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Counselling for Psychosexual Difficulties

Psychosexual Therapy, known as PST, is a treatment used to treat sexual dysfunctions or difficulties.    Many sexual problems are caused by anxiety, lack of confidence, lack of knowledge, poor body image or communication and/or emotional problems.

A Psychosexual Therapist can help individuals or couples to explore what is not working and what needs to be different.   The purpose of this therapy is to help clients identify what is causing the problem (regardless of whether it is long-standing or recent) and provide practical ways of dealing with it.

Psychosexual Therapy provides a specific tailored treatment programme for each client/s – dependent on the presenting problem.   It helps to get to the root of sexual problems and to understand how best to deal with them. Psychosexual Therapy aims to renew sexual confidence and intimacy in existing or future relationships.

What does the Therapy involve?

Psychosexual Therapy does not involve any physical contact between the Therapist and the client/s.  It is a talking therapy which initially involves a full and thorough assessment of the client and their problem.   Based on this, the therapist will draw up a treatment plan.  ‘Homework’ is then set by the Therapist which client/s carry out in the privacy of their own home.  Length of treatment varies – but an average treatment lasts 8 – 10 sessions, usually taking place on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

After assessment, a typical session would involve the client/s giving feedback to the Therapist about how the ‘homework’ went.   Any problems encountered will be verbally explored and ways of overcoming them will be discussed.   Client/s will be encouraged to talk about the physical and emotional aspects of the homework sessions.  Further homework (mutually agreed between client and Therapist) will then be set.

What are the Benefits?

Sexual problems can cause a lot of distress and unhappiness so understandably, talking about such a private and intimate subject may initially feel very strange.  However, with the help of a trained and experienced Psychosexual Therapist, most clients soon feel more comfortable with, and confident in, the process.  After therapy many clients report that they have been able to overcome their sexual difficulties and go on to have rewarding and fulfilling sex lives.

Psychosexual Therapy is suitable for individuals or couples of any sexual orientation.


50 minutes – Individual                                 £50.00

50 minutes – Couple                                      £60.00

Booking and Cancellation
Full payment for your first therapy session will be taken in advance, at the time of booking.
As our appointments are in high demand, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment.
Where 48 hours or more notice has been given, your session fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee of £15.00. 
Where less than 48 hours notice is given, the session will be charged in full and there will be no refund


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