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Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy

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Starting therapy can be a daunting task, especially if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships, intimacy or sex life. It can be difficult to talk about these problems, so I am committed to create a warm, confidential and welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your story, feelings and experiences without judgement.  

There are various reasons why you might be experiencing difficulties in your sex life and / or relationships. In the initial session, we will look at your history, the problems you are experiencing and what you would like to get from therapy.

 

Together, we can create a tentative plan to help you move towards a more fulfilling relationships and / or sex life. 

Psychosexual Therapy

Psychosexual therapy, also known as sex therapy, is a talking therapy that addresses sexual issues. I strongly believe that sexuality is an integral part of human identity and a wide range of biological, psychological and social/cultural factors can have an impact on sexuality. In psychosexual therapy I help you to explore and understand how these various factors may be contributing to your sexual difficulties, to identify and challenge your unhelpful patterns and beliefs and to move towards a more pleasurable and fulfilling sex life. 

My approach is integrative where I combine different therapeutic techniques and interventions tailored to your specific needs and goals, and I often suggest practical exercises or tasks to be carried out at home, outside the sessions. Psychosexual therapy is typically short-term (6-12 sessions), and can be done individually or with a partner.

Issues I work with:

Sexuality / sexual identity

Low / no desire

Desire mismatch between partners

Vaginismus

Vulval / vaginal pain / dyspareunia

Lack of orgasm / Anorgasmia 

Sexual abuse/trauma

Erectile dysfunction

Premature ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation

Sexual avoidance/fear of intimacy

Compulsive sexual behaviour/addiction

Porn addiction

Asexuality

Relationship Therapy

Relationship therapy, also known as couples therapy, is a talking therapy that addresses relationship issues. I believe that our relationships profoundly impact our emotional wellbeing, our sense of self and even how we navigate the world. Relationships can bring about immense joy, a sense of belonging, deep connection, and fulfilment. However, it can also be the source of significant distress, feelings of rejection, anger, guilt, and resentment. 

Often people find themselves stuck in a cycle of difficulties and are unable to see a way out. In relationship therapy, together we explore and strive to understand the challenges and dynamics at play and find ways of moving towards a more sustainable and satisfying relationship. As an integrative therapist, I use different approaches and tools, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (attachment theory-informed approach), Imago, and practical exercises, that help you to enhance your communication skills, navigate your differences and foster your emotional connection.

Issues I work with:

Affairs/ infidelity

Divorce/ separation 

Relational challenges/ breakdowns

Trust issues

Improving communication

Consensual polyamory/ non-monogamy 

Cultural differences

Understanding relationships/ self 

My aim is to support and empower you on your journey to healthier, happier and more fulfilling relationships and sex life  

I offer psychosexual and relationship therapy online and in person in Central London. I am a recognised provider with various insurance companies, including Cigna, Vitality, and Aetna. 

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £90 for individuals and £110 for couples / partners. 

 

Please contact me to book your initial therapy session with me at +44(0)7470601781 (UK) or irinatimoninatherapy@gmail.com.

If you would like more information, we can arrange a free 15-minute telephone or video consultation where we explore your expectations and needs in therapy and see if the way I work suits you. If not, I would be happy to make some helpful recommendations for other specialists.

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