Exploring sexual desire
This workshop will explore the complex forces of sexual desire.
The day will focus both on difficulties that our clients may have with sexual desire, and on difficulties we as therapists may have in engaging in conversations about sex.
We will explore the various theoretical frameworks for understanding and working with sexual desire, looking at how attachment theory, object relations and theories of differentiation can help us to understand the dynamics of sexual desire in couples.
Some material will be presented through Powerpoint with plenty of time for questions and debate. Group discussions and exercises will help us access our beliefs and feelings about sexual desire, our feelings about working with clients presenting sexual desire issues and to reflect on these feelings as a group.
The day will give thought to the following:
- Why people want sex/why they might not want sex.
- Why people might lose their sexual appetite.
- Predisposing factors in an individual and their family environment.
- Precipitating and maintaining factors in the couple dynamic.
- Other contributing factors such as affairs, infertility and porn.
- Challenges the therapist faces in helping an individual or couple with difficulties around desire.
- The frequent loss of desire in long term relationships.
- Our own early information and experience around sex that may be guiding how we approach this work.
Full course details or to book online: http://www.psychotherapyuk.co.uk/product/exploring-sexual-desire/
Anne Power has a particular interest in attachment theory and she works with individuals and couples in private practice in Pimlico. Her earlier work was in the NHS and at the Terence Higgins Trust. Anne’s primary training was at the Bowlby Centre and subsequent trainings were with Relate and at WPF where she did an MA in supervision.
Believing that teaching itself is a skilled task, Anne gained a qualification in teaching adults and since then has contributed to trainings and workshops in many settings.
She is a visiting lecturer at Regents University London and has published papers on supervision as well as therapy-relevant topics. She has written a book on what happens when the therapist imposes an ending on the client: Forced Endings in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Attachment and Loss in Retirement, to be published by Routledge in 2015. Anne is registered with both UKCP and BACP.
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psychotherapyUK have provided counselling CPD events since 2008.