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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7.30 am until 8.30 pm
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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

We have over 30 qualified and experienced therapists to choose from.

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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Barbara Perini
Barbara Perini

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 Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), a short-term (16 sessions), semi-structured individual therapy developed for mood...

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Yussef Ferguson

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 present personal difficulties and experiences Yussef works with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss,...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Mita Hiremath
Mita Hiremath

Mita has been involved in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience working in the voluntary sector, the NHS and private practice She is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist Additionally, she holds an MSc in Psychotherapy and is a trained EMDR therapist She has also facilitated support groups in the voluntary...

Bloomsbury

Therapist Janis Dellner
Janis Dellner

Janis offers an empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment where her clients can explore the issues that are currently troubling them  Janis works collaboratively to explore and challenge thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are no longer serving her clients’ wellbeing, interests and relationships with themselves and others  She believes it is through the...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Silvi Naskinova
Silvi Naskinova

Silvi is a psychodynamic psychotherapist offering both long- and short-term therapy  She aims to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore whatever is on their minds Her work helps individuals understand how their experiences (both past and present) and any unconscious forces might be impacting their relationships and ways of coping...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Ben Marks
Ben Marks

Ben is an experienced psychotherapist who has helped many people through difficult times in their lives He works with clients with a wide range of personal issues around depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, loneliness, stresses within the workplace, low self esteem, relationship and sexual problems including performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction and...

Oxford Circus

Therapist Nicola Reeves
Nicola Reeves

Nicola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist Nicola believes in giving clients time and space to approach therapy in the way they need to approach it She finds this is the best way to develop a therapeutic relationship that allows feelings to be truly explored and evaluated As a psychodynamic...

Soho

Therapist Asma Gharbi
Asma Gharbi

Asma offers psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative therapies to individuals and couples She tailors her approach to meet the needs and preferences of her clients She offers short and long term therapy Asma provides a non-judgemental space for her clients, where they can feel safe to explore their feelings, make sense of their experiences and forge deep lasting...

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Kensington

Therapist Shelly Klein
Shelley Klein

As a psychodynamic therapist Shelley brings a wealth of experience to her work and supports her patients to talk about those aspects of their lives they are finding painful, upsetting or difficult to deal with, in a confidential, non-judgmental and peaceful setting Shelley is particularly interested in working with those who are experiencing depression, bereavement, high...

Soho

Therapist Tom Deitch
Tom Deitch

Tom is a popular and approachable psychotherapist who has extensive experience working with people from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds He brings a wealth of life experience, training and understanding to his work, offering help with depression, trauma, anxiety, abuse, sexual problems, addiction, relationship difficulties and many of the other obstacles life...

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