Butler Award Winner which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement by people working in prisons, probation, and youth justice settings across the UK.  


About S.T.A.R. Therapy

Mick Pykett has made outstanding contributions over the last 27 years in the treatment of sexual offenders.  He is a former Treatment Manager at HMP Whatton and former Prison Officer.  Since 1994 Mick has been on the Prison / Probation Design Team for the Adapted Sex Offender Treatment Programmes.  Mick is also a National Trainer for the Adapted Programme, and has trained EVERY Prison / Probation adapted Facilitator since 1996!


  • Cert. Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders

  • Accredited in the delivery of Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) and Adapted Sex Offender Treatment Programmes (SOTP) for offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

  • Healthy Sexual Functioning (Behaviour Modification)

  • Better Lives Programmes for non Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and ID Offenders

  • Sex Offender Treatment Programmes for Deaf Offenders

  • 25 years experience working with men who sexually offend

  • Majority Background in Custodial settings

  • Over 6,000 hours of Groupwork and One to One therapy

  • Member of The British Psychological Society








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Winner 2005/6: Led successful team recognised for dedication for rehabilitation of offenders.


Winner 2012/13: Outstanding Individual contribution, over more than two decades, to the treatment of sexual offenders.


S.T.A.R Therapy speciliase in the delivery of Sex Offender Treatment Programmes both in Custody and Community Settings.   We offer a range of services for men who have convictions for sexual offences or those who have not offended but are struggling to manage inappropriate sexual thoughts.  

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Awards and Testimonals

About Mick Pykett - Director S.T.A.R. Therapy