Is there a sexual difficulty affecting your life? Does this difficulty affect your ability to form new relationships? Is it affecting your current relationship? Have medical causes been eliminated, or at least identified, but the problem remains? Are you confused about your sexuality? Then a specialist psychosexual therapist may be able to assist.
It can be embarrassing to talk to a stranger about the intimate details of your sex life but please be assured that sexual and intimacy problems happen to many people at some time in their lives. As a qualified psychosexual therapist I have undertaken specialist training to work with these issues in a non-judgmental way. This is a talking therapy aimed at helping clients come to a better understanding about how their bodies work and the impact that psychological concerns or worries may have on sexual desire or performance.
My training has included an awareness of the implications that illness, injury, disability and medication can have on intimacy, desire and performance. These issues need to be addressed before the psychological impact of sexual problems can be determined and understood. In some cases the problem may be entirely medical and therapy cannot provide a cure. It can, however, help you come to terms with the effects of illness and medication and to find alternative ways for intimacy to become part of your relationship once more.
The therapy can be undertaken on an individual basis or with a partner, should that be considered to be appropriate. This can be discussed at the assessment stage and an informed decision reached.
Some problems that can be worked through in this way include (but are not limited to):
- Sexual Identity Issues
- Low Sexual Desire
- Orgasmic Difficulties
- Painful Intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Erectile Difficulties
- Ejaculation Problems
- Sex Addiction
- Fetish & Paraphilia