Sex Therapists in Gloucester, ENG

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Valerie Northcote
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
As a specialist working with sex addiction and compulsive behaviours I can support you and/or your partner through this difficult and often traumatic time.
Are you experiencing sexual issues in your relationship? Has one of you had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma in your life which is affecting your ability to connect with your partner or yourself sexually. Have you found yourself or your partner using more and more pornography or behaving sexually in a way that isn't acceptable or is out of control. You want to create a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal. You want to live a happy healthy life......
As a specialist working with sex addiction and compulsive behaviours I can support you and/or your partner through this difficult and often traumatic time.
Are you experiencing sexual issues in your relationship? Has one of you had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma in your life which is affecting your ability to connect with your partner or yourself sexually. Have you found yourself or your partner using more and more pornography or behaving sexually in a way that isn't acceptable or is out of control. You want to create a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal. You want to live a happy healthy life......
07449 470212 View 07449 470212
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Sarah Free
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gloucester GL4  (Online Only)
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
01529 400799 View 01529 400799
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Robyn Morris Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL3
As a couples therapist we can work together on communication, affairs, sex, menopause, post-partum issues amongst other issues the couple are navigating.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
As a couples therapist we can work together on communication, affairs, sex, menopause, post-partum issues amongst other issues the couple are navigating.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
01453 701413 View 01453 701413
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Sarah Bolton-Locke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Relationship & family difficulties, loss, and bereavement, and/or identity or sexuality issues.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
Relationship & family difficulties, loss, and bereavement, and/or identity or sexuality issues.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
01452 934579 View 01452 934579
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Michael Dee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL3
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
01926 293629 View 01926 293629
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
01242 903640 View 01242 903640
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Jen Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
01242 903218 View 01242 903218
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Grace McIntyre
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
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Jamie Maycock
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist and have been working with clients since 2013. I offer an integrative approach, working with each person as an individual and using different theory’s to support the client in the best way. I offer an open minded and non judgemental space for clients to explore what’s troubling them. I work with all client issues. My specialist areas of work include offering support to clients with OCD using a range of CBT tools, working with victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and working with complex mental health issues. I have completed specialised training for providing psychotherapy.
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist and have been working with clients since 2013. I offer an integrative approach, working with each person as an individual and using different theory’s to support the client in the best way. I offer an open minded and non judgemental space for clients to explore what’s troubling them. I work with all client issues. My specialist areas of work include offering support to clients with OCD using a range of CBT tools, working with victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and working with complex mental health issues. I have completed specialised training for providing psychotherapy.
07588 732617 View 07588 732617

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Gerry Ritchie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I have trained in a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy methods including Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (ETC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Sex Therapy.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
I have trained in a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy methods including Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (ETC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Sex Therapy.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
01242 395274 View 01242 395274
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Lulu Sunnucks
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Attachment Theory, TA & Psychodynamic theory.
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Attachment Theory, TA & Psychodynamic theory.
01691 887946 View 01691 887946
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Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
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Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
01344 948104 View 01344 948104
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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
01453 708286 View 01453 708286
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Louise Hunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
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Person Centred Therapy UK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
01242 503905 View 01242 503905

Online Therapists

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Pasquale Forcellati
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist that works on building a relationship with clients that will help them grow and develop.
Having worked in couple therapy for many years, my main observation is the loss of connection most people feel to their partners. Sometimes, this disconnection may play out as, a general feeling of discontent, or constant arguments, maybe there will be a loss of desire. whatever the issue it can only be fixed by agreeing to reconnect. I believe that couples can make a choice to reconnect. My goal is to take couple on a journey from where they are to reconnection. Finding a level of emotional intimacy that will transcend any present and future challenges to the couple relationship.
Experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist that works on building a relationship with clients that will help them grow and develop.
Having worked in couple therapy for many years, my main observation is the loss of connection most people feel to their partners. Sometimes, this disconnection may play out as, a general feeling of discontent, or constant arguments, maybe there will be a loss of desire. whatever the issue it can only be fixed by agreeing to reconnect. I believe that couples can make a choice to reconnect. My goal is to take couple on a journey from where they are to reconnection. Finding a level of emotional intimacy that will transcend any present and future challenges to the couple relationship.
01234 676656 View 01234 676656
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Dr Gary Lynch
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW4
Hi I am Dr Gary Lynch I think that everyone has a unique life experience, and therefore chooses the approach best suited to the individual and issue. I believe people can often struggle to ask for help especially help with how they are feeling and the problems they are internally struggling with. Why should it be like that? it doesn't have to be. I can help you in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Sexuality, Sexual intimacy issues, Addiction, Stress. My role as a psychologist is to explore each client’s personal world and problems and give them tools to understand and better their lives.
Hi I am Dr Gary Lynch I think that everyone has a unique life experience, and therefore chooses the approach best suited to the individual and issue. I believe people can often struggle to ask for help especially help with how they are feeling and the problems they are internally struggling with. Why should it be like that? it doesn't have to be. I can help you in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Sexuality, Sexual intimacy issues, Addiction, Stress. My role as a psychologist is to explore each client’s personal world and problems and give them tools to understand and better their lives.
020 3984 8417 View 020 3984 8417
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psychlarity Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
01902 973074 View 01902 973074
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Milton Sattler Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW1
Please Get In Touch And Book An Initial FREE ON-LINE 30-Minute Session. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience in working with people of different sexual orientations, races, economic, social and cultural backgrounds and of different ages. I offer psychodynamic therapy, CBT, Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) Therapy, Intimate Partner Therapy (IPT) & Psychosexual Therapy or a combination of them tailored accordingly to the client’s needs or a combination of them tailored accordingly to the client’s needs. I am MBACP Accred., BPC registrant and an ACTO Level 2 Member.
Please Get In Touch And Book An Initial FREE ON-LINE 30-Minute Session. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience in working with people of different sexual orientations, races, economic, social and cultural backgrounds and of different ages. I offer psychodynamic therapy, CBT, Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) Therapy, Intimate Partner Therapy (IPT) & Psychosexual Therapy or a combination of them tailored accordingly to the client’s needs or a combination of them tailored accordingly to the client’s needs. I am MBACP Accred., BPC registrant and an ACTO Level 2 Member.
020 4538 5750 View 020 4538 5750

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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.