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Pink Therapy's Autumn Conference

Saturday 6th of October 2018, 9am-5pm

Registration 8:45am


BDSM has been described as one of the most demonised forms of sexuality, but the recent de-pathologisation in the DSM-5 has led to an increased demand from those involved in the BDSM/Kink Communities for therapists to become kink-aware and kink-knowledgable.

This is the second time Pink Therapy has held a conference which includes kink content - our first in 2015 was alongside a range of other diverse sexualities and lifestyles, and the presentations from that conference are on our YouTube channel.

This year, we're now dedicating a whole conference to the theme of BDSM/Kink as a way to encourage the development of cultural competence and for therapists interested in and working with BDSM/Kink to update their knowledge, skills, and the opportunity to network with colleagues.

The conference is open to counsellors and psychotherapists, clinical sexologists and psychosexual therapists, counselling and clinical psychologists, and those trained in somatic sexological bodywork and sex coaches.

For more information and how to book please click here.


About our Training

Around the world, individual and social attitudes and therapeutic approaches to sexual and gender minorities are continually evolving.  In most of the world they are becoming more accepting and affirmative rather than pathologising. However it still seems to be the norm in many of the professional training courses and qualifications that therapists and counsellors undertake, rarely provide even a very basic education in human sexuality and diversity. 


Often, even these are only based on the most traditional (heteronormative) sex therapy models. There is a lot more to human sexuality and being a therapist than just being “gay-friendly” and, for now, it seems to fall on individual therapists and trainees themselves to ensure they have a proper clinical understanding and training around the diverse sexualities and genders that clients may present with.


Pink Therapy is the UK's leading provider of continual professional development, training, clinical supervision and consultation for therapists or trainees who work with, or would like to work with, gender and sexual diversity clients. We are fully committed to offering this support to other therapists (and therapy training organisations) who are working to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of services available to the public. As such, we are the only organisation who can ensure that, as a mental health professional, you are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to offer these clients the support and acceptance they are looking for.


We have a number of different courses ranging from one day courses to one year training programmes which are certified, accredited and some are even COSRT approved. We also offer an incredibly valuable and essential five day international summer school for therapists who work with sexual and gender diverse clients, outside of the UK. 


Pink Therapy also frequently offers bursaries to volunteer counsellors working within LGBT counselling organisations and others who struggle with the cost of getting themselves qualified or trained to the level they would like. 


If you would like to be able to offer potential clients a safe, knowledgeable and non-judgemental environment where they can talk to somebody about their issues or just explore themselves further, regardless of their sexual or gender orientation, scroll down the list below or select a category from the column on the right.

Pink Therapy is an Accredited Training Organisation with the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP).

NB: Many of our trainings come with a (sometimes extensive) pre-course reading list. Please allow reading time when booking a course, and please do not make same-day bookings. Many thanks!

Please contact Anya Stang if you have any questions.

Training Courses: Terms and Conditions


Pink Therapy reserves the right to amend, change or cancel workshops or trainers at its own discretion due to circumstances beyond our control. 

We normally take a decision as to whether we have sufficient numbers to run an event, six weeks prior to the event. If you are having to travel to London, we suggest you bear this in mind when making your travel and accommodation arrangements as we cannot be held liable for any costs incurred if we have to cancel an event.
Course fees will of course be refunded. 

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Foundation Certificate in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Therapy
Blended learning experience delivered primarily online with a one-week residential in London on therapeutic work with people of diverse genders, sexualities, identities, lifestyles and practices. This course will run over one year with an option to undertake a second year and graduate with a Diploma and will involve participants in a mixture of guided personal study, peer and tutor clinical supervision, and experiential learning. This course is NCP-accredited. Through a combination of guided reading of key texts and video lectures, students will learn about a range of key subjects. They will answer a series of questions to demonstrate their understanding and critical reflection of the material and how this applies to their own practice as therapists. The course begins with a five-day residential in London in July 2018 to offer deeper experiential and skill-based learning. We recognise that there may be difficulties to obtain an entry visa for people from certain countries. If this aff
Category : One year programme
Provider : Pink Therapy
Course Events : 21/07/19 - 25 day(s)
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