This is a person-centered training opportunity for counsellors wishing to learn more about kink or BDSM topics and clients.

BDSM (bondage, discipline/dominance, submission/sadism, masochism) or kink can either be something people do, or an identity that they hold. For some clients it’s incidental and for others it’s a central part of their lives. It can be a challenging and confronting thing for a therapist to hear that a client enjoys giving or receiving pain, or lives their life only doing what they are allowed by their partner. This training aims to unravel some of the myths around kink and BDSM identities, as well as give clear explanations to some of the terms around it.

This training is suitable for counsellors who wish to further their knowledge in a person-centered manner. You might also have been approached by a kinky client and not considered this before. This training will give you more confidence in that work and will improve your basic general knowledge.

All traditions of counsellor are welcome to attend, and the training will be four hours, with a break in the middle for drinks. The training will be delivered in a person-centered way, using your existing knowledge along with your trainer’s knowledge, to ensure as full an understanding as is possible.

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the words around kinky identities.
  • Myth-busting
  • What clients might bring to therapy and how to react with confidence.
  • What research exists about kinky clients in counselling and outside in the world.

Please check the training section of our website for future topics, and email us to register your interest.

The training is planned to be at our base in the city centre.

You will get a CPD certificate for four hours’ attendance.

Click here for more information or to confirm your place