When is sex therapy helpful?
Most people encounter concern about sex at some point in their lives. Perhaps your issue has been around for a long time. Maybe it has developed after a previously good sex life.
Stress, tiredness, illness, family and work pressures, and even a new baby can be contributing factors. Past experiences have an effect on how you are sexually.
For some people having too little desire can cause difficulties. For others, too much desire is a problem. Maybe you are struggling with the mechanics of having sex. Perhaps experiencing pain on penetration or difficulty in orgasm. Maybe rapid or delayed ejaculation, or difficulty maintaining an erection is an issue.
Attending a sex therapy session can feel like a huge step to take. It is important to know what to expect from your therapist.
What happens in sex therapy?
- Sex therapy provides is a safe, welcoming space to unravel the complicated parts of your sex life.
- I am really easy to talk to about sexual issues.
- The counselling starts with an assessment consultation. In this initial session your specific sexual issue, situation and history are explored and taken into consideration.
- Sex therapy may include the following: sex education, coaching, development of psychosexual skills, enhancing communication.
- It may also include exercises for you to do at home. You may need to put time aside each week to do homework.
- If you need a physical examination, or there is a possibility that your issue has a physical element, I will suggest a referral to an appropriate medical professional, such as a GP, urologist or gynecologist.