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Sex Issues

It can feel like there are a million things that can become problematic about our relationship with sex and with our sexual partners. Whether you’re experiencing sex addiction, worried about a loss of interest in sex, or hoping to work through a painful trauma, therapy and counselling can prove helpful.

What sexual problems have in common is how disruptive and upsetting they can be. Sometimes we may need help to get through these tough times, and therapy and CBT is the support system of choice for many in this situation.

CBT for sexual concerns
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Whether you are struggling with an addiction to sex, anxieties about it or persistent avoidance of it, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can hold the key to developing or regaining a happy and fulfilling relationship with sex and sexuality.

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The Usual Thorny Subject . . . Sex
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Iain and Susan are struggling to work out why their sex life has ground to a halt. A short promotional film for the BBC animated documentary: Wonderland: The Trouble With Love and Sex.

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Psychotherapy for sexual concerns
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It can feel like there are a million things that can become problematic about our relationship with sex. Whether you're experiencing sex addiction, worried about a loss of interest in sex, or hoping to work through a painful trauma, Psychotherapy can prove helpful.

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Love springs eternal ~ Long lasting relationships
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Some relationships last a lifetime, where others are intense but short-lived. Psychology research is revealing the types of love unique to each kind of union, and the elements that may re-ignite a fading spark of attraction.

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SEX THERAPISTS AT THE HOUSE PARNERSHIP

Stephen Higgins
Chartered Psychologist

Steve completed his doctoral training at the University of East London. He is a chartered psychologist with wide NHS experience working across mental and physical health services. He has particular expertise in providing support for people who present with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic fatigue and trauma.

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Gill Deane
Chartered Psychologist

Gill qualified as a psychologist in South Africa and underwent further training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. Since chartership in 2001, she has held senior positions in the public, private and charity sectors. Gill works across all presentations of depressive and anxiety conditions, and has particular expertise in eating disorders and sports’ psychology.

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Lucy Mabbott
Chartered Psychologist

Lucy completed her doctoral training at Roehampton University with further training in CBT at the Institute of Psychiatry and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy at the Anna Freud Centre. She is a Chartered Psychologist who alongside her private work practices in a Perinatal Mental Health Team in West London. She has particular expertise in depression and anxiety.

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James Álvarez
Chartered Psychologist

Jim completed his doctoral training at New York’s Columbia University and has extensive experience in delivering evidence-based psychological services to a wide range of individuals. A published author, he is also a registered Occupational Psychologist and has successfully led several corporate change projects, delivering benefits to thousands of employees.

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Erin Miller
Chartered Psychologist

Erin completed her professional doctorate at City University London, later to be invited back as a lecturer and supervisor on the same course. Now concentrating on private practice, Erin has considerable experience in the public sector, as an NHS psychologist and within a number of national charities.

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David Gracey
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside his private work, David has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, with various groups including families and older adults. As a researcher he has published in numerous academic journals. He is a chartered psychologist who completed his doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry.

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Lou Monaco
Chartered Psychologist

Lou is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who trained and worked in the US before moving to London in 2009. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at City University, New York, and has continued teaching in the UK as a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

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Helen Mann
Chartered Psychologist

Helen completed her doctoral training at Christchurch Canterbury University. A chartered psychologist with extensive NHS experience as lead psychologist at the East London NHS Trust. Helen has also held various research and teaching roles, and pursues a keen interest in the arts.

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Silvia Miranda
Chartered Psychologist

Silvia completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry and City University. She is a chartered psychologist who alongside her private work, practices in NHS primary care at London's Maudsley Hospital, and at GP surgeries. She has particular expertise in trauma and eating disorders.

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Simon Whalley
Chartered Psychologist

Simon completed his doctoral research at Regent's College in London where he currently lectures. He has worked in adult mental health within the NHS and a number of community organisations. He has particular expertise with social anxiety, panic and addictions.

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