WHAT IS SEX THERAPY?
Sex therapy is a specialised form of counselling that addresses concerns related to human sexual development, sexual functioning, sexuality expression, sex and relationships and sexual trauma.
Some people can find it daunting seeking help for sexual problems. Sex therapists are trained to deal with complex sexual and interpersonal issues on a daily basis and are experienced and equipped to provide specialised guidance to clients.
WHY SEE A SEX THERAPIST?
A sex therapist is a highly trained health professional with specialised clinical skills, therapeutic experience and theoretical knowledge to assist people in the treatment of issues related to human sexuality.
Although a referral is not necessary, as trained professionals, sex therapists receive referrals from GPs, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other health practitioners.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN an appointment
A consultation with a sex therapist is the same as any other medical consultation. Your medical, family, relationship and sexual histories are taken and the therapist works together with you to resolve the issues that you have brought to the session. Together, we collaborate to identify issues, concerns and goals of therapy and put together a treatment plan.
Depending on the issue/s that you are experiencing we may work on many levels. You may simply need some assistance with building skills and experience or your concerns may be more complex and require longer term therapy. My approach is integrative and multiple therapeutic modalities may be applied according to your needs.
Consultations are conducted with the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism. As an industry standard sex therapists do not conduct any physical assessments or manipulations. Referrals to specialised medical practitioners will be made if necessary.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Sex addiction/compulsive sexual behaviours
- Female and male desire problems/issues
- Low Libido
- Orgasm Related Issues
- Sex and long term relationships
- Sexual performance anxiety
- Sexual assault recovery
- Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
- Sexual trauma
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed ejaculation
- Post prostatectomy surgery
- Body image and sexuality
- Self-esteem and sexuality
- Sexuality workshops
- Painful intercourse
- Unexplained genital or sexual discomfort
- Illness and sexuality
- Gender identity issues
- LGBTQI+ sexuality and relationships
- Alternative sexualities and sexual practices
- Sex education
- Sexual communication
- Sex and dating
- Sexuality and religion
- Sexuality and diverse cultural backgrounds
- Relationship counselling
- Individual therapy
- Trauma therapy
- EMDR therapy