The Online Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Practice with Sex Offenders has been developed to provide counsellors, psychotherapists and other practitioners such as psychologists, probation officers, social workers and project workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to work therapeutically with this client group. The course also prepares practitioners to work with partners of such individuals and with couples, where one party is at risk of sexual offending.

Online training 

Joining requirements:

The pre-requisite for joining the certificate course is a recognised diploma in counselling, or a professional qualification and experience of working with individuals who pose a sexual risk, or completion of the StopSO COFRA 121 training programme.

Course content:

Emotional issues for practitioners, including making best use of supervision
Trauma, attachment and mental health issues 
Power, control, paraphilias, sexual assault and rape
Paedophiles: offending and non-offending
Working with neurotypical and adolescent offenders
Female offenders
Working with non-abusing partners and family members
The legal/child protection systems related to sexual offending
Couple work, existential and transpersonal issueS
Internet offenders and sexual addiction

The course runs from 11 to 1 and 2 till 5 on Saturdays. Saturdays are 1 hour longer than Sundays, as there is a process group, facilitated by Andrew, from 4 till 5. On Sundays the course runs from 11 till 1 and 2 to 4.

Course dates and times:

The course will run once in 2024 over the following dates:

Sep 21st and 22nd 2024

Sep 28th and 29th 2024

Oct 5th and 6th 2024

Oct 12th and 13th 2024

Oct 19th and 20th 2024

Course completion:

Examination will be via students completing an on-going reflective learning log of not under 2000 words, and a viva conducted by telephone or Zoom. Completion of all of the 10 days, the learning log and the viva is necessary in order to be awarded the Professional Certificate.   


The cost of the Certificate is £1500 and is payable in advance 

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