Sex Therapists in Wakefield, ENG

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Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Joshua Carter
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF4
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
Hi, I'm Joshua, a professional psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I know how daunting it can be to look for a counsellor, or finding who will match your needs and expectations. So I will talk you through how I work and what I can offer you, to hopefully take away any confusion and make your search a little easier. I am located at Nostell Priory in Wakefield.
01924 950697 View 01924 950697
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Kevin Westwood
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF4  (Online Only)
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
01977 802180 View 01977 802180
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Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF2
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
I work as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. I have experience assessing and assisting people with mental health conditions and hidden disabilities within their workplaces. I have specialist knowledge and experience in Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I follow the BACP code of ethics. This means that I work with honesty, integrity, mission, and values. I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short- and long-term basis using Person-centered therapeutic Approach. I work with Young People, Couple in Relationship, Families, Domestic Violence, SPIP.
01274 240054 View 01274 240054
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Jeana Hallas at Barnsley Hypnosis & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
01226 337420 View 01226 337420

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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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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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Tamara Hoyton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
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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Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
I offer sessions, webinars, sex-positive social events, and more.
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
I offer sessions, webinars, sex-positive social events, and more.
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638815 View 01865 638815
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Tell Us A Tail
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Barnsley S75
I’m a sex, relationship and trauma therapist and rewind practitioner. I work in a solution focused way to build self esteem, confidence and self care. I’m attentive to how you learn and use lots of tools and worksheets to help.
I’m a sex, relationship and trauma therapist and rewind practitioner. I work in a solution focused way to build self esteem, confidence and self care. I’m attentive to how you learn and use lots of tools and worksheets to help.
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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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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
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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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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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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+.
01484 627039 View 01484 627039
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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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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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Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS6
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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Michael F Harris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP, NCPS & BPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP, NCPS & BPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
07506 715611 View 07506 715611

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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.