Sex Therapy Counselling in South West London, London

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Dr Rob - Clinical Psychologist - Online Therapy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW3  (Online Only)
Specialising in men’s issues, including sex problems (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sex addiction / sexual compulsions, and problematic pornography use / porn addiction); sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD; intrusive sexual thoughts; anger issues; anxiety; depression; adjusting to a physical health condition; relationship issues; stress; sexuality and more. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 15 years NHS experience of working in mental health and now work full time in private practice online.
Specialising in men’s issues, including sex problems (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sex addiction / sexual compulsions, and problematic pornography use / porn addiction); sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD; intrusive sexual thoughts; anger issues; anxiety; depression; adjusting to a physical health condition; relationship issues; stress; sexuality and more. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 15 years NHS experience of working in mental health and now work full time in private practice online.
01525 659965 View 01525 659965
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Elisabeth Marriner
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW7  (Online Only)
Feeling left behind? Is you partnership in trouble, resentments becoming unmanageable, fights getting worse and affecting your children. Are you missing the trust and intimacy you once had? Is a sexual difficulty preventing you from finding a partner or is sex a thing of the past in your relationship? I work with individuals and couples who want to thrive not just survive
Feeling left behind? Is you partnership in trouble, resentments becoming unmanageable, fights getting worse and affecting your children. Are you missing the trust and intimacy you once had? Is a sexual difficulty preventing you from finding a partner or is sex a thing of the past in your relationship? I work with individuals and couples who want to thrive not just survive
020 3095 4695 View 020 3095 4695
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Coralie Tauty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW7  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
0131 510 6110 View 0131 510 6110
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Tegan Andrea Hecht
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1X  (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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Anthony Frost
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW15
I am a Psychosexual (Sex) and Relationship Therapist with additional training in Sex Addiction Counselling for compulsive sexual behaviour. I am a Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity affirming practitioner, offering a non-judgemental, supportive space where I encourage openness and honesty and embrace the diversity and uniqueness of my clients. I have an MSc in Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling. My original training was as a Psychotherapist & CBT therapist and I have been been working in private practice and the NHS since 2012.
I am a Psychosexual (Sex) and Relationship Therapist with additional training in Sex Addiction Counselling for compulsive sexual behaviour. I am a Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity affirming practitioner, offering a non-judgemental, supportive space where I encourage openness and honesty and embrace the diversity and uniqueness of my clients. I have an MSc in Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling. My original training was as a Psychotherapist & CBT therapist and I have been been working in private practice and the NHS since 2012.
020 3835 4641 View 020 3835 4641
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Dr Michele McCulley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW6
Together, we will explore your challenges like depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviours, identity, self-esteem, relationship problems, sexuality and figure out why they exist, and thereafter support you as you experiment with trying to do things differently.
I am an integrative psychologist, psychotherapist and sexologist and my training has followed this route because I believe the way we come to understand ourselves develops dynamically in formative years in relationship with our parents, extended families and more broadly the cultures in which families are embedded. In short, we come to know who we are in relationship with other people. That also means that most of our difficulties and adaptive skills - which often cause difficulties later on are formed as we navigate the different demands of these environments too. Becoming aware of these challenge the way to improved mental health.
Together, we will explore your challenges like depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviours, identity, self-esteem, relationship problems, sexuality and figure out why they exist, and thereafter support you as you experiment with trying to do things differently.
I am an integrative psychologist, psychotherapist and sexologist and my training has followed this route because I believe the way we come to understand ourselves develops dynamically in formative years in relationship with our parents, extended families and more broadly the cultures in which families are embedded. In short, we come to know who we are in relationship with other people. That also means that most of our difficulties and adaptive skills - which often cause difficulties later on are formed as we navigate the different demands of these environments too. Becoming aware of these challenge the way to improved mental health.
020 3984 8247 View 020 3984 8247
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Suzanne Lunn
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1W
I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space to explore your problems and help you work towards feeling happier. I work with individuals to address a range of issues including confidence/self esteem, loneliness, stress/anxiety, dating and relationship challenges, body image, low desire, compulsive sexual behaviours, recovery from abuse and sexual function problems (erection, pain and penetration difficulties). I also work with couples on issues such as communication, sex, open relationships, infidelity and divorce. I identify as a heterosexual woman and practise in an LGBTQ+ affirmative and kink-friendly way.
I offer a confidential, warm, empathic and non-judgemental space to explore your problems and help you work towards feeling happier. I work with individuals to address a range of issues including confidence/self esteem, loneliness, stress/anxiety, dating and relationship challenges, body image, low desire, compulsive sexual behaviours, recovery from abuse and sexual function problems (erection, pain and penetration difficulties). I also work with couples on issues such as communication, sex, open relationships, infidelity and divorce. I identify as a heterosexual woman and practise in an LGBTQ+ affirmative and kink-friendly way.
020 3597 6612 View 020 3597 6612
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Isabelle Kirsch
Counsellor, PsychD
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW18  (Online Only)
To help you make impactful changes in your sex and relationship life, I use a holistic and practical approach to therapy.
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
To help you make impactful changes in your sex and relationship life, I use a holistic and practical approach to therapy.
Taking the first step to solve intimacy issues can often feel intimidating but from our first call I will help you feel as comfortable as I can. . Through positive-oriented therapy, I help you get to the root cause of the problem and guide you to implement practical solutions. I work extensively with clients struggling with sexual issues such as low sexual desire, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and sex/porn addiction as well as couples looking to fix relationship problems which include communication difficulties, mismatched libido, conflict and betrayal.
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Chloe Scotney
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW2  (Online Only)
erectile dysfunction, painful sex), relationship problems (e.
Hi, I'm Chloe. I'm an experienced and passionate counsellor and psychosexual therapist. My online practice is here to offer a space to individuals from all walks of life to explore any current difficulties you might be facing. Perhaps you are struggling with your identity, your relationships, or maybe your sex life? I welcome all themes to my practice. Having trained in both Integrative Counselling and Clinical Sexology, I am able to offer therapeutic support across a range of issues. My counselling and sex therapy services are available to individuals, couples, and polycules.
erectile dysfunction, painful sex), relationship problems (e.
Hi, I'm Chloe. I'm an experienced and passionate counsellor and psychosexual therapist. My online practice is here to offer a space to individuals from all walks of life to explore any current difficulties you might be facing. Perhaps you are struggling with your identity, your relationships, or maybe your sex life? I welcome all themes to my practice. Having trained in both Integrative Counselling and Clinical Sexology, I am able to offer therapeutic support across a range of issues. My counselling and sex therapy services are available to individuals, couples, and polycules.
020 3962 1370 View 020 3962 1370
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Olga Salodini
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW3  (Online Only)
www.olgasalodini.com. 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.
www.olgasalodini.com. 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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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South West London, London SW4
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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Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South West London, 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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Gillian Beckwith
Psychotherapist, MA, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW10  (Online Only)
It can include arousal and desire, orgasm (rapid, delayed, not achieving), erectile sufficiency, pain on penetrative sex, non-consummation, sexual identity, change from the impact of illness, disability, ageing, fertility challenges.
Taking a break 23rd May-4th June 2024 inclusive. Fully qualified and highly experienced with all sexual and relational dilemmas, and especially when matters are usually fuelled by anxiety/depression which can come with a sense of loneliness or isolation. I happily work with all kinds of couples or individuals on their relationships and also general personal dilemmas, for example, grief, loss, anxiety, depression and I have done so for a long time. Using a clinical supervisor, I maintain regular sessions about my (anonymised) client work to ensure consistently effective therapy. I have industry-standard insurance.
It can include arousal and desire, orgasm (rapid, delayed, not achieving), erectile sufficiency, pain on penetrative sex, non-consummation, sexual identity, change from the impact of illness, disability, ageing, fertility challenges.
Taking a break 23rd May-4th June 2024 inclusive. Fully qualified and highly experienced with all sexual and relational dilemmas, and especially when matters are usually fuelled by anxiety/depression which can come with a sense of loneliness or isolation. I happily work with all kinds of couples or individuals on their relationships and also general personal dilemmas, for example, grief, loss, anxiety, depression and I have done so for a long time. Using a clinical supervisor, I maintain regular sessions about my (anonymised) client work to ensure consistently effective therapy. I have industry-standard insurance.
01748 902286 View 01748 902286
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Sexuality Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW4
Waitlist for new clients
As a GSRD (Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversities) therapist, my practice is integrative and responsive to your unique experiences and needs.
Welcome! I am Kalvin at Sexuality Space, a modern therapy practice that specialises in mental health, sexual identity, relationships, LGBTQIA+, kink, confidence building, sexual health, non-monogamy, sex worker support and so much more. I offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for everyone, where all lifestyles, identities, and orientations are affirmed and embraced. If you are new to therapy, I know how nervous you may feel, and I understand how important it is to find the right therapist; for this very reason, our first consultation is free of charge. Visit SexualitySpace.com to book your free first session.
As a GSRD (Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversities) therapist, my practice is integrative and responsive to your unique experiences and needs.
Welcome! I am Kalvin at Sexuality Space, a modern therapy practice that specialises in mental health, sexual identity, relationships, LGBTQIA+, kink, confidence building, sexual health, non-monogamy, sex worker support and so much more. I offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for everyone, where all lifestyles, identities, and orientations are affirmed and embraced. If you are new to therapy, I know how nervous you may feel, and I understand how important it is to find the right therapist; for this very reason, our first consultation is free of charge. Visit SexualitySpace.com to book your free first session.
020 3856 8839 View 020 3856 8839
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Jodie Slee
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, COSRT General
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW1E  (Online Only)
I specialise in a range of relationships and sexual difficulties including (but not exclusively); Anorgasmia, Premature ejaculation, painful Sex (Dyspareunia/Vulvodynia), erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, loss of desire, Vaginismus, difficulty with arousal, communication problems, affairs.
I am an experienced, fully qualified psychotherapist specialising in Psychosexual, Relationship Therapy and EMDR therapy. I am qualified at MSC level and have over 15 years' experience of helping a diverse range of couples and individuals overcome relationship issues, sexual problems or trauma. I operate confidential and judgment free practice using an integrative therapeutic style, tailored to meet the individual needs of each client and work proactively using up to date strategies in psychology and behavioural sciences to help clients meet their therapeutic goals.
I specialise in a range of relationships and sexual difficulties including (but not exclusively); Anorgasmia, Premature ejaculation, painful Sex (Dyspareunia/Vulvodynia), erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, loss of desire, Vaginismus, difficulty with arousal, communication problems, affairs.
I am an experienced, fully qualified psychotherapist specialising in Psychosexual, Relationship Therapy and EMDR therapy. I am qualified at MSC level and have over 15 years' experience of helping a diverse range of couples and individuals overcome relationship issues, sexual problems or trauma. I operate confidential and judgment free practice using an integrative therapeutic style, tailored to meet the individual needs of each client and work proactively using up to date strategies in psychology and behavioural sciences to help clients meet their therapeutic goals.
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Charisse Peters
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW9
I am a qualified Individual, Relationship & Sex Therapist, as your therapist I aim to help you change the aspects of your life that are preventing you from living in a more fulfilling way. I will help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and together we can look at new ways of approaching those difficulties.
I am a qualified Individual, Relationship & Sex Therapist, as your therapist I aim to help you change the aspects of your life that are preventing you from living in a more fulfilling way. I will help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and together we can look at new ways of approaching those difficulties.
07481 358647 View 07481 358647
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Lee Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW4
Not accepting new clients
Difficulties around sex can be an isolating experience affecting many areas of your life - especially relationships and self-esteem. Sex is complex! Problems may occur with desire, arousal, pleasure and orgasm. You may struggle with managing your sexual health or sexual behaviours. Difficulties can be present alone or whilst in a relationship.
Difficulties around sex can be an isolating experience affecting many areas of your life - especially relationships and self-esteem. Sex is complex! Problems may occur with desire, arousal, pleasure and orgasm. You may struggle with managing your sexual health or sexual behaviours. Difficulties can be present alone or whilst in a relationship.
020 3929 3714 View 020 3929 3714
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Dr Remziye Kunelaki
Counsellor, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South West London, London SW4
I offer time-limited or longer-term sex therapy to individuals or couples.
I am a highly experienced psychosexual and relationship therapist and offer talking therapy for the following issues: relationship difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, compulsive sexual behaviour, pain during sex, difficulties with orgasm, arousal or desire issues, sexuality or sex education. I specialize in helping clients achieve sober sex after chemsex. In addition, I offer the space to explore spirituality and faith (regardless of religion) within the framework of sexuality.
I offer time-limited or longer-term sex therapy to individuals or couples.
I am a highly experienced psychosexual and relationship therapist and offer talking therapy for the following issues: relationship difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, compulsive sexual behaviour, pain during sex, difficulties with orgasm, arousal or desire issues, sexuality or sex education. I specialize in helping clients achieve sober sex after chemsex. In addition, I offer the space to explore spirituality and faith (regardless of religion) within the framework of sexuality.
020 3962 1638 View 020 3962 1638
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Dr Katie Yon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South West London, London SW3
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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Anna Kelberg Phd
Psychotherapist, PhD, COSRT General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South West London, London SW1E
I will help you to transform it into a catalyst for deeper intimacy, more fulfilling sexuality and increased relationship happiness.
In our modern world, many have encountered non-monogamy in its varied forms - from discovering a partner's affair, to managing the complexities of jealousy within an open relationship, or the rollercoaster of emotions while contemplating attractions outside a committed partnership. My specialty lies in assisting my clients, some of whom are just starting to explore non-monogamy, to navigate these intricate experiences. Under my gentle guidance you will be able to transform the potent energy of non-monogamy into avenues for personal growth, self-discovery, deeper emotional connection and greater intimacy with your partner.
I will help you to transform it into a catalyst for deeper intimacy, more fulfilling sexuality and increased relationship happiness.
In our modern world, many have encountered non-monogamy in its varied forms - from discovering a partner's affair, to managing the complexities of jealousy within an open relationship, or the rollercoaster of emotions while contemplating attractions outside a committed partnership. My specialty lies in assisting my clients, some of whom are just starting to explore non-monogamy, to navigate these intricate experiences. Under my gentle guidance you will be able to transform the potent energy of non-monogamy into avenues for personal growth, self-discovery, deeper emotional connection and greater intimacy with your partner.
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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.