Psychosexual Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy for sex and intimacy issues
Relationships are affected by the changing dynamics of life events. Sometimes the intimate and sexual connection of a couple is compromised. This may be hard for a couple to communicate about. Guilt, loss of desire, exhaustion, boredom or physical challenges can all play into a loss of intimacy and affection.
I provide a space for these conversations to be had. If a couple need help getting this started the presence of a trained therapist can help.
Together we can explore the origins of the issues and process their effects on the present relationship.
Issues therapy can help with:
- Loss of desire for partner or sex
- Low sexual satisfaction
- Erectile problems
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Sexual addiction
- Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
- Orgasmic difficulties
- Addiction to internet pornography
How therapy can help
Over time, I have developed many techniques and behavioural programmes to get to the root of your specific problem.
Therapy is an opportunity to completely reboot an intimate and physical connection.
The work leaves couples feeling that they have thoroughly examined the reasons why they love each other and with a new curiosity around their couple intimacy.
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What to expect
Sometimes there is the use of a Sensate programme. A series of exercises prescribed to the couple to take away and practice at home. This is an opportunity for the couple to reconnect physically but very slowly and in an emotionally contained way.
During this programme sometimes deep unconscious issues can come to the surface and it is the opportunity for a couple to work on a very deep exploratory level.
The programme can take between six weeks and a year depending on how the couple want to use it. It is an opportunity to completely reboot an intimate and physical connection.
Psychosexual Therapy process
- Initial consultation: We begin with an initial consultation for you to share your particular challenges. This helps me understand your current relationship dynamic.
- Identification of issues: We’ll explore the dynamic and identify the issues.
- Therapeutic processing of couple current connection.
- Instigation of psychosexual exercises and/or Sensate Focus Programme. I’ll give you exercises to take away and practise together.
- Processing sessions: After you have practised the exercises we’ll have sessions to process your experience.
- Final ending.
Couple counselling prices start from £150.00 per session
“Working with Karen was an absolute pleasure. She is friendly and thoughtful, and opened our eyes to a different perspective on our partnership and how to make the most of it.
We would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to reinvigorate their relationship.”
We felt safe and supported
“We have been thoughtfully, thoroughly and knowledgeably guided by Karen, and given clear strategies and a framework to explore and reappraise the complexities of our long-term relationship. As an ADHD specialist, Karen’s input has been an invaluable revelation. We have
felt safe, and supported, to dig deep and reframe our patterns of behaviour to move forwards.”
Extensive knowledge and understanding
“We wouldn’t be where we are today as a couple without Karen’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the complexities of neurodiversity and how the many different traits can show up and tear relationships apart. We would never have got to the level of understanding we have now without her expert knowledge, skills and compassion.”