The Centre for Gender PsychologyRelationship Therapy and Workshops and Training in Gender and Sexuality

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Founded in 1996 by Nick Duffell and Helena Løvendal, the centre promotes realistic change in the everyday lives of men, women and families in areas that really matter and which are least understood and sometimes hard to manage without informed support. With a growing affiliate staff, the centre is at the cutting edge of researching a full-spectrum understanding of gender, relationship, and sexuality.



What we offer

Creative CoupleWork

State-of-the-art couples counselling and relationship therapy: an effective way of assisting couples in intimate relationships and blended families to heal and develop their full potential.


A public programme of gender-group workshops 

To support individuals in their personal growth – especially their capacity for intimacy –  staffed by experienced facilitators, in London and in beautiful residential locations. For Women and for Men


Training, CPD and specialist supervision

For counselling and psychotherapy professionalsin the field of identity, relationships and sexuality


Customised programmes

Such as organisational development, groupdynamics, in-house training and facilitation, and mentoring.


A selection of publications

See below


Our approach

We aim to integrate the best of Western psychotherapeutic theory and practice, including recent developments in neuroscience and neurocardiology, with the wisdom of indigenous peoples in order to find solutions to pressing issues of our times:

How does culture shape us and what is intrinsically different about the sexes/ genders?
How can we genuinely accept and integrate sexual, ethnic and cultural differences?
How can women and men appreciate and be proud of their differences at the psycho-social and psychos-piritual dimensions?

How can men and women harness their complementary differences and step into co-creativity for a better world?
How can couples learn to cultivate lasting and creative partnership?

How can relationships achieve durable and potent intimacy?

How can we safely guide the next generations to become grounded and aware sexual humans?




Our book

Sex, Love and the Dangers of Intimacy: A Guide to Passionate Relationships When the Honeymoon is Over, by Nick Duffell and Helena Løvendal.

This widely acclaimed book was originally published in 2002 by HarperCollins and has been translated into several languages. It has now been updated to become the 10th Anniversary Edition published by Lone Arrow Press, 2012. Price £15.00 + p.&p.

Please note that the 2002 edition is now out of print, though Amazon may have second hand copies. But the 10th Anniversary Edition is available in paperback, Kindle and E-book PDF.

Click here to read Amazon readers' reviews.

How to order

To order the 10th Anniversary Edition paperback dispatched by our distributor, Amazon reseller 'gendercentre' click here

To order Kindle edition from Amazon click here.

For instant download of the PDF E-bookin large file format, price £15, pay by PayPal, click here (coming soon) .

Kobo and other device reading formats are also available from the usual merchants.

Other publications

For more publications and Nick's other books please see here


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