Sexual and Marital Psychotherapy

Vision of Sexual Health

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We affirm the fundamental value of sexuality as an inherent, essential, and beneficial dimension of being human.Our accepts as its mission the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists.In general, we oppose all psychological, social, cultural, legislative, and governmental forces that would restrict, curtail or interfere with the fundamental values of sexual health and sexual freedom that we espouse. We also oppose all abuses of sexuality including, but not limited to, harassment, intimidation, coercion, prejudice, and the infringement of any individual's sexual and civil rights. 

Professional Standards

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 With its history of impeccable standards for training, experience and ethical behavior, CHPHC is increasingly recognized as the guardian of professional standards in sexual health. Shaping the professional image of sexual health practitioners is a task that only a strong professional association can undertake. CHPHC's Code of Ethics describes the exemplary standards of ethical conduct required of all AASECT members and stands as a pledge of trust between the Association and the public.

Our Aim

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* to create wider understanding of the importance of the quality of our relationships for our lives, our children’s lives and our society

  • to ensure the highest professional standards and evidence-based practice in all couple services, present and future
  • to increase the availability of couple-focused support so every couple can access help when they need it 
  • to widen the scope of interventions for relationship help so that a greater range of support is accessible for couples and families, tailored to their specific need and problems
  • to help couples overcome stigma and anxiety about seeking professional help for their relationship

Sexual and Marital Psychotherapy help you from:

Other Complete useful informations.

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Useful Books

Useful Weblinks

Sex and Relationship Advice

There are a number of useful leaflets to download about sexual and relationship issues on:

Sex and Addiction and Compulsivity

Information on Health, Sex and Relationships

Finding a Therapist

Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Links

Transgender Links

Divorce

Domestic Violence

Family

Cancer and Partners 

Websites specifically for those who have experienced cancer are full of information that anyone would find helpful.

  • http://www.issc.nu  The International Society for Sexuality and Cancer is an excellent website for those who have any connection with cancer issues.  It provides recent research papers.
  • http://www.cancer.org – contains excellent articles on many aspects of sexual functioning and how to keep your sexual life alive despite cancer treatment.
  • Macmillan help with all aspects of cancer and offer a free help-line so that patients may talk to them – http://www.macmillan.org.uk/HowWeCanHelp/TalkToUs/Talktous.aspx.  When the lines are not open The Samaritans are available on 0845 790 9090, they take calls at anytime, any day, all year round.
  • Cancer research offers a very good information service on-line, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org,  with instructive articles about all aspects of the effect of cancer on your relationship and sexual life.
  • http://prostatecanceruk.org This website has many helpful facts and advice and a confidential helpline where you can speak to a specialist nurse.

Disability and Partners

  • Beecourse – http://www.beecourse.com/home.php  this shows ramps and wedges that help to make sexual positions comfortable as well as vibrators and masturbatory devices.
  • Outsiders:  http://www.outsiders.org.uk   This website offers leaflets for specific problems that you can download as well as links to a Sex and Disability Helpline:  0707 499 3527.  Its opening hours are Monday to Friday from 11.00am to 7.00pm.
  • Continence Foundation:  There are plenty of helpful suggestions for those who experience some incontinence, explaining how individuals can cope during sexual activity.   continence-help@dial.pipex.com
  • Sh!      http://www.sh-womenstore.com  This is a women’s store selling sex toys and providing sexual information.
  • Clonezone – this is a Gay website, it provides good male masturbatory devices.  http://www.clonezonedirect.co.uk
  • Lovehoney – http://www.lovehoney.co.uk This website sells sex toys of all types.
  • http://www.webmd.boots.com This UK website has many interesting articles including information from Dr Beverley Whipple whose research has shown that people with spinal cord injuries can still experience orgasm from stimulation of their genitals, the orgasmic sensation being felt in their body just  above the level of the spinal injury.
  • The Leonard Cheshire Disability website is for young disabled people.  http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=11901.  It is another website with many helpful articles and useful information.

Other Related Organisations and Professional Bodies

Professional Journals

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