Psychosexual & Relationship Counselling

Many people experience difficulties within their personal and intimate relationships at some point in their lives, and this can be really distressing. Counselling can provide space and safety for all parties involved to explore what’s happening and look for ways to work through those issues. This can then start to improve their relationship and their own wellbeing.

Relationship counselling…

often takes time and is not a ‘quick fix’ to problems, which have often built up over some time. It needs a desire from everyone involved to commit to the sessions and to work on hearing, understanding, communicating and working to bring about real change and growth.

Common issues in relationships can include:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Conflict and arguments
  • Physical and mental illness
  • Change
  • Different views on raising children
  • Finances
  • Wider family issues
  • Differing needs and priorities
  • Physical intimacy and sex

Psychosexual counselling…

can be helpful to individuals and to those in relationships. Sexual problems can be experienced at many different stages through life, and they can be distressing and have a real impact on confidence, wellbeing and intimate relationships.

Sex and physical intimacy can be an important part of relationships, and it can be difficult to talk about and address any problems that come up. Psychosexual therapy can help you work through any issues and find ways back to connection, intimacy and pleasure.

Issues can be long-term or short-term, can be in response to specific situations or events or can seem to just appear. Some are physical, some emotional or psychological, and some are a combination of these.

It’s important to have any physical symptoms checked by a doctor. If physical difficulties seem to be caused by psychological and emotional issues, or if these are a contributing factor, psychosexual therapy can be a helpful way to address them.

Sexual difficulties that psychosexual counselling can help with include:

  • Low, mismatched or changed sexual desire
  • Erectile difficulties
  • Rapid ejaculation
  • Orgasmic issues
  • Arousal difficulties
  • Performance anxiety
  • Sexual anxiety
  • Intimacy avoidance

This list is not exhaustive but gives an idea of some common issues.

I welcome clients with all gender, sexuality and relationship variations, and from all cultures, races, religions. I work with clients with physical disabilities and with learning disabilities, and am happy to adapt my online work to be as accessible as possible to all.