Talking about your sex life can be difficult. But it’s also one of the best ways to make it better.
If you’re having difficulties in your sex life or just want to be able to communicate more openly about sex with your partner, Sex Therapy can help.
What is Sex Therapy?
Most of us will have an issue in our sex life at one point. Dealing with problems without any help can be frustrating and upsetting.
Sex Therapy is a discreet and non-judgemental service that can help you to work through any issues you might be facing so you can begin to enjoy sex again. You can attend as an individual or as a couple. The service is inclusive of all genders and sexualities of both individuals and couples and is 100% confidential.
Although some people can find Sex Therapy a bit awkward at first, this is completely normal and you will be supported to be as comfortable as possible. We anwser everything you may need to know about Sex Therapy in our FAQs section, which you can read here.
Some reasons to attend Sex Therapy may include:
- Having a different sex drive to your partner
- Problems with erections
- An inability to tolerate penetrative sex
- A lack of desire to have sex
- Feeling like you aren’t having enough sex
- Issues with premature or delayed ejaculation
- Difficulties with orgasm
- A lack of enjoyment or interest for one or both partners
- Feeling like you’re stuck in the same routine
However, people attend Sex Therapy for lots of reasons. Whatever the issue, please don't hesitate to contact us regarding your independent situation and find out more information.
As an organisation we have over 30 years' experience delivering a full range of relationship support, including Sex Therapy. We have a team of Sex Therapy Practitioners who have been trained by experienced Relationship & Psychosexual Therapist Cate Campbell, the author of "The Relate Guide to Sex & Intimacy" and "Love & Sex in a New Relationship". The Therapists receive clinical supervision by Accredited Senior Practitioner Gill Brisk, NHS Sex Therapist who has over 14 years' experience.
We can also offer:
- Evening Appointments
- We will get back to you within 2 working days and it is common practice for clients to be seen within a matter of weeks (dependant on your availability).
- Full discretion, independent of your GP and information not appearing on your medical records
- A fully-integrated service with other forms of support available if required, such as counselling
How does it work?
After requesting to book an appointment, you will speak to a member of our First Voice Team via email or telephone, who will offer you an initial appointment to suit your schedule.
Initial Consultation: This is your first appointment, which lasts 1 hour, in which your therapist will ask you to discuss any issues you’d like to address, before talking about the best way forward. If you’re in a relationship, it’s useful if you come with your partner, as many sexual issues stem from issues present in the relationship itself. If your therapist thinks Sex Therapy would be appropriate, you will be offered appointments to see your therapist regularly, beginning with a full history take.
History Take: This takes place over 3 separate sessions of 1 hour each. This allows you to explore your experience and provides a better understanding for yourself and your therapist of what is happening and what the reasons may be. If you attend as a couple, each of you will have individual history takes before attending your regular appointments together.
Ongoing Appointments: These can be attended individually, or as a couple and last 1 hour each. Your therapist may arrange this to be weekly or less regularly, depending on your issues. They will provide regular support and guidance to resolve the issues discussed throughout the initial consultation and history take. At the end of the sessions, your therapist will provide you with some exercises to try out in the privacy of your own home.
How much does it cost?
We offer the full History Take (3 sessions) at £75 per individual and ongoing appointments costs can be seen below:
|Annual Household Income before Tax||Total Payment Per Session|
|£15,000 or less||£25|
|£25,000 or less||£35|
|£35,000 or less||£50|
|£45,000 or less||£75|
|£55,000 or less||£100|
Please Note: If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances and payment with us, please call for more information. We never turn anyone away.