Therapy for Sexual Problems in London

There are many types of sexual problems, they happen to many people and they can be very distressing.

Sex is a complex force. It has biological, psychological and emotional components. Some sexual problems are purely physical, resulting from a disability, an illness or side effects from medication, for example. Your GP can discuss options for treatment of these types of sexual problems.

However, most sexual problems are psychological. They do not stem from physical or physiological problems within the body.

Why is sex difficult for many people?

Sexual problems might originate in negative messages that have been picked up about sex, past sexual trauma or previous negative sexual encounters. Depressionanxiety and self-worth issues can also contribute to sexual dysfunction. Cultural, generational and religious factors often play a role in how a person experiences sex.

Sometimes people find it hard to discuss sex and discussing sexual problems can be even more difficult. Experienced therapists are used to these sensitive conversations and will quickly normalise any discussions about sex or sexual problems. Most clients are surprised by how quickly they overcome any concerns about discussing sex once the initial anxiety has been alleviated.

Sex itself can be intimidating. Your partner may want to try sexual acts with which you do not feel comfortable. Or you may feel uncomfortable communicating your own sexual desires to your partner.

There are many reasons people often find sex difficult and many reasons people turn to psychosexual therapy in London.

We also see many clients for help with relationship problems and issues around sexuality and sexual identity.

Can counselling for sex and sexual issues in London help?

To speak to someone about sexual problems, please get in touch. Our therapists are experienced in working with many sexual issues and we can refer clients with certain psycho-sexual problems for specialist care. These problems include painful sex, Vaginismus, inability to orgasm, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido.

We employ experienced relationship therapists as well as psychosexual therapists to help with a range of sexual difficulties.

There are counselling treatments available for most sexual dysfunctions. At your first appointment we will explore some of the sexual problems you might be having and we will discuss with you your best options for moving forward.

Discussion is counselling are always confidential and we do not judge personal choices, behaviour or experiences. We have much experience working with a wide range of sexual practices, both gay and straight. If you prefer to speak to a male or female therapist, just let us know when setting up your first appointment.

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Facing sexual issues

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Individual counselling

Our personal counselling services take place in a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere.

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Couples counselling

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

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Our therapists in London

Our therapists bring a wealth of experience and training to the therapy services we provide.

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Ameet Magan

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Amrita Athwal

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Therapist Annie Curran-White
Annie Curran-White

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Therapist Antonella Bonetti
Antonella Bonetti

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Therapist Ava Kinsey
Ava Kinsey

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Therapist Barbara Beyaz
Barbara Beyaz

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Barbara Perini

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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...

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Therapist Catherine Hammett
Catherine Hammett

Catherine offers a safe, confidential space for clients bringing a wide range of issues to therapy  These include anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anger and work-related stress  Catherine also supports clients experiencing depression, bereavement and life transitions  Among her specialist interests are post-traumatic growth and working with adult...

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