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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


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Covid-19 UPDATE...

Our professional counselling services have moved to video Zoom Pro and phone support.

Plus posting different articles and videos on you-tube and website on issues to help with loss of a loved one, help with surviving family relationships 24/7 (no matter how much you love each other, keeping safe).

WHEN: 9:00am - 9:00pm but flexible

EMAIL: askus@bright-light.org.uk

INTENDED SERVICE USERS: Adults

TYPE(S) OF SUPPORT: Crisis Support

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At Bright Light we understand it can often be difficult to talk about sex and your sex life but we promise a safe confidential place where you can talk to us about anything. It may be that you have a specific sexual difficulty/dysfunction and are being referred to us or you want us talk to us to see if we can help you get the best out of the relationships that are important to you.

Our therapists are experienced and fully trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you. It will probably take several sessions of relationship counselling for us all to be able to recognise, understand, and talk about the issues and plan the next steps forward.

Is Sex Therapy right for me?

Sex Therapy is for everyone. Being human means we are sexual beings - we all carry complex sex histories. These sex histories can include lifelong family and societal messages that affect our sexual functioning, body image, and relationships.

Sex therapy can help you explore your past sex history and find solutions to enhance your present and future sex life. Sex therapy can help heal a sexually distressing past, help sexual function, or explore physical and psychological blocks preventing your full expression of emotional and/or sexual intimacy with others. Sex therapy can help heal infidelity, enhance sexual and emotional communication, or explore alternative sexual expressions.

Your sexual and intimacy wants and needs can change a lot throughout your lifetime and throughout your relationships. Some of these changes might improve your sex life, may make it feel worse or non existent. When this happens it can be easier to shut up, ignore it, or talk about everything else but this. You might lose interest in sex with your partner altogether, or dislike yourself and your body. Talking about sex can be a big challenge, it may feel uncomfortable at first, but can be a vital key to opening that door to an intimate, happy and fulfilling satisfaction. It may feel awkward to talk about sex at first, but very often opening up leads to wonderful shifts in your sexual relationships and in how you see yourself. Too often, people let years go by without having a conversation about their sexuality. All our therapists are experienced in working with sexual difficulties and receive regular clinical supervision from an Accredited Sex Therapist. All our therapists are members of COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists). All therapists abide by the COSRT Code of Practice (www.corst.org.uk). All therapists work within Bright Light rigorous Policies and Procedures.

Our Sex Therapists will support you and your partners to achieve and often rediscover a healthy loving sex life.

What are you waiting for, contact us to make your first appointment to start this journey.

Not sure? Here are is some questions we are often asked.

I don’t want my friends or family to find out, is it confidential?

Yes, Bright Light counselling is completely confidential. We will not give your name or any information about you to anyone outside Bright Light unless someone’s personal safety is at risk.

Will I have to take my clothes off?

No. All of our work is based on talking; and sometimes you will have homework to do in the privacy of your own home. Many of our clients not only enjoy their homework but delight in it as it improves physical intimacy and their zest for life.

I know I have a sexual concern, can you still help me even though I don’t have partners at the moment?

Yes, we support people who are experiencing or have experienced sexual difficulties. We can help you work on your challenges so you can enjoy future sexual and intimate relationships with confidence.

Some of the challenges you make want to seek our advice/support with are:

- Loss of desire - if you’ve stopped having sex, we can help you to rediscover it
- Uncomfortable in/with your body
- Challenges caused by the menopause
- Sex after childbirth
- Difficulty achieving erection
- Ejaculation difficulties, too soon or not soon enough
- Painful sex
- Disability/Illness
- Bored with sex
- Surviving sexual abuse
- Difficulty with orgasm
- Porn addiction

We also provide help with sex addiction, please see our website for more information and to download our leaflet.

Our services are LGBTQ, kink, and poly-friendly, sensitive, and aware, as well as trauma informed. You are the expert in your own life; we are here to guide you along your journey.

Contributions

As a not-for-profit charity Bright Light charges only the cost of the service. Sex Therapy is charged at £55 per session.

We value each person enquiring about our services and you can expect a warm professional welcome when you contact us.
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
9A Dundas Street, New Town
EDINBURGH
EH3 6QG

Localities
North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 556 1527
Contact Email: askus@bright-light.org.uk
Website: http://www.bright-light.org.uk/sexual-relationship-therapy

This record was last modified on: 18 August 2020