Training ::..
Course details
Working with sexual compulsivity in gay and bi men
Diverse Sexualities and Lifestyles
Pink Therapy
£110 for members of our Directory of Therapists, £120 for all other attendants
Attendance certificate.

Gay men are sometimes concerned about their sex lives being out of control.  They may present for help with self-diagnosed "sexual addiction".  In this workshop, we will offer some new ways of thinking about sexual compulsivity and explore whether the 'Addiction model' is appropriate for conceptualising and working with such issues.

Sexual addiction is not a recognised and validated diagnostic category in the DSM or ICD.  Treatment approaches are largely sex negative, pathologising and can compound the shame the client is already feeling about their sexuality.  They also lack a political and cultural analysis. In this workshop we will offer non-shaming, sexuality affirmative ways of conceptualising sexual expression – and explore some alternative ways of understanding and working with people who feel their sexuality is out of control.  

We will explore how you can integrate some of these new concepts into your own therapeutic model. The seminar will be both didactic and experiential with opportunities to explore client and personal material.  The workshop is open to therapists of all genders and sexual identities.

Training time is from 1pm to 7pm. 

Select the event you would like to attend

Login or register

To sign up to undertake this training workshop:
If you are registered on our Directory of practitioners or have previously signed up to one of our courses you can book this course here:

If you are not registered on our Directory or have not signed up to our courses then you can either:

  • register on our Directory first (you will need to provide evidence of your qualifications, pay the £60 joining fee to take advantage of our exclusive resources, directory listing and course discount)
  • alternatively you may want to sign up to our courses only (this is free and will be the same for any course you may want to join).

Once you have booked your course, on your profile page you will see all details of your course and a link to pre and post course reading and resources and the full joining instructions.


Contact us by: Email: | Telephone: 07971 205323 | Post: Pink Therapy, BCM 5159, London WC1N 3XX