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The Association was formed in 1998 by a group of like-minded nurses concerned to develop clinical skills in order to address the sexual anxiety or sexual distress presented within the routine of every day practice.

NEWS: Study Day & AGM on Saturday May 17th 2014

Soho Centre for Health and Care, 1 Frith St, London W1D 3HZ

"Why can sex be so difficult? A study day looking at the mind-body links that threaten sexual pleasure."

When clients/patients tell us what makes sex difficult, how can we explore what their body is expressing both in and outside the consultation? Are their symptoms illustrating an underlying issue and if so, how can we respond to that?

Click here for more details and an application form.

The Association uses the Balint-style seminar method of experiential learning to:

  • enhance psychosexual awareness
  • develop increasing confidence and skill in discussing sexual issues
  • use those skills to develop team awareness of the work possible with challenging patient encounters
  • develop patient-centred approaches in practice

We welcome health care professionals from all areas of practice. Current and past members of the Association of Psychosexual Nursing work in clinical areas such as: General Practice, Sexual Health, Physiotherapy, Oncology, Gynaecology, Urology, Health Visiting, Psychosexual Therapy, General Nursing, Midwifery, Nurse Education.

We organise and supervise Balint style seminars for the training and supervision of health care professionals. We aim to raise awareness of psychosexual nursing by organising study days, workshops & speakers for conferences.