Riviera Therapy Online relationship counselling for expats worldwide Sex therapy and couples' counselling

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Relationship Counselling and Sex Therapy

Joanna Benfield is a fully qualified British psychotherapist who provides relationship counselling and couples' therapy for English-speaking clients worldwide. Joanna also specialises in sex therapy and sex addiciton. She provides counselling services via webcam (Skype, FaceTime, WeChat or VSee) and telephone. To check Joanna's availability, please click here.

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 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 is co-editor of the International Handbook on Sex Addiction, published by Taylor and Francis in 2017. She is also editor of the BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Joanna was the winner of the 'Psychosexual Therapist of the Year (UK)' award in the prestigious GHP Women in Health Awards 2017.

Our services

Joanna works with clients worldwide to help them to:

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  • Improve relationships
  • Address communication difficulties
  • Manage conflict
  • Address affairs
  • Manage long-distance relationships
  • Address fertility issues
  • Plan for and manage parenthood
  • Manage cultural differences
  • Tackle addictions, including sex addiction
  • Address sexual dysfunctions, such as erectile dysfunction
  • Improve sexual compatibility
  • Lead fulfilling sex lives

This list is not exhaustive. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

Joanna also provides online supervision to other therapists and counsellors working with couples and individuals on sex and relationship issues .


Joanna Benfield is a qualified individual and couples' counsellor and a psychosexual therapist. She has a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Joanna is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. As part of her continued professional development, Joanna is currently undertaking an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy (specialising in sex addiction), as well as a Diploma in Supervision. For further information about Joanna, please see the 'About Us' section of this website.


As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), Joanna abides by strict codes of ethics.

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Online relationship counselling and sex therapy
for expats worldwide
(Skype, FaceTime, WeChat, VSee, Telephone)

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