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FOREWORD TO "SEXUAL HEALING"

FOREWORD BY PHILLIP HODSON Fellow BACP
What I’ve always liked about Carol Martin Sperry’s work is that I usually agree with what she says!  Sexual Healing is no exception.  We appear to be on the same page when it comes to attitudes to psychotherapy, sexuality and the importance of speaking up.  From the outset I admire her use of narrative.  All the great therapies in the world are about the art of story-telling.  That’s how we learn. That’s how we make art.  That’s how we frame relationships. By telling and repeating our stories.  This is a really good book of tales about sex always with a purpose and a point. Since therapists are not allowed to break clients’ confidences, I also note that the stories in this book are rather more complicated to construct than you may realise.  They are sufficiently doctored to remove identities but cleverly rearranged to provide the necessary insights.  That’s a rare skill.  Carol is clearly both writer and therapist. Carol manages to speak directly (a…