Andrew Yates for Therapy, Supervision & Training
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About Sex Therapy North

Andrew has provided psychosexual therapy in the North of England for the past fourteen years, for men and women experiencing a wide variety of sexual problems.


What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a therapeutic alliance between the client and the therapist where issues and problems can be explored in a safe, non-judgmental and controlled environment premised on mutual respect and understanding.

The sex therapy approach is a combination of exploring issues in the therapy session and undertaking homework based activities in the privacy of your own home. Here are some of the activities and interventions which may be included depending on your particular sexual problem:



Why Sex Therapy?

Many people are left feeling that their personal sexual experiences fall short of the sexually-liberated, anything-goes, multi-orgasmic society portrayed in glossy magazines, newspapers and television. The reality for many people is somewhat different. Sex for them may be boring or unfulfilling - a far cry from the way it is portrayed in pornographic movies, on the internet or during bragging sessions down the pub. For some, it is fraught with anxiety, pain, worry and fear and sexual intimacy may be avoided altogether, thus putting a strain on relationships.


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Choosing A Therapist

If you are thinking of choosing a therapist of any kind, it is essential to be sure that the person who is treating you is qualified and competent. It is perfectly acceptable to shop around for a therapist and here are some pointers which may assist in choosing the right person for you


Ask for recommendations;

• Phone around various therapists and speak to the therapist and see if you like the sound of the person;

• Maybe consult two or three therapists for an assessment appointment to determine if you like the person and can work with them;

The Collage of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) offers the following advice when shopping around for a therapist (for further information, please visit

It might be useful to check:

• Their qualifications and experience

• What professional organisations they belong to

• What code of ethics they work to and what approach they use

• Their experience of working with the issue which you may have, and groups of people you may identify yourself with (for example, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender clients, or clients from a specific religion or with a particular health problem)

• How much they charge (and whether they charge if you miss a session)

• How many sessions they offer, and how frequently

• Whether they will work with a translator (if English isn't your first language) and how long their waiting list may be

What COSRT means by accredited and general memberships:

Accredited members

COSRT accreditation is awarded to psychosexual therapists who have met strict criteria in respect of training, experience, knowledge, ethical standards, clinical skills and commitment to continuous professional development. They are bound by and work to the Codes of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for members of the Association.

General members

General membership of COSRT is given to those who may practise in the field of psychosexual therapy but do not currently meet the criteria for or do not seek accredited membership or to those who may be students undergoing training. They are bound by and work to the Codes of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for members of the Association.

Professional Affiliations
COSRT: Accredited Psychosexual Psychotherapist and Accredited Supervisor
UKCP: Registered Psychosexual Psychotherapist
BSSM: Member of the British Society of Sexual Medicine
ESSM: Member of the European Society of Sexual Medicine
AAMET: Certified Practitioner of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques.
StopSO: Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending.