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Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy


Psychosexual therapy is a specialist form of talking therapy which aims to address sexual difficulties. Difficulties may arise for emotional, psychological and physical reasons that may need some help untangling. Overcoming these difficulties may be relatively straightforward and require short term work (6-8 sessions). some people and couples may need longer term, open ended therapy. 

My approach is pluralistic in that I draw on different therapeutic approaches depending on who I am working with and my work is informed  by current research, developments in neuroscience and connection of body and mind. This will involve an initial assessment to inform an individualised treatment plan encompassing your needs and aims of therapy. A sexual difficulty can be a result of many different things and therefore I will explore past trauma, the impact of relationships, childhood, stress and relationship dynamics. Whilst there is a focus on sexual issues I work with you to consider why and how this has presented so that you will gain greater understanding and make the changes you desire.

It would be helpful for you to discuss any physical symptoms you may be experiencing with an appropriate medical professional. If you have not when we meet, I can advise you about the steps you should take.



Some common issues I have experience working with:

  • Erection difficulties (erectile dysfunction)

  • Rapid ejaculation (premature ejaculation)

  • Delayed ejaculation

  • Penetration difficulties (vaginal and anal)

  • Painful sex (genito-pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vulvodynia)

  • Orgasm difficulties (anorgasmia)   

  • Loss of arousal/desire

  • Out of control sexual behaviour (compulsive behaviour, including masturbation and sexual imagery/porn use)

  • General anxiety related to sexual health and sexually transmitted infections

  • Adjusting to a HIV diagnosis 

  • Chemsex support and intimacy issues

  • Risk-taking behaviours e.g. unprotected sex, changes in drug or alcohol use

  • Sexuality

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sexual assault

  • Shame, lack of self esteem and intimacy

  • Anxiety related to sex and intimacy (sexual confidence and knowledge)

  • Menopause and fertility issues

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