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Psychosexual Therapy

Sexual intimacy is a personal thing, many people find it uncomfortable to share this aspect of their lives with others, however, when this is an area that is causing concern in your life talking to a specialist is very helpful. Psychosexual therapy, often referred to as ‘sex therapy’, is used when there is a psychological component to a sexual issue. Many couples go through periods of sexual difficulties but if there is an ongoing medical, physiological or psychological issue then the sexual difficulty may remain unresolved. Psychosexual therapy is suitable for you to attend alone or with your partner.


I am a sex positive therapist that promotes sexual well-being through my sessions, as part of your treatment plan I am likely to provide you with a range of tools and techniques as homework activities , which you can utilise in the privacy of your own home. The relationship itself can also impact sexual intimacy and so I often integrate relational therapeutic techniques from Relationship therapy in a personalised treatment plan to best address your particular issue.

Psychosexual therapy is a specialist area within psychotherapy and requires additional training to master the particular knowledge and skill set, this goes beyond usual psychotherapy and counselling training. When seeking a sex therapist always ensure the therapist has training and experience in this area.


Psychosexual therapy addresses areas such as:

·       Issues with sexual intimacy – differences in arousal/desire, loss of arousal, non-consummation of relationship, relationship boundary negotiation

·       Issues with sexual self- overcoming shame/guilt, exploring personal desires/boundaries, sexuality and gender

·       Overcoming sexual trauma

·       Women who experience- sexual difficulties relating to menopause, post-natal intimacy, difficulty with penetration (vaginismus), or pain during sex (dysperunia/vulvodynia) or difficulty orgasming (anorgasmia)

·       Men who experience – erectile difficulties, difficulties with orgasm including delayed or no orgasm (anorgasmia) and orgasming too quickly (premature ejaculation)

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