Many people may experience sexual problems at different life stages and feel very alone and vulnerable as a result. Family background, life experience and the way sex is portrayed in the media can lead to unrealistic expectations of sex or misunderstanding what is possible.

You may be worried that your difficulty is related to a physical condition, in which case one of our GPs would be more than happy to see you. However, most sexual concerns have a psychological component and so we recommend talking these through with a therapist. You can book an appointment by phone, email or using the enquiry box on this page. You’re welcome to see our Psychosexual Therapist by yourself or with a partner.

We’re here for:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Psychosexual matters
  • Asexuality
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Sex addiction
  • Love addiction
  • Porn addiction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • High, low or uncomfortable sexual desire
  • Vaginismus

Relationship counselling

A healthy relationship allows each of you to be different without destroying it. Conflict can be a healthy part of relationship, but you may need professional help to avoid it becoming destructive or overwhelming and transform it into a tool for deeper intimacy. In testing times, you may need the support of a professional and experienced person to help you work through these and other difficulties in a safe and confidential setting.

Erectile difficulties

Many men have difficulty in obtaining and maintaining an erection, which makes penetration difficult or impossible.  In some cases, an erection is never achieved. This can be very upsetting for the sufferer and their partner, who often feels to blame, and can lead to a cycle of stress.

Sex therapy combined with a cognitive behavioural approach can be extremely effective in bringing about rapid improvement. If there are medical reasons why erectile difficulties have occurred, sex therapy can still be very helpful in helping the man explore way of adapting his sexual practice to manage the difficulties. Often partners can be involved in these sessions.

Ejaculation problems

Most men ejaculate within a few minutes of starting to thrust during intercourse. Premature ejaculation means ejaculation often occurs before penetration, or soon afterwards, which may leave you and your partner frustrated. Men with delayed ejaculation may be unable to ejaculate, or may only be able to ejaculate with great effort after having intercourse for a long time. Delayed ejaculation can have psychological, physical or medicinal causes.

Vaginismus

Vaginismus is the body’s reaction to the fear of vaginal penetration. Some women have difficulties with penetrative sex, smear tests, or tampon use. Other women may have been able to have penetrative sex and have used tampons, but find that an event such as a traumatic delivery can affect this. This can be extremely distressing for both the sufferer and their partner but can be addressed through therapy.

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0300 247 0121.

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