Your enquiry can be made via email, phone call, text, Whats App. Please give me some details about what it is that you want to bring to me that is either troubling you or you want further help with. If at this stage I feel I can help I will email you the Psychosensual Pre Consultation Form. This will ask you a series of questions that will help me to understand you, your current situation and your background.
The Psychosensual Treatment can be taken as a complete 3-hour appointment or separated into the two parts taken on separate days.
Session 1: The Initial Consultation – 1 hour
Most sexual performance or sexual dissatisfaction issues are often partially or wholly rooted in the psychology of the person. These emotional drivers then affect the physical responses required to bring on arousal and sexual fulfilment – the most common being the inability to orgasm in women and loss of erection in men. This 60-minute session gives me the opportunity to hear your story, understand your situation and explain more fully how I feel I may be able to help you. It also gives you the chance to meet me and ask any questions that you may have before deciding to go ahead with any sensual bodywork. If you feel comfortable with what I propose then we discuss the best way forward and if you are not taking the full 3-hour appointment then we set a date (I recommend within a fortnight) for the session 2 the sensual bodywork.
Session 2: The Sensual Bodywork – 2 hours
Before taking the sensual massage clients are required to complete the Absolute or Sensual Massage Authorisation & Request Form. This will be sent to you prior to your appointment.
This is a 2-hour appointment that includes a 90-minute sensual massage. The massage is based on the Absolute Massage which does include erotic arousal (clitoral and vaginal ). However – at your request – those who prefer to begin with a lighter massage can select to have the Sensual Massage which only includes surface of body arousal (clitoral).
Whichever massage you select, having learned about your situation in the initial consultation I will put together a sensual treatment that I feel will help you explore your sexuality in a safe and professional way. Knowing that I am fully aware of your challenge will, in itself, help you relax. The massage aims to promote slow gentle arousal, taking a step by step approach that allows you to feel in control and at the same time free to explore your sexuality and any emotional restrictions you may be feeling. By being in this non-judgemental, caring and supportive environment it means that any reactions – whether negative or pleasurable – can be expressed and thus better understood. Following the treatment, there is a brief discussion to check in and see how you are feeling and what you may have discovered during the treatment. Then, after a few days, you are welcome to call me to chat further about ongoing treatments.
For ongoing treatments, I give a 10% reduction or you can take out a monthly payment plan (see below).
Ongoing treatments can be further 3 hour psychosensuals or taken as either counselling or the sensual bodywork (Absolute massage 105 minutes or Tension Release 75 minutes)
It can be lonely when you feel unable to share your intimate thoughts about your sexuality or relationship and, for some, it can be a daunting decision to consult a ‘professional’ or ‘stranger’ about these feelings and needs. But whether you are a man, a woman or a couple, whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, bicurious, transgender, pan or polysexual or transsexual; if you are not sure how or if I can help you or maybe you are just too nervous to book a full appointment and want to know more before you commit – then just send me a text and ask if you can have a 15-minute chat with me by phone. I will reply by text with a suggested time to speak. In that time you can ask me any questions or explain the issue you may want help with. Just send me a text to arrange a short FREE chat to 07966 522 696 and I will reply with a suggested time for you to call.
Weekly or monthly payment plans
I like to make sensual massage as financially accessible as possible but I do realise sometimes that even though the desire is strong the cash flow situation may not allow you to take an appointment or workshop with me when you want to.
To help I offer various instalment plans that enable you to spread your payments over 5 weeks or by special arrangement 3 – 6 months (for fees over £500). For more details [Click here]
Private Location & Treatment Room
The treatment room is in Battersea, Central London. click here
The room has stunning views covering 40 miles over central London. The shower facilities are smart and clean with a walk-in rain shower and handheld shower, robes, shampoo, conditioner and shower soap provided. A hairdryer is also available. According to your preferences during the treatment, the room can remain with daylight (daytime) or be darkened with blackout blinds and low lighting.
Colin Richards and Intimacy Matters has current Civil Liability Insurance (including Public/Products Liability and Professional Indemnity) that covers both counselling services and therapeutic massage. Colin Richards and Intimacy Matters DOES NOT have this insurance to cover any sensual or arousing bodywork since to date this is not available. Clients taking a sensual massage, a psychosensual massage or any form of sensual treatment that involves nudity, arousal, and erotic stimulation do so at their own risk and will be asked to sign a waiver before taking the treatment.
Here is a selection of testimonials given by women who have taken a Psychosensual appointment with Colin.
Veronica, aged 28 – August 2018
I previously had normal psychotherapy treatments to help with the consequences of psychological and physical abuse. I then chose to go for a psychosexual one with Colin Richards. l realized that opening the body could be the best way to deal with the issues that arise in the body and in fact it was more revealing than a chat. I had the opportunity to notice the patterns that arise in my body when aroused, undisturbed and guided by a professional who can hold a safe space free from pressure to perform, judgment, shame or need to reciprocate. I was just witnessing my reactions and that awareness already brought some useful insights to resolve my issues.
Tania, aged 44– July 2018
I went to see Colin for a 3-hour psycho-sensualtreatment, with a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to work on. What drew me to his particular approach was the quite unique combination of psychological mentoring and physical/sensual touch. I wanted to spend some time exploring my difficulty and vulnerability around receiving pleasure from a man. I had an idea of where it came from but had never really had an opportunity to look at it with a qualified experienced professional.
I appreciated Colin’s warmth, kindness, care, openness and genuine curiosity – all of which helped me to relax and feel safe. The pre-session authorization form also felt to me like an indispensable part of the process; it felt both reassuring and liberating to be able to communicate my boundaries and preferences in this way. Last but not least – I thoroughly enjoyed the sensual massage. Colin is very skilled in what he does and I felt I was being introduced to an expanded repertoire of types of touch, stimulation and pleasure! I will definitely be going back for another session.
Emma, aged 50 – April 2018
I’d been through a period of major change in my personal life and felt there was an emotional block which was manifesting in my sex life, I was finding it hard to let go, be vulnerable and had difficulty achieving orgasm with my partner.Talking frankly and openly with Colin helped me to understand the larger picture and the influencing factors that we’re playing a part in my feelings of sexual and emotional ‘ dissonance’. Coupled with the sensual massage that followed our discussion the session did indeed begin to unblock a lot of emotional and sexual energy. I have continued to feel more reconnected with myself and much more able to express myself in a sexually authentic way. I feel much more confident to express myself with real integrity and the sexual energy and intimacy in my relationship that has resulted from that have been incredible.
Rachel, aged 47 – Sept 2017
Colin helped me look very deeply into my childhood and what kind of person I am…rather shocking as I had not realised so many things about my behavior in my various relationships. I began to understand how to ‘listen’ to my body although the session did leave me positively shaken both mentally and physically. Subsequent to the session my husband has continued the sensual massage and I feel that it has brought us much closer together. We are both learning as we go and have realised that we were ‘babes in the woods’ when it came to our relationship, 25 years married. We both have our problems mine being an inability to orgasm without ‘toys’as well as a developed sense of being a failure for not being ‘good’ at sex. I would gladly go back, in fact when we can find the time I would like to have another session involving both Colin and my husband. I feel this would add a much deeper feeling of intimacy
Alison, aged 36 – Sept 2015
I’d tried counselling, I’d tried self-help, I’d tried different professional therapists, none of which did much to help. I’m a very relational and feeling kind of person. I have to be able to trust, connect, relate and talk to a therapist as a person not just a professional. So for me with Colin, I feel like I can and this happens. For me, it’s not just about the physical pleasure or enjoyment the massages involve but it’s equally about connecting with another and trusting them with you. It’s also for me learning why I think and act the way I do and in some of the more destructive or unhelpful parts, ways to improve. With Colin, I feel like I am genuinely connecting with a ‘safe’ person in a ‘safe’ environment.
I can honestly say this is the only therapy and Colin is so far the only ‘therapist’ that have been able to make a difference. I struggle with having bad feelings about myself, I have high anxiety and problems making sense of past events and how this affects me now. For a long time, I’ve been so wanting someone to listen, understand and care. I really feel like I get this with the treatments I’ve received and am currently receiving.
I know this is a process so I have committed to regular ongoing psychosensual sessions with Colin since I feel like there can be a more happy and successful future for me. I’m so thankful there is someone(colin) who does sessions like these. They are like no other in the best possible way.
I don’t feel so alone anymore with my anxious feelings or carrying the weights of bad experiences.