Individual Psychosexual Therapy
Sometimes a person can have anxiety, fear or have experienced a sexual trauma. Perhaps there is a lack of understanding, feelings of shame or if there is a physical difficulty (or a perceived one) that inhibits confidence. This can influence their ability to initiate or become intimate with another in a satisfying and rewarding way. They can avoid relationships or conversely seek only the briefest. We can be confused over who we are sexually and who and how we love, and how that is managed within ourselves and with others.
Couple Psychosexual Therapy
This work can be done during or at the end of couple relationship work. It can feel so difficult for clients to have the confidence to be intimate again when there has been emotional distance and discord.
Equally at certain times in life a happy functioning couple can struggle with managing a transition such as illness, ageing, life pressures or losses. A physiological or psychological problem in one partner still means the couple have to find a way forward to intimacy together. Fertility issues or a desire to be parents can thrust a couple into dealing with difficulties or avoided issues. The increasing pressures of modern life are exposing couples to internet addiction, unrealistic expectations and a lack of time for caring intimacy.
Common Sexual Difficulties
- Loss of desire for sexual intimacy or partner
- Lack of satisfaction
- Orgasmic difficulties
- Dyspareunia (pain on intercourse)
- Vaginismus (fear or pain and inability to
have penetrative sex)
- Erectile difficulty
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Ageing or medical diagnosis
- Sexual confusion and orientation
- Sexual addiction
- Internet pornography addiction
- Impact of fertility treatment