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Open Training Event

Working With Sex in The Therapy Room

With Gary McFarlane of The Kairos Centre

Date: Saturday 30 September 2023
10:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom


Is sex the elephant in the room which neither therapist or client will mention? Is this due to your own views and experience with sex and sexuality? Lack of accurate knowledge? Clues are often offered by clients, to check the Therapist’s comfort level. Become comfortable, raising a conversation about sex with clients.

Perhaps only 20% of clients actually need a Psychosexual Therapist and most sexual issues can be addressed by counsellors who are comfortable with the issues and subject matter. Become one of them.

The day will offer participants an opportunity to….

  • Learn to hold and continue the conversation about sex with confidence
  • Increase your knowledge base about sex, dispel myths and ensure accurate knowledge that you can then use in a psycho-educational imparting of knowledge to clients
  • Consider possible interventions, which you can use at a level within your increased competency and know when to sign post on.
  • Use skills and tools for effective interventions to improve sexual wellbeing.
  • Gain a solid understanding of healthy sexuality and sexual function.
  • Understand the common sexual dysfunctions.
  • Undertake and initiate an assessment for intervention in a dysfunction and to be able to treat or to refer on. Know where to go for more information when needed.
  • Learn what a Psychosexual Therapists does? Is there some work that you can do and what?
  • When to refer to a Psychosexual Therapist and understand their work with clients.

Who should attend the workshop?

All Therapists, counsellors, youth leaders, Pastoral workers and anyone who come across issues of sex in their work or do not know whether sex is unspoken (but is in the room) and want to become knowledgeable to work with the issues up to a level.



Gary McFarlane

Gary McFarlane is from The Kairos Centre, is a member of BAATN and endorses BAATN’s Core Values of:

  • Acknowledge that all people are worthy of respect
  • As a Therapist, has insurance and is a member of a professional body that has a code of ethics and a complaints procedure.
  • Acknowledge and value the emotional pain and distress caused by racism, oppression and cultural conditioning, including facing my own internal and external oppression
  • I support BAATN’s challenge of psychological therapies that oppress or assert power and control over individuals, groups and communities. (e.g. reparative therapy with Gender and Sexually Diverse communities)
  • I support BAATN’s challenge of stereotypes about people of Black, African, South Asian, Caribbean and People of Colour heritages.


      Online meeting via Zoom

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      Saturday 30th September 2023

      Time: 10am – 4.30pm


      £60 for BAATN Members
      £65 for non-members
      £55 for student members

      (Click here to become a member)


      Booking Conditions

      • Bookings can be made any time up until Thursday at 5 pm before the day of the event.
      • Only the next two upcoming dates will be open for registration at any one time.
      • If you have difficulty booking, email the events administrator
      • If an event is full, email the events administrator to go on the waiting list. If a place becomes available before 5 pm on the day before the event, priority will be given to those at the top of the waiting list.

      Full payment will need to be made to guarantee a place.

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