Sex Therapists in Harrogate, ENG

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Rachel Northen - Sex And Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1  (Online Only)
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
0113 467 8450 View 0113 467 8450
Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
01937 227358 View 01937 227358
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
01423 449166 View 01423 449166
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Dolly Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
01423 648809 View 01423 648809
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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
01423 803297 View 01423 803297
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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
01423 648724 View 01423 648724
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Andy Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Not accepting new clients
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
0113 519 4703 View 0113 519 4703
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Kathryn Roe
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
Everyone deserves to feel at their best, to receive support when they require it, without shame. I believe that no one's circumstances are less worthy than others. I work alongside individuals, couples, groups & parents to review their circumstances, reconnect, recover & restore. If you want to thrive, understand & explore your own circumstances better, regain a sense of wellbeing & vitality, (whether working through personal events, managing distress symptoms, relationship setbacks, loss or change), I am here to support your intentions towards development & change. We all could do with a bit of help sometimes, without judgement.
Everyone deserves to feel at their best, to receive support when they require it, without shame. I believe that no one's circumstances are less worthy than others. I work alongside individuals, couples, groups & parents to review their circumstances, reconnect, recover & restore. If you want to thrive, understand & explore your own circumstances better, regain a sense of wellbeing & vitality, (whether working through personal events, managing distress symptoms, relationship setbacks, loss or change), I am here to support your intentions towards development & change. We all could do with a bit of help sometimes, without judgement.
01609 716538 View 01609 716538

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Tamara Hoyton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Otley LS21
The sensitive subject of sex can be particularly tricky to navigate and as a result we avoid it at all costs.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
The sensitive subject of sex can be particularly tricky to navigate and as a result we avoid it at all costs.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
0113 467 8104 View 0113 467 8104
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Otley LS21
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
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Julia de los Rios
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS16
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
0113 320 6027 View 0113 320 6027
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Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
01937 229227 View 01937 229227

Online Therapists

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Lisa Etherson
Verified Verified
North Shields NE30
I use a sex positive, non-shaming approach to sex therapy and compulsive sexual behaviour.
I work with people experiencing compulsive sexual behaviour, or what is commonly called sex or porn addiction. This may look like is having guilt or shame feelings about viewing porn or other sexual activity. Or it may be that you are finding it difficult to stop, despite the desire to, or that it is causing you some difficulties in your life. I come from the place of being sex positive, which means I help you to reduce any shame you may be feeling and help you to find a better relationship with your sexual activity. I also work with those people who feel shame about themselves. Whether that be about sex or other aspects of lives
I use a sex positive, non-shaming approach to sex therapy and compulsive sexual behaviour.
I work with people experiencing compulsive sexual behaviour, or what is commonly called sex or porn addiction. This may look like is having guilt or shame feelings about viewing porn or other sexual activity. Or it may be that you are finding it difficult to stop, despite the desire to, or that it is causing you some difficulties in your life. I come from the place of being sex positive, which means I help you to reduce any shame you may be feeling and help you to find a better relationship with your sexual activity. I also work with those people who feel shame about themselves. Whether that be about sex or other aspects of lives
0191 743 6693 View 0191 743 6693
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Peter Carter Psychosexual Therapist
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Stanley DH9  (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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Lisa Sproson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wilmslow SK9
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Certified Complex Trauma Professional, Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I help people who are looking to overcome a range of distressing emotions and difficult life experiences such as anxiety, sexual issues, stress, depression, feelings of low self-worth, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Certified Complex Trauma Professional, Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I help people who are looking to overcome a range of distressing emotions and difficult life experiences such as anxiety, sexual issues, stress, depression, feelings of low self-worth, trauma and relationship issues.
0161 524 1402 View 0161 524 1402
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Just Human Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L8
I have an extensive background of working with a diverse range of clients and the issues they present, and I have particular areas of expertise in trauma, including (but not limited to); domestic abuse, gender and sexuality based violence, women and non binary issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, self harm, self esteem and feelings about worth.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
I have an extensive background of working with a diverse range of clients and the issues they present, and I have particular areas of expertise in trauma, including (but not limited to); domestic abuse, gender and sexuality based violence, women and non binary issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, self harm, self esteem and feelings about worth.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
0151 318 0469 View 0151 318 0469
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Austen Miall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
“I started therapy with a specific goal of stopping my sex addiction.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
“I started therapy with a specific goal of stopping my sex addiction.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
01484 627039 View 01484 627039
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Jennifer Ackroyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1
I am an experienced and accredited CBT therapist with many years experience in the field of mental health. As well as this, I am an experienced and accredited psychosexual psychotherapist and can offer support for difficulties relating to sex and relationships. I can work with people who want to make positive changes in their life and want to understand why they are finding certain things difficult.
I am an experienced and accredited CBT therapist with many years experience in the field of mental health. As well as this, I am an experienced and accredited psychosexual psychotherapist and can offer support for difficulties relating to sex and relationships. I can work with people who want to make positive changes in their life and want to understand why they are finding certain things difficult.
01302 490329 View 01302 490329
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Gill Booth
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leyland PR26
Hi, sex and relationship problems, working with couples and individuals is my main focus. I have trained as a general counsellor supporting people who suffer with difficulties relating to all lifes problems and challenges. I have also trained as a psychosexual therapist and at present I am continuing to study, researching the effects of online pornography on couples and the impact it has on their relationship. I believe that change is possible whatever challenges the journey involves. I work with a positive and optimistic out look, remaining non judgmental and empathic at all times. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Hi, sex and relationship problems, working with couples and individuals is my main focus. I have trained as a general counsellor supporting people who suffer with difficulties relating to all lifes problems and challenges. I have also trained as a psychosexual therapist and at present I am continuing to study, researching the effects of online pornography on couples and the impact it has on their relationship. I believe that change is possible whatever challenges the journey involves. I work with a positive and optimistic out look, remaining non judgmental and empathic at all times. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
07401 247737 View 07401 247737
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Relationship and Sex Therapy @ Trusting Heart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
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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.