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Psychosexual Couples

The treatment programme designed around you involves taking small steps to help you both re-engage and connect with each other.

Psychosexual counselling for couples

If you are having issues with the sexual side of your relationship don’t despair or feel embarrassed, we are here to help.

Couples often find it difficult to talk about the intimate part of their relationship with each other. Sometimes there are unresolved, underlying relationship issues around resentment, anger, and disappointment. Therefore, trying to talk about the sexual side of the relationship on their own can become a source of conflict, distress, and sadness. We will ensure we help to resolve underlying relationship issues before we start to work on reconnecting the sexual relationship.

Of course, there are many reasons why the sexual relationship between couples can break down. Apart from relationship issues, it can be caused by illness, medication or personal individual issues.

Some of the issues are listed below

  • Lack of desire and libido
  • Past unpleasant experiences
  • Impotence
  • Stress
  • Vaginismus
  • Illness
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Change in body image
  • Retarded ejaculation
  • Sex Addiction
  • Not prioritising intimate time
  • Addiction to the Internet
  • Not communicating your true feelings
  • Sexuality
  • Boredom
  • Trauma in childhood
  • Arrival of children

How does it work

Our psychosexual therapists will immediately put you at ease and they will never judge you or your behaviour. The motivation of the psychosexual counsellor is to help you to overcome sexual issues affecting your relationship, they will be very familiar with the issues you bring and will have heard it all before. They will be very focused on helping you to relax.

In the first instance, the psychosexual counsellor will gather information to get an understanding of your sexual history. Then they will design a treatment programme specifically for you. The programme allows for small steps to be taken to help you both re-engage with each other. The counsellor will also set you homework and monitor your responses to the homework.

The psychosexual counsellor

Nightingale psychosexual counsellors are highly qualified and experienced. They work with many sexual problems and sexual issues with individuals and couples. The therapists will have trained for at least two years with Relate or Relationship Scotland.

Working with sexual issues with individuals and couples is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors, who are qualified to Diploma Level and beyond.

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Our Motivation

Please read our testimonials many couples have been where you are today, and these testimonials let’s you see where they are now. So, let’s get to work and get those lines of communication open.

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Our Motivation

Please read our testimonials many couples have been where you are today, and these testimonials let’s you see where they are now. So, let’s get to work and get those lines of communication open.

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My husband and myself were extremely apprehensive before we visited Nightingale. However, after our first session we felt a weight had been lifted from our shoulders. Our therapist helped us see that the one particular outcome we were focused on was just a small part of a bigger picture. We found we were discussing things neither of us had discussed for years. Our therapist has a genuine and caring nature which made all the difference to our counselling experience.  Not only is she down to earth and approachable, but she is also incredibly insightful. We can’t thank her enough.