Sex Therapy and Intimacy
Sex matters in relationships. Today, more and more individuals and couples are struggling to make sense of sexual issues in their personal relationships. Often, they are not getting what they want from each other and this build-up can make it very difficult to talk about.
A couple's sexual relationship is often the first to suffer when a couple's emotional needs are not met. Also, there are many factors that could have a significant impact on a couple's sex life, including ‘performance anxiety’ in men, illness, surgery, addictions, bereavement, trauma, abuse, the arrival of children, an ‘affair’, or infertility.
Sex therapy involves taking a thorough sexual history, referring to medical practitioners when needed, teaching about sexuality and relationships, addressing relationship issues, identifying and changing patterns of sexual behaviour and providing take home assignments. Many clients report an increase in the frequency of sex and more intimate, satisfying relations after couples and sex therapy.
We appreciate that some clients may feel shame or embarrassment and that it is difficult to reach out for help, especially around areas of sexuality. Sex therapy is a safe place to talk about intimacy issues in relationships. It is also a place where we can address questions about sexual functioning, discuss concerns about a possible sex addiction or to get help with specific sexual dysfunctions.
Couples Therapy can Help You:
find and bring back intimacy and passion in your relationship
address sexual desire discrepancies
overcome sexual dysfunctions