Olivia Rowlatt

Sex and Relationship Therapist (COSRT Accredited)

Sex therapy
Is your sex life relaxing, satisfying and fun?
Psychosexual counselling is a talking therapy for couples and individuals to address sexual issues.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss whether sex therapy could help in your situation.

I am a member of, and abide by the standards of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy(COSRT)

When is sex therapy helpful?

Most people encounter concern about sex at some point in their lives. Perhaps your issue has been around for a long time. Maybe it has developed after a previously good sex life.

Stress, tiredness, illness, family and work pressures, and even a new baby can be contributing factors. Past experiences have an effect on how you are sexually.

For some people having too little desire can cause difficulties. For others, too much desire is a problem. Maybe you are struggling with the mechanics of having sex. Perhaps experiencing pain on penetration or difficulty in orgasm. Maybe rapid or delayed ejaculation, or difficulty maintaining an erection is an issue.

Attending a sex therapy session can feel like a huge step to take. It is important to know what to expect from your therapist.

What happens in sex therapy?
  • Sex therapy provides is a safe, welcoming space to unravel the complicated parts of your sex life.
  • I am really easy to talk to about sexual issues.
  • The counselling starts with an assessment consultation. In this initial session your specific sexual issue, situation and history are explored and taken into consideration.
  • Sex therapy may include the following: sex education,  coaching, development of psychosexual skills, enhancing communication.
  • It may also include exercises for you to do at home. You may need to put time aside each week to do homework.
  • If you need a physical examination, or there is a possibility that your issue has a physical element, I will suggest a referral to an appropriate medical professional, such as a GP, urologist or gynecologist.

The following are some of the
sexual issues I work with:

  • Loss of desire
  • Low libido
  • Lack of arousal
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Difficulty with erections
  • Difficulty with orgasm
  • Retarded ejaculation
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Vaginismus [muscular spasm of the vagina]
  • Sexual dissatisfaction
  • Sexual phobias
  • Performance anxiety
  • Confusion about sexuality

Please contact me if you want to know more, and whether psychosexual counselling could be helpful for you.