Sex Therapists in Bristol, ENG

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Francesca Sciandra
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
020 3838 0861 View 020 3838 0861
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Shaheen Walker - Counsellor - Relationship And Psychosexual Specialist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going around in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner or someone close to you? Is sex/intimacy or compulsive sexual behaviour an issue? Perhaps trauma, life changes, neurodiversity (adhd/asc) or difficult times have led to anxiety/depression, the trust has gone, or you're feeling sad, stressed lonely, angry, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore? I provide a safe, non-judgmental space helping individuals, couples and enm relationships to create confidence, change and improve wellbeing.
Hi - are you feeling stuck? Repeating the same patterns of behaviour again and again in your life or relationship and going around in circles? Do you feel a lack of love/respect with your partner or someone close to you? Is sex/intimacy or compulsive sexual behaviour an issue? Perhaps trauma, life changes, neurodiversity (adhd/asc) or difficult times have led to anxiety/depression, the trust has gone, or you're feeling sad, stressed lonely, angry, numb, or just not sure what you feel anymore? I provide a safe, non-judgmental space helping individuals, couples and enm relationships to create confidence, change and improve wellbeing.
01895 545137 View 01895 545137
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Keith Fowler
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I help clients with sex problems, including disappointing erections (so-called erectile dysfunction), rapid ejaculation, delayed or absent ejaculation as well as low desire.
Welcome to my page! I'm glad you're here. I am a clinical sexologist registered with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT), working mainly with men around topics including relationships, sex, and problematic sexual behaviours which may include compulsive sexual behaviour (so-called sex/porn addiction). I offer an empathic and non-shaming environment to explore issues, such as betrayals, mismatched desire or enhancing sexual intimacy. I can help to find ways to listen, share and restore connection.
I help clients with sex problems, including disappointing erections (so-called erectile dysfunction), rapid ejaculation, delayed or absent ejaculation as well as low desire.
Welcome to my page! I'm glad you're here. I am a clinical sexologist registered with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT), working mainly with men around topics including relationships, sex, and problematic sexual behaviours which may include compulsive sexual behaviour (so-called sex/porn addiction). I offer an empathic and non-shaming environment to explore issues, such as betrayals, mismatched desire or enhancing sexual intimacy. I can help to find ways to listen, share and restore connection.
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Peter Carter Psychosexual Therapist
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
My aim is to provide a high-quality, specialist service to men struggling with problem sexual behaviours, including problematic sex use, pornography consumption, drug-linked sexual behaviours (chemsex or party-drugs), moral or ethical conflicts over the types of sex (fantasy, BDSM or visiting sex workers), the breaking of relationship boundaries (affairs or infidelity) or resulting legal and financial problems. I am a professionally qualified, registered and accredited sex therapist, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and improve your sexual health, self-identity & well-being.
My aim is to provide a high-quality, specialist service to men struggling with problem sexual behaviours, including problematic sex use, pornography consumption, drug-linked sexual behaviours (chemsex or party-drugs), moral or ethical conflicts over the types of sex (fantasy, BDSM or visiting sex workers), the breaking of relationship boundaries (affairs or infidelity) or resulting legal and financial problems. I am a professionally qualified, registered and accredited sex therapist, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and improve your sexual health, self-identity & well-being.
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Eva Nogales - EN - sex and relationship therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
01767 669826 View 01767 669826
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Sara Briner Sex Therapy COSRT (sen) Accred
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
Qualified sex therapist COSRT (Sen) Accred including porn addiction, relationship counsellor and EMDR. Sara has been qualified for 20 years training as a general counsellor, working for Relate, the NHS as a sex therapist and specialist counsellor. Sara provides supervision for counsellors and students and is a qualified EMDR Practitioner used for trauma/ptsd. Sara offers daytime and evening appointments for couples and individuals. Sara is seeing clients face to face in Exeter on a Monday and Thursday and Chudleigh off A38 on a Wednesday evening.
Qualified sex therapist COSRT (Sen) Accred including porn addiction, relationship counsellor and EMDR. Sara has been qualified for 20 years training as a general counsellor, working for Relate, the NHS as a sex therapist and specialist counsellor. Sara provides supervision for counsellors and students and is a qualified EMDR Practitioner used for trauma/ptsd. Sara offers daytime and evening appointments for couples and individuals. Sara is seeing clients face to face in Exeter on a Monday and Thursday and Chudleigh off A38 on a Wednesday evening.
01392 573749 View 01392 573749
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Loxley Sexology
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I am a queer nonbinary sex and relationship therapist who provides therapy for couples, multiple partnered relationships (ie non monogamy, colleagues, friends, families) and individuals online only. As a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Therapist I can help you with three sectors: Sex: desire & arousal, sexuality, sexual health, sexual function & pain, low-esteem. Relationships: intimacy, conflict management, infidelity, life changes, family issues. Gender & sexual identity: LGBTQIA+, Kink, gender dysphoria, sex work, diverse relationship styles (nonmonogamy etc). When I reply to your email, please check your junk/spam too!
I am a queer nonbinary sex and relationship therapist who provides therapy for couples, multiple partnered relationships (ie non monogamy, colleagues, friends, families) and individuals online only. As a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Therapist I can help you with three sectors: Sex: desire & arousal, sexuality, sexual health, sexual function & pain, low-esteem. Relationships: intimacy, conflict management, infidelity, life changes, family issues. Gender & sexual identity: LGBTQIA+, Kink, gender dysphoria, sex work, diverse relationship styles (nonmonogamy etc). When I reply to your email, please check your junk/spam too!
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Sylvie Worster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor, experienced in working with couples and individuals who have relationship issues. I also work with people struggling with anxiety and depression, intimacy and sexual issues. I work in a systemic, psycho-dynamic way using a wide variety of techniques to suit each individual and specific situation. Are you experiencing relationship issues? Do you repeat the same patterns over and over again, often ending up in conflict? Do you find it difficult to express your emotions and feelings? Is attachment or trust an issue for you? Do you have issues around intimacy and sex?
I am a fully qualified Relate counsellor, experienced in working with couples and individuals who have relationship issues. I also work with people struggling with anxiety and depression, intimacy and sexual issues. I work in a systemic, psycho-dynamic way using a wide variety of techniques to suit each individual and specific situation. Are you experiencing relationship issues? Do you repeat the same patterns over and over again, often ending up in conflict? Do you find it difficult to express your emotions and feelings? Is attachment or trust an issue for you? Do you have issues around intimacy and sex?
01684 218594 View 01684 218594
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Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I offer one-to-one sessions, webinars, sex-positive social events, and more.
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
I offer one-to-one sessions, webinars, sex-positive social events, and more.
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638066 View 01865 638066
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Robert Holman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I work with adults with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, difficulties around identity, relationships, sexuality, and a sense of meaning and place in the world.
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
I work with adults with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, difficulties around identity, relationships, sexuality, and a sense of meaning and place in the world.
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
020 3984 8654 View 020 3984 8654
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Hyunho Khang
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I have wide experience counselling a diverse range of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, grief, anger issues, confidence issues, relationship difficulties, issues around sex, issues at work, ADHD, addiction, eating issues, abuse and trauma. I work in conjunction with NHS services and other health professionals to support adults in the South West. I have a particular interest in working with clients with relationship difficulties (including sex issues), clients affected by narcissism in their relationships, and clients with somatic problems including pain, chronic fatigue, ME, IBS and fibromyalgia.
I have wide experience counselling a diverse range of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, grief, anger issues, confidence issues, relationship difficulties, issues around sex, issues at work, ADHD, addiction, eating issues, abuse and trauma. I work in conjunction with NHS services and other health professionals to support adults in the South West. I have a particular interest in working with clients with relationship difficulties (including sex issues), clients affected by narcissism in their relationships, and clients with somatic problems including pain, chronic fatigue, ME, IBS and fibromyalgia.
0117 325 2122 View 0117 325 2122
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Holly Robinson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Hi, my name is Holly - I am an Integrative Counsellor with a specialist interest in working in the areas of sexual abuse, trauma and identity. An example of clients that I may see at my practice (but are not limited to) are survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence, their loved ones, sex workers and those impacted by sexually intrusive thoughts, images or compulsions. I also work with clients who have experienced various types of trauma, who have challenges with or are looking to explore different aspects of their identity.
Hi, my name is Holly - I am an Integrative Counsellor with a specialist interest in working in the areas of sexual abuse, trauma and identity. An example of clients that I may see at my practice (but are not limited to) are survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence, their loved ones, sex workers and those impacted by sexually intrusive thoughts, images or compulsions. I also work with clients who have experienced various types of trauma, who have challenges with or are looking to explore different aspects of their identity.
0117 463 3285 View 0117 463 3285
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Lucas Voclere Counselling & Psychotherapy (Online)
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, self-esteem or relationships? To understand who you are, your needs, how to cope & improve your life? Do you need an existential therapy balancing survival & aliveness dedicated to help you embrace & empower your unique diversity (Gender, Sexual, Cultural... - Polyamory/ENM/CNM - Neurodiversity - Intersectionality...)? Then you could benefit from the humanistic & integrative therapy I offer with my passion for diversity, belonging, purpose, relationships & personal development. I offer a holding safe space with no judgments and the acceptance of everything you are, have lived & want to achieve.
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, self-esteem or relationships? To understand who you are, your needs, how to cope & improve your life? Do you need an existential therapy balancing survival & aliveness dedicated to help you embrace & empower your unique diversity (Gender, Sexual, Cultural... - Polyamory/ENM/CNM - Neurodiversity - Intersectionality...)? Then you could benefit from the humanistic & integrative therapy I offer with my passion for diversity, belonging, purpose, relationships & personal development. I offer a holding safe space with no judgments and the acceptance of everything you are, have lived & want to achieve.
0117 456 2963 View 0117 456 2963
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Lynn Hyde
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I have expertise in the field of sexuality, relationship issues, trust and affairs, Narcissistic Personality Disorder(NPD), Codependency, addiction, attachment styles, self esteem issues.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
I have expertise in the field of sexuality, relationship issues, trust and affairs, Narcissistic Personality Disorder(NPD), Codependency, addiction, attachment styles, self esteem issues.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
020 4538 3299 View 020 4538 3299
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JDJCounselling For You!
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Sex Addiction and Compulsivity.
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
Sex Addiction and Compulsivity.
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
029 2167 3089 View 029 2167 3089
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Maritxu Arlegui
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice affirms diversity in gender, sexuality, and relationship styles.
Did you grow up feeling like you didn't fit in, always sensing you were different but unsure why? You might not recall experiencing anything you'd consider traumatic, but you still felt invisible, misunderstood, or perhaps like you were too much. Friendships may have ended suddenly or without clear reasons, adding to your confusion. As an adult, you've figured out how to blend in at work and in social situations, concealing your differences, but at the cost of losing touch with yourself. Now, you struggle to identify your needs until the overwhelm sets in. You're tired of feeling this way and want to be seen and heard. I can help.
My practice affirms diversity in gender, sexuality, and relationship styles.
Did you grow up feeling like you didn't fit in, always sensing you were different but unsure why? You might not recall experiencing anything you'd consider traumatic, but you still felt invisible, misunderstood, or perhaps like you were too much. Friendships may have ended suddenly or without clear reasons, adding to your confusion. As an adult, you've figured out how to blend in at work and in social situations, concealing your differences, but at the cost of losing touch with yourself. Now, you struggle to identify your needs until the overwhelm sets in. You're tired of feeling this way and want to be seen and heard. I can help.
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Tracylena Morgan
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Hello,Thank you for taking your first steps with me. Let me me help you with whatever are your concerns. I am a Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Counsellor and I also guide you if you have a Sexual Compulsion. I have many years experience with Relate and in Private Practice. I am currently also CSB (T) If you have issues involving a partner, family member or even with yourself I can help you reach your goals, off load your anxieties or assist with a lack of self esteem . I have a box of tools to help you on your journey of discovery. If you have had surgery which gives you anxiety I am here to help.
Hello,Thank you for taking your first steps with me. Let me me help you with whatever are your concerns. I am a Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Counsellor and I also guide you if you have a Sexual Compulsion. I have many years experience with Relate and in Private Practice. I am currently also CSB (T) If you have issues involving a partner, family member or even with yourself I can help you reach your goals, off load your anxieties or assist with a lack of self esteem . I have a box of tools to help you on your journey of discovery. If you have had surgery which gives you anxiety I am here to help.
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Kayleigh Finbow - Psychosexual Therapist
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
We can all struggle with our relationships, both sexually & emotionally, and talking about these problems can be particularly daunting. These struggles can take many forms, ranging from conflict difficulties, marital problems, pain during intercourse, a lack of desire, erectile dysfunction, sexual identity, childhood trauma affecting our adult relationships and many others. Taking the first step to seek out therapy is a difficult one, but one that could help to break the cycle we are currently playing out. I provide the same warmth and care to all members of society. LGBTQ+, kink and fetish friendly.
We can all struggle with our relationships, both sexually & emotionally, and talking about these problems can be particularly daunting. These struggles can take many forms, ranging from conflict difficulties, marital problems, pain during intercourse, a lack of desire, erectile dysfunction, sexual identity, childhood trauma affecting our adult relationships and many others. Taking the first step to seek out therapy is a difficult one, but one that could help to break the cycle we are currently playing out. I provide the same warmth and care to all members of society. LGBTQ+, kink and fetish friendly.
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Lisa Stevenson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I'm a Relationship and Couples Counsellor because I believe - and I know from my own experience - that the impact of either a nourishing or a difficult, draining relationship affects our whole lives and how much we are able to engage with the world as our best selves. A crisis, an ongoing difficulty, or just loss of connection can make us feel hopeless and stuck and our sense of well-being is lost. Feeling hopeless with your intimate and sexual relationship can feel lonely and isolating. I will create a safe and unbiased space in which to explore what you are longing for and what is keeping you from having the relationship you want.
I'm a Relationship and Couples Counsellor because I believe - and I know from my own experience - that the impact of either a nourishing or a difficult, draining relationship affects our whole lives and how much we are able to engage with the world as our best selves. A crisis, an ongoing difficulty, or just loss of connection can make us feel hopeless and stuck and our sense of well-being is lost. Feeling hopeless with your intimate and sexual relationship can feel lonely and isolating. I will create a safe and unbiased space in which to explore what you are longing for and what is keeping you from having the relationship you want.
01934 317514 View 01934 317514
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Dr. Jess Walker
Psychologist, PsychD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health. I trained in a number of different modalities, which means that I tailor therapy to suit your needs and wants. The most important aspect for me is the relationship between us, so that you feel safe to share your issues and work together. I offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me so that you can talk through whatever is on holding you back. You are the expert in your experience, so I will work with you to decide on a course of action to help you make positive changes, going at your own pace.
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health. I trained in a number of different modalities, which means that I tailor therapy to suit your needs and wants. The most important aspect for me is the relationship between us, so that you feel safe to share your issues and work together. I offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me so that you can talk through whatever is on holding you back. You are the expert in your experience, so I will work with you to decide on a course of action to help you make positive changes, going at your own pace.
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Sex Therapy Counsellors

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.