All About Sexual Problems and How to Overcome them with Psychological Therapy & Counselling


What are Sexual Problems?

Sexual Problems are much more common than people think and can crop up at any time, and at any age.

Nearly all of us, at some point in our lives are likely to experience sexual problems of one sort or another.

They can be very difficult to talk to somebody about, so we would like to assure you that we will deal with you with respect and understanding.

As our sex lives are such a personal and integral part of our lives we can often feel too embarrassed to seek help, instead suffering needlessly and letting it affect our self esteem and also those closest to us.

Overall, sexual problems are experienced in fairly equal proportions by people of all genders.


Because many sexual problems can also be due to underlying medical conditions, we recommend that you talk to your GP or other medical professional before seeking psychological help.

man with sexual problems being consoled by woman in bed

Common Sexual Problems

The most common sexual problems we are consulted for include:-

You may also be experiencing anxiety or depression as a result of having a sexual problem.

Sexual Problems, Pleasure & Dysfunction

Due to the very personal nature of our sex lives, sexual problems that are not dealt with can lead to very powerful feelings of inadequacy, shame and low self esteem.

These feelings NEVER make the problem better or more manageable; in fact, they act in such a way as to further increase the problem creating a vicious circle.

It is important to be aware that one person’s “pleasure” is another person’s “perversion” and there are no hard and fast rules about what is “acceptable” or “unacceptable” – these are all subjective points of view.

There are, however, sexual practices, desires and orientations that are ILLEGAL and cannot be condoned regardless of subjective opinions, for example:

  • Paedophilia
  • Up-skirting
  • Down-blousing

to mention just a few.

Therapy & Counselling for Sexual Problems

We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Sexual Problems and related issues.

Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:

  • How long you have had the problem.
  • Your personal preferences.
  • How your problem is affecting you today.

You can read more about the different types of therapy for Sexual Problems on the following links:

Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.

Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.

Behaviour Change Framework – BCF

All of our counselling sessions and programmes for sexual problems are enhanced by applying the Behaviour Change Framework (BCF).

This scientifically proven protocol clearly defines the incremental stages of behaviour change that you need to go through in order to achieve long lasting and sustainable change.

Drawn from the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change (TTM), the framework provides a roadmap that not only gauges the current stage of progression through the change process, but also indicates if more change is required before entering the next phase of therapy or coaching.

In this way, we are able to ensure that you get the best possible level of support in overcoming your problems as well as ensuring that we don’t terminate the change process prematurely.

You can read more about the Science of Change here.

Arrange your FREE initial consultation here.

If you’d like to find out more about sexual problems or recovering from any of your mental health problems then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.

Links to More Information

These links take you to other resources on the web.

Sexual Health on the NHS Website


Applied Psychology Solutions

If you’d like to learn how to overcome your sexual problems but dislike the idea of having “therapy”, then why not learn how to change the way you make sense of your experiences with the CORE Programme.

If you believe that your problems are the result of what has happened to you and not because there is something wrong with you, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for.

How About Hypnotherapy?

There are numerous ways to overcome and cope with mental health problems and Hypnotherapy is an increasingly popular approach.

If you’d like to find out more about Hypnotherapy for Sexual Problems then click here to visit our sister website Wolverhampton Hypnotherapy.

Not Ready to Commit to Therapy Quite Yet?

Then why not see if you can solve your sexual problems using our comprehensive, Online Self-Help CBT course.


Written especially for people who prefer not to engage with a therapist before doing everything they can to overcome their problems.

Mirroring our in-house course of CBT, it contains everything that you need to know to tackle mental health challenges for only £149.

Counselling Locations

We offer counselling for sexual problems for people living in:

  • Wombourne
  • Wolverhampton
  • West Midlands
  • Shropshire
  • South Staffordshire
  • Telford
  • Shrewsbury

You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.