Entries by Marylebone Centre

Written in the Scars: Sex Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

John Beveridge (UKCP, ATSAC) discusses how disrupted attachment impacts core beliefs and sexual behaviours associated with sexual addiction, and how this manifests in the therapeutic realm.   Having trained in attachment theory, when I assess sex addicts coming into therapy, I look for experiences of early relational trauma, abuse, and abandonment. ‘Attachment Theory is in essence a […]

Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine – CPD Distinguished Speaker Workshop

Announcement of Workshop: Friday, 26 January, 2018, London Dr Fiona Cowan, co-author of the forthcoming textbook Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine and Diplomate of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine is delivering a half day workshop on Psychosexual Medicine.  Participants on this CPD course will gain competence and confidence in this introduction to psychosexual medicine including:  Presentation […]

Working with Female Partners

Joy Rosendale (MA (Dist) Cert Ed, Accredited with COSRT, UKCP, ATSAC) writes about interventions used in group programmes for female partners of men with sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviours.  Although there has been a rise in understanding and treatment of sex addiction over the past few decades, the situation of partners of sex addicts has […]

Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

From The Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction, Dr Thaddeus Birchard shares his clinical experience of using CBT-based activities in group therapy for compulsive sexual behaviours. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Modern Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has emerged since the publication of Cognitive Therapy of Depression (Beck et al., 1979). It combines behaviour therapy and cognitive […]

The Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction – NEW!

The Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction Each chapter in this comprehensive reference guide is written by leading international experts in the field of sex addiction, compulsive sexual behaviours and out of control sexual behaviours.  Complimentary and contrasting views both for and against the concept of sex addiction are included.  Multiple chapters on sex addiction presentations, aetiology, […]

Men’s Group – Starting 16 October

Sex Addiction / Compulsive Sexual Behaviour – Men’s Group The experience of being in a group discussing and exploring compulsive sexual behaviours can be one of the most powerful aspects of recovery.  The next group begins on 16 October.  A small group made up of no more than around ten men, we meet each week for […]

CBT for Health Care Professionals

The Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies is delighted to announce a new service to provide cognitive behaviour therapy to health care professionals.  Doctors are more likely than any other professionals to experience mental health problems (BMJ 2008;337:a2527).  The pressure of training, time, and trying to balance work and personal life can take its toll.  Stress, burnout, […]

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 […]