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Optimal Sexual Intimacy Group Couples Therapy: Enhancing sexual experiences


Would you and your partner like to improve your sex life?  This is a unique opportunity to join a small group led by two experienced sex therapists using material based on the work of Dr Peggy Kleinplatz at Ottawa University in Canada (see  for more information.)


WHO/WHAT The groups are for couples with low/no sexual desire and/or desire discrepancy (in which one partner is more interested in sex than the other), who are ready to embark on a journey to enhance their sexual experiences and relationship.  The process will involve group therapy over 16 hours (8 weeks at 2hours per week). There is a limit of 4 to 5 couples per group.


The content of the group is based on the work of the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa, Canada,  The groups are part of a research project studying the effectiveness of group therapy in enhancing sexual relationships. Your participation in the research project (which is optional) consists of completing anonymised questionnaires at several time points during the 8 weeks.

WHEN Dates to be determined by participants, Initial assessments will help you to decide whether these groups are right for you.


GROUP THERAPISTS  John Shanahan and Roxy Nowroozi


John and Roxy are both Relate trained relationship and psychosexual therapists who have also trained with the Optimal Sexual Experiences team in Canada. (


YOUR COMMITMENT  Attendance in this group requires a commitment to "homeplay" (not homework) with your partner.


FOR MORE INFORMATION  To arrange an initial assessment and see if these groups would be a good fit for you, please go to the contact page.

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