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 problems are common

Sexual problems are often triggered by a bad sexual experience. This might be a single drunken encounter where you couldn’t get an erection, years of sustained sexual abuse or anything in between. They can also be triggered by a lack of sexual experience and the self-doubt which that 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 you feel safe again.

Our therapists are here to help

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.

At your first meeting with one of our psychosexual therapists , you will be given time to tell your story and to explore what you would like to achieve. 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.

Our services

Appointments available

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

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What issues can psychosexual therapy help with?

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
  • chemsex
  • sexual problems arising from illness or disability.

How we work with you

Sex can be one of the hardest topics for clients to discuss. Many people don’t have words they feel comfortable using for sexual activities or body parts. The language often feels too coarse, too clinical or too twee.

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 for you. 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 practice. Others may prefer to have most of their sessions at our practice, but to have the option to take their sessions online occasionally.

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Individual counselling

Personal counselling can be about anything that’s on your mind.

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Couples counselling

Couples counselling provides space for couples to discuss problems in their relationship and find solutions.

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Therapists in London

Finding the right therapist is an important first step.

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Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

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Therapist Marta Pisarri
Marta Pisarri

Consultant Integrative Psychotherapist Visiting lecturer at Regent's University Diploma in Somatic Trauma Therapy Advance Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc in Clinical Psychology Marta is a psychologist and an integrative psychotherapist: she has been working in the field of mental health for over 12 years in both private...



Therapist Barbara Perini
Barbara Perini

Consultant Therapist MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy DIT - Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy BSc in Clinical Psychology Barbara is an accredited member of BACP, holding an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and adhering to the BACP ethical framework Her approach is open-ended, offering both short-term and long-term therapy Barbara has also trained in Dynamic...

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Therapist Yussef Ferguson
Yussef Ferguson

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy BA (Hons) Social Work Yussef is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist who offers both long and short term personal therapy to individuals He has experience of working with a diverse range of clients and can provide a warm, confidential space to explore and gain insight into any past or...

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Therapist Magda Piesiewicz
Magda Piesiewicz

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist MSc in Psychology Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology Magda helps couples and individuals who are facing psychosexual and relationship struggles She also specialises in compulsive sexual behaviours (often misunderstood as sex addiction) She aims to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where her clients can be open...


Therapist Ben Brackenbury
Ben Brackenbury

Consultant Therapist Head of Therapy Training Programmes 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...

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Therapist Geraldine Lothian
Geraldine Lothian

Consultant Therapist 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...


Therapist Stamatia Lorentzou
Stamatia Lorentzou

Senior Consultant Therapist 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,...


Therapist Rhiannon Whipps
Rhiannon Whipps

Consultant Therapist Rhiannon is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience of working within the field of mental health Rhiannon provides an empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic space for her clients to explore any difficulties which they may be facing Within the safety of a confidential environment, she encourages her clients...

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Therapist Patricia Connolly
Patricia Connolly

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Patricia works within a psychodynamic approach This focuses on early life experience and  relationships to help you understand how they shape who you are in the present When you begin to more fully explore your emotions and attitudes you can find a deeper self–knowledge, which can also transform the way you relate to...