Sex Therapy

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy

85% Of Erectile Dysfunction Cases Are Psychological

What is Psychosexual Therapy?

Sex therapy/psychosexual therapy is much more than helping marriage problems, and it can benefit all of us!

Therapy, in general, can get a bad wrap. A lot of us think it’s only for people with ‘problems’ but I believe it's something we should all do (if we can afford it) and only good things can come from talking about your feelings.

Psychosexual therapy aims to help you work through your relationship and sexual issues in a judgement-free and safe way. It’s important to highlight that it is talking-based therapy and does not involve touch, ever.

We all face obstacles when it comes to our intimate and sexual parts of our lives - it's much more common than you may think.

Here are some common issues sex therapists can help you with!

FUN FACT: I am currently training with COSRT to become a Psychosexual Therapist and will be accepting clients in the near future.

Issues a Sex Therapist can help you with...

Erectile & Ejaculation issues.


Inability to Orgasm.


Low Sexual Desire & Arousal.


Painful Sex (May include: Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Endometriosis, FGM, Penile pain).


Infertility.


Sexual Trauma or Abuse.


Sexual Health Concerns.

Compulsive Sexual Behaviour (used to be known as sex addiction)

Psychotherapy vs Counselling

The terms Psychotherapy and Counselling are often used interchangeably but they are different. This can cause us to be disappointed if we go for counselling and expect a psychotherapy approach and vice versa.

COSRT’s definitions of the two are:

Psychotherapy can be properly used to indicate long-term treatment where you deal with psychological issues that have built up over a long time. You’ll tackle what is affecting you now by exploring your past, and how experiences, patterns of thinking and behaviour affect the way you interact with the world.

You’ll try to find the root cause of issues, rather than trying to manage them. Sometimes you will focus on yourself a lot, looking at questions of identity and belief.

Counselling on the other hand is most often used to refer to time-limited treatment focused on specific issues and behavioural patterns. You’ll usually agree to a set number of planned sessions at the outset of your therapy, with one or more set goals. Because there is a limit to the time, counselling will often be quite structured with planned sessions.

When in counselling you might look at problem-solving or learning techniques to cope with or avoid problem areas. Think of it as an approach that encourages the change of behaviour, looking at what is happening to you right now. For example, trying to tackle addiction or grief.”

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