UK organisations unite against Conversion Therapy

Memorandum of Understanding Statement is published today Major UK organisations have been working against Conversion Therapy for a number of years, publishing a Memorandum of Understanding against the practice (2015) and updating the document to warn against conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality). Aware of concerns regarding the future of Conversion Therapy in the USA, and pleased that Malta has banned the practice and that Taiwan has … [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...]

Congratulations to Muriel O’Driscoll on her British Empire Medal

We would like to congratulate Muriel O’Driscoll, one of our Members, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to Brook Clinics and adolescent psychosexual services. A wonderful achievement in our field. … [Read more...]

Ruth Hallam Jones is awarded Fellowship of COSRT at the Summer conference

Ruth is seen here accepting her award from Trudy Hannington the outgoing Chair of COSRT and Peter Saddington the new Chair. Ruth's acceptance speech is printed below. Dear Colleagues, I wonder whether I could ask you firstly to stand if you are 40 years of age or more…… if you are under 40. Now could you take two minutes of your time talking to one of your colleagues sitting next, choose the one who you know the least well. Could you discuss "What you think trainee sex … [Read more...]

COSRT Trustees say farewell to outgoing Chair Trudy Hannington

The COSRT Trustees and Staff say goodbye to Trudy Hannington as their Chair. Trudy has been one of the longest serving Trustees at COSRT and during her time as Chair has made a fantastic contribution to COSRT's development. She is pictured with the Trustees and Staff. Front row:  Corinna Furse (CEO), Peter Saddington (Newly elected Chair), Trudy Hannington (Outgoing Chair), Peter Bell (past Chair)     … [Read more...]

I have looked at life from both sides now…

Kirstie is an integrative therapist, a general member of the College Of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Having spent 25 years working in commerce and achieving Director level in a medium-sized architectural practice, I found I could no longer live the lie that I had for so many years. In January 2010, at age 55, I had sex reassignment surgery, after completing the required two years’ living in my … [Read more...]

New – General Terms and Conditions of Membership and Supervisor Accreditation from 1st October 2014

This document is effective from October 1st 2014 for all Members   General Terms and Conditions of Membership and Supervisor Accreditation |01.10.14 … [Read more...]

New Conduct Procedure from 1st October 2014

Conduct Procedure 2014 … [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...]

Free COSRT CPD day for Counsellors “Working with sex and relationships in counselling”

96% of the presentations were rated as good or excellent, it was an amazing day. The next days are on : 21st June at Regents College London. 13th September Local Counselling Centre, Letchworth, Herts For details contact … [Read more...]