals, couples and groups in the North of England. She is a visiting trainer at both the Metanoia Institute, London, and the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute and is a Training and Supervising member of GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute).

Carole has a master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy, is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist has a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (Relate), Certificate in Couple and Marital Therapy (Relate), Certificate in Supervision (Gestalt Centre, London), is a Registered General Nurse, is a State Certified Midwife and has a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy Training.

Background: This course is offered through a partnership between Relational Change (www.relationalchange.org) and Cambridge Counselling Service (www.cambridgecounsellingservice.co.uk):

Location: Historic Cambridge. 45 minutes by train from King’s Cross, London. 25 minutes from Stansted Airport. St Andrews Hall meeting rooms, St Andrews Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DH.

Date: March 9th and 10th 2015. Time: Day 1, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Day 2 9.30am to 4pm.


Cost:

For participants paying for themselves:  Deposit £50 to secure a place, then two payments of £75 each by January 1st 2015 and February 1st 2015 respectively (the total cost of the workshop is £200). This is with early bird discount if the deposit is paid before December 1st 2014.

The total cost rises to £240 if the deposit is paid after 1st December 2014.

For participants funded by organisations:  Total cost of £240 with early bird discount, if the full fee is paid before 1st December 2014. After, 1st December 201, the total cost is £280.

More information / to get involved:

Phone: 01223 261061 (leave a message and Mark Gawlinski will get back to you)

Email: admin@cambridgecounsellingservice.co.uk


Course organiser:


Mark Gawlinski, Co-Founder and Counsellor, Cambridge Counselling Service.


The workshop is suitable for:

 

  • counsellors and psychotherapists
  • psychologists
  • counselling psychologists and
  • anyone working with the well-being and mental health of couples