In a nutshell my past has been somewhat a disaster. Constantly having a sexual interest in an age group that I should not have been involved with.
This put me in prison where I was offered and accepted courses, this helped but solved nothing. During my last term of imprisonment I met a man named Mick Pykett and embarked on a course of therapy with him. In relation to the therapy I had recieved in the past Mick's style of therapy has been a revelation to me.
He has helped me understand and accept the fact that I am gay and that it is ok to be gay and to be proud of who I am.
He has also helped me to manage my innappropriate sexual interests.
because of this I am leaving prison as "New Me" leaving the "Old Me" behind.
I wish I had the opportunity to work with Mick many years ago. I believe he was instumental in changing my life.
Thank you Mick.
My time working with therapist Mick Pykett;
Working with Mick from day one was so much easier, because he gave me the time to think about what I wanted to get out of the course.
We both looked at the different areas of the course and talked about how the sessions would work.
I was given the chance at the start of the session to give feedback on what I thought was good or bad about the last session. This would also give me the opportunity to demonstrate what I had learnt.
I was given time to go into great detail about my life in the Life Map sessions and when I was finding parts hard Mick would offer me a time out to gather my thoughts. At the same time giving me lots of encouragement and support.
There was also a chance for me to do some role-plays within different parts of the course. This gave me the opportunity to practice and recap what I had been working on.
I believe after a lot of hard work and motivation to change, I have improved in all areas of the course. With a better understanding of my triggers, unhealthy and healthy sexual thoughts and why and when I used sex to cope.
I know my life will be a lot more balanced and happier. I would like to thank Mick for his guidance and ongoing support.
When I started my working professional relationship with my therapist Mick Pykett was a solid one. We had a very good understanding and I was made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. I was able to share a lot of information with him.
When I was asked about difficult things during my life I was able to give answers but when I was not sure what was being said I would ask Mick to explain. He would explain again in a way that I could understand.
I recieved excellent feedback and I could see he was proud of me. I did not feel embarressed talking to him about things I have never spoken about before and this has helped me for the future.
The way he presented my therapy and himself was excellent. He has shown me new skills to manage myself and I could not have asked for a better therapist.
I would recommend people to work with Mick as he will help you bring the best out in you.
So I would like to say thank you to Mick Pykett for all the help he has given me and the hard work we both put into the therapy. T.R.
My first thoughts of the Healthy Sex Programme was I am not looking forward to this. But with two sessions my therapist Mick put me at ease. Mick was able to help me try and understand why I felt the way I did and why I had the thoughts in the first place.
With Mick I felt able to talk about my inner thoughts and feelings. I was also able to discuss others I was having that were not related to HSP which was good as Mick did seem to want me to be a better person.
For all the people that want to do this course I would say do it and be open as possible as you will feel a better person at the end of it. Don't get me wrong you will have to go to some dark places but there is a better place at the end of the tunnel.
One thing Mick taught me to tell myself, we are not to be blame for the thoughts in our head.
We have the responsiblity to deal with them in a responsible way.
More from R.K. I can say that you are one of very few men that I have met that I am happy to call a positve role model. What you have taught me and helped me see in myself will be one of my goal in life; to be the better man I know I can be. R.K.