Sex Therapists in Stoke-on-Trent, ENG

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Daniel Knowles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST7
Life can throw a lot at us and sometimes we need support and help to learn new ways of thinking or coping.If you're facing challenges in your life or relationships such as difficulties in communication, intimacy, self-esteem, sexual fulfilment or exploring your identity then I am here to help support and guide you. I work in a pluralistic way, finding what approaches work best for you: no two people are the same so how can we expect one approach to work for everybody?
Life can throw a lot at us and sometimes we need support and help to learn new ways of thinking or coping.If you're facing challenges in your life or relationships such as difficulties in communication, intimacy, self-esteem, sexual fulfilment or exploring your identity then I am here to help support and guide you. I work in a pluralistic way, finding what approaches work best for you: no two people are the same so how can we expect one approach to work for everybody?
01782 983826 View 01782 983826
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST10
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
01782 983552 View 01782 983552
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Adela R Moldovan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST4
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
My clinical experience encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01782 493877 View 01782 493877
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Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST2
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
0121 661 5848 View 0121 661 5848

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Samantha Oliver
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newcastle ST5
This may be for Compulsive behaviour around : seeing sex workers, pornography, hook ups, fetish, kinks, infidelity (cheating).
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I'm an integrative counsellor who has worked with a wide range of issues in private practice. I have gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction).
This may be for Compulsive behaviour around : seeing sex workers, pornography, hook ups, fetish, kinks, infidelity (cheating).
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I'm an integrative counsellor who has worked with a wide range of issues in private practice. I have gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction).
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Healthy Minds Stafford Limited
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Stone ST15
With over 18 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, I can help you deal with issues in your daily life and provide you with the support/interventions to overcome them. Marriage Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Couples Counselling, Addictions, Anxiety Treatment, OCD Treatment, Stress, Counselling Anger Management, Family Therapy, Counselling For Depression, Gender issues. The therapy provided by Healthy Minds Stafford can: Help you talk about issues you find difficult to discuss with others. Give you the confidence to make changes to improve your life. Offer new insights into your issues from a fresh and impartial perspective.
With over 18 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, I can help you deal with issues in your daily life and provide you with the support/interventions to overcome them. Marriage Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Couples Counselling, Addictions, Anxiety Treatment, OCD Treatment, Stress, Counselling Anger Management, Family Therapy, Counselling For Depression, Gender issues. The therapy provided by Healthy Minds Stafford can: Help you talk about issues you find difficult to discuss with others. Give you the confidence to make changes to improve your life. Offer new insights into your issues from a fresh and impartial perspective.
01785 472435 View 01785 472435
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Melisa Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle ST5  (Online Only)
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
01302 490114 View 01302 490114

Online Therapists

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psychlarity Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wolverhampton WV6
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
Welcome to my profile. I am fortunate to have worked across a range of contexts as well as extensive experience with a numerous clients. As a consultant family and systemic psychotherapist with 25 years experience I specialise in parental alienation, reunification, complex trauma and ptsd, couple therapy, family therapy, eating disorders, child and adult mental health, relationship difficulties, addiction including porn, sex and betrayal. I provide therapy for child to parental violence and repair family systems. Alongside working with courts, solicitors, social care, individual clients I also provide coaching and supervision.
01902 973074 View 01902 973074
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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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Karen Ledger Ltd at KSL Consulting
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10
My practice includes adults who are exploring and addressing all types of life events and issues which include self identity, relationships, childhood trauma, single event trauma, sexuality, with specialisms in head and birth injuries.
I am an experienced, therapist, executive coach and supervisor, having started my practice in 1995. I have been on the executive of the BACP and am a published author. My practice is informed by you about what you need and how you would like to work and I will provide the therapeutic relationship for you to get to where you want and need to be. We can work indoors (in Broomhill) or outdoors (at Ringinglow) in the countryside depending on what you prefer.
My practice includes adults who are exploring and addressing all types of life events and issues which include self identity, relationships, childhood trauma, single event trauma, sexuality, with specialisms in head and birth injuries.
I am an experienced, therapist, executive coach and supervisor, having started my practice in 1995. I have been on the executive of the BACP and am a published author. My practice is informed by you about what you need and how you would like to work and I will provide the therapeutic relationship for you to get to where you want and need to be. We can work indoors (in Broomhill) or outdoors (at Ringinglow) in the countryside depending on what you prefer.
0114 697 3955 View 0114 697 3955
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Peter Keightley
Psychotherapist, COSRT Affiliate
Verified Verified
Oakham LE15
Waitlist for new clients
“Understanding why I do what I do” is a common thread running through a lot of my client work. I offer a non-judgmental safe space for clients to explore their sexuality, sexual preferences and sexual behaviours whatever they may be, working towards a positive and fulfilling sexual future which is right for you as an individual or for you and your partner/s. Kink friendly. Practicing in Uppingham, I am an integrative psychosexual psychotherapist, a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) and ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). I am also STOPSO trained.
“Understanding why I do what I do” is a common thread running through a lot of my client work. I offer a non-judgmental safe space for clients to explore their sexuality, sexual preferences and sexual behaviours whatever they may be, working towards a positive and fulfilling sexual future which is right for you as an individual or for you and your partner/s. Kink friendly. Practicing in Uppingham, I am an integrative psychosexual psychotherapist, a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) and ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity). I am also STOPSO trained.
01664 491701 View 01664 491701
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Rebecca's Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
There are lots of reasons why someone may come for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of everyday life. It could be their past is affecting daily life. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships or having sexual problems. This could be erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, vaginismus, painful sex or loss of desire. I am Kink-friendly and aware. As a skilled integrative Therapist, I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to explore difficulties in a confidential environment.
There are lots of reasons why someone may come for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of everyday life. It could be their past is affecting daily life. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships or having sexual problems. This could be erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, vaginismus, painful sex or loss of desire. I am Kink-friendly and aware. As a skilled integrative Therapist, I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to explore difficulties in a confidential environment.
01226 445300 View 01226 445300
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Carla Devereux
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Solihull B90
Sex is off the menu and so is your intimacy.
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
Sex is off the menu and so is your intimacy.
I explore practical strategies that support individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and challenging situations. I delve into the causes of your symptoms and experiences contributing to your current feelings and behaviours. Through a supportive process, you will gain new insights into your situation and acquire new skills to help you cope and move forward. Psychotherapy is relaxed, confidential, and in a safe and friendly environment. Should you feel apprehensive about your first or subsequent sessions, you can bring a friend, parent or partner to the appointment.
0121 312 3546 View 0121 312 3546
Photo of Dawn White - Dawn White - Relationship Living, MBACP, Counsellor
Dawn White - Relationship Living
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
0114 697 2894 View 0114 697 2894
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Pasquale Forcellati
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist that works on building a relationship with clients that will help them grow and develop.
Having worked in couple therapy for many years, my main observation is the loss of connection most people feel to their partners. Sometimes, this disconnection may play out as, a general feeling of discontent, or constant arguments, maybe there will be a loss of desire. whatever the issue it can only be fixed by agreeing to reconnect. I believe that couples can make a choice to reconnect. My goal is to take couple on a journey from where they are to reconnection. Finding a level of emotional intimacy that will transcend any present and future challenges to the couple relationship.
Experienced Sex and Relationship Therapist that works on building a relationship with clients that will help them grow and develop.
Having worked in couple therapy for many years, my main observation is the loss of connection most people feel to their partners. Sometimes, this disconnection may play out as, a general feeling of discontent, or constant arguments, maybe there will be a loss of desire. whatever the issue it can only be fixed by agreeing to reconnect. I believe that couples can make a choice to reconnect. My goal is to take couple on a journey from where they are to reconnection. Finding a level of emotional intimacy that will transcend any present and future challenges to the couple relationship.
01234 676656 View 01234 676656
Photo of Robyn Morris - Robyn Morris Counselling & Psychotherapy, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Robyn Morris Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
As a couples therapist we can work together on communication, affairs, sex, menopause, post-partum issues amongst other issues the couple are navigating.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
As a couples therapist we can work together on communication, affairs, sex, menopause, post-partum issues amongst other issues the couple are navigating.
My practice offers you a safe, supportive and confidential space where we can look at your feelings and thoughts. We will explore these together making gentle change. I work with a range of presentations: individual & relationship including psychosexual presentations (as a COSRT trainee psychosexual therapist) . My approach is Integrative ( combine approaches and modalities). I work with Individuals and with Couples. My practice is open to all seeking therapy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or age and I have undertaken training and I am registered PINK therapist supporting clients who identify as LGBTIQA.
01453 701413 View 01453 701413
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Eva Nogales - EN - sex and relationship therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Liverpool L3
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
01767 669826 View 01767 669826
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The Growth Room
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related.
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related.
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
01282 911947 View 01282 911947
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Gerry Ritchie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Evesham WR11
I have trained in a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy methods including Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (ETC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Sex Therapy.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
I have trained in a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy methods including Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (ETC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy and Sex Therapy.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
01242 395274 View 01242 395274
Photo of Genevieve Collister Brown, COSRT General, Psychotherapist
Genevieve Collister Brown
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
I'm a sex and relationship therapist with over 5 years experience in empowering people through sex education. I work with a wide range of issues including understanding your gender, sexuality and identities (inc. LGBTQIA+), finding the right relationship style for you (non-monogamy, monogamy, polyamory etc), negotiating safer BDSM and kink practices, exploring consent, issues with sexual functioning (genital pain, erection issues, inability to orgasm etc), navigating relationship conflicts and improving sexual intimacy. I also work with people who have experienced sexual trauma and abuse and work in a trauma-informed way.
0161 524 1594 View 0161 524 1594

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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.