Sex Therapist in Norwich, Norfolk & Suffolk

If you find yourself suffering with an intimate or personal issue, it can be difficult for people to seek help and talk about, but be rest assured you will be surprised at how common your symptom or problems might be in both sexes. Your particular case will be dealt with sensitively and in a confidential professional manner.

Sexual Problems Therapy

I have successfully treated people for a variety of Sexual problems, including:

  • Impotence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginismus
  • Lack of sex drive (Low Libido)
  • Anorgasmia
  • Premature Ejaculation
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Sexual Problems are Common and Can Affect Anybody at Any Time


Also known as Male Erectile Disorder or Erectile Dysfunction, impotence is where men find it difficult to get an erection, or cannot maintain an erection during sex. This can lead to feeling like a failure, frustration, feelings of inadequacy, feelings of rejection and feeling on the spot.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is probably the most common sexual dysfunction in men younger than 40 years old. Premature ejaculation is the persistent experience of ejaculating too quickly with hardly any sexual stimulation.

Premature ejaculation occurs before the man wants it to either before or during sex. Premature ejaculation can also lead to many other symptoms such as lack of confidence, depression, sense of failure, low self-esteem and other emotional issues. Problems ejaculating may also be triggered or aggravated by issues such as guilt, fears, and performance anxiety, especially in the inexperienced partner or with partners new to each other..


Hypnotherapy can help Vaginisimus, a sexual problem affecting women where sex is painful or impossible due to intense involuntary muscular contractions around the genitals. Symptoms can include genital pain, loss of libido or loss of sex drive, self-esteem problems, fear of penetration, painful sex, depression and much more.

Orgasmic Dysfunction

When women fail to reach orgasm even if they enjoy sex it is known as Anorgasmia – the failure to reach orgasm / failure to climax. Sometimes there is a combination of Anorgasmia and Vaginisimus. Problems reaching orgasm are very common in women… some women have never achieved a climax.


Technically known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, many people may be surprised to find that hypnotherapy can help with your libido and sex drive too. Loss of sex drive, lack of interest in sex or low libido can cause frustration and problems within a relationship. One partner (usually female but not always) avoids sexual intercourse, avoids sexual thoughts, has no desire for sex etc.


This is the need or desire to use what are considered non-sexual objects (e.g. shoes, certain clothes, hands, feet etc.) to produce a state of sexual arousal. The need for the object can become so great that it is all important in sexual activity. Problems with fetishes often include relationship difficulties (because the fetish is a source of argument or friction) or feelings of embarrassment, anxiety or abnormality within the person.
Sexual problems and dysfunctions respond very well to hypnotherapy treatment.  If you can relate to any of the problems described above, please feel free to contact me. Whatever your issue,you will be dealt with in an entirely confidential, understanding and sensitive manner.

Therapy for Sexual Problems in Norwich

The choice of therapy to help your Sexual Problem is going to depend on just how much the problem is affecting your day-to-day life, and also how long you have been suffering from the problem.
Ruth Watson is able to offer three principle techniques for helping you to resolve your issues:

Clinical Hypnosis for Sexual Problems

If your issue is “relatively” minor and only affects you now and again, then you may have found that you have been able to tolerate the feelings that you have experienced. In these circumstances I would normally recommend just one or two sessions of Clinical Hypnosis (Suggestion Therapy) as this particular technique has an excellent track record in these cases.

Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy for Sexual Problems

If your particular Sexual issues are more significant and they are having a seriously disruptive effect on your life, then you may wish to consider a technique such as Cognitive Processing & Integration Therapy. This type of therapy can help you to re-process any past situation that may have become “blocked” in your mind leading to a more permanent resolution. Normally CPI takes place over a number of sessions.

sexual problems

Sexual Problems are Common and Can Affect Anybody at Any Time

The Mindfulness and More Programme for Sexual Problems

The very latest, and perhaps most effective way to deal with Sexual Problems is to follow a course of the Mindfulness and More Programme. This Mind Therapy technique helps you to really understand how your “beliefs” have contributed to the way that you feel and in doing so, teaches you how to take control of your thinking and really change the way you “see the world.” This approach utilises a research-backed applied course of Psychology combined with Mindfulness and has been producing excellent results.
Ruth offers both group sessions and one-to-one sessions for this programme.