Many people experience sexual difficulties at some stage in their lives. Sometimes over long periods, perhaps even most of their lives. Often people feel too embarrassed to talk about their difficulties with anyone, including their partners. Sexual difficulties, can affect couple's sex life, relationships and overall well-being.
Psychosexual therapy aims to identify the root cause of sexual difficulties and treat it appropriately. The therapy sessions do not entail any physical examinations or contact, nor does it involve sexual act. Initially I encourage and help people to talk openly about sexual feelings and concerns in a supportive environment. Following the assessment, a treatment plan is suggested and through well established techniques such as CBT, BWRT and hypnotherapy as well as psycho analysis, gradual change is created.
Sexual functions are part of normal everyday human life, I feel very comfortable talking with people about any aspects of sexuality.
Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem(s)that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. Some 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunction can affect any age, although it is more common in those over 40 because it is often related to a decline in health associated with aging. There are many types of sexual dysfunction, the most common being:
I will address your problem in a way as with would address any other psychological issues (e.g. anxiety or low mood) and after the initial assessment, we will find the therapeutic intervention that suits your needs. As it is about you, you will always have a say in it and you will be able to make an informed choice regarding your treatment options.
Physical illness can lead to sexual dysfunction so I recommend that you first see a medical professional to make sure it is not due to an underlying physical condition or illness (you might not even be aware of it).
Therapy for sexual dysfunction
It's no secret that relationship satisfaction is often correlated with the quality of a couple's physical relationship. Sex and intimacy therapy is a form of psychological treatment to develop or change sexual understanding, or thinking. It is recommended for you if you find it difficult to develop or engage in intimate relationships or if just don’t have enough experience in it. It can also help if you struggle to end a sexual relationship.
Sex and intimacy therapy is also helpful for couples when they are going through a difficult “rough patch”, e.g. when infidelity happens or they find it challenging to cope with the change in the quality or quantity of sex and intimacy.
As a trained professional, I will support you through the process of reaching your common goal.
Some people feel that the sex they were assigned at birth doesn’t match their gender identity, or the gender that they feel they are inside, others might have difficulties deciding which gender they are attracted to. Often it can be difficult to talk about it with your family or friends. There is still lots of stigmas attached to being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual. Perhaps you just don’t know what you really want, or you might have fantasies that make you feel guilty. Perhaps you just feel lost and find it difficult to cope, or live a happy life.
You don’t need to have a specific problem in order to talk about sexuality and intimacy with a professional. It might be that you are just curious or interested in a topic and you feel uneasy to discuss with friends or family.
As an experienced sexual psychologist talking about sex for me is natural and I have a good understanding of healthy and unhealthy sexual habits, behaviours or attitudes.
If you find it difficult to talk about sexuality and sexual behaviour please reach out to me and call for a free no obligation consultation.
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