rePHRASE®: Providing Healthy Relationships And Sex Education
Hi, I'm 'PJ' Livett... I established this venture following a long-held passion and belief that every young person deserves access to good quality relationships and sex education. Since the age of 14, I have been interested in working in the field of RSE and attained a Psychology degree with the idea of specialising in the area of sexual therapy.
I recall one particular parent’s evening when the teacher (looking rather pale and anxious!), leant forward across the desk and whispered to my parents, “you do realise your daughter wants to be a Sexual Therapist?”, at which point they responded... “Yes, it’s great isn't it?!” Skip forward a number of years and my passion to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to build and maintain healthy relationships, led me to become an accredited Relationships and Sex Educator, facilitating the exploration of RSE topics in a variety of settings.
A safe space to explore topics
rePHRASE® was born out of the desire to provide healthy Relationships and Sex Education that goes beyond educating about reproduction, risks, and disease. Effective RSE should offer a safe space to explore topics without embarrassment or judgement. Empowering others to make informed choices and develop healthy, respectful relationships, can help young people to be happy, confident and safe when it comes to their experiences of relationships, now and for the rest of their lives...and, in turn, positively impact society as a whole.
BSC Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey
University Level Accredited Qualification in Teaching Relationships and Sex Education (Open College Network)
Trained in Understanding Autism / Neurodiverse Challenges (NCFE CACHE level 2)
RSE for Young People with learning Disabilities (MENCAP and Lightly Consulting)
RSE with Young People Living with Severe Mental Ill-health Conditions (ACET UK)
Young People and Sexual Health (Terrence Higgins Trust)
Communicating About Sex, Relationships and Growing Up - Children 0 to 10 Years(Speakeasy NHS Tayside)
Communicating About Sex, Relationships and Growing Up – Adolescence (Speakeasy NHS Tayside)
Young People, Sexual Health and the Importance of Communication (Speakeasy NHS Tayside)
Supporting the Delivery of RSE (Terrence Higgins Trust)
Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People (Future Learn)
Previous experience has included working with young people with neurodiverse challenges who are not in mainstream education and therefore not receiving the statutory RSE that is now a requirement. rePHRASE® exists to support the delivery of RSE in a variety of settings - a provision which is increasingly obliged and an imperative for many.
Relationships and Sex Education... (without the awkwardness)
I offer bespoke Relationships and Sex Education, working with schools, youth organisations, youth groups, parents and 1:1.
The sessions provide an opportunity for exploration, reflection and a chance to remove the perceived shame and taboo associated with some of the topics within the realm of relationships and sexual health. The sessions also present a well-needed opportunity to dispel the common myths that can so often result in unhealthy and unrealistic expectations within relationships.
It’s time to change the conversation…it’s time to rePHRASE®.