Talking Therapies: The power of consent

Conversations around consent are important, and that is coming to light through media and news stories. But how should consent be given and what happens when we overlook conversations around our wants and needs? 

In this episode our CEO Sarah Niblock talks to UKCP psychotherapist Silva Neves. Their open conversation about consent unpacks where our lack of understanding comes from and how we can begin to have more open conversations.

‘If people can be more erotically fluent…there will be a lot less things going wrong in people’s sex lives and a lot less people enduring sex that just does not feel right.’ 

In Psychologies Magazine, UKCP psychotherapist Silva Neves outlines how he models consent in the therapy room.

What is sexual consent?

Read our Psychologies magazine article.

Silva Neves Transcript

Read the transcript for this episode here.


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