Entries by Marylebone Centre

Virtual Reality (VR) – Questions re Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

I’ve been discussing with my therapeutic colleagues whether virtual reality (VR) cybersex provides a medium for compulsive sexual behaviour akin to forms of online pornographic content.   Or whether VR can, as has been done with nicotine and gambling, be used therapeutically with problematic sexual behaviours, (Park, et al. 2015).  Since no academic literature yet exists on […]

OCD Treatment Group

The OCD treatment group is a 12 week programme designed to help you better cope with and manage your current symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques the group will explore the theory surrounding OCD and help you to understand your problem from a theoretical point of view. We will look at what is maintaining your OCD and formulate your […]

Get Grounded! – New Mindfulness Group Now Open

Get Grounded is a 12 week programme which will teach you techniques to be able to better cope with stress and improve your well-being. The programme will introduce practical Mindfulness based techniques which will help to transform your everyday life and help you develop a greater understanding of your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations.  By increasing […]

New Men’s Group – Problematic Sexual Behaviours – September!

Available this fall is the The Initial Treatment Programme for men with compulsive or problematic sexual behaviours.  Led by Dr Thaddeus Birchard, the group is a safe, confidential place to discuss the impact of behaviours on your life.  It is also a good place to gain understanding of why the behaviour exists and start the process […]

Women’s Group – Coping with Discovery of Sexual Compulsivity

The Women’s Group is offered to female partners of men with sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviours.  The group provides a safe, confidential place for you to speak about your emotions upon discovery, and helps you process your thoughts and overall experience.  We help you gain additional insight into sexually compulsive behaviours, and put primary […]

COSRT approval of CPD hours – Diploma in Sex Addiction/Compulsivity

The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) has approved 69 hours of continuing professional development for the Marylebone Centre’s (Level 6) Diploma in Sex Addiction/Compulsivity.  This adds to the Diploma’s accreditation by Middlesex University.  The Diploma is also one of the few approved by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). […]

Newly released: “Sex Addiction Treatment in the UK”

Dr Thaddeus Birchard describes the development of the understanding and treatment of sexual addiction in the United Kingdom (UK) in his latest article for Sex Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention (2017, v. 24, issue 1-2).  Dr Birchard gives an overview of major contributors, their work, and the founding of professional and self-help organisations […]

Sex Addiction Treatment in the UK – New article in “Sex Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention”

A Paradigm Shift…Again? We are living in the time of a ‘paradigm shift’ when one all-embracing framework moves on towards another framework.  During such times there can be considerable disagreement.  This paradigm shift has largely emerged from advances in neuroscience.  The term ‘addiction’ can now apply to repetitious behaviours as well as substances.  Disagreement is […]

The Law and Sexual Behaviours – Marylebone Centre Diploma Programme

We are delighted to announce that Nigel Richardson, criminal defence solicitor with some 30 years’ experience and a deputy District Judge sitting in the Magistrates court, will be bringing his expertise on English law, sexual behaviours, and therapeutic considerations to the Marylebone Centre Diploma programme.  Nigel heads up the large and thriving criminal litigation department at Hodge Jones […]