“Sex therapy has given us our intimacy back. It’s not just physical – but emotional too. We are so much better connected and really, really, happy!”
Keith – Relate sex therapy counselling client
Q: How did you find out about Relate’s sex therapy service?
A: We were recommended by our GP and we then did a bit of research and found that they were a trusted source of help and you can find a therapist anywhere in the country.
Q: Who made the first move to book an appointment?
A: It was Anne who suggested it and we put it off for ages but once we spoke the receptionist and then our therapist, who were so friendly and relaxed about it, we wish we’d got in touch earlier.
Q: How did you find talking to a stranger about such personal stuff?
A: We just went in with the attitude that a few blushes were better than a life-time of frustration in the bedroom. Avoiding sex had become part of our bedtime routine, but everything else in our relationship was great – it didn’t make sense.
Q: How did your sexual problems start?
A: It was after the birth of our third child – we just didn’t have the energy and Anne had to have an intrusive procedure which meant that we couldn’t have sex. Fifteen years later and sex was sporadic at best.
Q: What was the best thing about Relate sex therapy?
A: That it has given us our intimacy back – it’s not just physical but emotional too – we are now so much better connected and really, really happy!