Talking about sex is often a daunting prospect. Quite often, even when communication between partners is strong, talking about sex can prove harder than other subjects.
However, as a therapist my aim is to help you feel comfortable, so you can talk about your sexuality in an open and safe space. This could be something that you would like to deal with as an individual or as a couple.
A lot of sexual problems are not medically based, and in many cases psychotherapy can help. We can examine the messages and beliefs we have around sex, and disentangle them from shame, fear, and guilt. Most of us receive little sexual education that goes beyond the basic understanding of ‘plumbing' and sometimes receiving valid information can go a long way in helping us understand ourselves and our problems better.
Difficulties for men and women can occur at any stage of the sexual encounter:
beginning with concerns around desire (such as loss of interest or desire),
difficulties attaining or maintaining arousal (such as erectile problems),
difficulties with intimacy, performance anxiety or painful intercourse,
or difficulties with climax (such as premature ejaculation or orgasmic problems).
I also work with individuals who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors such as sex addiction, love addiction and porn addiction.
By exploring the root causes of the problem we can often overcome and create meaningful and lasting change.