Sex Therapy

Get support for sexual difficulties and improve physical intimacy between you and your partner.

Get support for sexual difficulties and improve physical intimacy between you and your partner.

Sex can be an important part of a relationship, and better sex can help you feel more connected.

Everyone will encounter difficulties in their sex life at some point. If there are any issues playing on your mind, or you want to improve your physical connection with your partner, we want to help.

Everybody has their own experiences, preferences and needs. That’s why we never make assumptions or judgements about anyone that wants to work with us. Our qualified professionals listen to your problems and help you find the best way to address them.


How can sex therapy help?

Sex therapy helps relieve some of the anxiety most people have about discussing their sex life openly. It’s normal to feel awkward or slightly uncomfortable at first. We create an environment that eliminates any stigma associated with talking about sexual difficulties.

We also help address specific problems that may include:

  • Having a different sex drive to your partner
  • Problems with erection or ejaculation
  • Issues with penetrative sex
  • Difficulties having an orgasm
  • A lack of enjoyment from sex
  • Feeling like you’re stuck in a routine and wanting to try something new
  • Health issues affecting sex
  • Life changes such as menopause and pregnancy affecting sex

You can attend sessions on your own, or with a partner. Our services are inclusive of all genders and sexualities.

When I started with TLC, I was riddled with anxiety when it came to sex. Over the last 14 months, I first built up my confidence to talk about it and then to approach the physical side at a pace that felt right for me. My therapist helped to realign the way I viewed sex and helped me to be more realistic when thinking about the expectations of sex.
What can I expect during my sessions?

Your first appointment will last an hour and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our service or sex therapy in general. If you’re in a relationship, we recommend that you bring your partner. You’ll be offered a regular appointment if your therapist feels sex therapy will help you.

Your next three appointments will be a ‘history take’ to explore your experiences. This will give your therapist a better idea of what issues you’re facing. If you’re attending as a couple, you’ll do the history take separately.

Your following appointments can be attended together or separately. During these, your therapist will help guide you towards resolving issues in your sex life. You’ll be given advice and exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home.

The sex therapy we offer is fully-funded, so we often have eligibility criteria’s to follow.

This can vary, but our administration team can always help with what support is available, and to whom.

If you’re unsure about whether sex therapy will work for you, you can call us and talk confidentially to an adviser. Your initial assessment will also be a good indication if this support is right for you going forward.

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Yes. In sex therapy, you’ll be given exercises to do at home, and there is quite an extensive assessment before you start.

Sex therapy focuses more on specific issues related to your sex life.

All of our sex therapists have completed special training at a postgraduate level.

Most of our sex therapists are also trained relationship therapists.

We offer sessions of funded counselling to individuals and couples, including more specialist – sex therapy.

The number of free sessions you receive will depend on your circumstances, and on the funding available which covers any costs.

Many people do not feel the need to continue after 10 sessions.

Make an appointment

Please note we are no longer accepting paid-for counselling enquiries. But these will be available soon through our subsidiary Now You’re Talking, launching in April.

Register interest here

More questions?

Sex therapy is quite different to other counselling services we offer. Therefore, we've made a special sex therapy FAQ page, which you can find below.

Sex Therapy FAQs

Take the next step

If you are ready to talk to someone and move forward with your sex life, book an appointment with us today.

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