Most people experience sexual problems at some point in their life. For many people, good sex comes naturally. But at one time or another, you might have a problem with your sex life. You might even find that sexual activity is affecting your personal and social relationships.
Seeing a sex therapist will help you see your situation from a completely different viewpoint, to help you understand your problem better. They will ask questions and help you find out if there are any emotional or physical reasons behind your problem.
We help you to work out how to handle the problems you're having and find a way to move on from them.
We have an integrated approach that includes modalities such as behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic, and systemic therapy in resolving sexual problems. Though treatment can be done on an individual basis, we encourage the couple to work together.
What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy offers help for people with sexual problems. In the trade it's usually referred to as psychosexual therapy, or PST for short.
It's been around for over 40 years now, so it's not a newfangled trend. It has proven success rates and is a service which is regularly referred to by counsellors, GPs and other medical professionals.
Sex therapists are trained counsellors or medical professionals who've undertaken additional training in the physical and psychological issues associated with sexual functioning.
The problems fit into three basic categories: can't get it up, can't get it in, can't be bothered. In fact, therapists tackle pretty much any sexual problem that isn't sorting itself out! It may be a problem you've had for ages or it might be something that's developed after a previously good sex life. You may know exactly what has caused your particular problem - or like many, you may be mystified.
Some sexual problems are purely physical. They could result from disability, illness or a side-effect of medication. Some are purely psychological, originating in negative childhood messages or sexual trauma. Or perhaps the problem stems from relationship difficulties. The majority of problems have a combination of physical and psychological elements.
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