It’s not easy talking about problems with sexual or emotional intimacy – especially when sexual relations are absent, difficult, painful or just plain distressing.
Once you’ve summoned up courage to make an appointment by calling the Relate team on 01234 356350 – and asking to see a counsellor to help with issues about sex – you’ll be seen by a sex therapist who will listen sensitively to your description of the problem and ensure that any suggested treatment meets your needs.
If we agree that sex therapy is appropriate, you’ll start to see your sex therapist on a weekly to fortnightly basis. Both the initial consultation and further one-hour therapy sessions cost £47 per session.
Everything you’ll do in the counselling room is based on talking. However, you are also given homework to do with your partner in the privacy of your own home.
How we can help
Clients are often surprised by the progress they make and how well they get on with their therapist, once they are over the initial nervousness at talking frankly about their sex life.
Relate’s sex therapy service is highly successful – 93% of both men and women who complete treatment report a significant improvement in their sexual relationship. Services are available at counselling rooms in the centre of Bedford (at Relate in St Paul’s Square).