In Print

I have written a chapter for a book on psychotherapy, to illustrate how EDT can be adapted for use with adolescents in general, and, specifically, underachieving gifted adolescents:

‘Using Intensive Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy to Treat an Underachieving Gifted Adolescent’, in ‘The Theory and Practice of Experiential Dynamic Therapy, edited by Ferruccio Osimo and Mark Stein. Published by Karnac in July 2012.




I give workshops and talks.

  • On 15 June 2012, I was a facilitator of the workshop 'Creating a Safe Workplace for Bisexual Employees', at the Workplace Pride annual international conference that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
  • On 9 November 2012, I was a speaker at the international L-Women at Work conference in Amsterdam, speaking about bisexual women in my B-Women at Work talk.
  • On 24 June 2013, I gave a workshop to therapists 'Using Affect Phobia Therapy with Children & Adolescents' in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • On 1 June 2015, I taught a class of Coventry University Clinical Psychology doctoral students 'Using APT with Adolescents' in Coventry, England.
  • On 12 March 2016, I gave a talk, 'The Intersection of Bisexuality and Race', at the Pink Therapy Beyond Gay and Straight conference in London, England.


I have written psychologist’s advice columns that deal with relationships, sexuality, and other personal and inter-personal issues:


  • My monthly column Uit de Praktijk appeared in the Dutch lesbian/bisexual magazine Z/Z This=Us (formerly Zij aan Zij) from 2006 to the end of 2013.
  • My monthly column Life Expert appeared in the UK lesbian/bisexual magazine Diva from 2005 to 2009.
  • My twice-monthly column Bi Life with Ronete Cohen appeared in the US bisexual website Bi Social Network, from my appointment as psychologist and columnist for the site in 2011 until the site went offline in May 2012.



My expert opinion is quoted in print articles and online:

My article ‘The truth about “curing” gays: Exposing the lies of a pseudo science’ is reproduced in full in the proudlebanon blog post ‘How Many Gays Must God Create Before We Accept That He Wants Them Around?’ by Bertho - Proud, Out and Lebanese.


My online practice is mentioned in The Telegraph's Life section, in Dr Petra Boynton's sex and relationships agony aunt column, in 'My lesbian girlfriend is overjealous and thinks I will cheat on her':
‘Throughout this you may find support from friends and family, or from a relationship therapist such as Rainbow Couch or Pink Therapy to be helpful and empowering.’

I was one of a group of sex and relationship experts asked to share their tips for a happy and healthy 'you' in 2014, in The Telegraph's Life section, in Dr Petra Boynton's sex and relationships agony aunt column, in 'Want a happy and healthy relationship in 2014? Here's how':
Accept who you are
Ronete Cohen, psychologist and psychotherapist at Ronete Cohen Therapy and Rainbow Couch:
Shake off shame. Shame is when you feel there’s something so wrong with being you that if anyone could see it they’d leave. It feels permanent, paralysing and lonely. You end up living a part-life behind barriers, not daring to be completely yourself, missing out on real closeness and intimacy. You could make your goal in 2014 to emerge from shame and find self-compassion: acceptance of who you are, with all your imperfections.
We’re all beautifully imperfect. Search for others like you on the internet. If this is too much or you’re not sure what the shame is about, consider therapy. A therapist will be compassionate and accepting and will help you learn to understand and accept yourself. But if you can’t do any of this right now, don’t be harsh on yourself or feel shame. Give yourself the time to get used to the idea. You’ll do it when the time is right.’

My online practice is mentioned in The Telegraph's Life section, in Dr Petra Boynton's sex and relationships agony aunt column, in 'Lesbian sex life: 'Avoid measuring your sex life by how often you do it'':
‘You may want to consider lesbian-friendly counselling for yourself or with your girlfriend via Rainbow Couch or Pink Practice.’

My online practice is mentioned in The Telegraph's Life section, in Dr Petra Boynton's sex and relationships agony aunt column, in 'My lesbian girlfriend is overjealous and thinks I will cheat on her':
‘Throughout this you may find support from friends and family, or from a relationship therapist such as Rainbow Couch or Pink Therapy to be helpful and empowering.’

My online practice is mentioned in The Telegraph's Life section, in Dr Petra Boynton's sex and relationships agony aunt column, in 'Valentine's Day: Enough already, I friggin' hate it':

‘If you are finding issues about your sexuality or gender difficult you can get support from Rainbow Couch.

I gave my expert opinion in Diva magazine’s article ‘The In-Crowd: Women in the Closet’, about the repercussions of keeping your sexual orientation a secret:
‘Denying a part of yourself is very damaging emotionally,’ says former DIVA agony aunt Ronete Cohen, who runs online counselling service Rainbow Couch. ‘You can’t live a really fulfilling life because there is this fear in the back of your mind that you’re going to be found out and as a result lose very important people in your life.’ This anxiety can exaggerate negative reactions, although, as Cohen explains: ‘People’s pre-conceptions can change when faced with the reality and they accommodate things they didn’t think they’d be able to.’
I gave my expert opinion in Pink News's article 'Jewish paper's 'gay cure' column provokes anger', about a column in the Jewish Telegraph that explores her “reservations” about the “desirability” of living an openly gay lifestyle:

Ronete Cohen, Jewish bisexual Advice Columnist, psychologist, and psychotherapist of the London based Rainbow Couch practice said: “Therapists don’t serve some hidden agenda. We take care of the person and help them find the best way to live a better life. 

“No one is forced to come out of the closet. The biggest cause of distress for LGBT people is rejection by those around them. How does further rejection by trying to “cure” them – thereby suggesting an illness – help? Therapists are obliged not to knowingly damage or administer treatment that doesn’t work. 

“Research shows that, contrary to claims by advocates of gay “cures”, treatment doesn’t change sexual orientation, but can potentially harm (there have been suicides in “Ex-Gay” programs). Those who claim to have become heterosexual will often later admit that they were never cured and were living a lie, including leaders and founders of the Ex-Gay movement. This “cure” is based on pseudo science and faulty reasoning. It harms. Ms Bachmann should get her facts right.”

The above expert opinion was also quoted in an article in GayStarNews, 'Jewish outrage over 'cure gays' article': A rabbi, a bisexual Jewish therapist and gay Jews have condemned a comment article in the Jewish Telegraph that says gay religious people should be allowed to ‘cure’ their sexuality.



I was a pre-production consultant for the TV programme 'Bicurious Me', created by Rare Day and shown on Channel 4 in June 2013.