Juliet Grayson is a psychosexual therapist who has been specialising as a relationship and sex therapist for 20+ years. and has extensive experience in this field. She is an accredited PBSP trainer (one of only two in the UK), PBSP supervisor and therapist. As well as working with people who have been sexually abused, she works with those at risk of sexual offending or re-offending. Her aim is to prevent more victims being created. She is UKCP registered with two bodies being accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and also the Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy and counselling Associated (NLPtCA). She is a recognised supervisor both for COSRT and NLPtCA.
Here is an article written about Juliet’s work: called “The Therapist Who Treats Paedophiles and the Compassion That She Feels” click here
Juliet feels that rather than treating people who have sexually inappropriate behaviour as ‘the lowest of the low’, we should be offering therapy to help them reduce and stop their ‘acting out’. Her experience of working with a variety of people, who have struggled with a wide range of different types of sexual offending behaviour, convinces her that therapy can really make a huge difference to their behaviour. Whilst she works with victims of sexual abuse, she thinks it is important for therapists to be willing to ‘go upstream’ and work with the perpetrators, so that new victims are not created. By dealing with the root causes we can, in many cases, stop the cycle of abuse. As a society we have a choice. We can demonise the offenders, which makes it very hard for them to come forward and ask for help. Or we can let perpetrators know that they will be met with a non-judgemental atmosphere, and given the support to help them change their behaviour, so that they feel safe enough to acknowledge what has happened, and the consequences of that. Rather than endlessly picking up the pieces after abuse has happened, she would rather work with perpetrators to prevent it in the first place.
She is a co-founder of StopSO: The Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending www.stopso.org.uk StopSO acts as an agency, having set up a UK wide network of therapists who are trained and willing to work with any sexual offender (and those who are concerned about offending too, but have not yet acted out), who is motivated to change their behaviour. StopSO also offers support to the unacknowledged victims, the families of sexual offenders.