Sex Therapists in Edinburgh, SCT

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Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH3
I work with individuals and couples, specialising in relationship counselling, sex therapy and sex addiction & compulsivity therapy. As a relationship counsellor, I support couples with various complex issues, including dealing with the impact of porn addiction on their relationship.
I work with individuals and couples, specialising in relationship counselling, sex therapy and sex addiction & compulsivity therapy. As a relationship counsellor, I support couples with various complex issues, including dealing with the impact of porn addiction on their relationship.
0131 510 1868 View 0131 510 1868
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Zofia Zyborska
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified
Edinburgh EH3
I specialise in Sex and Relationship Therapy and offer talking therapy for couples and individuals with sexual problems. These include vaginismus, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm, loss of desire for sex, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I have particular experience in working with those impacted by past sexual trauma, abuse or assault. I am specifically trained and qualified to work with sex and porn addiction(s). I also work with partners of sex/porn addicts who are perhaps struggling with their partner’s addiction, working with the distress, betrayal, shock and trauma they may be experiencing.
I specialise in Sex and Relationship Therapy and offer talking therapy for couples and individuals with sexual problems. These include vaginismus, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm, loss of desire for sex, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I have particular experience in working with those impacted by past sexual trauma, abuse or assault. I am specifically trained and qualified to work with sex and porn addiction(s). I also work with partners of sex/porn addicts who are perhaps struggling with their partner’s addiction, working with the distress, betrayal, shock and trauma they may be experiencing.
0131 357 6236 View 0131 357 6236
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Laura McNaught
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
0131 510 4491 View 0131 510 4491
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Emma Anway
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Additionally, I am a certified Integrated Intimacy Professional; I specialize in bringing a holistic focus to helping couples work through sex and intimacy issues.
I believe that people experience healing in and through relationships. Brené Brown defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”. Therapy can be a powerful, safe space to experience that connection both as individuals and partnerships.
Additionally, I am a certified Integrated Intimacy Professional; I specialize in bringing a holistic focus to helping couples work through sex and intimacy issues.
I believe that people experience healing in and through relationships. Brené Brown defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”. Therapy can be a powerful, safe space to experience that connection both as individuals and partnerships.
01934 314094 View 01934 314094
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Coralie Tauty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
What if you could experience pleasurable sex without worries, pain, shame, or sexual function difficulties? What if you could be supported in healing from sexual trauma? What if you could set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs and preferences? What if you could explore, understand, and enjoy your sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual desire, and eroticism? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling anxious or confused about intimacy. Perhaps you've identified beliefs or past experiences that stop you from enjoying your sexuality. I invite you to get in touch with me for psychosexual therapy.
0131 510 6110 View 0131 510 6110
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Jodie Slee
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, COSRT General
Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (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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Eva Nogales - EN - sex and relationship therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified
Edinburgh EH1
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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Lesley Inglis Supervisor
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Specialities: Sex problems, addictions Porn/chat/fetishes traumatised partners Love addiction, Polyamory rels.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
Specialities: Sex problems, addictions Porn/chat/fetishes traumatised partners Love addiction, Polyamory rels.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
01573 400476 View 01573 400476
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Cássia Testa Gallas Bhattacharya
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I help clients to deal with anxiety, conflict in the relationship, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, rapid/delayed ejaculation, pain during sex, fear of sex, discomfort around sexual practices, sexual trauma, lack of pleasure during sex, communication issues, desire to change the dynamics of the relationship, change in circumstance, and more.
Hi! I believe everyone has the right for decent relationships (with friends, family and partners) as it has tremendous influence in their quality of life. Many things influence the way people behave in relationships - I am here to help you explore what might be getting in the way of you getting the relationships you want. I work with all sorts of issues in relationships and sexual difficulties, and will offer you a non-judgmental environment while facilitating the therapeutic process for self-discovery and actualisation.
I help clients to deal with anxiety, conflict in the relationship, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, rapid/delayed ejaculation, pain during sex, fear of sex, discomfort around sexual practices, sexual trauma, lack of pleasure during sex, communication issues, desire to change the dynamics of the relationship, change in circumstance, and more.
Hi! I believe everyone has the right for decent relationships (with friends, family and partners) as it has tremendous influence in their quality of life. Many things influence the way people behave in relationships - I am here to help you explore what might be getting in the way of you getting the relationships you want. I work with all sorts of issues in relationships and sexual difficulties, and will offer you a non-judgmental environment while facilitating the therapeutic process for self-discovery and actualisation.
020 8059 2130 View 020 8059 2130
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (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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Stephanie Saunders
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
I am an Edinburgh based Sex and relationship counsellor working full time in private practice with individuals & couples. My practice is based in central Edinburgh however I am currently working online. I specialise in explorative & action based proactive talk therapy aimed at helping you achieve the changes you would like to make in your life & to help you gain clarity & understanding to the life experiences you would like to work with.
I am an Edinburgh based Sex and relationship counsellor working full time in private practice with individuals & couples. My practice is based in central Edinburgh however I am currently working online. I specialise in explorative & action based proactive talk therapy aimed at helping you achieve the changes you would like to make in your life & to help you gain clarity & understanding to the life experiences you would like to work with.
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Sinéad Ní Mhaoileoin
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Edinburgh EH4
I am a highly qualified Relationship & Sex Therapist with 15 years experience. I am also trained in 2 evidence-based treatment models, each grounded in decades of research, Emotionally Focused Therapy and The Gottman Method. These provide us with deeper understandings and knowledge of what is required to help couples build more secure, resilient and loving bonds. Often, couples in distress don't know how to respond to each other in the face of emotional turmoil as a result of not getting the love they need and want from each other. Unlocking these co-created patterns of dis-connection with a relationship therapist is often required.
I am a highly qualified Relationship & Sex Therapist with 15 years experience. I am also trained in 2 evidence-based treatment models, each grounded in decades of research, Emotionally Focused Therapy and The Gottman Method. These provide us with deeper understandings and knowledge of what is required to help couples build more secure, resilient and loving bonds. Often, couples in distress don't know how to respond to each other in the face of emotional turmoil as a result of not getting the love they need and want from each other. Unlocking these co-created patterns of dis-connection with a relationship therapist is often required.
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Gulistan Karaca
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Edinburgh EH15
Specialised in: Marriage and couple therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Play therapy and Sex therapy.
Have you been feeling depressed lately? Do you no longer enjoy what you did previously? If you need psychological support and want a better life for yourself. Please get in touch. Let's find a solution together.
Specialised in: Marriage and couple therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Play therapy and Sex therapy.
Have you been feeling depressed lately? Do you no longer enjoy what you did previously? If you need psychological support and want a better life for yourself. Please get in touch. Let's find a solution together.
020 8138 8356 View 020 8138 8356
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Dr Anna Planedin
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH9
Hello, my name is Anna Planedin and I am a person-centered and psychodynamic psychotherapist in Edinburgh. I'm interested in helping people find relief and movement from a place of feeling 'stuck.' I specialize in working with loss, chronic pain, trauma, shame and sex/sexuality. I view therapy as a process of helping others listen to their gut feelings, find safety and containment and feel less alone in overwhelming life experiences. It is my hope that through speaking about difficult or taboo feelings with me, you will feel understood and accepted, and that over time you feel more powerful in how you respond to difficulty.
Hello, my name is Anna Planedin and I am a person-centered and psychodynamic psychotherapist in Edinburgh. I'm interested in helping people find relief and movement from a place of feeling 'stuck.' I specialize in working with loss, chronic pain, trauma, shame and sex/sexuality. I view therapy as a process of helping others listen to their gut feelings, find safety and containment and feel less alone in overwhelming life experiences. It is my hope that through speaking about difficult or taboo feelings with me, you will feel understood and accepted, and that over time you feel more powerful in how you respond to difficulty.
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Dr Dane Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience, specialiaing in providing compassionate and down-to-earth therapy. As a bookworm, rock-climber, and cat-Dad, I understand the importance of connecting on a personal level. Therapy with me is a journey focused on compassion, resilience, and understanding. I believe that your story is central, and together, we can navigate through challenges or nurture the positives in your life. I work with a wide range of clients and have expertise in stress, sadness, worry, couples work, sexuality, and gender diversity, I offer a tailored approach to suit your unique needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years of experience, specialiaing in providing compassionate and down-to-earth therapy. As a bookworm, rock-climber, and cat-Dad, I understand the importance of connecting on a personal level. Therapy with me is a journey focused on compassion, resilience, and understanding. I believe that your story is central, and together, we can navigate through challenges or nurture the positives in your life. I work with a wide range of clients and have expertise in stress, sadness, worry, couples work, sexuality, and gender diversity, I offer a tailored approach to suit your unique needs.
020 3984 7939 View 020 3984 7939
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Faraz Parekh
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH8  (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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Maritxu Arlegui-Prieto
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH7  (Online Only)
Ever thought "what is wrong with me?" I'd like to offer you a reframe - What's happened to you? If life's challenges have left you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck and alone, I can help you. In a safe and nonjudgmental space, we can explore your thoughts and feelings, untangle the knots that hinder progress, and work collaboratively to figure a way forward. Together, we'll navigate the nuance of your experiences, helping you gain clarity and discover your inner resilience. Whether it's managing anxiety, low mood, stress, or navigating relationship difficulties, I will support your self-reflection and empowerment. Reach out below.
Ever thought "what is wrong with me?" I'd like to offer you a reframe - What's happened to you? If life's challenges have left you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck and alone, I can help you. In a safe and nonjudgmental space, we can explore your thoughts and feelings, untangle the knots that hinder progress, and work collaboratively to figure a way forward. Together, we'll navigate the nuance of your experiences, helping you gain clarity and discover your inner resilience. Whether it's managing anxiety, low mood, stress, or navigating relationship difficulties, I will support your self-reflection and empowerment. Reach out below.
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Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Edinburgh EH3
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
07723 435840 View 07723 435840
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Pagoda counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH10
I am a person centred therapist offering bespoke counselling to anyone seeking support and help. I believe that in our work together we can facilitate change to allow you to reach your full potential.
I am a person centred therapist offering bespoke counselling to anyone seeking support and help. I believe that in our work together we can facilitate change to allow you to reach your full potential.
01934 314095 View 01934 314095
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Dr John Addey Malherbe
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Waitlist for new clients
My Psychotherapy practice experience relates to an insight into the human psyche in how unconscious processes impact and affect client's lived experience. Working through core internal and external relationships, transformative insight guides the therapeutic process to establish a greater sense of Self toward personal growth. My clients respond to a deeper way of working with the unconscious dimensions of their psyche, using dreams, difference and creativity to awaken consciousness and facilitate desired psychological outcomes toward change.
My Psychotherapy practice experience relates to an insight into the human psyche in how unconscious processes impact and affect client's lived experience. Working through core internal and external relationships, transformative insight guides the therapeutic process to establish a greater sense of Self toward personal growth. My clients respond to a deeper way of working with the unconscious dimensions of their psyche, using dreams, difference and creativity to awaken consciousness and facilitate desired psychological outcomes toward change.
0131 381 2500 View 0131 381 2500

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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.