Most people will experience problems with their sex life at some point. Psychosexual therapy can help you overcome them.
Your sex life can change for any number of reasons – having a baby, a new partner, being tired, stressed or depressed, or if you are lacking in self-esteem.
In the majority of cases, these problems will improve on their own as the underlying issues improve. If things don't improve, you may need specialist support, as if left untreated these issues can lead to more distress and potentially harm your relationship.
Common psychosexual problems
- lack of desire
• difficulty getting or keeping an erection (erectile dysfunction)
• premature ejaculation or other ejaculation problems
- lack of desire
• difficulty having an orgasm
• pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex
Who is psychosexual therapy for?
Psychosexual therapy is for any individual or couple that feels like they’re suffering through negative changes to their sexual life they can’t seem to overcome without support.
Some people are embarrassed about seeing a sex therapist. However, our experienced therapists regularly talk to people about their sex life and will provide you with a safe environment to discuss any issue you’re having without passing any judgement.
What does psychosexual therapy involve?
During psychosexual therapy, a sex therapist will listen to you describe your problems and assess whether the cause is likely to be psychological, emotional or physical or a combination of the three.
Talking about your experiences and exploring the potential causes will help give you a better understanding of what is happening and work towards a solution.
The therapist may also give you exercises and tasks to carry out with your partner in your own time.
Each therapy session is completely confidential. You can see a sex therapist by yourself but if your problem affects your partner as well, it may be better for you both to attend.
Sessions usually last for 30-50 minutes at £40 per session. The therapist may advise you to have weekly sessions or to see them less frequently, such as once a month.