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.

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Nights drawing in, Covid anxiety, winter blues, Christmas panic, it’s all going horribly wrong Or is it?  Many therapists are currently inundated with enquiries. Each client bringing their own dilemma, or needing a place to reflect, or wanting...

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