Sex Therapists in Stroud, ENG

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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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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
01453 708286 View 01453 708286
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Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
01453 708186 View 01453 708186
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Louise Hunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL6
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
I champion a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual & couple I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself & your relationship to those around you, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
01242 903640 View 01242 903640
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Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
01344 948104 View 01344 948104

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Valerie Northcote
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
As a specialist working with sex addiction and compulsive behaviours I can support you and/or your partner through this difficult and often traumatic time.
Are you experiencing sexual issues in your relationship? Has one of you had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma in your life which is affecting your ability to connect with your partner or yourself sexually. Have you found yourself or your partner using more and more pornography or behaving sexually in a way that isn't acceptable or is out of control. You want to create a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal. You want to live a happy healthy life......
As a specialist working with sex addiction and compulsive behaviours I can support you and/or your partner through this difficult and often traumatic time.
Are you experiencing sexual issues in your relationship? Has one of you had an affair? You may have erection problems, difficulty orgasming, painful penetration or lack or no desire for sex. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma in your life which is affecting your ability to connect with your partner or yourself sexually. Have you found yourself or your partner using more and more pornography or behaving sexually in a way that isn't acceptable or is out of control. You want to create a better relationship. You want to recover from the pain of betrayal. You want to live a happy healthy life......
07449 470212 View 07449 470212
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Sarah Free
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gloucester GL4  (Online Only)
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
I am experienced with working with a number of presenting issues, such as menopause, sexuality, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, addictions and many more.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
01529 400799 View 01529 400799
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Sarah Bolton-Locke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Relationship & family difficulties, loss, and bereavement, and/or identity or sexuality issues.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
Relationship & family difficulties, loss, and bereavement, and/or identity or sexuality issues.
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
01452 934579 View 01452 934579
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Jen Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
I recognise that life is a journey that can sometimes be a struggle. Life in this modern world is often chaotic, stressful and moves at such a fast pace, yet our reptilian brains are still designed to deal with cave man threats. This can lead to our bodies being flooded with fight, flight or freeze responses. In time these can build and lead to conditions such as anxiety, depression and low level trauma if not dealt with correctly. Having the support to help you through is not always easy to find.
01242 903218 View 01242 903218
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Jamie Maycock
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist and have been working with clients since 2013. I offer an integrative approach, working with each person as an individual and using different theory’s to support the client in the best way. I offer an open minded and non judgemental space for clients to explore what’s troubling them. I work with all client issues. My specialist areas of work include offering support to clients with OCD using a range of CBT tools, working with victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and working with complex mental health issues. I have completed specialised training for providing psychotherapy.
I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist and have been working with clients since 2013. I offer an integrative approach, working with each person as an individual and using different theory’s to support the client in the best way. I offer an open minded and non judgemental space for clients to explore what’s troubling them. I work with all client issues. My specialist areas of work include offering support to clients with OCD using a range of CBT tools, working with victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and working with complex mental health issues. I have completed specialised training for providing psychotherapy.
07588 732617 View 07588 732617
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Grace McIntyre
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Pitchcombe GL6
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
Coach + Mediator + Therapist "I am a passionate creative, and have committed a decade working therapeutically in private residential trauma clinics, the NHS, secondary schools and my own business Resonate Therapy LTD. I bring all the skills of a specialist trauma therapist, that has worked extensively with neurodiversity and complex needs. By harmonising together a robust psychologically informed somatic based therapy programme. I specialise in supporting building meta-perspective of individual and collective systems. Are you ready to shift your life on a cellular, neuroplastic dimension?"
01235 424339 View 01235 424339

Online Therapists

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Giorgia C Bertoni
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E8  (Online Only)
I'm a psychodynamic therapist working primarily with issues related to sex, intimacy and relationships. I am sex positive and specialise in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity, meaning I'm LGBTQIA+ inclusive, BDSM/Kink conscious, polyamorous/non-monogamous aware and sex worker allied. I have extensive experience working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor body image, internalised shame, stigmatisation due to being a sex worker, fear of intimacy, self-harm, trauma and childhood abuse.
I'm a psychodynamic therapist working primarily with issues related to sex, intimacy and relationships. I am sex positive and specialise in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity, meaning I'm LGBTQIA+ inclusive, BDSM/Kink conscious, polyamorous/non-monogamous aware and sex worker allied. I have extensive experience working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor body image, internalised shame, stigmatisation due to being a sex worker, fear of intimacy, self-harm, trauma and childhood abuse.
020 8106 0714 View 020 8106 0714
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Rebecca Sparkes
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W2
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
Rebecca is highly experienced addictions and eating disorders specialist psychotherapist. She works with all addictions, including drugs, alcohol, gambling as well as online addictions, sex/porn addictions She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and early years' trauma (Complex PTSD). Rebecca is a trained Couples and Relationship Psychotherapist and works with couples or individuals looking at relationship or psychosexual issues. Appointments are face to face in Farringdon London EC1 or via Zoom
020 8103 6052 View 020 8103 6052
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Sharon Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Haslemere GU27  (Online Only)
I am embarking on further training in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours or sex addiction, helping those that are struggling and distressed with their current situation.
Hello, how can I help? My expertise is in couple’s and relational difficulties, I specialise in psychosexual therapy. This form of therapy is designed to help partners reconnect via improved sexual and relational communication. These are areas that can become fraught, tense and stuck seemingly impossible to find a way forward. I can help. I usually offer some individual sessions followed by joint ones to really learn about how things are for you both. Please know you will not be asked to do anything other than talk in the therapeutic sessions but there will be homework for you both.
I am embarking on further training in Compulsive Sexual Behaviours or sex addiction, helping those that are struggling and distressed with their current situation.
Hello, how can I help? My expertise is in couple’s and relational difficulties, I specialise in psychosexual therapy. This form of therapy is designed to help partners reconnect via improved sexual and relational communication. These are areas that can become fraught, tense and stuck seemingly impossible to find a way forward. I can help. I usually offer some individual sessions followed by joint ones to really learn about how things are for you both. Please know you will not be asked to do anything other than talk in the therapeutic sessions but there will be homework for you both.
01252 942461 View 01252 942461
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Lottie Passell-Syms
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
01962 670866 View 01962 670866
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Faraz Parekh
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am open to working with clients of all genders aged 22 and over. My interest based focus is on sexuality, personality development, sexual trauma, and relationships. I prefer to work with clients who have not found success with other therapists and still seek to. If you’re taking on a difficult challenge and struggling to find your way, look up my number.
I am open to working with clients of all genders aged 22 and over. My interest based focus is on sexuality, personality development, sexual trauma, and relationships. I prefer to work with clients who have not found success with other therapists and still seek to. If you’re taking on a difficult challenge and struggling to find your way, look up my number.
020 3004 1657 View 020 3004 1657
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Dr Gary Lynch
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW4
Hi I am Dr Gary Lynch I think that everyone has a unique life experience, and therefore chooses the approach best suited to the individual and issue. I believe people can often struggle to ask for help especially help with how they are feeling and the problems they are internally struggling with. Why should it be like that? it doesn't have to be. I can help you in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Sexuality, Sexual intimacy issues, Addiction, Stress. My role as a psychologist is to explore each client’s personal world and problems and give them tools to understand and better their lives.
Hi I am Dr Gary Lynch I think that everyone has a unique life experience, and therefore chooses the approach best suited to the individual and issue. I believe people can often struggle to ask for help especially help with how they are feeling and the problems they are internally struggling with. Why should it be like that? it doesn't have to be. I can help you in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Sexuality, Sexual intimacy issues, Addiction, Stress. My role as a psychologist is to explore each client’s personal world and problems and give them tools to understand and better their lives.
020 3984 8417 View 020 3984 8417
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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
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Nigel Sutcliffe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW5
As a therapist, I have experience in working with LGBTQI+ community, depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, anger issues, sexuality, gender identity, adverse childhood experiences, problematic sexual behaviour, porn addiction / compulsions, trauma (using EMDR), sexual abuse and relationship issues.
Life is a journey. Why not enjoy the ride? As an experienced counsellor, I understand people arrive at therapy with having lived different lives and having experienced different experiences. I work in a way that tailors the therapy approach to your needs by using a variety of modalities. I see my counselling role as an opportunity for me to walk beside you in a non-judgemental, empathetic and collaborative way, using the therapeutic skills I have learned through my own life experiences and my years of counselling work to help you get to a path to make the meaningful changes in your life that you are searching for.
As a therapist, I have experience in working with LGBTQI+ community, depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, anger issues, sexuality, gender identity, adverse childhood experiences, problematic sexual behaviour, porn addiction / compulsions, trauma (using EMDR), sexual abuse and relationship issues.
Life is a journey. Why not enjoy the ride? As an experienced counsellor, I understand people arrive at therapy with having lived different lives and having experienced different experiences. I work in a way that tailors the therapy approach to your needs by using a variety of modalities. I see my counselling role as an opportunity for me to walk beside you in a non-judgemental, empathetic and collaborative way, using the therapeutic skills I have learned through my own life experiences and my years of counselling work to help you get to a path to make the meaningful changes in your life that you are searching for.
01273 443398 View 01273 443398

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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.