Sex therapy is a form of therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples overcome sexual problems, improve sexual function and enhance sexual relationships.
It is a specialised field of therapy that is focused on the assessment and treatment of sexual issues, including sexual dysfunctions, sexual pain, lack of sexual desire, sexual addiction and sexual trauma.
The goal of sex therapy is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals and couples can discuss and explore their sexual concerns. Sex therapists use a variety of techniques and interventions to help clients overcome their sexual issues and improve their sexual health and wellbeing. These techniques include education, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and communication training.
Individuals and couples may seek sex therapy for a variety of reasons. Common reasons for seeking sex therapy include:
- Low sexual desire or libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed ejaculation
- Orgasmic dysfunction
- Painful intercourse
- Sexual anxiety or performance anxiety
- Sexual addiction or compulsivity
- Sexual trauma or abuse
Sex therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client or couple. The therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the underlying issues and develop a personalised treatment plan. The therapy may involve both individual sessions and couples therapy sessions.
During sex therapy, individuals and couples will learn how to communicate openly and honestly about their sexual concerns, explore their sexual desires and preferences, and learn new sexual techniques and skills.
They will also learn how to manage sexual anxiety and overcome sexual dysfunctions. The therapist will provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their sexual issues and concerns.
Sex therapy is a confidential and non-judgmental space where individuals and couples can work on their sexual issues and improve their sexual relationships. It can be an effective treatment for a wide range of sexual problems and can help individuals and couples improve their sexual health and wellbeing.
If you are experiencing sexual problems or concerns, sex therapy may be able to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards improving your sexual health and wellbeing.