Drug use is a difficult and controversial topic, increasingly so, when we consider it in the light of intimate engagements. Two taboos collide. You will notice my careful choice of words, hesitancy and curiosity in exploring this topic. Aoife enlightens us as she explains the details of “chemsex”, pleasure / pain balance, communication strategies,
Although controversial, we encourage open-mindedness and a willingness to learn as its through knowledge that we can best serve not only patients but ALL those around us.
Aoife qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse in Ireland before relocating to London to carry out an MSc. Aoife later commenced in Regents University studying Psychotherapy and then subsequently completed a diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Following a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Aoife began a Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Dublin City University. Now in her 2nd year, her research interests are firmly in the area of Chemsex with a particular focus on how clients with 'problematic' use can be better supported. Aoife is an accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist working in private practice in Dublin connecting with clients globally online.
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