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Psychosexual therapy

Most people experience difficulty with their sexual lives at one time or another. Many are too embarrassed to ask for help even though most sexual problems respond to therapy well and quickly. Individuals and couples alike often tell me they wish they had sought help years ago - or that they could tell their friends!.

For men problems may include erectile dysfunction (the inability to have or maintain an erection), premature or retarded ejaculation; for women it might be the inability to have intercourse (vaginismus), pain on intercourse or inability to reach orgasm. 

For either the problem may just be a lack of interest in sex. This has many causes, and I aim to help couples or individuals explore what lies at the root of it. In a relaxed and confidential space people can learn more about themselves and how they tick, and the fascinating connections between mind and body - all of which not only helps to alleviate loss of desire but gives greater personal confidence.  


I also work with survivors of rape or sexual abuse, and issues arising from sexual fetishes and sexual addiction.  

Most importantly I work within each couple's or individual's own value system and beliefs, whatever their sexual or cultural orientation, helping them to find ways of enhancing their quality of life.  

It is important to choose a qualified psychosexual therapist. Accreditation by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) is a benchmark for excellence and is awarded to psychosexual therapists who have met strict criteria in respect of training, experience, knowledge, ethical standards, clinical skills and commitment to continuous professional development. They are bound by and work to the Codes of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for Members of the Association. I have been accredited with COSRT since 1994, but now that I am in the process of retiring I have resigned from that body.

In 2015 I joined StopSO (Stop Sexual Offending), an organisation that works exclusively with this client group and their families. I am also a member of CSRP (the College of Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy) which is a branch of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).


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