Psychosexual Therapy

What is Psychosexual Therapy?

Psychosexual therapy is another name for sex therapy.

The term is a recognition of the roles that both the mind and body play in sex.

Our qualified psychosexual therapists offer heterosexual and LBGTQ clients the opportunity to talk openly and safely about many different sexual issues, as well as particular insecurities, problems and difficulties.

Desire and satisfaction are often seen to be central to a healthy sexual relationship but sexuality is complex and involves feelings, values, attitudes and perceptions. There is not just one way to express sexuality and our counsellors understand the variability of sexual experiences. Coupleworks is respectful of individual, couple, religious and cultural differences.

The psychosexual therapy will include the taking of a psychosexual history and can include the setting of specific exercises and tasks to be completed at home.

Therapy can help with problems such as:

  • Inhibited and lack of sexual desire
  • Discrepancy in desire in the couple relationship
  • Compulsive sexual behaviour
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Penetration difficulties with intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Anorgasmia
  • Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Sexual aversions
  • Phobias resulting from early physical or sexual abuse

Coupleworks Therapists

Coupleworks is a group of six highly experienced relationship counsellors and psychosexual therapists. 

Since 2004 Coupleworks therapists have offered couples the opportunity to explore and understand their relationships and each other within an empathetic and understanding space.

Coupleworks counsellors offer counselling remotely via Skype and in person at their individual private practices based across London.

Coupleworks Blogs

Blended Families: Negotiating Step-parenting

January resolutions for a better, more peaceful or more creative 2022? Many people will still be trying to recover after the dust has settled post-holiday season.  Any occasion that brings loved ones together can be a time of great joy, but sadly...

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities. Covid’s unexpected legacy. The following blog was written 4 weeks ago.  I have left it as it is even although it is now out of date because it does illustrate how quickly things change at the moment.  It does, however, still have the same...

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Does Having Children Make Couples Happy?

Paul Bloom, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, asks the question in his article “What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness”. He states that most research has found that having children is terrible for quality of life but adds that the truth about what...

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Blended Families: Negotiating Step-parenting

January resolutions for a better, more peaceful or more creative 2022? Many people will still be trying to recover after the dust has settled post-holiday season.  Any occasion that brings loved ones together can be a time of great joy, but sadly...

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities. Covid’s unexpected legacy. The following blog was written 4 weeks ago.  I have left it as it is even although it is now out of date because it does illustrate how quickly things change at the moment.  It does, however, still have the same...

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Does Having Children Make Couples Happy?

Paul Bloom, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, asks the question in his article “What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness”. He states that most research has found that having children is terrible for quality of life but adds that the truth about what...

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Endings and Beginnings

Looking back at our recent blogs it’s no surprise that COVID and its consequences have dominated so much of our thinking and therapeutic practice at Coupleworks. Along with most therapists we have been finding that lockdown, WFH, social distancing and everything else...

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