St Giles House 38 York Road Northampton NN1 5QJ
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Psycho-Sexual Therapy in Northampton

Many couples experience sexual problems in the lifetime of a relationship.  Sometimes it is temporary and will pass while other times it is persistent and can affect other aspects of your relationship.   Seeking professional help can be reassuring and bring you closer together as a couple.

Sexual therapy isn't only about the sexual side of your relationship, it takes your whole relationship into account, so if there are other relationship concerns we can work with these too.  

The following are some questions clients often ask and answers that perhaps will help you.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a structured approach to therapy that will help with many different sexual difficulties from painful intercourse to loss of desire. 

During the therapeutic sessions we talk about your specific issues and once I as a therapist have enough understanding, I will design a programme unique to you.  This will include things to do at home on your own and with your partner in the privacy of your home. 

The aim is to create something that is unique to the two of you and that you can carry on developing even after therapy has finished.

More about what Psycho-sex therapy can treat

Does sex therapy work?

According to a survey 93% of clients said that sex therapy made a positive difference to their intimate lives.  It is also likely that happiness and the general relationship improves and changes.

The main ingredient in the success of sex therapy is your commitment to the process and your ability to be open and honest. 

What is involved?

For couples you need to be committed to the relationship.  Both individuals and couples need to be able to dedicate time each week at home for you and your partner, and you need to be able to attend the appointments as agreed.

In the sessions we talk about your experiences, feelings and thoughts.  At no point will I be expecting you to undress or do anything other than talk during a therapeutic session.

Do we both need to attend if it is just one of us who has a problem?

If you are in a relationship then it is always best to attend together as it is likely that the situation is affecting not just one person but your relationship as a whole. 

When couples work together on an issue it brings you closer together and working through sex therapy can open doors to sharing ideas and developing as individuals as well as a couple.

If I am not in a relationship can I still go to sex therapy?

Yes.  If you are on your own you can still gain a lot from sex therapy.  In this case we will be working with a very individual focus rather than a relationship focus.

How long does sex therapy take?

That really does depend on what we decide is the best for you.  On average it can take 20 sessions spread out over 6 months though it does depend on your individual and relationship circumstances.

What happens if we have relationship problems while going through sex therapy?

As I am also an experienced relationship and family therapist, if the problems you experience require separate time we are able to pause the sex therapy to work on relationship issues and return to sex therapy when you are ready again.

If you have any questions, want to talk or to make an appointment contact Karin Blak on:

Mobile: 07939 266533

Phone: 01604 247679

Email: karin@karinblak.co.uk

Payment information:

Each session is an hour long and cost £65 per session payable by cheque or cash.

Skype sessions are possible if you live too far away and are not able to make it to my practice in Northampton.

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