Sex Therapy Counselling in Central London, London

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Alice Best
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC2A
I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with individuals and couples. Experiencing an issue with sex or sexuality can be enormously upsetting and damaging to self esteem. Often relationships suffer as a result. Perhaps you have lived with a sexual issue or question about your sexuality for a while and have decided that now is the time to understand it better and work towards a goal. You may be in a relationship where the same argument or sequence plays out, or perhaps you find forming and maintaining relationships difficult and want to understand this better.
I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with individuals and couples. Experiencing an issue with sex or sexuality can be enormously upsetting and damaging to self esteem. Often relationships suffer as a result. Perhaps you have lived with a sexual issue or question about your sexuality for a while and have decided that now is the time to understand it better and work towards a goal. You may be in a relationship where the same argument or sequence plays out, or perhaps you find forming and maintaining relationships difficult and want to understand this better.
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Jess MacIntyre-Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, 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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Connect Relationship & Sex Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1A
I work with a variety of issues such as erectile reliability, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, chronic painful penetrative sex, anorgasmia, low desire, & sexually compulsive behaviour.
A relationship and psychosexual therapist, devoted to providing a safe, sexually affirmative space in which to support individuals & couples to address their communication &/ or sexual concerns. I offer therapy for couples & individuals experiencing intimacy & sexual difficulties. My experience has been gained by working in private practice as well as with the NHS. My integrative therapeutic approach enables me to provide a tailored approach best suited to you. I recognise the importance of cultural difference and diversity in the helping relationship, with respect to age, disability, gender, sexuality & ethnicity.
I work with a variety of issues such as erectile reliability, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, chronic painful penetrative sex, anorgasmia, low desire, & sexually compulsive behaviour.
A relationship and psychosexual therapist, devoted to providing a safe, sexually affirmative space in which to support individuals & couples to address their communication &/ or sexual concerns. I offer therapy for couples & individuals experiencing intimacy & sexual difficulties. My experience has been gained by working in private practice as well as with the NHS. My integrative therapeutic approach enables me to provide a tailored approach best suited to you. I recognise the importance of cultural difference and diversity in the helping relationship, with respect to age, disability, gender, sexuality & ethnicity.
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Working Through
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2M
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
020 8103 5619 View 020 8103 5619
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Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC4Y
MODERN RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY Connecting with people and being intimate can stir up all sorts of anxieties or compound exiting issues. Struggling with relational or sexual difficulties, or navigating the complexities of trying find our sexual place in the world and becoming comfortable with who we are can be challenging. As as psychodynamic psychosexual therapist my aim is to help you improve emotional and physical intimacy either in the relationship with yourself or your connections with others, and to help you overcome or manage any sexual difficulties you're having.
MODERN RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY Connecting with people and being intimate can stir up all sorts of anxieties or compound exiting issues. Struggling with relational or sexual difficulties, or navigating the complexities of trying find our sexual place in the world and becoming comfortable with who we are can be challenging. As as psychodynamic psychosexual therapist my aim is to help you improve emotional and physical intimacy either in the relationship with yourself or your connections with others, and to help you overcome or manage any sexual difficulties you're having.
020 4538 1632 View 020 4538 1632
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Lisa Home
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC4Y
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
Life at times can be challenging, people can often feel isolated and stuck in their struggles, confused about what to do to change the things in life that are troubling them. Reaching out can be hard, trusting others can feel even more difficult. It's at these times that therapy can make a difference. I am a sex-positive, kink-knowledgeable psychotherapist and am familiar working with a range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from straight, queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum.
020 3872 0713 View 020 3872 0713
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Dr Christopher McCormack
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central London, London EC3V
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing people and couples presenting with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in its treatment.
01689 668406 View 01689 668406
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Dr Suzanna Chojnacki
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1N
I am a Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private practice. At the heart of my practice is cultivating a warm relationship with my clients that allows them to feel heard, validated & respected. I aim to help them develop a deep and practical understanding of their struggles & a focus on the steps needed to make change. I have expertise in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, burnout, health issues, bereavement & family strain. I additionally have a particular interest in exploring sex, sexual health and sexuality. I have worked extensively and affirmatively with LGBTQI+ communities.
I am a Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS and private practice. At the heart of my practice is cultivating a warm relationship with my clients that allows them to feel heard, validated & respected. I aim to help them develop a deep and practical understanding of their struggles & a focus on the steps needed to make change. I have expertise in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, burnout, health issues, bereavement & family strain. I additionally have a particular interest in exploring sex, sexual health and sexuality. I have worked extensively and affirmatively with LGBTQI+ communities.
020 3974 2713 View 020 3974 2713
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Dr Phoebus Ebbini
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1M
Waitlist for new clients
I provide long-term individual psychotherapy to help address issues in areas such as self esteem, anxiety, sex, sexuality and relationships. I am also a supervisor of psychotherapists and teach trainee psychotherapists at the Existential Academy and Regent's University. I carried out my psychotherapy training at Regent's University and obtained my Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I am fully accredited by the UKCP. The session fee is agreed between us in the first session based on what you are able to pay and what we both think is fair.
I provide long-term individual psychotherapy to help address issues in areas such as self esteem, anxiety, sex, sexuality and relationships. I am also a supervisor of psychotherapists and teach trainee psychotherapists at the Existential Academy and Regent's University. I carried out my psychotherapy training at Regent's University and obtained my Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I am fully accredited by the UKCP. The session fee is agreed between us in the first session based on what you are able to pay and what we both think is fair.
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Richard Absalom
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC4M  (Online Only)
Experienced and established Integrative Individual and Couples Counsellor offering online appointments on Zoom or Skype. As well as my initial core training and qualification in Integrative Counselling (2006) I am additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy. I have worked with individuals since 2006, and couples since 2009. Whatever your circumstances, I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. I can help, when unhelpful thoughts patterns and behaviours are keeping you stuck. The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness.
Experienced and established Integrative Individual and Couples Counsellor offering online appointments on Zoom or Skype. As well as my initial core training and qualification in Integrative Counselling (2006) I am additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy. I have worked with individuals since 2006, and couples since 2009. Whatever your circumstances, I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. I can help, when unhelpful thoughts patterns and behaviours are keeping you stuck. The aim is to help you gain insight, and heighten self awareness.
01202 013959 View 01202 013959
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Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1X  (Online Only)
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
01227 931733 View 01227 931733
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Laura McNaught
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC2Y
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
0131 510 4491 View 0131 510 4491
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Poppy Mellor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC2H
I am a qualified sex and relationship therapist with over 15 years experience of working with individual and couples wanting to improve, repair or develop their relationships. This includes same sex relationships and clients from a range of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
I am a qualified sex and relationship therapist with over 15 years experience of working with individual and couples wanting to improve, repair or develop their relationships. This includes same sex relationships and clients from a range of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
020 3290 2875 View 020 3290 2875
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1A
The services I offer are : Psychosexual (Sex ) Therapy Relationship Therapy Individual Therapy Adolescent Therapy Child Therapy Clinical Supervision Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy / Relationship Therapy If unresolved these issues can have a significant impact on individual, sexual, emotional and relationship functioning and well being.
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
The services I offer are : Psychosexual (Sex ) Therapy Relationship Therapy Individual Therapy Adolescent Therapy Child Therapy Clinical Supervision Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy / Relationship Therapy If unresolved these issues can have a significant impact on individual, sexual, emotional and relationship functioning and well being.
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
07480 486016 View 07480 486016
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Healthy Mind Healthy Body Therapeutic Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Central London, London EC1A  (Online Only)
As a sex and relationship therapist I support couples and individuals to repair, improve, and enrich their relationships.
I support people to gain or regain a sense of wellbeing and to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and burn out. I deliver effective, evidence-based interventions with warmth and compassion. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (PGDip University of Dundee) as well as a sex and relationship therapist.
As a sex and relationship therapist I support couples and individuals to repair, improve, and enrich their relationships.
I support people to gain or regain a sense of wellbeing and to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and burn out. I deliver effective, evidence-based interventions with warmth and compassion. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (PGDip University of Dundee) as well as a sex and relationship therapist.
0141 673 8072 View 0141 673 8072
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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central London, London EC1Y
I specialise as a psychosexual / sex therapist working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties engaging in or enjoying, sex, struggling with communication, embarrassment, shame, sexuality, sexual self-esteem, body image and desire.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
I specialise as a psychosexual / sex therapist working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties engaging in or enjoying, sex, struggling with communication, embarrassment, shame, sexuality, sexual self-esteem, body image and desire.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
020 3835 4688 View 020 3835 4688
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Peter Carter Psychosexual Therapist
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1X  (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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Marek Julian Mironski
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central London, London EC1A  (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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Lina Chen
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1E  (Online Only)
How can I help? Psychosexual Therapy Sexual issues: Sexuality; Impulsive sexual behaviours; Erectile Dysfunction/PE; Vaginismus & sexual pain; Anorgasmia; Dyspareunia; Low sexual desire & arousal; Sexual trauma; Sex after grief.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy. I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of COSRT. I'm passionate about my work, supporting individuals and couples from all backgrounds including sexual trauma survivors, migrants, LGBTQ+, and GSRD. I offer therapy for a wide range of sexual and relationship issues. I tailor my therapeutic tools and approaches to individual clients’ needs. These include CBT, attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, imago therapy and existential therapy in addition to a wide range of psychosexual tools.
How can I help? Psychosexual Therapy Sexual issues: Sexuality; Impulsive sexual behaviours; Erectile Dysfunction/PE; Vaginismus & sexual pain; Anorgasmia; Dyspareunia; Low sexual desire & arousal; Sexual trauma; Sex after grief.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy. I trained with London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of COSRT. I'm passionate about my work, supporting individuals and couples from all backgrounds including sexual trauma survivors, migrants, LGBTQ+, and GSRD. I offer therapy for a wide range of sexual and relationship issues. I tailor my therapeutic tools and approaches to individual clients’ needs. These include CBT, attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, imago therapy and existential therapy in addition to a wide range of psychosexual tools.
01803 221489 View 01803 221489
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Eva Koumpli
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Central London, London WC1A
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
020 3962 0058 View 020 3962 0058

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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.