It takes courage to seek help for a problem especially when it involves how you relate with another person. I have worked with many couples and individuals over the last 14 years who have wanted things to be different in their lives. Often there are patterns people have got into and life is not always kind. I believe there are ways of working through issues that will make it easier for you to accept, change and enrich your life.
I have a creative and flexible approach to therapy as well as being an experienced practitioner. I am accredited by the British Association of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (BASRT) and adhere to their code of ethics. I have a professional certificate in sexual addiction counselling and a diploma in individual and group supervision. If you would like to know more please read on or contact me to make an initial appointment.
I think personal relationships should be part of what we value the most in life. One's general well being and that of others close to us are all affected by the quality of our relationships.
Some people wait till the last straw to try and mend a relationship whilst others come early on. Some send their partners to get fixed! How it begins does not matter as even a short spell of counselling or thinking about getting some help means you are considering the possiblity of change and that is where the hope lies.So, If problems are around any of the following, maybe therapy could help you along the way:
How you communicate
Anxiety around forming relationships or commitment issues
Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse
Coping with loss in a separation or bereavement
If your problems are specifically sexual then refer to the next chapter.
Sexual problems are difficult to talk about. When things go wrong in this area emotions run high and guilt, embarrassment and reluctance all come into play. I am told I am good at putting people at their ease and making this subject easier to broach.
Many sexual problems respond well to therapy and for some issues you can attend as an individual. Initially there would be an assessment to find out what the problem is and if there is any need for relationship, personal or GP interventions.
Psychosexual therapy is based on a cognitive/behavioural approach, by changing what you do and think about aspects of your sexual life your problems can be addressed.
Common areas including the following:
Loss of Desire and Arousal Difficulties
Dyspaerunia (pain during intercourse)
Erectile Dysfunctions including Rapid and Delayed Ejaculation
Orgasmic / Anorgasmic Problems
Sexual Phobias or Aversion
I also work with people who have sexual orientation concerns and am trained in helping overcome sexual addiction and compulsive behaviour.
You are never too young or too old to address a sexual problem and one of the side benefits of psychosexual therapy is most couples report their whole relationship is revitalised and enriched.