Sex Therapists in Reading, ENG

Photo of Eric Anderson - Men's Issues Therapy, PhD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Men's Issues Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
As a Professor of psychology with academic expertise on men, masculinities, sex and relationships, I provide bespoke therapy for men’s needs. Men prefer a less emotional, no-nonsense approach to counselling. My approach is thus problem-centered, solution-focused, with practical application and flexible session lengths. My expertise is to help men with relationship problems, particularly concerning related issues of sex, sexuality, erectile problems, cheating, sexually opening up relationships and multiple issues related to men, adolescents, and masculinities.
As a Professor of psychology with academic expertise on men, masculinities, sex and relationships, I provide bespoke therapy for men’s needs. Men prefer a less emotional, no-nonsense approach to counselling. My approach is thus problem-centered, solution-focused, with practical application and flexible session lengths. My expertise is to help men with relationship problems, particularly concerning related issues of sex, sexuality, erectile problems, cheating, sexually opening up relationships and multiple issues related to men, adolescents, and masculinities.
01256 633945 View 01256 633945
Photo of Dr Albert Zandvoort, PhD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Dr Albert Zandvoort
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
Waitlist for new clients
I offer confidential, client focused psychotherapy, Face-Face & Zoom worldwide . Through dialogue and the shared exploration of your life, you may find relief from recurring problems, live your life more fully and realise your full potential. Therapy is a personal and individual process of change, as well as understanding. This is an opportunity to take time and space to think about yourself and the problems you may be facing. By talking to a trained psychotherapist you may find it easier to understand how past experiences, thought patterns and behaviour, or anxieties about the future are causing difficulties in your daily life.
I offer confidential, client focused psychotherapy, Face-Face & Zoom worldwide . Through dialogue and the shared exploration of your life, you may find relief from recurring problems, live your life more fully and realise your full potential. Therapy is a personal and individual process of change, as well as understanding. This is an opportunity to take time and space to think about yourself and the problems you may be facing. By talking to a trained psychotherapist you may find it easier to understand how past experiences, thought patterns and behaviour, or anxieties about the future are causing difficulties in your daily life.
01635 015878 View 01635 015878
Photo of Laura Bertha, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych., Psychologist
Laura Bertha
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
I work together with my clients on their unique issues and goals. Singles, couples, families and groups. My specialties are in counseling, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, business and leadership coaching, along with occupational psychology for companies and their managers. My practice is based in Reading and London, onsite or via Skype. The sessions range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, depending on your needs. I have over 30 years of experience and would love to help you grow, find balance and achieve success.
I work together with my clients on their unique issues and goals. Singles, couples, families and groups. My specialties are in counseling, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, business and leadership coaching, along with occupational psychology for companies and their managers. My practice is based in Reading and London, onsite or via Skype. The sessions range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, depending on your needs. I have over 30 years of experience and would love to help you grow, find balance and achieve success.
0118 230 0604 View 0118 230 0604
Photo of Noor Akthar - Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More, BACP, Counsellor
Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG2
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
020 4538 9834 View 020 4538 9834
Photo of Pauline Toussaint, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Pauline Toussaint
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG31  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Do you need support to make sense of what is going on for for you? I am trained psychotherapist and Transformational Coach who is passionate about helping and supporting my clients to overcome experiences that are getting in the way of them being their true selves and achieving their Goals. I provide a warm, caring environment where clients feel heard and listened to. I use Psychotherapy to help you to understand the past, CBT to help with any behaviours or thinking that is keeping you stuck and Life Coaching Tools for Goal Achievement.
Do you feel stuck? Do you need support to make sense of what is going on for for you? I am trained psychotherapist and Transformational Coach who is passionate about helping and supporting my clients to overcome experiences that are getting in the way of them being their true selves and achieving their Goals. I provide a warm, caring environment where clients feel heard and listened to. I use Psychotherapy to help you to understand the past, CBT to help with any behaviours or thinking that is keeping you stuck and Life Coaching Tools for Goal Achievement.
0118 338 3857 View 0118 338 3857
Photo of Heidi James Muniko, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Heidi James Muniko
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG6
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
0118 230 0183 View 0118 230 0183
Photo of Kyla De Graauw - able psychology, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
able psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Try as we might, life is not always easy & there may be times when we need additional support. Whether you are looking to work through a particular concern, or feel that you would benefit from a confidential, and non-judgemental space where you are free to vent and debrief, I am wholeheartedly here for you. I work with couples to address areas such as communication, conflict, betrayal, trust, & desire, as well as with adults to work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, & self-criticism. Complimentary consultations offered to all who are interested in engaging.
Try as we might, life is not always easy & there may be times when we need additional support. Whether you are looking to work through a particular concern, or feel that you would benefit from a confidential, and non-judgemental space where you are free to vent and debrief, I am wholeheartedly here for you. I work with couples to address areas such as communication, conflict, betrayal, trust, & desire, as well as with adults to work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, & self-criticism. Complimentary consultations offered to all who are interested in engaging.
01784 778353 View 01784 778353
Photo of Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
01656 334536 View 01656 334536
Photo of Ian Stockbridge - Hope Therapy & Counselling Services, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Hope Therapy & Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
I am a skilled Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counseling Supervision. With a Bachelor's degree in CBT, a Diploma in Counselling, and a Level 7 Postgraduate qualification in Counselling Supervision, I am dedicated to providing personalised support for challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Qualifications: BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): My academic foundation equips me with principles and techniques for addressing cognitive and behavioural patterns linked to mental health concerns.
I am a skilled Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counseling Supervision. With a Bachelor's degree in CBT, a Diploma in Counselling, and a Level 7 Postgraduate qualification in Counselling Supervision, I am dedicated to providing personalised support for challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Qualifications: BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): My academic foundation equips me with principles and techniques for addressing cognitive and behavioural patterns linked to mental health concerns.
07480 559808 View 07480 559808

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lina Helena Milner, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Lina Helena Milner
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Henley-on-Thames RG9
My specialism is relationship and sex therapy for couples and individuals. Every relationship has a challenge, but if you feel that the problem has persisted for too long and caused a lot of distress for you, do contact me and we can have a conversation about the type of counselling that will suit your needs. I also work with individuals who and trying get over break up or have difficulties in forming or ending relationships. I offer an empathetic, safe, and professional environment within which we can work together to facilitate the potential for change in the relationship and work towards sexual health, happiness and well-being.
My specialism is relationship and sex therapy for couples and individuals. Every relationship has a challenge, but if you feel that the problem has persisted for too long and caused a lot of distress for you, do contact me and we can have a conversation about the type of counselling that will suit your needs. I also work with individuals who and trying get over break up or have difficulties in forming or ending relationships. I offer an empathetic, safe, and professional environment within which we can work together to facilitate the potential for change in the relationship and work towards sexual health, happiness and well-being.
07723 456237 View 07723 456237
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Vivien Burke
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Henley-on-Thames RG9
Waitlist for new clients
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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Photo of Shahajra Ahmad, MBACP, Counsellor
Shahajra Ahmad
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bracknell RG42
My specialist areas include relationships, abuse, depression, trauma, anger, bereavement, anxiety, substance misuse, sex, self harm, suicidal thoughts, dating & relationships.
Life is full of its ups and downs, and during the difficult times it may feel, for some, that there is no one to turn to. It can be daunting asking for help and sometimes it feels like no one understands what we are going through. However this does not need to be the case, as you can get support and understanding through counselling. It's really about finding the right counselling relationships- if you've tried before and it didn't work... it was the wrong therapeutic realtionship- please don't give up, You are worth not giving up for.
My specialist areas include relationships, abuse, depression, trauma, anger, bereavement, anxiety, substance misuse, sex, self harm, suicidal thoughts, dating & relationships.
Life is full of its ups and downs, and during the difficult times it may feel, for some, that there is no one to turn to. It can be daunting asking for help and sometimes it feels like no one understands what we are going through. However this does not need to be the case, as you can get support and understanding through counselling. It's really about finding the right counselling relationships- if you've tried before and it didn't work... it was the wrong therapeutic realtionship- please don't give up, You are worth not giving up for.
01344 595695 View 01344 595695
Photo of Phil J Giles - The Giles Practice, MBACP, Psychotherapist
The Giles Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tadley RG26
The Giles Practice Is Committed To Helping You. We are a forward-thinking, progressive practice with genuine testimonials from satisfied clients. We have 5 star Google reviews with clients from all over the world. We have been instructed on recent catastrophic incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist attack. Each client is treated like an individual and every issue presented is important to us. We want our clients to be 100% happy, safe and secure when they use our service.
The Giles Practice Is Committed To Helping You. We are a forward-thinking, progressive practice with genuine testimonials from satisfied clients. We have 5 star Google reviews with clients from all over the world. We have been instructed on recent catastrophic incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist attack. Each client is treated like an individual and every issue presented is important to us. We want our clients to be 100% happy, safe and secure when they use our service.
01256 595034 View 01256 595034
Photo of Louise Nairn, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Louise Nairn
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Henley-on-Thames RG9
Sometimes we feel that our life is not a life well-lived. Many of us feel like we are surviving instead of thriving. Our mental health plays a big role here. It shapes our experience of life.
Sometimes we feel that our life is not a life well-lived. Many of us feel like we are surviving instead of thriving. Our mental health plays a big role here. It shapes our experience of life.
01628 882212 View 01628 882212

Online Therapists

Photo of Cate Mackenzie, MBACP, Counsellor
Cate Mackenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
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
Photo of Bola Ogundeji, COSRT General, Psychotherapist
Bola Ogundeji
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chislehurst BR7
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
020 4538 3521 View 020 4538 3521
Photo of Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
For some, issues around sexual intimacy or sexuality may be causing distress, or, it may be that you would like support with the loss and disruption separation and divorce can bring.
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
For some, issues around sexual intimacy or sexuality may be causing distress, or, it may be that you would like support with the loss and disruption separation and divorce can bring.
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
01202 125398 View 01202 125398
Photo of Dr Robert O'Flaherty - Dr Rob - Clinical Psychologist - Online Therapy, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Rob - Clinical Psychologist - Online Therapy
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Hannah Reenee Elliott, COSRT Accred, Psychotherapist
Hannah Reenee Elliott
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
London SW10
Welcome, I am Hannah Elliott. I specialise in sexual wellbeing for women by exploring the challenges faced through womanhood and sexuality.  I see these challenges as a rite of passage and a series of initiations, often presenting themselves through our menstruality, sexuality and sensuality, and ultimately leading us on a path where we have no choice but to slow down and listen to the body. These challenges might show up as pelvic pain, pain on penetration, anxiety around intimacy and communication. I work closely to support women through pregnancy loss, both pre/ post termination and miscarriage.
Welcome, I am Hannah Elliott. I specialise in sexual wellbeing for women by exploring the challenges faced through womanhood and sexuality.  I see these challenges as a rite of passage and a series of initiations, often presenting themselves through our menstruality, sexuality and sensuality, and ultimately leading us on a path where we have no choice but to slow down and listen to the body. These challenges might show up as pelvic pain, pain on penetration, anxiety around intimacy and communication. I work closely to support women through pregnancy loss, both pre/ post termination and miscarriage.
020 4538 2560 View 020 4538 2560
Photo of Mike Mayos, PsychD, COSRT Accred, Psychotherapist
Mike Mayos
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1V  (Online Only)
Mike works with a broad range of psychosexual issues including low libido, unreliable erections, delayed ejaculation, as well as all aspects of anxiety surrounding sexuality. Aiming to create as positive an experience of sexuality as possible for his clients, he works within a Bio-psycho-social pluralistic approach, incorporating a broad range of theoretical approaches as best suits the client’s needs. He specialises and is particularly trained in supporting clients struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour, as well as those struggling with Chemsex issues, aiming to re-establish a fulfilling and healthy sex life for his clients .
Mike works with a broad range of psychosexual issues including low libido, unreliable erections, delayed ejaculation, as well as all aspects of anxiety surrounding sexuality. Aiming to create as positive an experience of sexuality as possible for his clients, he works within a Bio-psycho-social pluralistic approach, incorporating a broad range of theoretical approaches as best suits the client’s needs. He specialises and is particularly trained in supporting clients struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour, as well as those struggling with Chemsex issues, aiming to re-establish a fulfilling and healthy sex life for his clients .
01964 211765 View 01964 211765

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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.