What we're about
Hello, the aim of this group is to present talks and discussions by some of the top experts in the fields of Sex, Love and Relationships. The group is OPEN TO ALL (all genders and sexualities) whether you are interested in the topics discussed or you are working in psychotherapy, counselling, relationships and sexual health etc. As I'm sure you agree, there is much to be debated, discovered and explored within these subjects therefore we will present talks on a wide variety of topics. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates will be available to attendees awarded by our sponsor City CBT Coaching College.
Our Speakers include
Dr. Meg John Barker is a writer, academic, counsellor and activist specialising in sex and relationships. Meg John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and has published many academic books and papers on topics including non-monogamous relationships, sadomasochism, counselling, and mindfulness, as well as co-editing the journal Psychology & Sexuality. They were the lead author of The Bisexuality Report – which has informed UK policy and practice around bisexuality. They are involved in running many public events on sexuality and relationships, including Sense about Sex, Critical Sexology, and Gender & Sexuality Talks. Meg John is also a UKCP accredited therapist working with gender and sexually diverse clients. Their 2013 book Rewriting the Rules is a friendly guide love, sex and relationships, and they blog about these matters on www.rewriting-the-rules.com. Twitter: megbarkerpsych.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.
He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He has just been awarded Emeritus Professorship from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dr Raj Persaud could be described as a modern “Renaissance Man”. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist who unusually for a psychiatrist holds a first class degree in psychology and in addition has been awarded over 8 degrees and diplomas including a Masters in Statistics. These are just some of his numerous accomplishments. Dr Persaud is a distinguished lecturer with an innovative approach to psychological issues.
Dominic Davies has over 30 years working as a psychotherapist and clinical sexologist with a wide range of gender and sexual diversities. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with them.
Accredited by the National Council for Psychotherapy, and holds membership of the World Association for Sexology and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and CARAS Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.