Please note that during the Coronavirus outbreak, Joanna is working with all her existing clients online and via telephone. She is also available to see new clients. This is a very difficult time for everyone and can place pressure on individuals who are isolated from their usual social contacts, as well as on couples. Couples may find themselves struggling as a result of forced confinement, financial and employment worries and childcare pressures. Joanna is happy to offer help and support through these unprecedented challenges.
Sex Therapy and Couples' Counselling
Joanna Benfield offers a counselling service to men, women and couples looking to improve their sex lives and their relationships. She provides a safe, open and shame-free environment in which all sexual and relationship issues can be discussed. Her main areas of work include: low desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, inability to reach orgasm, sexuality, porn addiction and sex addiction. Joanna also provides supervision for therapists working in the areas of psychosexual therapy and couples' counselling.
Joanna's consulting rooms are situated in Kingston upon Thames and in Barnes, southwest London. Joanna also works with clients worldwide online, via Skype, and by telephone. The Kingston clinic is situated a 5-minute walk away from Kingston station, which is easily accessible from Wimbledon, Richmond, Clapham and Central London, as well as from Surrey. The Barnes clinic is within easy reach of Barnes Bridge and Barnes stations, and will suit clients living or working in Putney, Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith and other areas of southwest London.
Joanna works with her clients to:
Joanna is a prominent expert in her field and is often approached by the media for advice on sex and relationship issues. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Men's Health, Women's Health, Top Sante, Glamour, Look and Woman magazines, as well as BBC Radio Five Live's 'Men's Hour'. Her first book, Three in a Bed: Conversations with a Sex Therapist, was published by Harper Collins in January 2016. Joanna co-edited the Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction, published by Taylor and Francis in 2017. She was also Editor of the BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal from 2016 to 2019. Joanna was the winner of the 'Psychosexual Therapist of the Year (UK)' award in the prestigious GHP Women in Health Awards 2017.
Joanna has an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with distinction), a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (with distinction) and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She also has a Diploma in Integrative Supervision and is trained in psychological coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy and brief solution focused therapy. For further information, please see the 'About Me' section of this website. The short video below gives prospective clients a sense of Joanna's approach to sex therapy.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an Accredited Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC), Joanna abides by strict codes of ethics. This means that all information shared by the client during the counselling process is strictly confidential (within the limits of the law). Joanna abides by the supervision and professional development requirements of her professional bodies.