Marian O'Connor

Clients in psychotherapy may be happy to talk about relationship problems, but may find it difficult to talk about psychosexual concerns. Should psychotherapists encourage clients to open up about sexual difficulties? Is there a danger that talking about sex might stimulate erotic transference or voyeurism or expose the therapist’s ignorance about sexual functioning. This lecture will look at some of the blocks that might prevent the client or therapist talking about sex and will also provide information about sexual anatomy and common psychosexual dysfunctions.

About the Speaker

Marian O’Connor is Programme Leader of the Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy at Tavistock Relationships in London where she also supervises and teaches. She is a UKCP and COSRT accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist with nearly thirty years’ clinical experience working with individuals and couples.