Whether working with Lori as a sex/intimacy coach, therapist, or in a live setting at an event or retreat, clients and audiences rave about her real world approach to relationship challenges, sexual secrets and shame, and how to fully integrate with your authentic sexual self.
Private Coaching Testimonials
I have worked with Lori Beth as my therapist on and off for over 18 months and the thing I have noticed most is the degree of progress I have made with the issues I was dealing with (anxiety, communication and understanding how to manage my feelings of anger and irritation). I have heard so many people say that this level of therapy seems too expensive but I always say that the amount of experience Lori Beth has, the sheer range of professional tools and understanding she has as well as her willingness to challenge and really support you through the often difficult process of therapy has made a big difference to me and my life much more quickly than I see in friends and colleagues who are trying similar, perhaps cheaper, options. Not that speed is always the goal, but I think it is vital to see the real difference that Lori Beth’s level of experience brings to the therapeutic process and that an hour of time seems to me to be often twice as valuable as someone with less breath of knowledge and skills.
“I have been working with Lori Beth for about 8 months, both as part of a couple and on my own. Her warm, enthusiastic and open nature makes her very easy to talk to, and her intellectual rigour and heavyweight background means that I have absolute confidence in her ability to manage some of the more challenging emotional issues I have had to deal with. Lori provides insightful guidance as well as a truly non-judgmental and welcoming space to be heard in.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt so free to be open and honest about myself as I am when I work with and talk to Lori! Our sessions have enabled me to transform my life and my relationships in a way that I did not think was possible. I gain much valuable insight and self- awareness through our sessions and would recommend her without hesitation to both couples and individuals who want to get more out of their lives and relationships!”
“As a coach, Lori Beth is direct and makes it easy to talk about the hard bits. Thanks to our work with her, my partner and I have a sex life again – and it is hotter than it ever was before the baby! We have more fun together and feel closer than we ever have before. We can’t thank Lori Beth enough for helping us to re-light our fire!”
“I get a great deal out of my sessions with Lori in helping me with my relationships. She has helped me identify what is important to me and to have the courage to discuss this with any partner going forward.”
“My primary relationship recently went through a great deal of change. Dr Lori Beth helped me manage the change and look forward to the next stages in my life with my eyes fully open.”
“I finally feel like I have the tools to go into new relationships with a better understanding of myself and what my needs are and, most importantly, how to communicate those needs so I do not go into new relationships with unspoken assumptions.”
“I found Lori when searching for polyamory-friendly relationship therapy. I had recently been through a break up where I was involved with two close friends. This was not the type of relationship that was familiar to my family and other friends, so I found it an isolating experience. I was only looking for someone who would not judge the nature of the relationship, but the therapy experience turned out to be much more than I expected. Lori not only has experience, but was also very astute and observant, and was able to offer insights based on her understanding of common dynamics of non-monogamous relationships, as well as help me identify and work through my own feelings and experiences. The sessions with Lori were invaluable and helped me move on from a very difficult time. Lori was also helpful in more general terms by helping me identify patterns in how I deal with emotional situations and helped me develop more positive strategies.”
“Like a lot of other young couples, we found ourselves struggling to find balance in our relationship with our often hectic lives. From the very start, Lori was truly wonderful to work with. It is often not easy to open up about relationship challenges, but Lori listened to us and displayed a level of care and empathy towards both of us that gave us the confidence and strength to fight through our personal challenges. Every session was a challenge but in time they became fun and richly rewarding. We always had Lori there for reassurance. Highly professional, fun and caring, Lori has a tremendous gift to be able to help people and couples like us negotiate through life’s challenges. We can honestly say that we would not be where we are today without having Lori in our corner.
“I often find I start my sessions with Lori thinking, ‘What on earth am I going to talk about?’ and discover that by the end a great deal has been discussed, leaving me feeling uplifted and with a greater sense of purpose.”
Intensive Coaching Testimonials
“Until I met Lori Beth, I thought I would never experience love again. Years and years of sexless dull relationships left me hopeless. I was no longer 21. My body did not move the way it used to. I didn’t want to do sessions over Skype. I wanted to see someone in person. Lori Beth offered intensive work so I came for a week. The work was hard and the breakthroughs incredible. By the end of the week, I knew I could find a relationship again AND I knew what kind of relationship I wanted. Within two weeks of returning home, I had my first date. Three years later, I am engaged and having better sex than I had in my 20’s!”
“I started working with Lori in 1 of her intensive packages thinking I knew where I was going and what I hoped to explore. I finished in a completely different place, knowing who I am and where I want to go from here. Life begins at 43!”
“I worked with Lori in her capacity as both a psychologist and expert witness. She helped me come to terms with being the long-term victim of a stalker and gave me invaluable advice and support as I prepared for a Crown Court trial. Throughout this process, I found her to be hugely supportive, not only psychologically but also in practical ways as she introduced me to security experts who advised me on my personal safety. After 25 years of being stalked,
and having interacted with numerous officials, I was impressed by her wide and deep knowledge of the law in both the UK and USA and her equivalent understanding of stalking, both in terms of the experience and impact on the victim and in relation to the likely behaviour of the stalker. She ‘read’ me well and after trust-building, she answered my questions fully, giving me information, advice and counselling that I believe saved my life. Her honesty about the gravity of my situation was liberating. Where so many people had sought only to reassure, or had been afraid to discuss the extent of the risk I lived with, she helped me to understand the danger I was in and to find ways of continuing to have a rich and fulfilling life by mitigating that danger. The help she offered included much more than her excellent work as a psychologist and extended to directing me to people and information of a practical and legal nature. In summary, Lori Bisbey helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. I will never forget that. It was truly transformative and of untold value to me. Having her alongside me as an expert witness and someone who ‘spoke to truth’ changed my life and what I learned with her probably saved my life.”
“Lori Beth created a really unique therapeutic space that instantly made me feel safe and heard. This was the first therapeutic experience where I have felt able to discuss all the parts of me entirely unfiltered. This is exactly what I needed, to be able to work through some difficult past experiences that had left me feeling depressed and unhappy in my own skin. I think what is truly wonderful about working with Lori Beth is her affirming stance, which allowed me to connect with and start to like all the parts of me. This was really holding me back from engaging in my life without constantly berating myself for who I really am. I cannot thank Lori-Beth enough for helping me to become happy with my weird and wonderful self and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to those seeking an incredibly experienced therapist, who is also familiar with the needs of the GSRD community.”
“After an exciting two years, my partner and I fell into a routine. Friday night date night to the movies or an upmarket restaurant. Sex after the date – same routine. My BFF got us tickets as a birthday present for me. Things were awkward at first. We weren’t used to talking to others about our sex life. By Saturday night we were talking about everything. We went to a BDSM and Fetish party and tried a few things we had only fantasised about. Sunday night we were exhausted but still excited by what we experienced. Date nights now are much more adventurous!”
“We have been together for 10 years and were in a routine. We still enjoyed sex, but it wasn’t mind blowing like at the beginning of our relationship. Close friends recommended Lori’s live workshop and the field trip to a fetish club. Best recommendation ever! The role- play workshop with field trip was a blast! We now have a ‘dressing up box’ hidden in the wardrobe with all the bits needed to transform into pirates, distressed damsels, police and prisoner, French maid and master of the house. The field trip introduced us to a whole new world. We can’t wait for the next event and field trip. Dr Lori Beth has helped us to light a bonfire in our bedroom. We cannot thank her enough!”
“Wow! What I’ve learned from Lori has helped me clarify certain issues, and I’ve come to some surprising and unexpected conclusions about what does and doesn’t ‘do it’ for me. It’s the difference between what you think you want, and how you really feel when you take the time to get to know yourself. I found the advice about how to listen to your intuition and set your own boundaries simply invaluable – people give this kind of advice all the time, but Dr Lori Beth explained exactly HOW to do this, how to really listen to what your gut and your whole body is telling you. A real confidence booster!”
After an exciting two years, we fell into a routine. Friday night date night to the movies or an upmarket restaurant. Sex after the date – same routine. My BFF got us tickets to the live retreat. Things were awkward at first. We weren’t used to talking to others about our sex life. By Saturday night we were talking about everything. We went to a BDSM and Fetish party and tried a few things we had only fantasized about. Sunday night we were exhausted but still excited by what we experienced. Date nights now are much more adventurous.