Gender – What is it?

As the Memorandum of Understanding on conversion Therapy (MoU) launches in the UK, Kirstie McEwan COSRT Trustee, discusses and shares her thoughts on gender - what is it? Perhaps it is easier to say what gender is not – it is not sex, and the two words should never be confused as meaning the same thing. Many people interchange the terms gender and sex, believing them to be the same, and this leads to confusion for many and distress to others for whom the difference is a significant issue in … [Read more...]

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK – version 2 (MoU)

Today sees the publication of the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK - version 2 (MoU) which I attach MoU2_FINAL. The updated MoU now includes protections for gender as well as sexual diversity. The primary purpose of this MoU is the protection of the public through a commitment to ending the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ in the UK Signatory organisations agree that the practice of conversion therapy, whether in relation to sexual orientation or gender identity, … [Read more...]

Sexual and Relationship Therapy seeks new Editor-in-Chief

Sexual and Relationship Therapy is among the premier journals within its field.  Launched in 1974 under the title Sexual and Marital Therapy, the Journal has developed and is now published four times a year in simultaneous print and online editions, and holds international recognition. The Journal is the Official Journal of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists and is published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Sexual and Relationship Therapy offers an active, multidisciplinary … [Read more...]

Professor Dick Swaab MD PhD

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Dick Swaab has agreed to become a patron of COSRT.  We look forward to working with him. Professor Swaab was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research from 1978 to 2005.  Since 1979 he is Professor of Neurobiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Amsterdam.  In 1985 he founded the Netherlands Brain Bank and was Director until 2005.  He is Leader Research team Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Neth. Inst for Neuroscience, an … [Read more...]

Sex in Later Life: A COSRT media lunch

On 12th June COSRT held its first event tailored specifically for the media, exploring the issues relating to sex in later life. The lunch event was hosted by our Chair Trudy Hannington and attended by journalists from a range of major women’s magazines and national newspapers. Taking the form of a roundtable discussion, with contributions from our Chair Trudy Hannington, Professor Geoffrey Hackett and Dr Glynn Hudson Allez. The event was a great success and will further help us position COSRT … [Read more...]

The Week the Women Came

"The Week the Women Came" that Trudy Hannington made on anorgasmia was broadcast on Monday 16th Dec 10pm on more4. … [Read more...]


FEMALE ORGASM SURVEY Please feel free to participate … [Read more...]

C5 programme goes live with Jo Coker

I Lost Weight But Lost My Husband! It is always assumed that weight loss will make people happy and give them, not only a great body, but also a fabulous relationship. The reality however is far from true as often the weight loss disturbs the balance of the relationship. Jo and Darren, who I worked with in this programme, were a couple who were struggling to reconnect after Jo's weight loss of 10 stone. Jo worked so hard to lose her weight to improve her health, but then found herself … [Read more...]

2013 Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to the two new Fellows of COSRT, Tricia Barnes and Judi Keshet-Orr, who were awarded their fellowship for their outstanding contribution to the field of Psychosexual Therapy. The awards were made by Trudy Hannington, Chair of COSRT at the Summer Conference on July 13th 2013.   Tricia Barnes Judi Keshet-Orr … [Read more...]

Julie Sales wins the 2012 post graduate award

Julie Sale has won the 2012 Post Graduate award for work completed while a student on the London Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy.  Julie did her clinical placement as part of the The Letchworth Counselling Centre’s psychosexual team.  Julie is seen at the conference being presented with her award by COSRT’s chair Trudy Hannington. … [Read more...]