Psychosexual therapy in London

Our psychosexual therapists in central London can support you to feel more confident around sex and intimacy.

Problems with sex and intimacy are very common. They are also very treatable. Psychosexual therapy combines talking therapy with exercises that you are given to do at home between sessions. It is highly effective at treating a wide range of sexual problems.

Sexual issues are common

Sexual problems are often triggered by a bad sexual experience. These bad sexual experiences might be a single difficult sexual encounter, years of sustained sexual abuse or anything in between. They can also be triggered by a lack of sexual experience and the self-doubt inexperience sometimes produces.

Whatever the trigger, a cycle then becomes established. You become anxious about sex and that anxiety becomes reinforced over time through behaviours such as avoiding sex, only having sex when intoxicated, or only having sex with people who don’t matter to you.

In psychosexual therapy, we tackle the anxiety. We take things slowly and, going at your pace, rebuild your sex life in a way that helps you feel confident again.

Our therapists are here to help resolve sexual problems

Our psychosexual therapists work with both individuals and couples. If your sexual issue is occurring in a couple relationship, it is usually more effective to come as a couple, but the decision is yours.

Whether you attend as an individual or a couple, your sessions will be confidential. Our warm, supportive therapists take the time to understand you and don’t push you to discuss or do anything that you’re not ready to do.

At your first meeting with one of our psychosexual therapists, you will be invited to tell your story and to explore what you would like to achieve in therapy. It’s very natural to have questions or concerns about entering psychosexual therapy, and your initial consultation is also an opportunity to discuss those with the therapist.

There is no obligation to continue after the initial consultation. However, most clients quickly feel comfortable with their therapist and leave the initial consultation with any concerns resolved, keen to start the process of psychosexual therapy.

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Mondays to Fridays
7.30 am until 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
8.00 am until 6.00 pm

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How can psychosexual therapy help?

Sometimes clients are unsure whether their problems are best addressed through psychosexual therapy or couples therapy. All our psychosexual therapists are also qualified in couples counselling, so if you are unsure, book an appointment with a psychosexual therapist and they will tailor their approach to meet your needs.

The issues that psychosexual therapy is suited for include:
  • a level of sexual desire (whether low or high) that you or your partner are uncomfortable with
  • difficulty reaching orgasm
  • painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • problems obtaining or maintaining an erection
  • rapid or delayed ejaculation
  • vaginismus
  • compulsive sexual behaviours, such as regular unsafe sex, consistent porn use or compulsive masturbation
  • issues relating to chemsex
  • sexual problems arising from illness or disability

Confidential counselling sessions

Sex can be one of the hardest topics for clients to discuss.

It’s also a topic that many people feel ashamed about, particularly if they are having problems. People wonder if they are normal, and don’t like to admit sexual preferences that they think they might be judged for.

Our therapists know how to make talking about sex easier. They can help you to find language that you are comfortable with. Their own comfort with talking about sex quickly helps clients to relax. And they don’t judge anyone for their sexual preferences.

Learning to talk about sex is one of the most powerful benefits of psychosexual therapy. When sexual communication improves, other sexual problems become much easier to tackle.

Online psychosexual therapy is available

We understand that some clients prefer to have their therapy sessions online, and all our psychosexual therapists are happy to see clients on secure online platforms.

In some cases, all therapy sessions will be online – for example, if you are based overseas or have a disability that means you are unable to come to our office. You may also choose a hybrid form of therapy where some sessions are held face-to-face in our offices and some sessions are held online.

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Counselling for individuals

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Our therapists

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Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Roz Urquhart
Roz Urquhart

Roz is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, who offers both long- and short-term psychotherapy She works with a varied client group offering a welcoming, safe and confidential therapeutic space in which to help her clients explore and process the issues that are bringing them into therapy Roz supports her clients to focus on unconscious processes, inner conflicts and...

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Therapist Andreea Gligore
Andreea Gligore

Andreea is an experienced integrative therapist who works with individuals, offering short- and long-term therapy Since qualifying in 2017, she has offered therapy in private practice, the NHS and community services She works with many issues including relationship dynamics, role and life stage transitions, bereavement, life-altering events, loneliness and isolation,...


Therapist Stamatia Lorentzou
Stamatia Lorentzou

Stamatia draws on a broad range of theories of psychotherapy She works collaboratively with her clients to understand the causes of their concern and find ways to move forward Stamatia offers both short-term and longer-term therapy She has worked in various organisational settings with individuals seeking to address relationship issues, low self esteem, separation,...


Therapist Geraldine Lothian
Geraldine Lothian

Geraldine (she/her) is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals Geraldine’s style of therapy is to work collaboratively with her clients and at each client’s pace  It is sometimes difficult to make the decision to start therapy but Geraldine works together with her clients to address any issues that may feel difficult to explore on their own ...

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Therapist Amrita Athwal
Amrita Athwal

Amrita works with adults in an integrative way, drawing on various therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the needs of each client She provides a safe space to help clients better understand themselves She offers short term and long term therapy Amrita has experience of working with clients on issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship...


Therapist Evan Bates
Evan Bates

Evan is a psychodynamic therapist, offering both long and short term therapy He creates a non-judgemental and reflective space to help clients explore their difficulties and concerns Working together to understand the connections between past and current relationships, Evan supports clients in developing a deeper awareness of their recurring emotional patterns and further...


Therapist Tatjana Strbac
Tatjana Strbac

Tatjana uses an integrative approach to support individuals and couples through personal, professional and relationship difficulties, in a collaborative and relaxed environment in which they can safely explore their past and present experiences Tatjana aims to understand your needs and explore possible solutions by identifying the thinking, behaviour and emotional...

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Therapist Ben Brackenbury
Ben Brackenbury

Ben believes that at times we all struggle with the challenges life has to offer and therapy provides a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore this Ben works with individuals to make sense of who they are and how they respond to the world today, and to explore new ways of being Ben is also sensitive to how difficult it might be for a client to talk to a...

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Therapist James Eve
James Eve

James is a psychosexual and relationship therapist who has been in private practice for five years He works with individuals and couples on sexual and relationship difficulties, understanding that these can be significant causes of distress in one's life Prior to working in private practice, James worked for the psychosexual team at Croydon University Hospital He is a...

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Therapist Natasha Maidment
Natasha Maidment

Natasha is a person–centred counsellor and psychotherapist who will provide you with a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental space to explore any thoughts or concerns you wish to bring She works with a range of issues including anxiety, stress, critical thoughts, trauma, relationship issues, identity, depression, loss and low self-esteem Natasha offers a...

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