Sex Therapists in York, ENG

Photo of Jason Gillery - Yorkshire Counselling Services, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Yorkshire Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
Sex / intimacy, relationship difficulties, communication, family dynamics, arguing, managing a break up, anxiety, depression, low self esteem are all areas I can help.
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
Sex / intimacy, relationship difficulties, communication, family dynamics, arguing, managing a break up, anxiety, depression, low self esteem are all areas I can help.
I appreciate that it can feel difficult in asking for help and to put trust in someone you have never met, especially with often upsetting and difficult issues. It can feel like we may have somehow failed or its a last resort in trying to resolve difficulties. I have helped many people like yourself, who also felt unsure initially on what to expect and feelings of trepidation or embarrassment in asking for help. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is all important to be effective in addressing the issues and helping you to make the changes that you want and to get things back on track.
01904 917502 View 01904 917502
Photo of Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
York YO1  (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
Photo of Rachel Northen - Sex And Relationship Therapist, COSRT General, Counsellor
Rachel Northen - Sex And Relationship Therapist
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
York YO1  (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
Photo of Joanne Mander, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Joanne Mander
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
Hello there and welcome…my name is Joanne and I specialise in Couples Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and sexual addiction. All relationships have up’s and downs, this is quite normal and we have to re-adjust when life throws up these challenges. If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below though and are finding it hard to resolve, then it may be time to seek experienced support: Do you no longer feel able to talk to your partner? Do your conversations always seem to turn into an argument? Or maybe you are experiencing loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, pain during sex which are causing you a great deal of distress.
01538 712308 View 01538 712308
Photo of Sarah Marzillier, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO30  (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.
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Photo of Tabitha Bast - Tabitha Bast: Relationship and Sex Therapy, MSc, COSRT General, Counsellor
Tabitha Bast: Relationship and Sex Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1  (Online Only)
Love, sex and personal relationships are where we manage our hopes, our fears and our vulnerabilities. When our connection with ourselves and others is going well it can feel transformative, but when it isn’t it can be extremely distressing. I offer a non-judgemental integrative approach to relationship and psychosexual therapy to work best with your circumstance, whatever they are, whether single, in a couple or open/polyamorous relationships. Troubled relationships, arguing, erection issues, loss of desire, anxiety, painful sex, vaginismus, shame about porn use or kinks, communication problems. This can all change.
Love, sex and personal relationships are where we manage our hopes, our fears and our vulnerabilities. When our connection with ourselves and others is going well it can feel transformative, but when it isn’t it can be extremely distressing. I offer a non-judgemental integrative approach to relationship and psychosexual therapy to work best with your circumstance, whatever they are, whether single, in a couple or open/polyamorous relationships. Troubled relationships, arguing, erection issues, loss of desire, anxiety, painful sex, vaginismus, shame about porn use or kinks, communication problems. This can all change.
0113 859 1095 View 0113 859 1095
Photo of Jacqueline Ann Bird - Jacquibird Counselling, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jacquibird Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO10
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
Welcome I am a registered MBACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am qualified in several modalities of therapy - meaning I can integrate a range of interventions to support you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and young people. I offer online appointments and face to face appointments in York and Thirsk. I also offer walk and talk sessions in York and Thirsk. I specialise in relationship and psychosexual therapy, trauma and PTSD. If you are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk in confidence, I'm here by your side to support you and help you move forward at your pace.
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Photo of Katie Lane, BACP, Counsellor
Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO26
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!
01937 229227 View 01937 229227
Photo of Dr Keith Abbott, PhD, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Dr Keith Abbott
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
I’m passionate about helping you make more of your life, whether you want to work on personal, psychological, relationship, mental health or spiritual issues or to find more meaning, fulfilment, purpose and happiness in life. I have a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, and counselling supervision. I help men, women and couples of many professions, occupations and nationalities, from 18 upwards in UK and (online) overseas. I provide individual sessions, couples sessions and am a qualified counselling supervisor.
01509 323243 View 01509 323243
Photo of Gill Sweeting, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
01298 608404 View 01298 608404
Photo of Favor Emeka Alexander - Paramount Therapy Center Limited, MSc, BACP, Psychotherapist
Paramount Therapy Center Limited
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO23
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.
0113 487 2354 View 0113 487 2354
Photo of Samantha Richards - Tailored Counselling Solutions, MBACP, Counsellor
Tailored Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Taking the step to seek psychological support can be a daunting prospect. Understanding this, I work with clients in a collaborative manner, enabling a safe and helpful environment, so the client feels comfortable enough to share some of their life struggles. I am passionate about adapting psychological therapies so that they are accessible and meaningful. I value a non-stigmatising approach to understand complex mental health issues and see difficulties within a multi-layered context.
Taking the step to seek psychological support can be a daunting prospect. Understanding this, I work with clients in a collaborative manner, enabling a safe and helpful environment, so the client feels comfortable enough to share some of their life struggles. I am passionate about adapting psychological therapies so that they are accessible and meaningful. I value a non-stigmatising approach to understand complex mental health issues and see difficulties within a multi-layered context.
01904 935650 View 01904 935650
Photo of James Costigan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
James Costigan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
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
Photo of Kathryn Roe, MA, MUKCP, Counsellor
Kathryn Roe
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO23
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.
01609 716538 View 01609 716538

Online Therapists

Photo of Rebecca Dawn Richardson - Rebecca's Counselling Solutions , MBACP, Counsellor
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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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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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.
0151 318 0469 View 0151 318 0469
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Ellie Johnston
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Scarborough YO13
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapist. I am fully insured and undertake regular clinical supervision. As a counsellor I have worked at length with individuals with anxiety issues, low mood and depression. I have worked extensively with children and young people in challenging environments, finding ways to overcome difficulties with family life, removing barriers to education and goal setting.
01723 335678 View 01723 335678
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Austen Miall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M4
“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+.
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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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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.