Sex Therapists in Leicester, ENG

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Joanne Mander
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
01538 712308 View 01538 712308
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David Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Having the support of a family member or friend can be invaluable but sometimes we may limit what we say to them for fear of being judged or worrying about over-burdening them. Having someone impartial to talk to without these barriers can therefore be extremely helpful. My take on counselling is pretty straightforward. It’s about providing a safe space for you to talk about anything you feel is troubling you or holding you back from moving forward. A space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings, try and make sense of what’s going on and find some tools and answers to make some positive steps.
Having the support of a family member or friend can be invaluable but sometimes we may limit what we say to them for fear of being judged or worrying about over-burdening them. Having someone impartial to talk to without these barriers can therefore be extremely helpful. My take on counselling is pretty straightforward. It’s about providing a safe space for you to talk about anything you feel is troubling you or holding you back from moving forward. A space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings, try and make sense of what’s going on and find some tools and answers to make some positive steps.
0116 497 6681 View 0116 497 6681
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Jasmine Patel
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE8  (Online Only)
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
I’m a Counselling Psychologist with a wide range of experience in a variety of healthcare settings such as the NHS, Charities & Private Hospitals. I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary care settings including Secondary Schools, Universities, Drug & Alcohol Services, Trauma Services and in Forensic Settings. I have experience working with young people and adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, personality disorder, drug addiction and relationship difficulties. I offer individual, group, family & couples therapy.
0116 478 6732 View 0116 478 6732
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Emma Louise Jacques
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
01455 247617 View 01455 247617
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Dr Sheena Parmar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
01509 277629 View 01509 277629
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Mamta Ward
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Welcome. It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your own choices and needs. You can express these in a confidential space of emotional safety and we can explore what is happening for you and better understand it. Together we can define and move towards your goals at a pace that suits and feels safe to you. I work with low mood, sadness, anxiety, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Welcome. It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your own choices and needs. You can express these in a confidential space of emotional safety and we can explore what is happening for you and better understand it. Together we can define and move towards your goals at a pace that suits and feels safe to you. I work with low mood, sadness, anxiety, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed.
07401 206254 View 07401 206254
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Dr Lianne Beadsmoore
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
My name is Lianne and I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and a Qualified EMDR Therapist. I have a broad range of experience in helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I am committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.
01777 802522 View 01777 802522
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Adriana Pavelescu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE6
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
01788 229228 View 01788 229228

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Aqeela Marie
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigston LE18
As your therapist, I can guide & nurture you towards calm, self-confidence & change. We'll explore your history - generational patterns before & after your birth, your childhood, your relationships, any trauma’s, & find a holistic route to understand why you may respond to situations / relationships / yourself in the way that you do. Maybe you’ve heard of shadow work? How the unconscious parts of ourselves create both helpful & unhelpful patterns in our behaviour & relationships. I work from a peaceful lounge or therapeutic garden space with the sounds of windchimes, ducks & chickens. I also offer zoom & walk-and-talk sessions.
As your therapist, I can guide & nurture you towards calm, self-confidence & change. We'll explore your history - generational patterns before & after your birth, your childhood, your relationships, any trauma’s, & find a holistic route to understand why you may respond to situations / relationships / yourself in the way that you do. Maybe you’ve heard of shadow work? How the unconscious parts of ourselves create both helpful & unhelpful patterns in our behaviour & relationships. I work from a peaceful lounge or therapeutic garden space with the sounds of windchimes, ducks & chickens. I also offer zoom & walk-and-talk sessions.
0116 497 6732 View 0116 497 6732
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Nigel Farmer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Loughborough LE12
I provide therapy in the East Midlands using an integrative humanistic approach and work with clients both in the short and long term. I have 19 years experience working in NHS, Police, Educational and Charitable sectors. I offer an opportunity for people to lead a more productive, satisfying and fulfilling life. I always aim to offer an appointment within a few days of your initial contact, Give me a call 07788712776 or send me an email if you would like a free no obligation chat at a time convenient for you.
I provide therapy in the East Midlands using an integrative humanistic approach and work with clients both in the short and long term. I have 19 years experience working in NHS, Police, Educational and Charitable sectors. I offer an opportunity for people to lead a more productive, satisfying and fulfilling life. I always aim to offer an appointment within a few days of your initial contact, Give me a call 07788712776 or send me an email if you would like a free no obligation chat at a time convenient for you.
01509 279483 View 01509 279483

Online Therapists

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Leila Brou
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hornchurch RM11  (Online Only)
I have over 20yrs experience of therapeutic work and can help with all forms of abuse, feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, attachment issues, self-esteem, identity, sexuality, cultural issues, relationship and sexual problems…Call or email to discuss how counselling could help you.
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
I have over 20yrs experience of therapeutic work and can help with all forms of abuse, feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, attachment issues, self-esteem, identity, sexuality, cultural issues, relationship and sexual problems…Call or email to discuss how counselling could help you.
At times it’s really hard to face life’s challenges and find a way forward, to make important decisions, to understand our emotions..It may be stress, anxiety, self esteem or unresolved issues from the past resurfacing in your present…If you feel stuck and need change,I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through.. I offer an empathetic,safe, private, confidential,non-judgemental space for you to explore the reasons that bring you here today. Counselling can help you gain more insight, more self awareness and help you gain positive skills to improve your whole well-being and find your own paths to move forward …
01708 989873 View 01708 989873
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Karen Ledger Ltd at KSL Consulting
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10
My practice includes adults who are exploring and addressing all types of life events and issues which include self identity, relationships, childhood trauma, single event trauma, sexuality, with specialisms in head and birth injuries.
I am an experienced, therapist, executive coach and supervisor, having started my practice in 1995. I have been on the executive of the BACP and am a published author. My practice is informed by you about what you need and how you would like to work and I will provide the therapeutic relationship for you to get to where you want and need to be. We can work indoors (in Broomhill) or outdoors (at Ringinglow) in the countryside depending on what you prefer.
My practice includes adults who are exploring and addressing all types of life events and issues which include self identity, relationships, childhood trauma, single event trauma, sexuality, with specialisms in head and birth injuries.
I am an experienced, therapist, executive coach and supervisor, having started my practice in 1995. I have been on the executive of the BACP and am a published author. My practice is informed by you about what you need and how you would like to work and I will provide the therapeutic relationship for you to get to where you want and need to be. We can work indoors (in Broomhill) or outdoors (at Ringinglow) in the countryside depending on what you prefer.
0114 697 3955 View 0114 697 3955
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Susan Lee
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX33
Psychosexual counselling is a talking therapy to support individuals and couples with issues such as difficulties with intimacy, uncomfortable sex or unreliable erections.
When you are facing difficulties I believe that there is real value in talking to someone who has the training and experience to listen in a way that allows you to be fully understood. I am a qualified individual and relationship counsellor and have worked for the NHS as a registered nurse for over thirty years.
Psychosexual counselling is a talking therapy to support individuals and couples with issues such as difficulties with intimacy, uncomfortable sex or unreliable erections.
When you are facing difficulties I believe that there is real value in talking to someone who has the training and experience to listen in a way that allows you to be fully understood. I am a qualified individual and relationship counsellor and have worked for the NHS as a registered nurse for over thirty years.
01865 638120 View 01865 638120
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Elisabeth Auer
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW2
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and have experience working with gender, sex and relationship diverse clients where I adopt an affirmative approach.
I am an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Twickenham and can support you in exploring the root causes for your difficulties in living. We will talk about early significant relationships in your life and models of thinking, feeling and behaving you may have internalised. In a collaborative process, we try to bring these patterns into awareness. By experimenting with new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving, you may experience a new sense of freedom and new neural pathways are formed.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and have experience working with gender, sex and relationship diverse clients where I adopt an affirmative approach.
I am an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Twickenham and can support you in exploring the root causes for your difficulties in living. We will talk about early significant relationships in your life and models of thinking, feeling and behaving you may have internalised. In a collaborative process, we try to bring these patterns into awareness. By experimenting with new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving, you may experience a new sense of freedom and new neural pathways are formed.
07481 362655 View 07481 362655
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Jess MacIntyre-Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1A
I have expertise in working with people looking to explore identity, sexual orientation, gender & relationship diversity; people from minoritised communities with diverse cultural, religious and racialised backgrounds; people experiencing problems with sex; & those who have experienced trauma.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with people struggling with complex life & emotional difficulties. Through building a trusting relationship, I aim to sit alongside my clients & empower them in their journeys towards getting to know themselves better, understanding their difficulties, and compassionately making change. I centre compassion and non-judgement in my work, integrating ideas borrowed from Narrative Therapy (NT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and body work.
I have expertise in working with people looking to explore identity, sexual orientation, gender & relationship diversity; people from minoritised communities with diverse cultural, religious and racialised backgrounds; people experiencing problems with sex; & those who have experienced trauma.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with people struggling with complex life & emotional difficulties. Through building a trusting relationship, I aim to sit alongside my clients & empower them in their journeys towards getting to know themselves better, understanding their difficulties, and compassionately making change. I centre compassion and non-judgement in my work, integrating ideas borrowed from Narrative Therapy (NT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and body work.
020 3835 3331 View 020 3835 3331
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Vince Perri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1X
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, pefectionism, ADHD, obsessive thoughts, stress, relationship and sexuality-related difficulties, loneliness and loss of direction in life. When feeling disoriented and troubled by any of these issues, the stable support of someone on our side can help to bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore ways of dealing with them.
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, pefectionism, ADHD, obsessive thoughts, stress, relationship and sexuality-related difficulties, loneliness and loss of direction in life. When feeling disoriented and troubled by any of these issues, the stable support of someone on our side can help to bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore ways of dealing with them.
020 3872 2930 View 020 3872 2930
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Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London SW3
I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Sex and Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focussed Therapy.
My ideal clients are couples or individuals who would like a warm and competent counsellor to help them renew their relationship or deal with current and or sexual issues or goals. As a COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focussed Couple's Therapy and Encounter based Therapy by Hedy Schliefer. My background in play, dance and creativity means I also encourage people to find new parts of themselves or their relationships. My web site is also full of videos and articles.
I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Sex and Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focussed Therapy.
My ideal clients are couples or individuals who would like a warm and competent counsellor to help them renew their relationship or deal with current and or sexual issues or goals. As a COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Couples Counsellor I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focussed Couple's Therapy and Encounter based Therapy by Hedy Schliefer. My background in play, dance and creativity means I also encourage people to find new parts of themselves or their relationships. My web site is also full of videos and articles.
01273 037929 View 01273 037929
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Dr Katie Yon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W9
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals and couples presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties. I have a background of working in NHS Sexual Health services, and am experienced in supporting people presenting with pain during sex, vaginismus, vulvodynia, low desire, concerns about libido, difficulties related to orgasm, unreliable erections, and anxiety about sex and relationships. The psychological therapy I provide is evidence-based and draws on a variety of approaches including CBT, CFT, Systemic Family Therapy, Sex Therapy techniques and Psychodynamically-informed Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals and couples presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties. I have a background of working in NHS Sexual Health services, and am experienced in supporting people presenting with pain during sex, vaginismus, vulvodynia, low desire, concerns about libido, difficulties related to orgasm, unreliable erections, and anxiety about sex and relationships. The psychological therapy I provide is evidence-based and draws on a variety of approaches including CBT, CFT, Systemic Family Therapy, Sex Therapy techniques and Psychodynamically-informed Therapy.
020 4538 1487 View 020 4538 1487
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Marek Julian Mironski
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE1  (Online Only)
Psychosexual therapy is a form of talking therapy that helps you to understand, manage and overcome any sex related difficulties you may have been experiencing. Those difficulties can arise through physical, psychological, emotional and situational aspects affecting our sexual wellbeing. I offer therapy to individuals and couples who might experience difficulties such as: •Erectile dysfunction •Rapid and delayed ejaculation •Painful sex •Sexual health issues (HIV; herpes or anxiety)•Issues relating to intimacy, sexuality and Chem Sex •Low libido •Inability to orgasm• Relationship issues •Compulsive sexual behaviours and more.
Psychosexual therapy is a form of talking therapy that helps you to understand, manage and overcome any sex related difficulties you may have been experiencing. Those difficulties can arise through physical, psychological, emotional and situational aspects affecting our sexual wellbeing. I offer therapy to individuals and couples who might experience difficulties such as: •Erectile dysfunction •Rapid and delayed ejaculation •Painful sex •Sexual health issues (HIV; herpes or anxiety)•Issues relating to intimacy, sexuality and Chem Sex •Low libido •Inability to orgasm• Relationship issues •Compulsive sexual behaviours and more.
020 3872 2506 View 020 3872 2506
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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.