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

What does a roadmap mean in couple therapy?

While trying to think about what I wanted to blog about and getting nowhere I happened to meet with a couple with a difficult issue they wanted to address. It often happens that my clients provide me with blog inspiration as well as tricky issues I sometimes struggle...

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Difference…cont’d.

I have written twice before (August 4th 2011 and May 29th 2018) about differences…the pros and the cons.  Now, however, following the world’s recent upheaval for two years,  I know a little bit more about tolerance and acceptance of difference.. ...

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When things keep going wrong

As I write this blog no one, I think, and that includes Emma Raducanu herself, knows if her body is up to playing a string of matches at this year’s Wimbledon.  Despite some successes, on several occasions since winning the U.S. Open she has been forced to...

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What does a roadmap mean in couple therapy?

While trying to think about what I wanted to blog about and getting nowhere I happened to meet with a couple with a difficult issue they wanted to address. It often happens that my clients provide me with blog inspiration as well as tricky issues I sometimes struggle...

read more

Difference…cont’d.

I have written twice before (August 4th 2011 and May 29th 2018) about differences…the pros and the cons.  Now, however, following the world’s recent upheaval for two years,  I know a little bit more about tolerance and acceptance of difference.. ...

read more

When things keep going wrong

As I write this blog no one, I think, and that includes Emma Raducanu herself, knows if her body is up to playing a string of matches at this year’s Wimbledon.  Despite some successes, on several occasions since winning the U.S. Open she has been forced to...

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Gridlock in a Couple Relationship

‘All couples have some irreconcilable differences. But when partners can’t find a way to accommodate these personal disagreements, the result is gridlock…’ [The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work’ Gottman & Silver] When couples gridlock over momentous...

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