The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) is a national charity which has been established for over thirty years. Until recently it was known as the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy (BASRT).
Our 750 members provide sexual and relationship therapy for thousands of people every year who are suffering from very personal difficulties in their closest relationships. COSRTmembers offer a range of treatments encompassing sex therapy, psychosexual therapy and relationship therapy. These are all talking therapies where an individual or couple work with an experienced therapist to assess and treat their sexual and/or relationship problems. Together they will identify factors that trigger the problems and design a specific treatment programme to resolve or reduce their impact. You can find out more about our therapy from our website www.cosrt.org.uk
COSRT sets and maintains professional standards for the profession, through the accreditation of practitioners, the approval of training courses, a Code of Ethics and Complains Procedure, thus offering protection to the public. We also offer continuous professional development through seminars, conferences and our international, peer-reviewed journal. On our website you can find lots more information including a list of therapists.
We believe in healthy, satisfying and rewarding relationships.
We exist to develop and maintain high standards of professional practice, through regulation, training, research and dissemination of knowledge, to enable sexual and relationship therapists to provide the most effective therapeutic treatments to the public.
COSRT has a number of different membership categories but Accredited status means the following:
This category gives members a title that can be advertised. This level of membership gives the highest level of protection for the public as accredited members have met rigorous standards of training and are licensed on an annual basis. They must continue to meet set standards with regard to supervision, minimum practice hours, insurance, continuity of practice and CPD. They sign up to our Code of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice.