Sex Therapy Counselling in North West London, London

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Jason Oddi
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
Specialist Qualifications as a Psychosexual (Sex) & Relationship Therapist and trauma support were added to support clients with sexual functioning, Identity, trauma, desires, expression, and a myriad of other concerns.
As an Integrative Counsellor, Psychosexual & Relationship/Marriage therapist, I weave different therapies to support clients in their uniqueness to manage and heal from struggles that affect their emotional, and mental health & happiness. Ruptures in one's mental wellness can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and sexual functioning/ identity concerns that hinder emotional self-esteem and ongoing happiness within and in our relationship with ourselves and others.
Specialist Qualifications as a Psychosexual (Sex) & Relationship Therapist and trauma support were added to support clients with sexual functioning, Identity, trauma, desires, expression, and a myriad of other concerns.
As an Integrative Counsellor, Psychosexual & Relationship/Marriage therapist, I weave different therapies to support clients in their uniqueness to manage and heal from struggles that affect their emotional, and mental health & happiness. Ruptures in one's mental wellness can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and sexual functioning/ identity concerns that hinder emotional self-esteem and ongoing happiness within and in our relationship with ourselves and others.
020 8103 3827 View 020 8103 3827
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Amanda Watson
Psychotherapist, PsychD
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
I am also able to support clients with psychological and emotional issues around sex, love, relationships (of all kinds), as well as sex/porn addictions, sexual abuse, BDSM/Kink, affairs, infidelity, etc.
I offer psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples/partnerships of all sexual orientations with a supportive and non judgemental approach. I work from an integrative perspective using a range of theories and strategies to suit the specific needs of the client and I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship issues. I have a 25 year background in Education and Teaching. Please check out my website: www.amandalisawatson.com
I am also able to support clients with psychological and emotional issues around sex, love, relationships (of all kinds), as well as sex/porn addictions, sexual abuse, BDSM/Kink, affairs, infidelity, etc.
I offer psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples/partnerships of all sexual orientations with a supportive and non judgemental approach. I work from an integrative perspective using a range of theories and strategies to suit the specific needs of the client and I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship issues. I have a 25 year background in Education and Teaching. Please check out my website: www.amandalisawatson.com
020 4538 2359 View 020 4538 2359
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Predrag Bogdanovich
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW8  (Online Only)
I provide Affordable Short-Term Psychosexual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, and Coaching in Optimal Life or/and Sex Coaching. I have been systematically seeing clients presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties in the clinical setting in Relate (July 2019 - October 2023) and on Private Basis from December 2022. I have acquired approximately 700 clinical hours. For difficulties I most often encounter in my work and can help you with please visit my website osle.info or book a FREE 20 to 30-minute Video Meeting with me.
I provide Affordable Short-Term Psychosexual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, and Coaching in Optimal Life or/and Sex Coaching. I have been systematically seeing clients presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties in the clinical setting in Relate (July 2019 - October 2023) and on Private Basis from December 2022. I have acquired approximately 700 clinical hours. For difficulties I most often encounter in my work and can help you with please visit my website osle.info or book a FREE 20 to 30-minute Video Meeting with me.
020 3540 7293 View 020 3540 7293
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Michela Pucci
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
I am a Counsellor, Sex and Relationship Therapist. Additionally, I provide both in-person and online EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) therapy for both physical and emotional traumas. I assist couples and individuals in multiple partnerships who struggle with communication and sexual issues. I handle a wide range of psychological issues using an integrative method. Insurances accepted: AXA Health, WPA, AVIVA, Vitality.
I am a Counsellor, Sex and Relationship Therapist. Additionally, I provide both in-person and online EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) therapy for both physical and emotional traumas. I assist couples and individuals in multiple partnerships who struggle with communication and sexual issues. I handle a wide range of psychological issues using an integrative method. Insurances accepted: AXA Health, WPA, AVIVA, Vitality.
020 3917 4582 View 020 3917 4582
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Milton Sattler Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, 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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Kostana Banjac
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
My clinical work includes sex & relationship issues, unreliable erection, ejaculation difficulties, reducing anxiety around sex, intimacy, gender and body image issues, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain, vaginismus, dyspareunia, orgasmic issues, sexual phobias, traumas, PSSD.
I work pluralistically from a contemporary biopsychosocial framework that incorporates all aspects of self and I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself. My objective is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and problems/difficulties. Clients often seek therapy because of symptoms affecting their everyday life. However, they are often unaware of the root cause of their self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, and emotional numbness. I also provide a more focused work as a single-session therapy (SST)
My clinical work includes sex & relationship issues, unreliable erection, ejaculation difficulties, reducing anxiety around sex, intimacy, gender and body image issues, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain, vaginismus, dyspareunia, orgasmic issues, sexual phobias, traumas, PSSD.
I work pluralistically from a contemporary biopsychosocial framework that incorporates all aspects of self and I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself. My objective is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and problems/difficulties. Clients often seek therapy because of symptoms affecting their everyday life. However, they are often unaware of the root cause of their self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, and emotional numbness. I also provide a more focused work as a single-session therapy (SST)
020 3835 5391 View 020 3835 5391
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Tegan Andrea Hecht
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
When it comes to sex and relationships we have to understand whats happening in our bodies! I will facilitate you in discovering what your body wants and needs which will create a map in supporting you in getting from where you are now to where you'd most like to be.
Whether an individual or couple you'd benefit from working with me if you're ready for a lifestyle change that will open you to a more pleasurable and fulfilling relationship and sex life and therefore, expand your quality of life. “The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your (sex &) relationships . ." Esther Perel
When it comes to sex and relationships we have to understand whats happening in our bodies! I will facilitate you in discovering what your body wants and needs which will create a map in supporting you in getting from where you are now to where you'd most like to be.
Whether an individual or couple you'd benefit from working with me if you're ready for a lifestyle change that will open you to a more pleasurable and fulfilling relationship and sex life and therefore, expand your quality of life. “The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your (sex &) relationships . ." Esther Perel
020 3984 9539 View 020 3984 9539
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Magda Piesiewicz
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
In my work as a GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirming and culturally sensitive practitioner, I aim to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where I encourage openness and honesty, embracing diversity and uniqueness of my clients.
I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with an MSc in Psychology. I studied Psychotherapy at Regent’s University and have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology at Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in Cambridge. My prior occupation as a teacher has sparked my passion for further studying of human behaviour and lifelong development. I undertook a two-year student placement in Harley Street, where I had a chance to acquire skills to work with individuals and couples struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour and relationship difficulties.
In my work as a GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirming and culturally sensitive practitioner, I aim to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where I encourage openness and honesty, embracing diversity and uniqueness of my clients.
I am a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with an MSc in Psychology. I studied Psychotherapy at Regent’s University and have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology at Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in Cambridge. My prior occupation as a teacher has sparked my passion for further studying of human behaviour and lifelong development. I undertook a two-year student placement in Harley Street, where I had a chance to acquire skills to work with individuals and couples struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour and relationship difficulties.
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Olga Salodini
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified Integrative Sex & Relationship therapist, Couples therapist, Marriage counsellor, providing therapy to individuals and couples. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I trained at the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, accredited by Middlesex University in London. With a postgraduate training in Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, I bring a depth of knowledge and expertise to my therapeutic work.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Sex & Relationship therapist, Couples therapist, Marriage counsellor, providing therapy to individuals and couples. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I trained at the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, accredited by Middlesex University in London. With a postgraduate training in Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Diploma in Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, I bring a depth of knowledge and expertise to my therapeutic work.
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Francesca Sciandra
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
I provide integrative therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship challenges, and sexual issues. I specialise in helping people process and heal anxiety and other difficulties affecting their adult relationships and sex lives. Challenges I help people with include healing from childhood abuse and neglect, exploring and resolving relationship issues, resolving sexual issues, exploring attachment issues, including anxious, avoidant, and disorganised patterns, and overcoming anger and jealousy. You deserve an authentic and joyful life.
020 3838 0861 View 020 3838 0861
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Simone Bienne
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
Are you struggling to stop the kind of thinking and feeling that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in life, love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships rooted in confidence and security? Do you want an exciting sex life you enjoy? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past, overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
Are you struggling to stop the kind of thinking and feeling that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in life, love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships rooted in confidence and security? Do you want an exciting sex life you enjoy? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past, overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
020 4538 9870 View 020 4538 9870
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Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW6  (Online Only)
I do not subscribe to an sex addiction model and I do not do conversion therapy.
I am an accredited therapist . And I offer sessions online . My work is with psychosexual and complusive sexual behaviours, My work is with Couples and indiviudals .I work with people who need mediation; divorcing couples; who are struggling with thier feelings, thoughst and behaviours in thier relationship because of trauma from thier kink, bdsm life style I work with survivors of sexual assult, sexual , physical , emotional and or finicial abuse; I have 30 years of work experince and am police checked. I work within a sex postive framework and I provide clinical supervision.
I do not subscribe to an sex addiction model and I do not do conversion therapy.
I am an accredited therapist . And I offer sessions online . My work is with psychosexual and complusive sexual behaviours, My work is with Couples and indiviudals .I work with people who need mediation; divorcing couples; who are struggling with thier feelings, thoughst and behaviours in thier relationship because of trauma from thier kink, bdsm life style I work with survivors of sexual assult, sexual , physical , emotional and or finicial abuse; I have 30 years of work experince and am police checked. I work within a sex postive framework and I provide clinical supervision.
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Dr Phoebus Ebbini
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
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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Sex Therapy London
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
Therapy works whatever the presentation when the connection with the client/patient is a positive one and it becomes a mutual endeavour to feel better and work in goals. The majority of clients present with wanting help with relationships and/or sex. Therapy helps deepen both physical and sexual intimacy and invariably better understanding of relationships. Many of my clients want to improve sex and their relationships. People want to be understood and not shamed for their thoughts, actions feelings
Therapy works whatever the presentation when the connection with the client/patient is a positive one and it becomes a mutual endeavour to feel better and work in goals. The majority of clients present with wanting help with relationships and/or sex. Therapy helps deepen both physical and sexual intimacy and invariably better understanding of relationships. Many of my clients want to improve sex and their relationships. People want to be understood and not shamed for their thoughts, actions feelings
01260 545160 View 01260 545160
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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
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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Jim Reynolds
Counsellor
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
Sex and relationship therapy can help us to not only understand our difficulties, but also empower us to make better choices about being in the world. The challenges of psychosexual and/or relationship therapy are experienced differently by every individual client, and my practice has evolved to meet each client or relationship on their unique terms. My approach to working with clients blends principles from psychodynamic, gestalt, existential, and transpersonal modalities, into a whole-person approach, in partnership with the techniques of sex and relationship therapy. Rates: £100 (individual), £110-£130 (relationship clients).
Sex and relationship therapy can help us to not only understand our difficulties, but also empower us to make better choices about being in the world. The challenges of psychosexual and/or relationship therapy are experienced differently by every individual client, and my practice has evolved to meet each client or relationship on their unique terms. My approach to working with clients blends principles from psychodynamic, gestalt, existential, and transpersonal modalities, into a whole-person approach, in partnership with the techniques of sex and relationship therapy. Rates: £100 (individual), £110-£130 (relationship clients).
020 3929 3597 View 020 3929 3597
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Louise Styles
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW8
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
01489 357115 View 01489 357115
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Lotte van Kouwen
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
I offer Psycho Sexual and Relationship therapy, EMDR and Art Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Psycho Sexual Therapy is a type of talking therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, and/or interpersonal factors impacting on sexual satisfaction. In this therapy we explore sexual issues and the impact these may have on your life and relationships either individually or with your partner. I will support you in exploring your sexuality and help you to develop a more conscious sexual self-esteem and enjoyment of your sexuality.
I offer Psycho Sexual and Relationship therapy, EMDR and Art Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Psycho Sexual Therapy is a type of talking therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, and/or interpersonal factors impacting on sexual satisfaction. In this therapy we explore sexual issues and the impact these may have on your life and relationships either individually or with your partner. I will support you in exploring your sexuality and help you to develop a more conscious sexual self-esteem and enjoyment of your sexuality.
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Eva Koumpli
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
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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Dr Katie Yon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW8
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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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.