Sex Therapists in Kidderminster, ENG

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Danielle Bennett
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Kidderminster DY10
Hi, my name is Danielle Bennett, I'm an individual counsellor, a couple therapist and a sex therapist. I have been working in this field for over 25 years. I started my training, working for the NHS as a sex-therapist and I worked in the NHS for over 7 years. I then worked privately for a number of years and for the last nine years I worked for Relate as a sex therapist; couple counsellor and trainer. I can help with all aspects of relationships and sexual issues as well as looking at more particular issues with individuals.
Hi, my name is Danielle Bennett, I'm an individual counsellor, a couple therapist and a sex therapist. I have been working in this field for over 25 years. I started my training, working for the NHS as a sex-therapist and I worked in the NHS for over 7 years. I then worked privately for a number of years and for the last nine years I worked for Relate as a sex therapist; couple counsellor and trainer. I can help with all aspects of relationships and sexual issues as well as looking at more particular issues with individuals.
01684 211320 View 01684 211320
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Emma Powell
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Kidderminster DY14
The people I work with could be struggling with issues within their relationships with others such as sexual addiction, sexual betrayal trauma and psychosexual problems. Other people may want to develop their relationship with themselves such as improving their self esteem, personal compassion or self respect and dignity. My approach enables people to explore, understand and change their relational and personal issues. I can also offer more ‘general’ Couple’s Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy. I work with both individuals and couples.
The people I work with could be struggling with issues within their relationships with others such as sexual addiction, sexual betrayal trauma and psychosexual problems. Other people may want to develop their relationship with themselves such as improving their self esteem, personal compassion or self respect and dignity. My approach enables people to explore, understand and change their relational and personal issues. I can also offer more ‘general’ Couple’s Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy. I work with both individuals and couples.
01746 331720 View 01746 331720
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Suzanne Tibbetts
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kidderminster DY10
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
01386 574165 View 01386 574165
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Mandy Jean Jones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kidderminster DY10
Sometimes we need a little help to understand our emotions and feelings. I am here to listen, provide support and help you to process your feelings in your own time. I will walk alongside you on your journey of self-discovery. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a courageous step towards healing. As an integrative counsellor I will try and help you find your way when you feel lost. I will provide the tools and strategies to help you navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace.
Sometimes we need a little help to understand our emotions and feelings. I am here to listen, provide support and help you to process your feelings in your own time. I will walk alongside you on your journey of self-discovery. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a courageous step towards healing. As an integrative counsellor I will try and help you find your way when you feel lost. I will provide the tools and strategies to help you navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace.
01905 679722 View 01905 679722

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Conall Donegan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rubery B45
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
Life these days can be difficult. It is only normal to have your bad days, yet, do not allow yourse to defined by these. Perhaps you are searching for more meaning in your life? Perhaps you have developed negative coping strategies from some pain in life or situational stress. Whether you want to build your resilience or begin positive change to excel within your life, I am here to help. I have experience dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addiction, eating disorders, compulsions to name a few. Perhaps the time is now, to start the change and if so I can help you to create long lasting formative growth.
0141 280 7413 View 0141 280 7413
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Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45  (Online Only)
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
0121 827 5246 View 0121 827 5246
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The AoC Trust / The Arts of Change Trust
Counsellor, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY9
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
01384 319264 View 01384 319264

Online Therapists

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Samantha Oliver
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newcastle ST5
This may be for Compulsive behaviour around : seeing sex workers, pornography, hook ups, fetish, kinks, infidelity (cheating).
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
This may be for Compulsive behaviour around : seeing sex workers, pornography, hook ups, fetish, kinks, infidelity (cheating).
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
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Geoff Lamb
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frome BA11
I am very experienced and have worked with a wide range of sex and relationship issues.
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
I am very experienced and have worked with a wide range of sex and relationship issues.
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
01342 777702 View 01342 777702
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Dr Gareth Davies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penarth CF64
I specialise in working with older adults and the LGBTQ+ community and I’m passionate and experienced in working with gender, sexuality and identity.
Hi there and welcome. If you’re here then it’s likely something in life isn’t working as well as you’d like it to. Whatever the main issue is, therapy is an investment and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. I’ve worked across many settings but my main focus is adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties relating to grief, loss, shame, blame or self-criticism. I take a very holistic approach, so physical health and wellbeing, sleep and quality of life are areas of expertise I will be happy to focus on. Whether you feel grief about your past, scared of the future, or anything in between, I’d love to help.
I specialise in working with older adults and the LGBTQ+ community and I’m passionate and experienced in working with gender, sexuality and identity.
Hi there and welcome. If you’re here then it’s likely something in life isn’t working as well as you’d like it to. Whatever the main issue is, therapy is an investment and choosing the right therapist is a big decision. I’ve worked across many settings but my main focus is adults who are experiencing emotional difficulties relating to grief, loss, shame, blame or self-criticism. I take a very holistic approach, so physical health and wellbeing, sleep and quality of life are areas of expertise I will be happy to focus on. Whether you feel grief about your past, scared of the future, or anything in between, I’d love to help.
029 2271 4421 View 029 2271 4421
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Victoria Kearns
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Watford WD18
I support couples and individuals with relationship conflict and communication difficulties, challenges with empathy and emotional availability and with a range of psychosexual issues including increasing eroticism in your relationship and reconnecting with your sexuality, sexual pain, desire discrepancy, erection and ejaculation issues,.
Welcome, I am Victoria Kearns (she/her), a MBACP and COSRT registered Integrative Psychotherapist with specialist training in supporting couples and individuals with relationship and psychosexual problems. I offer a confidential and compassionate space in which you can explore and reflect on your challenges, the way in which these affect you and your hopes for change. Sometimes the work will look backwards, reflecting on your past relationships or the dynamic between yourself and your partner, and at other times it will look forwards, and I may invite you to try different ways of connecting with yourself or others.
I support couples and individuals with relationship conflict and communication difficulties, challenges with empathy and emotional availability and with a range of psychosexual issues including increasing eroticism in your relationship and reconnecting with your sexuality, sexual pain, desire discrepancy, erection and ejaculation issues,.
Welcome, I am Victoria Kearns (she/her), a MBACP and COSRT registered Integrative Psychotherapist with specialist training in supporting couples and individuals with relationship and psychosexual problems. I offer a confidential and compassionate space in which you can explore and reflect on your challenges, the way in which these affect you and your hopes for change. Sometimes the work will look backwards, reflecting on your past relationships or the dynamic between yourself and your partner, and at other times it will look forwards, and I may invite you to try different ways of connecting with yourself or others.
01923 961497 View 01923 961497
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Ruth Proud
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Burntwood WS7
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity and am trauma informed. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity and am trauma informed. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
01543 396887 View 01543 396887
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Valerie Northcote
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hereford HR4  (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.
Do you struggle to communicate with your partner. One or both of you end up getting angry and issues don't get resolved. Has one of you has had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. 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 creat a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal.
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.
Do you struggle to communicate with your partner. One or both of you end up getting angry and issues don't get resolved. Has one of you has had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. 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 creat a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal.
07449 470212 View 07449 470212
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Keith Fowler
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1  (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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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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Dr Alison Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Melbourne DE73
Having worked in a diverse range of settings with people from all walks of life, I am sensitive to the context of people’s difficulties and consider issues related to age, gender, sexuality and culture.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire. I help adults and young people with psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, psychosexual difficulties, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, physical health difficulties and adjustment to major life events. My main focus is providing psychological assessment and treatment. I help support clients with a wide range of difficulties, from mild through to severe and longstanding. I can offer many modes of therapy including; CBT, EMDR, integrative, systemic and psychosexual.
Having worked in a diverse range of settings with people from all walks of life, I am sensitive to the context of people’s difficulties and consider issues related to age, gender, sexuality and culture.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Derbyshire. I help adults and young people with psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, psychosexual difficulties, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, physical health difficulties and adjustment to major life events. My main focus is providing psychological assessment and treatment. I help support clients with a wide range of difficulties, from mild through to severe and longstanding. I can offer many modes of therapy including; CBT, EMDR, integrative, systemic and psychosexual.
01332 959035 View 01332 959035
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Helaina Clinical Sexology
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4  (Online Only)
My service is provided as a specialist sex and relationship therapist. I aim to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual preferences. I am kink aware and knowledgable and take a sex positive approach. Specific issues covered include: erection problems, inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, painful intercourse, premature/early ejaculation, problematic porn use, relationship problems–couples/poly, (sex, gender, erotic, relationship) identity, BDSM, kinks and fetishes, vaginismus
My service is provided as a specialist sex and relationship therapist. I aim to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexual preferences. I am kink aware and knowledgable and take a sex positive approach. Specific issues covered include: erection problems, inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, painful intercourse, premature/early ejaculation, problematic porn use, relationship problems–couples/poly, (sex, gender, erotic, relationship) identity, BDSM, kinks and fetishes, vaginismus
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James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
0161 509 6177 View 0161 509 6177
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Caroline Feldon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE12
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
07476 553029 View 07476 553029
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Kate Green
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S11
I have worked for many years as a specialist in alcohol and drug addiction I also have experience of working with other addictions, such as gambling and sex addiction.
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and specialist in addictions of 34 years experience as a front-line practitioner working within the public sector. I can assist with a broad-spectrum of issues. I provide one to one counselling, couple and family therapy. I am experienced in working with adults of all ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability. It is my belief evidenced from my work with a great many unique and wonderful persons that all of us have the innate ability to heal ourselves. I see my role as merely an assistant in this self-healing process.
I have worked for many years as a specialist in alcohol and drug addiction I also have experience of working with other addictions, such as gambling and sex addiction.
I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and specialist in addictions of 34 years experience as a front-line practitioner working within the public sector. I can assist with a broad-spectrum of issues. I provide one to one counselling, couple and family therapy. I am experienced in working with adults of all ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability. It is my belief evidenced from my work with a great many unique and wonderful persons that all of us have the innate ability to heal ourselves. I see my role as merely an assistant in this self-healing process.
0114 478 2604 View 0114 478 2604

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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.