Why sex therapy?
You’re not alone. Almost everyone encounters sexual problems at some point in their lives.
These problems may relate to stress or tiredness or physical illness. Some cases can arise from relationship issues and issues at work or financial problems can also cause problems. Low sexual desire and sexual frequency disagreements are common issues experienced by couples. Even the stress of a new addition to the family can have repercussions in the bedroom.
Most people find that their sexual problems are temporary. If problems last, however, modern sex therapy offers a repertoire of psychological and specific physical techniques that can help. Psychology Melbourne has a number of sensitive, supportive psychologists who have helped hundreds of individuals and couples overcome the difficulties that prevent them from engaging in and/or enjoying satisfactory intercourse and orgasm.
One of the most frequent comments we hear from those that have sought sex therapy is that they can’t believe they waited so long to get help. Sex therapy works to get to the root of the problem in a safe, professional and supportive environment.
What happens in a sex therapy session?
The thought of seeing a counsellor for sexual issues can be scary; most people find it difficult to talk about sex, even more so with a stranger. Our experienced psychologists understand this and work to make our clients feel comfortable, and start with questions about sexual and personal background, sexual education and beliefs, and you’re specific concerns behind coming to see us.
Your psychologist will create an open dialogue about sex and develop a solution-focused strategy to resolve the issues you’re experiencing.
Often, your psychologist will set homework, which may include aspects of experimentation, education or communication strategies.
Psychology Melbourne can help with a broad range of sexual problems
- Low testosterone
- Erectile dysfunction or impotence
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Lack of emotional intimacy
- Performance anxiety
- Sexual boredom
- Internet porn
- Body image
- Painful intercourse
- Past sexual trauma
- Difficulties experiencing an orgasm
- Loss of desire for sex
The role of a sex therapist is firstly to identify the problems and what the client/s want to achieve or change. The therapist will work with the client to uncover underlying causes, explore various options and identify solutions. Undertaking sex therapy may be a key factor in saving a shaky relationship.
Get help now and enjoy your sex life more
Anxiety and stress related to sexual problems can seriously interfere with enjoyment of life. If the problem persists or is causing ongoing concern, it may be time to see one of our experts in sex therapy at Psychology Melbourne.
A qualified sex therapist is trained to put people at ease and identify issues and concerns, often dispelling misinformation and unreasonable expectations which can lead to ongoing sexual anxieties and problems.
Strategies for managing sexual issues
- Talk to your partner - assure him/her you are aware of the problem and you're not belittling or ignoring her or his concerns
- Resolve any relationship issues outside the bedroom
- Modify your lifestyle. Stop smoking, reduce alcohol, eat well and undertake regular exercise
- Slow down! Don't rush into sex. Take time to relax. Have fun alone and as a couple
- Take time to enjoy intimacy with a partner. Plan activities like a relaxing massage without sexual intercourse. Try being sensual before being sexual