Sexual Addiction in Counselling and Psychotherapy-Stockport 18th March 2016

Sexual addiction and compulsivity in counselling and psychotherapy: A workshop with Cate Campbell in Stockport on Friday 18th March 2016

09:30 – 16:00

sexual addiction 1Sexual addiction has traditionally been associated with the rich and famous, and treated as something of a joke rather than a real problem that can destroy health, reputation and relationships. Far from being a myth to explain the behaviour of horny celebrities, sexual addiction is increasingly creeping into the lives of ordinary families and changing them forever.

An increasingly sexualised society, inadequate strategies for dealing with modern stress, and the availability of internet pornography and cybersex, have turned sexual compulsion into almost the default way to wind down. Except that this means of soothing stress can quickly cause it; internet porn changes the brain, making users captive to increasingly harmful behaviours and needs.

This study day explains how and why this happens, who it happens to and how we can identify and help those affected. A range of related issues will be mentioned, including love addiction, chemsex, addicted partners and offending, as well as looking at ways to facilitate recovery.

The day will provide the information therapists need to help them identify sexual addiction and compulsivity, and to facilitate treatment solutions for the addict and their partner, helping you to decide how the day’s learning can be incorporated into your practice.

Sexual addiction 2The programme for the day is:

Session 1:
*  Introduction
*  Defining and recognising sexual addiction
*  Internet addiction and neuroscience


Session 2:
*  Shame and attachment
*  Partners of sex addicts


Session 3:
*  Treatment options


Session 4:
*  From CPD to practice

About the event

This is an important event for all counsellors and psychotherapists.  While not all wish to specialise in sexual issues, all are concerned with the wellbeing of their clients and know the vital importance of healthy relationships.  This workshop is concerned with the recognition and treatment of an increasingly common condition that has the potential to damage an individual and destroy the relationships that define their lives.

About the workshop leader

Cate Campbell began her career as a nurse, moving into nursing journalism and becoming editor of Nursing Mirror and Nursing magazines before joining Relate. She is now a relationship and psychosexual therapist, with considerable ongoing experience of treating individuals, partners and families affected by sexual compulsion and addiction. As well as running training on sexual addiction, she is a Relate Institute lecturer, visiting lecturer at University College London, teaches CBT at Amersham & Wycombe College and is a clinical supervisor at Relate Isle of Man and Relate Cymru. She is author of The Relate Guide to Sex & Intimacy (Campbell, 2015), which is available from Amazon.

The cost is £90 per delegate. For registrations made before 8th January 2015, there will be an ‘early bird’ rate of £80. After 8th January, we will maintain the ‘early bird’ rate for groups of three or more who book and pay together.

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To download programme click here.

The event, which includes lunch, will be held in the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of the Friends Meeting House in Stockport. It will start at 09:30 and finish promptly at 16:00.

6 hours CPD. An individually signed certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered delegates. Those who register within 24 hours of the event, or who wish to obtain a duplicate, can order one from the website.

To register immediately press the button below. You can book with confidence through Eventbrite, and pay by Paypal. card or cheque. Or we can invoice you or your organisation. Alternatively email , or call Jonathan at 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

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Campbell, C. (2015). The Relate guide to sex and intimacy. London: Vermilion.

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