Sex Therapists in Milton Keynes, ENG

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DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK12
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in four areas: Psychosexual and relationship therapy, for individuals and/or partners also known as couples counselling or sex therapy, Sexual Diversity – Sexual Identity, Paraphillia, BDsM/Kink/Fetish, Escorts, Pornography, Sexual Trauma – Rape (Male & Female), Therapy for sexual addiction and compulsivity for individuals and/or partners.
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
I specialise in four areas: Psychosexual and relationship therapy, for individuals and/or partners also known as couples counselling or sex therapy, Sexual Diversity – Sexual Identity, Paraphillia, BDsM/Kink/Fetish, Escorts, Pornography, Sexual Trauma – Rape (Male & Female), Therapy for sexual addiction and compulsivity for individuals and/or partners.
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
01788 227343 View 01788 227343
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Monika Dedus-Fanthom
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
I am an integrative psychotherapist with specialisation in couple and sexual therapy. I work with all male and female sexual difficulties as well as couple/relationship difficulties. I also have extensive experience in working with people struggling with mood disorders, depression and anxiety as well as loss and life transitions.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with specialisation in couple and sexual therapy. I work with all male and female sexual difficulties as well as couple/relationship difficulties. I also have extensive experience in working with people struggling with mood disorders, depression and anxiety as well as loss and life transitions.
01234 675753 View 01234 675753
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Dr Jean S Penman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Are you feeling stressed and longing to enjoy life more? Is your body not working well enough? Would you like to develop further skills that make your relationships or work-life more rewarding? Do life events that reduced your sense of wellbeing and diminished physical performance still affect you? You may be ready now, to discover what may be blocking you from reaching your goals and what helps. With confidential, trusted and experienced support and through your own determination, together, we can begin to find a route through to greater appreciation of your skills and resilience.
Are you feeling stressed and longing to enjoy life more? Is your body not working well enough? Would you like to develop further skills that make your relationships or work-life more rewarding? Do life events that reduced your sense of wellbeing and diminished physical performance still affect you? You may be ready now, to discover what may be blocking you from reaching your goals and what helps. With confidential, trusted and experienced support and through your own determination, together, we can begin to find a route through to greater appreciation of your skills and resilience.
01234 860941 View 01234 860941
Convergence Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
I specialise in TRAUMA. I get fast results to resolve the Trauma shock. As a qualified psychotherapist, I work across the board with many issues.
I specialise in TRAUMA. I get fast results to resolve the Trauma shock. As a qualified psychotherapist, I work across the board with many issues.
01908 103053 View 01908 103053
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Counselling & Hypnotherapy with Jo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Feeling low, stressed or overwhelmed? Hi, I am Jo. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist offering online, telephone or face-to-face sessions dependent on your needs. I have a wealth of experience mainly attained within my NHS career as well as alongside several charities. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk through your troubles as well as empowering you to arrive at the best solution for you.
Feeling low, stressed or overwhelmed? Hi, I am Jo. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist offering online, telephone or face-to-face sessions dependent on your needs. I have a wealth of experience mainly attained within my NHS career as well as alongside several charities. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk through your troubles as well as empowering you to arrive at the best solution for you.
01869 228772 View 01869 228772

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Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621
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Equine Enlightenment Psychological Services
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18  (Online Only)
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
Currently sessions are available online only. We are able to offer both short and long term therapy for a broad range of needs and goals. We can work together once weekly or more, for an hour or more, alternative weeks/ monthly and one off sessions. We tailor the therapy to your individual needs and goals, combining a structured professional approach that will feel comfortable and safe. As a team of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, we can offer a range of psychological approaches and evidence based therapy to support your healing. Click here to book: https://connect-bacp.wellola.com/organisation/728/bookingform
07588 695348 View 07588 695348
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Kay Juviler Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you.  I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued.  And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
01582 377960 View 01582 377960
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Holly Brockwell
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leighton Buzzard LU7
As an accredited Psychotherapist - I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing Relationship and/or Sexual difficulties. I have 16 years’ experience in the Psychotherapy field working with a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having seen the way common problems such as anxiety and depression often adversely impact a person's relationship and intimacy - I decided to undertake Advanced training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT Accredited), at the Tavistock Centre in London. I currently have reduced-fee vacancies available - either online or face-to-face.
As an accredited Psychotherapist - I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing Relationship and/or Sexual difficulties. I have 16 years’ experience in the Psychotherapy field working with a wide range of emotional and mental health problems. Having seen the way common problems such as anxiety and depression often adversely impact a person's relationship and intimacy - I decided to undertake Advanced training in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT Accredited), at the Tavistock Centre in London. I currently have reduced-fee vacancies available - either online or face-to-face.
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Working Through
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Sandra Wilson Hypnotherapy for Women in Milton Keynes, England
Sandra Wilson Hypnotherapy for Women
MSc
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
Has your sex life taken a nosedive? Is this severely impacting your relationship, well-being, confidence and ability to feel joy in life?  You may be feeling trapped, or taken for granted by your loved ones.
Hi, I'm Sandra, a Clinical Hypnotherapist who helps women with menopause symptoms, in particular anxiety/panic, rage, sexual problems, low body confidence, relationship issues and low self esteem. I have 39 five star google ratings too! Get in touch for a friendly chat.
Has your sex life taken a nosedive? Is this severely impacting your relationship, well-being, confidence and ability to feel joy in life?  You may be feeling trapped, or taken for granted by your loved ones.
Hi, I'm Sandra, a Clinical Hypnotherapist who helps women with menopause symptoms, in particular anxiety/panic, rage, sexual problems, low body confidence, relationship issues and low self esteem. I have 39 five star google ratings too! Get in touch for a friendly chat.
0117 325 5737 View 0117 325 5737
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Vivien Burke
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Henley-on-Thames RG9
As a Sex, Relationship and Intimacy Coach/Therapist, I specialize in helping individuals and couples. My clients love their partners and are committed to nurturing their connections. Recognizing the need for assistance can be intimidating, and I support those who take that brave step. My mission is to prevent the unnecessary end or prolonged unhappiness in committed relationships and instead reset and reinvent them. I promote a positive and healthy attitude toward sexuality, fostering understanding without judgment, upholding ethical practices, respecting diversity, and using evidence-based methods.
As a Sex, Relationship and Intimacy Coach/Therapist, I specialize in helping individuals and couples. My clients love their partners and are committed to nurturing their connections. Recognizing the need for assistance can be intimidating, and I support those who take that brave step. My mission is to prevent the unnecessary end or prolonged unhappiness in committed relationships and instead reset and reinvent them. I promote a positive and healthy attitude toward sexuality, fostering understanding without judgment, upholding ethical practices, respecting diversity, and using evidence-based methods.
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Lars Leonidis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London E1  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves a supportive environment, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion.
As a registered Psychotherapist (BACP) and Counselling Psychologist (in Doctoral training), I'm here to help you overcome life's challenges and achieve the personal transformation you seek. With extensive experience across the UK, Greece, and the Netherlands, I've worked with people from all walks of life. My professional journey has taken me to diverse settings, from the NHS helping individuals to overcome addiction, complex trauma, and sexual dysfunctions; to collaborating with companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Wayfair to support their employees' mental health through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).
Everyone deserves a supportive environment, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion.
As a registered Psychotherapist (BACP) and Counselling Psychologist (in Doctoral training), I'm here to help you overcome life's challenges and achieve the personal transformation you seek. With extensive experience across the UK, Greece, and the Netherlands, I've worked with people from all walks of life. My professional journey has taken me to diverse settings, from the NHS helping individuals to overcome addiction, complex trauma, and sexual dysfunctions; to collaborating with companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Wayfair to support their employees' mental health through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).
020 4530 8398 View 020 4530 8398
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Dr Katie Yon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London W9
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals and couples presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties. I have a background of working in NHS Sexual Health services, and am experienced in supporting people presenting with pain during sex, vaginismus, vulvodynia, low desire, concerns about libido, difficulties related to orgasm, unreliable erections, and anxiety about sex and relationships. The psychological therapy I provide is evidence-based and draws on a variety of approaches including CBT, CFT, Systemic Family Therapy, Sex Therapy techniques and Psychodynamically-informed Therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with individuals and couples presenting with sexual and relationship difficulties. I have a background of working in NHS Sexual Health services, and am experienced in supporting people presenting with pain during sex, vaginismus, vulvodynia, low desire, concerns about libido, difficulties related to orgasm, unreliable erections, and anxiety about sex and relationships. The psychological therapy I provide is evidence-based and draws on a variety of approaches including CBT, CFT, Systemic Family Therapy, Sex Therapy techniques and Psychodynamically-informed Therapy.
020 4538 1487 View 020 4538 1487
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James Crawford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W5
The professional support that I provide is predicated on a holistic approach that can help you with addictions, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, personal development, relationships, sexuality, stress and other general mental health themes.
I am a registered and qualified mental health counselling professional who helps individuals gain psychological awareness to improve their overall health and wellbeing. I am motivated by a curiosity in people and their capacity to grow and develop. I believe that the relationship we develop is a co-creation that can be a dynamic and transformative vehicle for growth. I take an integrative approach to mental health with a primary focus on the modalities of Existential, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This means that professionally I tailor my approach relative to your emotional and psychological needs.
The professional support that I provide is predicated on a holistic approach that can help you with addictions, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, personal development, relationships, sexuality, stress and other general mental health themes.
I am a registered and qualified mental health counselling professional who helps individuals gain psychological awareness to improve their overall health and wellbeing. I am motivated by a curiosity in people and their capacity to grow and develop. I believe that the relationship we develop is a co-creation that can be a dynamic and transformative vehicle for growth. I take an integrative approach to mental health with a primary focus on the modalities of Existential, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This means that professionally I tailor my approach relative to your emotional and psychological needs.
020 3823 6927 View 020 3823 6927
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Jordan Karis Dixon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT General
Verified Verified
London W1G
Jordan believes there are no limits in our awareness and growth towards achieving optimal sexuality. She's passionately curious in unlocking sexual potential. Her Chinese and Spanish heritage and background in Social Policy, she’s described with an innate awareness and intersectional understanding of the barriers people face in society that inhibits access to our erotic selves. She's GSRD affirming, going beyond exclusivity and restrictions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) which includes everyone on the gender spectrum and diverse sexualities and practices including BDSM/Kink, asexualities, consensual and non-monogamies.
Jordan believes there are no limits in our awareness and growth towards achieving optimal sexuality. She's passionately curious in unlocking sexual potential. Her Chinese and Spanish heritage and background in Social Policy, she’s described with an innate awareness and intersectional understanding of the barriers people face in society that inhibits access to our erotic selves. She's GSRD affirming, going beyond exclusivity and restrictions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) which includes everyone on the gender spectrum and diverse sexualities and practices including BDSM/Kink, asexualities, consensual and non-monogamies.
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Sophie Sorensen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the challenges we face. I offer an easy-going and confidential​ digital space to unpack what is troubling you. I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, questions around identity, sexuality, addiction & recovery processes. It's easy to say, "I'm fine" when often, quite the opposite is true. My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative/Pluralistic approach. I work at your pace to meet your needs. www.sorensentherapy.space
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the challenges we face. I offer an easy-going and confidential​ digital space to unpack what is troubling you. I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, questions around identity, sexuality, addiction & recovery processes. It's easy to say, "I'm fine" when often, quite the opposite is true. My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative/Pluralistic approach. I work at your pace to meet your needs. www.sorensentherapy.space
07480 781410 View 07480 781410
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Diego Avila
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kingston upon Thames KT1
Specialist Areas: Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression - Relationship issues (breakdown of communication, conflict management, break ups) - Grief & Loss - Gender, Sexuality & issues faced by LGBTQ+ people.
My name is Diego Avila and I am a Counselling Psychotherapist working with both Individuals and Couples/Relationship clients. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and fully uphold their Ethical Framework. I am also a Clinical Supervisor as well as a Lecturer in Counselling. I am currently undergoing specialised Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Training and can offer reduced fees to clients presenting such issues, for the duration of my training (end date September 2024): problematic use of porn, sexual shame, sexual activities that feel out of control, chemsex.
Specialist Areas: Low Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression - Relationship issues (breakdown of communication, conflict management, break ups) - Grief & Loss - Gender, Sexuality & issues faced by LGBTQ+ people.
My name is Diego Avila and I am a Counselling Psychotherapist working with both Individuals and Couples/Relationship clients. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and fully uphold their Ethical Framework. I am also a Clinical Supervisor as well as a Lecturer in Counselling. I am currently undergoing specialised Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Training and can offer reduced fees to clients presenting such issues, for the duration of my training (end date September 2024): problematic use of porn, sexual shame, sexual activities that feel out of control, chemsex.
07720 837083 View 07720 837083
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Michelle Jermy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norwich NR2
Very often women accept ‘sex’ is something they used to do when I strongly believe we deserve to enjoy pleasure and to be pleasured. I help women want sex again! Do you have little interest in sex? Has pain on penetration caused a decline in your desire for sex? Is your pelvic floor not as strong as you like? Has the Menopause made your sex drive disappear? Do you question if you will ever feel aroused or reach an orgasm again? Has your body changed over the years, and you are lacking body confidence? Are you feeling overwhelmed, and sex is the last thing on your mind? Contact for a free 1.1 consultation.
Very often women accept ‘sex’ is something they used to do when I strongly believe we deserve to enjoy pleasure and to be pleasured. I help women want sex again! Do you have little interest in sex? Has pain on penetration caused a decline in your desire for sex? Is your pelvic floor not as strong as you like? Has the Menopause made your sex drive disappear? Do you question if you will ever feel aroused or reach an orgasm again? Has your body changed over the years, and you are lacking body confidence? Are you feeling overwhelmed, and sex is the last thing on your mind? Contact for a free 1.1 consultation.
0113 467 8324 View 0113 467 8324
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Lucas Voclere Counselling & Psychotherapy (Online)
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, self-esteem or relationships? To understand who you are, your needs, how to cope & improve your life? Do you need an existential therapy balancing survival & aliveness dedicated to help you embrace & empower your unique diversity (Gender, Sexual, Cultural... - Polyamory/ENM/CNM - Neurodiversity - Intersectionality...)? Then you could benefit from the humanistic & integrative therapy I offer with my passion for diversity, belonging, purpose, relationships & personal development. I offer a holding safe space with no judgments and the acceptance of everything you are, have lived & want to achieve.
Queer French Neurodivergent Online Counsellor, I focus on personal development, gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory/ENM/CNM), sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, self-esteem or relationships? To understand who you are, your needs, how to cope & improve your life? Do you need an existential therapy balancing survival & aliveness dedicated to help you embrace & empower your unique diversity (Gender, Sexual, Cultural... - Polyamory/ENM/CNM - Neurodiversity - Intersectionality...)? Then you could benefit from the humanistic & integrative therapy I offer with my passion for diversity, belonging, purpose, relationships & personal development. I offer a holding safe space with no judgments and the acceptance of everything you are, have lived & want to achieve.
0117 456 2963 x44 View 0117 456 2963 x44

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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.