Sex Therapists in Wetherby, ENG

Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
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.
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Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
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Julia de los Rios
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS23
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
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Rachel Northen - Sex And Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8  (Online Only)
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
Sometimes we need help to tackle distressing issues in our sex lives or relationships.
I specialise in male and female sexual difficulties and in relationship issues and work with couples and individuals. Sexual issues may have a physiological and/or psychological cause and include: loss of intimacy and desire, mismatched libidos, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, sexual pain, menopause, sexual phobia and anxiety, lack of confidence and issues with porn use. Relationship issues include: infidelity, loss of trust, communication difficulties, lack of intimacy/connection, adjusting to change, conflict, stress and anxiety, separation and different attachment styles.
0113 467 8450 View 0113 467 8450
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Elaine Tarsh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
As a relationship counsellor and sex therapist, I provide compassionate and practical support to help you overcome these challenges.
When a relationship starts to falter, it can feel devastating. Maybe your relationship is causing you to worry. Perhaps you’re struggling with intimacy issues? Or maybe you or your partner has a porn or sex addiction that is pushing you apart. If you've been viewing porn for an excessive amount of time and are starting to question its impact on your life, you're not alone. If you've signed up for dating apps, or you are sexually messaging others despite being in a committed relationship, or your partner has discovered some of what is happening, and you know you must do something, counselling can support change.
As a relationship counsellor and sex therapist, I provide compassionate and practical support to help you overcome these challenges.
When a relationship starts to falter, it can feel devastating. Maybe your relationship is causing you to worry. Perhaps you’re struggling with intimacy issues? Or maybe you or your partner has a porn or sex addiction that is pushing you apart. If you've been viewing porn for an excessive amount of time and are starting to question its impact on your life, you're not alone. If you've signed up for dating apps, or you are sexually messaging others despite being in a committed relationship, or your partner has discovered some of what is happening, and you know you must do something, counselling can support change.
01923 920643 View 01923 920643
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Kathryn Roe
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
Everyone deserves to feel at their best, to receive support when they require it, without shame. I believe that no one's circumstances are less worthy than others. I work alongside individuals, couples, groups & parents to review their circumstances, reconnect, recover & restore. If you want to thrive, understand & explore your own circumstances better, regain a sense of wellbeing & vitality, (whether working through personal events, managing distress symptoms, relationship setbacks, loss or change), I am here to support your intentions towards development & change. We all could do with a bit of help sometimes, without judgement.
Everyone deserves to feel at their best, to receive support when they require it, without shame. I believe that no one's circumstances are less worthy than others. I work alongside individuals, couples, groups & parents to review their circumstances, reconnect, recover & restore. If you want to thrive, understand & explore your own circumstances better, regain a sense of wellbeing & vitality, (whether working through personal events, managing distress symptoms, relationship setbacks, loss or change), I am here to support your intentions towards development & change. We all could do with a bit of help sometimes, without judgement.
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A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
0113 512 7087 View 0113 512 7087
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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression; feeling overwhelmed; lacking in motivation; experiencing relationship difficulties; having intrusive or ruminating thoughts; struggling to make decisions; looking to explore greater personal growth & insight or feel you are not quite reaching your full potential? - perhaps I can help. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy within a safe, containing space - allowing you the opportunity to openly explore a range of thoughts, behaviours & emotions, with someone trained to help understand & make sense of them.
01423 648724 View 01423 648724
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Andy Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Not accepting new clients
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer, I am passionate about emancipation and freedom. My practice is characterised by offering you a space - online or face-to-face - where you can discover your identity and regain a sense of autonomy and connectedness. I seek to support my clients to move from a place of feeling perhaps lost and alienated to a position where they feel connected to themselves, to others and to the ground upon which they walk. As a client, you may be seeking to manage a significant and sudden change in your life. I would like to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to address these difficulties.
0113 519 4703 View 0113 519 4703
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Kaleidoscope Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
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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Dolly Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
Hello, I am Dolly and I have worked in the health and well-being field for 15 years supporting both adults and young people. I am passionate about supporting people in a a non judgemental way, offering a safe space where problems can be identified and overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to freely, who doesn’t judge or hand out unwanted advice. Someone you know is really listening to how your feeling and help you make sense of what going on.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
01423 449166 View 01423 449166
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James Costigan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
I am a genuine, caring and insightful professional who creates a safe therapeutic space in which to foster self-awareness, mindfulness, personal growth and transformation. The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and greater ease.
I am a genuine, caring and insightful professional who creates a safe therapeutic space in which to foster self-awareness, mindfulness, personal growth and transformation. The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and greater ease.
01224 007049 View 01224 007049
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REAP Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
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Online Therapists

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Just Human Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L8
I have an extensive background of working with a diverse range of clients and the issues they present, and I have particular areas of expertise in trauma, including (but not limited to); domestic abuse, gender and sexuality based violence, women and non binary issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, self harm, self esteem and feelings about worth.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
I have an extensive background of working with a diverse range of clients and the issues they present, and I have particular areas of expertise in trauma, including (but not limited to); domestic abuse, gender and sexuality based violence, women and non binary issues, the LGBTQIA+ community, self harm, self esteem and feelings about worth.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
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Chi Ko Psychosexual Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
Chi is a Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, accredited by BACP and COSRT. He also works with people with sexual addictive behaviour and compulsivity. He has an excellent working knowledge on a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions.
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Ruth Proud
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Burntwood WS7
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity and am trauma informed. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
As an accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist I specialise in working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties with their relationships, sexual function, sexuality and gender. I consider a client’s relationship or sexual problems in terms of their individual, cultural and societal identity and am trauma informed. My aim is to work therapeutically with clients in achieving relationship, personal and sexual wellbeing whatever that may look like.
01543 396887 View 01543 396887
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David Kinvig
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
I work with opposite sex, same sex and transgender couples, covering sexual and sexuality difficulties, identity issues including Intersex struggles, children, parenting, second and extended families, affairs, anger, domestic violence, communication difficulties, impact of life-stage transitions, separation and divorce as well as illness and bereavement/loss.
I am trained in a range of modalities including CBT, Mindfulness and Systemic Family Therapy. As an accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work across the full spectrum of psychological disorders. I have particular interest in Trauma, OCD, Eating Disorders, High End Groups and Personality Disorders. I work with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Bereavement. I have a passion for working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide, families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide. I am an experienced couples and family therapist. I am skilled in multi agency working. I am experienced in working with prisoners.
I work with opposite sex, same sex and transgender couples, covering sexual and sexuality difficulties, identity issues including Intersex struggles, children, parenting, second and extended families, affairs, anger, domestic violence, communication difficulties, impact of life-stage transitions, separation and divorce as well as illness and bereavement/loss.
I am trained in a range of modalities including CBT, Mindfulness and Systemic Family Therapy. As an accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work across the full spectrum of psychological disorders. I have particular interest in Trauma, OCD, Eating Disorders, High End Groups and Personality Disorders. I work with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Bereavement. I have a passion for working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide, families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide. I am an experienced couples and family therapist. I am skilled in multi agency working. I am experienced in working with prisoners.
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Jennifer Ackroyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1
I am an experienced and accredited CBT therapist with many years experience in the field of mental health. As well as this, I am an experienced and accredited psychosexual psychotherapist and can offer support for difficulties relating to sex and relationships. I can work with people who want to make positive changes in their life and want to understand why they are finding certain things difficult.
I am an experienced and accredited CBT therapist with many years experience in the field of mental health. As well as this, I am an experienced and accredited psychosexual psychotherapist and can offer support for difficulties relating to sex and relationships. I can work with people who want to make positive changes in their life and want to understand why they are finding certain things difficult.
01302 490329 View 01302 490329

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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.