When: Saturday 6th February 2021


Where: Online via Zoom


Book your place now on our exciting one-day annual conference designed for therapists, practitioners and researchers who are interested in learning more about working with sexual addiction and compulsivity.


In order to keep our members safe and ensure the conference goes ahead, we have made some changes to the format and location. We are holding the conference over Zoom. So you will still get to see our amazing speakers, but from the comfort of your home. We are having 5 main speaker presentations, so all delegates get to see all speakers.




Our 2021 Speakers: 




Dr. Glyn Hudson-Allez


Forensic Psychosexual Therapist


As a Forensic Psychosexual Therapist Glyn works specialises in sexual diversity issues, internet addiction, and with people charged with sexual offences, using attachments and neuropsychology as an underpinning to her work. Glyn is an expert witness in court procedures and lectures throughout the UK, Europe and globally.  She is author of key texts in the field, including Infant Losses; Adult Searches;  Sexual Diversity and Sexual Offending; Sex and Sexuality: Questions and Answers.  She is also a Trustee of The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending (StopSo).


Fran and Richard


Recovered Couple 


Fran and Richard are a professional couple who have worked hard to overcome the discovery of Richard’s problematic sexual behaviour in 2014. Fran and Richard now speak at events designed to support couple recovery and share their story of what happened post discovery and how they have moved on together.


Dr. Christine Rhodes




​Dr. Rhodes earned a master’s degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden/Betty Ford Graduate School in Minnesota and has worked in the addictions field as a counsellor in the UK, the US and Bermuda, and in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and private practice. Christine Trained as a Certified Sex Addiction therapist with ITAPP and is a certified member of ATSAC. Dr. Rhodes most recently worked as a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby.


David Stuart & Susan Cole


Chemsex pioneer & HIV Activist


David Stuart was the first to name and identify Chemsex as an emerging gay cultural phenomenon. He developed the world’s first Chemsex support services, and he fought relentlessly for greater Chemsex awareness by encouraging and stimulating cultural dialogue and discussion within our international gay, bi and Queer communities. He continues to support international governments and communities to manage the cultural phenomenon from a place of kindness, sex positivity and cultural competence



Susan is an award-winning HIV activist, broadcaster, writer and public speaker, advocating for the rights of people living with HIV for almost 20 years. She’s particularly passionate about issues affecting women and people from Black communities living with HIV, writing for a number of publications about the health inequalities they face. She was awarded Women of the Year at the last NAZ nOSCARS ceremony for her work with women of colour living with HIV and was recently named as one of the top 10 Black HIV influencers in the UK. She leads the community engagement and broadcasting activities for the HIV information charity NAM AIDS map.




Bryan Dalgleish-Warburton


Mindfulness and Compassionate Mind teacher            


Bryan Dalgleish-Warburton trained as a mental health nurse and has worked across a number of settings in the NHS. During the past 25 years, he has worked as principal psychotherapist and clinical lead in a secure mental health inpatient setting. More recently he took up a post as senior lecturer and course lead at UCLAN and leads the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. His interests include the wellbeing and resilience of employees within work settings and recently he and two other colleagues published an article on the psychological support for staff and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Attachment, Neuroscience and Sex Addiction


Dr Glyn Hudson-Allez


Dr. Glyn Hudson-Allez is a Forensic Psychosexual Therapist who specialises in sexual diversity issues, internet addiction, and with people charged with sexual offences, using attachment theory and neuropsychology as an underpinning to her work. Glyn will address key issues for practitioners to consider as they create formulations and for clients with sexually compulsive behaviour.


From Craziness & Crisis to Purpose & Passion – One couple reflect on their positive recovery journey  


Fran and Richard  


Fran and Richard share how they have survived and thrived since the discovery of his problematic sexual behaviour in 2014.  The journey has taken them from that initial scary unknown territory to a place where, as trauma-trained recovery coaches, they are helping and supporting others who are navigating this rocky recovery road.   They share their personal route from initial confusion with no direction, no map, no compass, no guide; through the messy middle; to the gifts of post-traumatic growth, finding faith and Ikigai.  From the cornucopia of experiences encountered on the way, they highlight things, therapies, tools and techniques that helped, hindered, supported and enriched their travels.


12 Step programmes   


Dr. Christine Rhodes


12-step support groups are helpful for individuals who are trying to overcome unhealthy dependence behaviours such as sex addiction.  They provide people with similar problems a way to share their experience, strength and hope with each other.  The actual “twelve steps” are principles for living, although there are some misconceptions about how they work. This presentation aims to provide a basic understanding of the 12 Step programme as a potential application for service users in our care.


You, me and U=U – living, loving, learning and lockdown


David Stuart & Susan Cole


We are delighted to be bringing Susan and David together to both present and be part of a panel discussion. Two leading figures in their field present and discuss key insights over the last year for any therapist wanting to know and understand more when working positively with approaches to sex and sexuality.  Susan and David will bust the myths, de-mystify the mysterious and provide straightforward advice and guidance for anyone working with clients represented by the separate yet complementary fields they work in.


I am not ok! What about you?


Bryan Dalgleish-Warburton


Human behaviour and perhaps the ‘British’ habitual response to the passing phrase or enquiry: ‘how are you’? can often be responded to with a general affirmation that all is well. However, how often do we respond with the truth. Moreover, how often do we turn to ourselves and check in or simply ask: “how am I”? The world is busy and we are all caring for others at a time when COVID has disrupted our social support and other coping methods. Following a self-care and wellbeing model developed by Bryan and colleagues; Bryan will offer some guidance and practical skills to maintain our resilience during these uncertain times.


We look forward to seeing you at the conference! 



Conference timetable 






Conference Intro by Chair 


Speaker 1 – Glyn Hudson Allez




Speaker 2 – Richard and Fran


Speaker 3 – Christine Rhodes 


Lunch break and Fellowships breakouts


Speaker 4 – Sue Cole and David Stuart




Speaker 5 – Bryan Dalgleish-Warburton 


Conference ends for non-members




Conference closes


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