If you're struggling in your relationship with sexual issues, sexual dysfunction, or any other sexual concerns, sex therapy with a skilled therapist trained in sexual health and sex therapy issues could be the difference you're looking for.
When your sexual relationship isn't working, it can be stressful and demoralising for you and your partner.
Sexual pleasure and sexual wellbeing are critical for every intimate relationship so when you feel you don't have a healthy sex life it can affect your mental health, body image, self-esteem and overall health.
Sex therapy is an effective type of talk therapy and does not involve touch between the therapist and clients.
In each counselling session, I provide a safe and confidential online space and take your sexual desire and sexual difficulties issues seriously.
Most couples initially feel embarrassed to seek sex therapy or work with a sex therapist, which is completely normal. The good news is once you seek help and see positive changes, you'll feel relieved and optimistic about your relationship issues.
Sex therapy sessions involve talking with me about your sexual difficulties so I can fully understand your sexual intimacy challenges, uncover the underlying causes, and help you reach your intimacy goals.
Can You Relate to Any
- We used to have great sexual history but we've drifted apart and now we're in a sexless relationship.
- My partner and I seem to be sexually incompatible. Does this mean we shouldn’t be together?
- My partner is struggling with sexual dysfunction and we’ve stopped having sex.
- We want to explore an open relationship. How can do this so we don’t hurt each other?
- I can’t stop watching porn. Do I have a pornography addiction?
- Every time we have sex it’s a disaster. What can we do?
- I am obsessed with sex. I’m worried I might have a sex addiction.
- We're in a polyamorous relationship but we're struggling with jealousy issues and need help.
- I’m in a straight relationship but I think my partner is gay, bisexual, or lesbian.
How Can Sex Counselling Help?
I work with many common sexual problems as well as lesser-known sexuality issues for individuals and couples including:
- Sexual difficulty including, erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, orgasm difficulties, and painful intercourse (vaginismus).
- Negotiating an open or polyamorous relationship and helping you decide if it’s right for you.
- Out-of-control sexual behaviour (commonly called porn addiction or sex addiction in popular culture.)
- Sexless relationships – getting to the bottom of what's going on.
- Couples who fight about sex – the type of sex and frequency.
- Mismatched libidos – the sexual issue where one partner wants sex more than the other.
- Couples who are in the kink community or want to understand their partner’s kinky sexual acts or fetishes.
- High-risk behaviours such as exposing a partner to the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
- Physical illness or sexual trauma that impacts your sexual function and emotional intimacy.
- Couples where one partner has sexuality concerns about their sexual orientation or sexual identity.
What Results Can You Expect?
The good news is sex therapy works! Through my couple sex therapy services you can have:
- Renewed sexual closeness, intimacy, and vitality in your relationship.
- Open, honest, and respectful communication about sexual issues.
- Less disagreements and conflicts about sex.
- A satisfying sex life that leads to you feeling great about yourself and your relationship.
- A deeper understanding of your sexuality and your partner’s sexual needs.
- Less anxiety and stress about your sexual performance.
- New ideas and solutions for long-standing sexual problems.
Even if you’re in a relationship and your partner won’t come for couples sex therapy or intimacy counselling, you can still attend on your own. Most people report positive changes after the first appointment.
My Couples Sex Therapy Approach?
I use best practices and a human sexuality sex-positive approach when I work with individuals and couples with sexual issues.
Sexual health combines a number of different aspects including sexual wellbeing, sexual health, sexual pleasure, and sexual rights and consent.
My work is based on the six principles of sexual health (Braun-Harvey, 2009), which are:
- Consent – I believe safe, consensual sex is a human right that leads to mutually positive sexual interactions.
- Honesty – I help you and your partner have open and honest communication about your sexuality and sexual desires.
- Nonexploitation – I believe mutually satisfying sexual experiences come from not taking unfair advantage of your partner.
- Shared values – I help you understand the meaning of sex for you and your partner and what values you do and don’t share.
- Protection from STIs/HIV and unwanted pregnancy – I support you in maintaining that your sexual interactions do not harm you or your partners, or lead to unwanted pregnancy.
- Pleasure – I believe mutually pleasurable sexual activity is an important part of sexual health that involves giving and receiving pleasure in a safe way.