Dr Lesley Boswell Psychosexual Therapist & Analytical Psychotherapist

Concern about the body, gender, sexuality, and sex can often be difficult to talk about, particularly sexual problems or the complex way gender and sexuality intersect with other aspects of our identities. Societal norms that define how we should live our gender and sexuality can prove particularly difficult to navigate for us. Psychosexual therapy and analytical psychotherapy provide a supportive, safe and non pathologising space to explore sexual issues, and their impact on lives and relationship/s.

Some commonly presenting issues individuals or couples seek therapy for, include

  • Loss of desire and arousal
  • Orgasmic/anorgasmia
  • Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
  • Erectile difficulties, including rapid or delayed ejaculation
  • Vaginismus (difficulties with penetrative sex)
  • Genital pain/Vulvodynia
  • Gender identity issues
  • Exploring sexuality/sexualities
  • Sexual compulsive behaviours
  • Sexual phobias, aversion, and disgust
  • Negotiating intimacy and sexual needs in relationship/s
  • Changes associated with menopause, childbirth, health conditions, surgery
  • Body image issues/dysmorphia
  • Sexual trauma/assault
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Eating disorder
  • Anxiety and depression

Psychosexual therapy and analytical psychotherapy enable people to find understanding of their emotional and erotic life, and to make sense of those important connections and relationships with self and others, of self-identity and belonging, potentially leading to new insights, deeper understanding, and a more satisfying life experience.

Therapy can take some time; some people come for shorter periods, while others stay for much longer. Some people come once or twice a week for sessions. All sessions are 50 minutes in duration and usually take place at the same time each week.

We begin by arranging an initial free appointment to discuss what brings you to therapy, and to see what working together might be like. My consulting room is based in the Wellness Hub Falmouth, where my Saturday Clinic operates. I also offer flexible sessions online.

My fee is £60 per session, with low-cost sessions possible, subject to availability.

To make an initial appointment, please contact me.

Professional Details

I am a clinically qualified Psychosexual Therapist and Analytical Psychotherapist with many years of experience working in private practice, the NHS, charitable sector. I have full clinical registration with the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and membership with the Society for Social and Critical Psychoanalysis.

I adhere to their respective ethical and complaints frameworks; codes of ethics, conduct and complaints procedures are available on the relevant regulatory organisation’s website. All clinical work is supervised. Supervision is an accepted part of good practice. The purpose of supervision is to provide additional insights into client care and to secure an independent view of quality control and client protection.