The services I offer are: - Weekly individual psychotherapy sessions - Couple therapy sessions — the frequency of these is negotiated at the first session, but is usually either weekly or fortnightly. We offer a maximum of two sessions per day for up to three days of work. Our experience is that couples experience enough deep insight and process during these sessions to be able to go away and explore their issues on their own, sometimes for two or three months, before choosing to return for more intensive work as needed. Supervision sessions — the frequency of these is negotiable, but is designed to average out at a minimum of 1.
Geoff Lamb - Psychotherapist & Couple Counsellor - East Grinstead & London
Sigh, yes. Having been a sex therapist and couples therapist, and psychotherapist for several decades now, I do not cease to be amazed at the way people talk about sex. The reality, of course, is different, as relationship statistics in the UK confirm for example 42 per cent of marriages now end in divorce and the average lifespan of relationships is 11 years, shorter than our relationship with our current account providers! Not all clients asking for sex therapy are coupled.
Sex Therapy in London and the UK
It is clear that communicating about intimacy and the whole area of sex is problematic for many. Sex, unlike any other human topic, is commonly hidden from general conversation while the often fantasy sexual settings of advertising, film, books and internet are abundant. Reliable factual information is not so easily found, often even from healthcare providers, and commonly it can be deeply upsetting and a source of embarrassment to start talking about sexual matters. Psychosexual Therapy PST work revolves around a cognitive behavioural program structured to individual needs. At its simplest, it acknowledges that present ways of addressing intimacy through thoughts, feelings and actions are not succeeding and can be replaced with less negative, better informed, helpful responses.
As health care professional we respect your data. Causes of sexual difficulties may be physical or psychological, or a combination. Even when there is a physical cause for sexual dysfunction, psychological factors often play a part in perpetuating it.