Helping people enjoy stronger relationships
across Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Teesside and Scarborough
01325 461 500
Most people have problems with sex at some stage in their lives; it can make a huge impact on your life and your relationship if the problem isn’t addressed. Sex therapy isn’t just for couples, if sex is a problem for you, Relate can help.
At Relate, we recognise talking about sex and personal relationships isn’t easy and can sometimes feel embarrassing, however the best way to help you get the sex life you want is by talking about it.
All sorts of things can cause sexual problems – medication, illness, having a baby, putting on or losing weight, feeling down or having a distressing experience. Relate Sex Therapists work with hundreds of people like you who are having problems so there isn’t a problem too challenging or too difficult that we can’t help with.
Following your initial session with a counsellor, we may suggest Relationship Counselling to strengthen your relationship before you start sex therapy. This helps to reinforce your relationship in preparation for further counselling.
We understand that coming for sex therapy can be daunting. You might wonder if the problems we are experiencing are something we can help with at Relate - or even if you need to come at all. It can be very difficult to talk to a stranger face to face about any aspect of your sex life, so we want to offer you the chance to have a 30 minute telephone call, speaking to a qualified sex therapist, to help you decide if sex therapy is the right service for you. Our sex therapists are used to talking about all things sexual and will not judge anything you say - what they will do is help you think about what your next steps should be.
This 30 minute telephone call costs £15 - although we do have funding in some locations.
I am very happy with the service and have been treated very well. I am very grateful and don't know where I would be now without the help. I am worried about having no more sessions but I am trying to think positively