What is Psychosexual Therapy?
Psychosexual Therapy is a form counselling which pays attention to the many issues that may arise for individuals and couples in the area of sex and relationships. The space provides opportunity to explore puzzles and difficulties and how they impact us.
Changes in our relationship with ourselves, or others can affect us at any life stage and can we can feel very alone with these adjustments. Our history and background, our life experiences and the way sex and relationships are portrayed in society and through the media can influence us, giving unrealistic expectations and misunderstandings of what may be possible for us personally.
Sex in itself is simple but can carry such complexity. It is often only when things don't go to plan or when sex becomes difficult, we then may need some support to look at what's happening on a deeper level or even just from a different perspective. Increasing our awareness of intimacy and learning new skills can bring a sense of autonomy and understanding of our internal world.
You may find yourself in a position where your relationship and or sex life does not present with any particular concern but are questioning the potential of something more. You can use the counselling space to explore these wonderings to find ways of enhancing of what you you already have in a safe and non judgemental space.
Sexual difficulties can arise from a physical issue or from psychological and psychosocial issues. Either way, Sex therapy can be a helpful place to start. Sometimes, there may be a need for me to refer you to your GP or to other relevant professionals. For example, if you need a prescription for Viagra and any blood tests that may help with formulating a treatment plan for you.
Common sexual complaints include:
Pain during sex (Vaginismus, Dyspareunia)
Menopause and the effects on self and sexual function
Loss of desire
Relationship and communication problems
Difficulties with arousal and orgasm
Trauma and the impact of unwanted sexual experiences
Sexual compulsion and phobia
Sexual difficulties as a result of illness and medication
This list is not exhaustive
Sex and Relationship therapy can be long term or short term, we can discuss your requirements at the initial session.
I welcome difference in my practice and I am a poly affirmative and kink aware practitioner