There are many reasons why individuals or couples experiencing sexual problems may turn to psychosexual therapy. These might include:
- Arousal disorder
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulties with orgasm
- High or low sexual interest
- Loss of sexual desire
- Painful intercourse
- Fear of sex and sexual relationships
- Sexual risk taking
- Sexual addictions
- Unwanted fetishes
As a counsellor at the Terence Higgins Trust for Sexual Health and Wellness, (link to their website) I trained extensively in psychosexual and relationship issues. I now use that knowledge and experience to support my clients with long term or recent events that have caused sexual unhappiness.
I have experience of working with clients experiencing sexual risk taking, unwanted addictions and fetishes.
“Have stopped taking sexual risks. Learnt more about myself than I thought and also learnt strategy for dealing with emotional, mental and psychological issues which would be helpful in the future.”
– THT, Unemployed, UK
I also work with members of the LGBT community with and without sexual health problems, such as HIV/Aids offering the support and understanding they may need in a completely confidential and safe environment free from judgement.
I explore the cause of why a sexual problem has arisen rather than just treating the symptoms.
I can help you overcome your sexual problems through the use of a range of therapies including: counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I’ll work with you to create a specific programme of treatment and support tailored to your needs. Exercises may be given to you to do at home between sessions.
Psychosexual therapy is an effective form of treatment that requires a weekly commitment for the most successful outcome. If you’re willing to try other therapies such as Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) or Hypnotherapy, they can heighten your awareness and allow you to make lasting changes at both the unconscious and subconscious levels of your mind.