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Course Title:
Foundation in Psycho-Sexual Somatic Therapy

Time commitment
6 Saturdays 10.00 - 6.00pm

£750 payable in  instalments or £135 per day if workshops are booked separately (You can book the first workshop as a one-off at the cost of £135 and then, if you want to sign up for the whole series, pay the balance of £615)

: The Skylight Centre - Corsica Street, London N5

Dates & Workshop Titles:

2013 - 7th September The Sexual Human Being,
12th October Attachment and Sexual Mirroring 
23rd November, Identity and Sexuality - a Somatic Perspective,
2014 - 18th January Sexual Relating: Procreation, Recreation, Co-creation,
22nd March, Self Regulation and the Freedom Illusion,
23rd March, Harnessing the Power of the Erotic Transference.

Core Staff: Nick Duffell & Helena Loevendal-Duffell

After training as psychotherapists in the mid Eighties, Helena Løvendal-Duffell and Nick Duffell struggled for guidance in their work with couples - particularly in sexuality. They sought out and studied with leading teachers in the field in the US and Europe and in 1996 they founded the Centre for Gender Psychology. Specialising in the interrelated field of relationships, sex, and gender, offering workshops for couples, men and women in single gender groups, and specialist training for other professionals, notably their Creative CoupleWork post-graduate diploma, Helena and Nick have contributed to numerous psychological journals and magazines. In 2002 HarperCollins published their acclaimed book Sex, Love and the Danger of Intimacy, which has now been translated into several languages.

Apart from their renowned work with couples, Helena has been involved in the field of women's leadership in Norway and Ireland, and Nick is the author of The Making of Them and active in men's issues on a Europe-wide basis. Both have spent many years introducing Sexual Grounding Therapy® to those in the UK and the world outside body-psychotherapy. They live in a forest in Southern France but continue to see couples and students in London.

Geoff Lamb, Director of Inter-Psyche (See main website for biographical details) will also be contributing a workshop to this programme.

1 This programme can be taken as a Certificated Foundation Training in PSST  (with specialist supervision follow up) or as a series of CPD days which can be taken separately.

Entry requirements: 
This transformational series, based on sound theory for effective understanding and practice, is primarily aimed at practicing counsellors and psychotherapists, although GP's and teachers may also gain useful knowledge and experience.

As therapists we recognise children's need for mirroring in order to internalise healthy self-concepts. Less known, however, is our need to have our sexual and erotic nature mirrored, appropriate to our age and developmental phase. How can therapists provide repair in this area and promote the natural development of the individual's full being as a sexual, relational man or woman? How can we meaningfully respond to sexual difficulties, including secrecy and lack of desire, in a culture where over-excitement masks shame and ignorance of sexuality's authentic depth?

Those who opt for the Certificate will be required to write a case study, which gives an account of how they are applying their learning on the course to their clinical practice.

For further details, contact Geoff at or 01322 229357

Certificated Training Programme in Psycho-Sexual-Somatic Therapy (PSST)
Kent and Medway NHS & SCPT, Trinity Resource Centre,  High Street,  Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DE
Tel: 01322 229357, Email:
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