Sex is a natural and important part of life. Our sex drives (be they high or low) are built into our DNA. Being satisfied with your sex life is an important contributor to wellbeing, relationship goodwill, and self worth.
Despite unhappiness in their sex lives, many couples and individuals suffer for years with sexual issues because they are too embarrassed or ashamed to seek help. At Equilibrium Psychology we provide a warm, down-to-earth and practical approach to Sex Therapy, making it easier for you to discuss your sexual difficulties and work towards their resolution.
Although some sexual difficulties have a medical origin, most develop from, or are exacerbated by, psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, depression and relationship issues. Psychological therapy is therefore an important component of any long-term resolution of sexual problems.
Psychological therapy can give you essential and accurate information about the causes of sexual problems. You will learn what is maintaining your sexual difficulties in your particular situation. No sexual services are provided by Clinical Psychologists in sessions. Sex therapy is focused around education and knowledge sharing, with all practical exercises given for homework to be conducted in your own private space.
Sex therapy is most effective if your sexual partner agrees to be involved, even if just to understand your difficulties and how you intend to work on them in your sex life. However, if you have a reluctant partner, good work can still be done on an individual basis.