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About psychotherapy 

Psychosexual Psychotherapy

We understand that it is often difficult to talk about intimate sexual problems.

We provide a warm and welcoming place where we can work with you in a confidential, sensitive and supportive way.

How can Psychosexual Therapy help?

Many people have a problem with sex at some point in their lives. While some can deal with these themselves, for others psychotherapy helps them find a resolution to their sexual dysfunction or emotional blocks. 

Psychosexual therapy is a specialised therapeutic therapy. It is used specifically for those who are experiencing problems of a psychological, sexual nature. Sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes. Their origins may be: 

  • Physical (the effect of illness, accident, surgery, disability or medications)
  • Psychological (due to anxiety, depression or other mental health problems)
  • Emotional (for example, unresolved grief, or unhappiness due to other problems in the relationship)
  • Situational (they only happen under certain circumstances)
  • A combination of several of these factors.
Who can we treat?

Psychosexual Therapy can offer support for a wide range of problems, including but not limited to:

  • Anorgasmia
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculatory issues
  • HRT – Psychosexual needs during the menopause Vaginismus
  • Gender dysphoria and gender identity issues (in terms of sexual functioning)
  • Sexual identity issues affecting mood and anxiety
  • Sexual Interest, Arousal and Avoidance issues
  • Issues with intimacy and affecting well-being
  • Effects of physical issues such as chronic illness, recovery from surgery that impact on sexual functioning
  • Issues arising from childbirth and fertility/childlessness
  • Chem-sex and risky sexual behaviours
  • Sex or pornography addiction
  • Sexual pain
  • Exploration opportunities to identify the impact of historical experiences and relationships on sexual functioning
  • Focus on identifying sexual needs individually and as a couple
  • Learning to communicate sexual needs

We take the process of psychosexual therapy very gradually, because helping you to learn to relax and manage your fears is as much part of your treatment as getting to the root of the problem itself. We will help you examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are contributing to your sexual difficulties, and draw up realistic and achievable goals with you.

Link to United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Link to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Link to British Psychoanalytic Council


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