Sex & Relationship Therapy

Sarah Alpert
Sex & Relationship Therapy Marylebone, Central London

What is psychosexual and sex therapy?

Psychosexual therapy helps people struggling with sexual dysfunctions to overcome or better deal with their issues. I am a specialist in the field of psychosexual therapy, qualified to help people work through their sexual problems

Sexual dysfunction

Experiencing a lack of sexual desire or difficulty enjoying sex for prolonged periods of time is known as a sexual dysfunction or disorder. Sexual dysfunctions occur in both men and women and the cause of the disorder can be psychological, physiological, emotional, or situational.
I help my clients to identify the root cause of their sexual issues, work through them, and develop a more positive attitude towards sex and sexuality.

    • Loss of libido– known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). It is the most common form of sexual dysfunction.
    • Pain experienced during sex– this is usually experienced by women.
    • Vaginismus
    • Dyspareunia
    • Body image issues – this is when individuals find fault with their body, which can lead to shyness or shame.
    • Compulsive sexual behaviour
    • Lack of sexual enjoyment– this occurs when you don’t feel any pleasure during intercourse.
    • Fear of sex– known as Genophobia, this is a psychological fear of sexual relations or intercourse.
    • Erectile dysfunction
  • Self-esteem issues – Constantly criticising yourself and experiencing low self-esteem will impact the ability to maintain relationships and enjoy sexual relations.
  • Sexual Abuse or assault
  • Lack of sexual experience
  • Questions around sexual orientation
  • Anorgasmia
  • Problematic sexual behaviours (Member of STOPSO)
  • Problematic pornography use
  • Trauma
  • The Menopause
  • Life Transitions-ex-pat community
  • Affairs

I Offer Help for compulsive sexual behaviours and problematic sexual behaviours.

Sex addiction is characterised by any excessive engagement in sexual behaviour that has a negative impact on one’s life. Sex addicts struggle to control their sexual thoughts, urges and behaviour.
I Work with the partners of sex addicts. Partners of sex addicts can experience significant Trauma with the discovery that a partner has been leading a double life.

What are some of the warning signs for sex addiction?

  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Consistent use of pornography
  • Voyeurism
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed
  • Compulsive self-stimulation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Being sexual in response to certain moods such as anxiety, depression, boredom.
  • Trying to stop but not being able to
  • Ignoring the harm it is doing to yourself or others.

Relationship Therapy

What is relationship therapy?

Relationship therapy normally takes place between two people who are experiencing relationship challenges or problems. Relationship therapy helps to identify and resolve the issues that the relationship is suffering from by opening up the line of communication and implementing new strategies to deal with the day-to-day troubles that the relationship faces.

Common relationship problems include:

  • Lack of communication – when people in a relationship don’t speak to each other. I serve as a medium between the two individuals to open up the communication channel.
  • Stress – tension at work or with other family members can impact a relationship significantly. We will work through the stress triggers in your life and find new stress management techniques that will help you deal better with work pressure and frustration.
  • Financial issues – finances are one of the most common causes of tension between the individuals in a relationship. I offer guidance on how to incorporate a budget that both parties of the couple will be pleased with.
  • Contempt – this is when partners experience hatred towards one another. I help the partners discuss their conflict and communicate without undermining each other.
About Sarah

Sex & Relationship Therapy in Central London

My consultation rooms are conveniently located in Queen Anne Street, Marylebone, Central London.

Qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist

I help couples and individuals in Central London overcome sexual difficulties and relationship issues.