An opportunity to explore what happens when sex is talked about in a therapeutic situation.
The workshop will be structured around exercises to investigate:
* The meaning of sex
* How it might be for the client to be asked about sex
* The experience of the counsellor talking about sex in the counselling room
* Ethics around talking about sex in the counselling room
* Situations when it can be helpful to talk about sex in the counselling room
This is an experiential workshop to increase therapist self-awareness. It will provide a chance to consider diversity of response from the range of people attending. Mindfulness exercises will provide an opportunity for investigation and to increase internal awareness. This workshop is suitable for experienced or student counsellors and psychotherapists, working with individuals and/or couples.
Olivia Rowlatt is a relationship counsellor and sex therapist. Working with couples at Relate for ten years, Olivia noticed the significant impact sexual issues can have on relationship happiness and individual well-being. She took a Post-graduate Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy in order to work with and address sexual difficulties.
Currently, Olivia works as a psychosexual therapist at the Royal United Hospital. She sees couples and individuals in her private practice in central Bath, and runs workshops on female sexuality. Other qualifications include a BSc in Biological Science, Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling and Post-graduate Diploma in Systemic Theory. Olivia is an accredited member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists: http://www.cosrt.org.uk . She has a significant interest in mindfulness and meditation. Olivia lives in a cohousing community. For more information see her website: http://oliviarowlatt.co.uk