All couples go through phases where they don't have the time or energy for regular sex. If this has become the norm and you would like to rediscover your sex life, Relate's Sex Therapists can help you.
It's natural to want better sex with your partner and sometimes there are specific reasons for your difficulties. Don't be embarrassed about it, ask for help.
What is Sex Therapy?
Sex Therapy can help you if you're experiencing difficulties in your love life and can help you to improve physical intimacy.
Our sex therapists see thousands of people just like you. Working with a Relate Sex Therapist will help you to work out how to handle the problems you're having and find a way to move on from them.
What can I expect in Sex Therapy?
Once you've made an appointment with your local Relate Centre, you'll be seen by a trained Sex Therapist who will listen sensitively to your description of the problem and gather further information from you to ensure that any suggested treatment meets your needs.
You will also talk about the best times for your sessions, and discuss the cost of Sex Therapy.
If at this stage Sex Therapy is considered appropriate, you will start to see your Therapist on a weekly to fortnightly basis. All of the work you do in the therapy room is based on talking, however, you are also given homework to do with your partner in the privacy of your own home.
Clients are often amazed at the progress they make and how well they get on with their therapist, once they are over the initial nervousness at talking frankly about their sex life.
In some parts of the country, Sex Therapy is provided by individuals who are Relate trained and work from their own premises rather than a Relate Centre.
How can Sex Therapy help me?
Sex Therapy is incredibly rewarding and 93% of couples who've used the service said that it improved their sex life.
If you've stopped having sex, this programme can help you to rediscover it.
If sexual problems are preventing you from starting a family, sex therapy can address the psychological and physical issues and help you to conceive.
Whether you're single, married or in a relationship, gay, lesbian or straight, Sex Therapy can help you to improve your sex life and to overcome any specific sexual dysfunctions.
I think it’s part of being British that we live with major sexual problems and are simply too embarrassed to get any kind of help. The great thing with Relate Sex Therapists is that there is nothing you can say that will shock us – we know how complicated sexual problems can be and we know how difficult it is to open up to your partner about them.
What is the cost of Sex Therapy?
Sex Therapy is provided at our Relate Centres across England and Wales. Each Centre sets their own charges for the services they provide. A Sex Therapy session is likely to cost somewhere between £40 - £60 depending on the location of the Centre and your circumstances. Some Relate Centres can offer reduced rates depending on your income or if you're receiving benefits.
To find out the cost of Sex Therapy in your area please contact your local Relate Centre.
We're a registered charity so we don't make any profit from the services we provide. We charge a fee for our services to recover the costs of the sessions.
Book an appointment
To find out more about Sex Therapy, and to arrange an appointment:
- Book a Sex Therapy session at your local Relate Centre.
- Talk to us about your concerns or questions on 0300 100 1234.