Sex Therapists in Otley, ENG

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Tamara Hoyton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Otley LS21
The sensitive subject of sex can be particularly tricky to navigate and as a result we avoid it at all costs.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
The sensitive subject of sex can be particularly tricky to navigate and as a result we avoid it at all costs.
Hello, and a warm welcome to my website. I am a very experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Relationship Problems and work related stress. I am a highly qualified practioner offering Individual Psychotherapy, Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Couples Therapy in the Leeds and Bradford area. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Life success indicators show increased relational satisfaction as key to personal happiness and good therapy can improve this. I am proud to have over 20 years of being in practice.
0113 467 8104 View 0113 467 8104
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Rachel Northen - Sex And Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Otley LS21  (Online Only)
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
0113 467 8450 View 0113 467 8450
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Julia de los Rios
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Otley LS21
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
0113 320 6027 View 0113 320 6027
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Otley LS21
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087

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Elaine Tarsh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
As a relationship counsellor and sex therapist, I provide compassionate and practical support to help you overcome these challenges.
When a relationship starts to falter, it can feel devastating. Maybe your relationship is causing you to worry. Perhaps you’re struggling with intimacy issues? Or maybe you or your partner has a porn or sex addiction that is pushing you apart. If you've been viewing porn for an excessive amount of time and are starting to question its impact on your life, you're not alone. If you've signed up for dating apps, or you are sexually messaging others despite being in a committed relationship, or your partner has discovered some of what is happening, and you know you must do something, counselling can support change.
As a relationship counsellor and sex therapist, I provide compassionate and practical support to help you overcome these challenges.
When a relationship starts to falter, it can feel devastating. Maybe your relationship is causing you to worry. Perhaps you’re struggling with intimacy issues? Or maybe you or your partner has a porn or sex addiction that is pushing you apart. If you've been viewing porn for an excessive amount of time and are starting to question its impact on your life, you're not alone. If you've signed up for dating apps, or you are sexually messaging others despite being in a committed relationship, or your partner has discovered some of what is happening, and you know you must do something, counselling can support change.
01923 920643 View 01923 920643
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Jodie Slee
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (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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Kevin Sykes
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
I can help you with a range of relationship and sexual difficulties including; Anorgasmia, Premature ejaculation, pain during sex (Dyspareunia/Vulvodynia), erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, loss of desire, Vaginismus, arousal difficulties, communication issues, affairs, depression, loss or any other issues that may be effecting your relationship.
I am an experienced Relate trained Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Psychotherapist and the Clinical Lead for Psychosexual Therapy throughout the Relate Penine and Calderdale regions but now based in Leeds City Centre. I have over 20 years of experience and more than 10,000 hours working alongside couples and individuals with sexual, emotional or relationship problems. I offer a judgement free practice using a cognitive therapeutic style tailored to meet your needs and help you reach your relationship goals.
I can help you with a range of relationship and sexual difficulties including; Anorgasmia, Premature ejaculation, pain during sex (Dyspareunia/Vulvodynia), erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, loss of desire, Vaginismus, arousal difficulties, communication issues, affairs, depression, loss or any other issues that may be effecting your relationship.
I am an experienced Relate trained Psychosexual Therapist and Relationship Psychotherapist and the Clinical Lead for Psychosexual Therapy throughout the Relate Penine and Calderdale regions but now based in Leeds City Centre. I have over 20 years of experience and more than 10,000 hours working alongside couples and individuals with sexual, emotional or relationship problems. I offer a judgement free practice using a cognitive therapeutic style tailored to meet your needs and help you reach your relationship goals.
0113 487 2991 View 0113 487 2991
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Tabitha Bast: Relationship and Sex Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baildon BD17  (Online Only)
Love, sex and personal relationships are where we manage our hopes, our fears and our vulnerabilities. When our connection with ourselves and others is going well it can feel transformative, but when it isn’t it can be extremely distressing. I offer a non-judgemental integrative approach to relationship and psychosexual therapy to work best with your circumstance, whatever they are, whether single, in a couple or open/polyamorous relationships. Troubled relationships, arguing, erection issues, loss of desire, anxiety, painful sex, vaginismus, shame about porn use or kinks, communication problems. This can all change.
Love, sex and personal relationships are where we manage our hopes, our fears and our vulnerabilities. When our connection with ourselves and others is going well it can feel transformative, but when it isn’t it can be extremely distressing. I offer a non-judgemental integrative approach to relationship and psychosexual therapy to work best with your circumstance, whatever they are, whether single, in a couple or open/polyamorous relationships. Troubled relationships, arguing, erection issues, loss of desire, anxiety, painful sex, vaginismus, shame about porn use or kinks, communication problems. This can all change.
0113 859 1095 View 0113 859 1095
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Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
01937 227358 View 01937 227358
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Luke Stableford Cbt
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS6  (Online Only)
I specialise in mental health, relationships, sex, and communication.
I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, panic, OCD, bereavement, long term health conditions, relationship difficulties. Are you feeling stuck, down, lonely, anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? You may be struggling to cope with a busy job/lifestyle, health issues, family, loss of a loved one, or difficulties in relationships. My clients often feel not good enough, alone, or are failing in life. I help my clients feel happier, calmer, less anxious, more confident, and able to sleep better. They are better able to cope with life stresses, health issues, and create harmonious relationships.
I specialise in mental health, relationships, sex, and communication.
I specialise in stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, panic, OCD, bereavement, long term health conditions, relationship difficulties. Are you feeling stuck, down, lonely, anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? You may be struggling to cope with a busy job/lifestyle, health issues, family, loss of a loved one, or difficulties in relationships. My clients often feel not good enough, alone, or are failing in life. I help my clients feel happier, calmer, less anxious, more confident, and able to sleep better. They are better able to cope with life stresses, health issues, and create harmonious relationships.
0113 519 4502 View 0113 519 4502
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Minds Matter
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
I can work with a range of issues and this list is not exhaustive: Child and adolescent related issues, bullying, social media issues, relationship issues, parenting, bereavement, bed-wetting, low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, body dysmorphia, gender identity, race related issues, cultural issues, sexuality, sex issues, OCD, anger, couples.
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
I can work with a range of issues and this list is not exhaustive: Child and adolescent related issues, bullying, social media issues, relationship issues, parenting, bereavement, bed-wetting, low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, body dysmorphia, gender identity, race related issues, cultural issues, sexuality, sex issues, OCD, anger, couples.
I am able to work with children, teenagers and parents and adults so my range is extensive. I can offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly and will take place online via a platform that we will agree upon after an initial consultation. We will then review the work as we proceed to monitor progress.
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Relationship and Sex Therapy @ Trusting Heart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
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Austen Miall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
“I started therapy with a specific goal of stopping my sex addiction.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
“I started therapy with a specific goal of stopping my sex addiction.
My name is Austen and I provide Psychotherapy to individuals & couples in Manchester and Online. I qualified as a therapist in 2011 and my particular skill is helping clients to process sensitive or embarrassing issues. I have undertaken training in Trauma, Emotional Regulation and Sexuality related problems. My specialist areas are; Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sex/Porn Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction and Kink-Related Shame. Many of my clients have previous experience of therapy and are seeking a therapist with specific skills and a therapeutic approach that is focused. I'm Gay and my clients are heterosexual and LGBT+.
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SLouise- Individual & Couples Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS4
I work with individuals & couples. All genders, identities & backgrounds are welcome. I'm passionate about empowerment and improving overall self-confidence to help you develop a positive relationship with yourself and others. I use range of techniques from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally. I am happy to work with a range of different concerns within therapy. For couples we can work through issues such as communication difficulties, problem solving, lack of intimacy, sex drive, feeling disconnected, financial worries, work stress, infidelity, trust and more
I work with individuals & couples. All genders, identities & backgrounds are welcome. I'm passionate about empowerment and improving overall self-confidence to help you develop a positive relationship with yourself and others. I use range of techniques from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally. I am happy to work with a range of different concerns within therapy. For couples we can work through issues such as communication difficulties, problem solving, lack of intimacy, sex drive, feeling disconnected, financial worries, work stress, infidelity, trust and more
0113 519 0388 View 0113 519 0388
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Lena Fenton Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS3  (Online Only)
I received my specialist training at the internationally renowned Tavistock Relationships, established since 1948. I learned to listen impartially to couples coping with myriad problems. Helping them to work out new and better solutions, leading naturally to a more fulfilling future.
I received my specialist training at the internationally renowned Tavistock Relationships, established since 1948. I learned to listen impartially to couples coping with myriad problems. Helping them to work out new and better solutions, leading naturally to a more fulfilling future.
01709 911962 View 01709 911962
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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
01423 803297 View 01423 803297
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Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
01937 229227 View 01937 229227
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Jacquibird Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
01889 227313 View 01889 227313
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Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pudsey LS28
My name is Dr Paul Walton and I am the Director of Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist and I have worked in the NHS, charity, and private sector over the last 12 years. Kaleidoscope formed from a desire to create a therapeutic service which privileges the lived experience of people and champions their strength and ability to overcome emotional distress. My ethos is based on the belief that emotional and psychological problems are understandable responses to the things that happen to us in our lives. My role is to help you take your life back from such problems.
My name is Dr Paul Walton and I am the Director of Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist and I have worked in the NHS, charity, and private sector over the last 12 years. Kaleidoscope formed from a desire to create a therapeutic service which privileges the lived experience of people and champions their strength and ability to overcome emotional distress. My ethos is based on the belief that emotional and psychological problems are understandable responses to the things that happen to us in our lives. My role is to help you take your life back from such problems.
0113 519 0363 View 0113 519 0363

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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.