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

Special Occasions. Managing stress and anxiety.

There are expectations around special occasions which can become stressful and anxious. These in turn can reflect negatively on the couple's interaction in all different life stages, cultures and religions. Shoulds and oughts which dominate on Special days in the...

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Vulnerability is the heartbeat of relationships

Recently I watched the TED talk I have posted above by Anne Power. In it she explores the pioneering work of John Bowlby, particularly in relationship to Attachment Theory.  But what struck me particularly was one of her final sentences “Vulnerability is the heartbeat...

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Special Occasions. Managing stress and anxiety.

There are expectations around special occasions which can become stressful and anxious. These in turn can reflect negatively on the couple's interaction in all different life stages, cultures and religions. Shoulds and oughts which dominate on Special days in the...

read more

Vulnerability is the heartbeat of relationships

Recently I watched the TED talk I have posted above by Anne Power. In it she explores the pioneering work of John Bowlby, particularly in relationship to Attachment Theory.  But what struck me particularly was one of her final sentences “Vulnerability is the heartbeat...

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A Book List – some recommendations

As a relationship therapist I am frequently asked for recommendations of thought provoking books on personal relationships that can help open up discussion.   Therapy offers both individual clients and couples the chance to examine issues from a different perspective,...

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