The College for Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy (CSRP) is a college within the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), an umbrella organisation concerned with the registration and regulation of psychotherapists in the UK. CSRP contains 186 Accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapists and one Accrediting Organisation, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) , and it represents their interests and their voice within the wider psychotherapy community
Psychotherapists in CSRP are trained and accredited to work with all aspects of human sexuality and its problems, distressed couple relationships and relationship breakdown. They believe in healthy satisfying and rewarding relationships, so are likely to focus on the relationship rather more than the individuals in it to bring about the best outcome for problems presented to them. They believe in giving the highest possible standards of care and practice to their work with members of the public who seek their services.
The approaches in CSRP are multi-faceted, and include systemic and psychodynamic ideas. Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of sexuality and the impact of drugs and illness on sexual relating are important. Sometimes the psychotherapy may include sexual and psychological education. Cognitive and behavioural elements may be used to enable change in the thoughts and beliefs about the presenting difficulty. Sexual and relationship psychotherapists mostly rely upon relationship based and experiential methods to bring about the resolution of sexual and relationship problems.