What is Sex Therapy?
Most people have a problem with sex at some point in their life. Sometimes dealing with these issues alone can cause distress and unhappiness. A sex therapist will help you work through your difficulties so that you can start enjoying sex again.
Watch the video below, in which Paula, a Relate Sex Therapist and Counsellor explains what Sex Therapy is.
What sort of issues can Sex Therapy help with?
People come to Sex Therapy with many different concerns. These are some of the common issues our sex therapists deal with:
Having a different level of sex drive to your partner.
Getting stuck in the same routine.
Problems getting aroused.
Feeling you're not having enough sex.
Issues with premature or delayed ejaculation.
Difficulties with orgasm.
A lack of enjoyment or interest for one or both partners.
We help with a wide range of issues, including others not covered in the list above. Booking an appointment is the best way to find out what we can do for you.
What happens in Sex Therapy?
In your first session, your therapist will ask you to talk about the issues you're experiencing, before deciding on the best way forward.
If you're in a relationship you may also explore if there are any unresolved tensions or communication issues that may be getting in the way. It's helpful if couples can attend together although you can go on your own if you prefer.
If Sex Therapy is considered appropriate, you'll begin to see your therapist regularly. They will give you a personalised plan of exercises for you and your partner to do in the privacy of your home.
At your next session you'll discuss how you're getting on. You may feel a bit embarrassed or awkward at first but our therapists will put you at ease and support you throughout the process.
What is the cost of Sex Therapy?
If you have a GP registered in Hull or East Yorkshire, they can refer you to this service at no cost. Please contact them to arrange a referral letter to be sent to us.
Relate has national contracts with several organisations, view them here. If you qualify, we can offer you free sessions subject to qualifying criteria.
Book an appointment
Once we receive your referral from your GP/Conifer House/GUM Clinic we will contact you to arrange an appointment.