Psychosexual Therapy

Our sex lives, and how we relate to sex, are critical to how we self-identify. Working out what we want from sex, and intimate relationships and then combining that with what others want, can at times feel frustrating, limiting, shaming and sad.  When somethings wrong, it can affect every area of our lives. As a qualified Psychosexual Therapist,  I am sensitive to those feelings.

 

Known as sex therapy or psychosexual therapy, the aim is to support people to overcome sexual problems with an aim of gaining a fulfilling sex life, and to develop a positive sexual identity. The approach is open minded, encouraging and understanding. 

Sexual difficulties and differences, are common and can occur as a result of many causes including physical, psychological and emotional. It may be that a trauma or  experience that occurred  in the past is still having an impact in the present, or maybe its  coming to terms with what turns you on.   

People come to Sex Therapy for reasons such as;

  • increasing pleasure

  • loss of desire

  • erectile dysfunctions

  • premature ejaculation

  • performance anxiety

  • Viagra dependency 

  • issues with sexuality

  • sex and safety

  • sexual fears

  • understanding gender

  • exploring non-monogamies

  • drug dependency and its use with sex 

  • shame and anxiety

  • painful intercourse

  • difficulties with orgasm

  • sexual abuse

  • compulsive behaviour

Treatment Options

 

I use a number of different therapeutic approaches to resolve sexual problems.   Therapy can be provided on an individual basis, but for those in partnerships, I encourage the couple to work together. 

I can offer a safe and supportive environment to find out whats going wrong in your sex life and suggest possible solutions, whether as an individual or as part of a couple. I can provide insight in to how sexual problems arise and we can discuss the various treatment options. These might include;

  • Sex Education - aimed at banishing myths, fears or anxiety

  • Revisiting the rules that affect your sex and relationships

  • Exploring fears, desires and behaviours

  • Helping to improve communication in relationships and asking for what you want

  • Exercises linked to particular problems for both individuals and couples

  • Helping partners manage differences in sexual appetite, preferences or motivation

  • Options such as medications, toys, or medicines that will overcome issues relating to desire,  erectile dysfunction, or painful penetration

  • Adapting to age related changes

Tel: 01202 985012