Psychosexual Disorders

Sexual dysfunctions can bring about conflicts within a relationship – feelings of frustration, misunderstanding, fear, guilt, shame and anxiety may materialise within oneself resulting in communication breakdown, loss of intimacy and disconnection from each other.

How does the therapy work?
Psychosexual Therapy is a specific type of therapy for sex related issues which combines a number of psychotherapeutic approaches. The essential aim is to identify the root cause of a sexual problem(s) and then treat it appropriately following an initial comprehensive assessment. This comprehensive assessment allows an opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the physical symptoms and to ascertain as to whether the symptoms are biological or psychological in origin.

This approach is focused primarily on supporting individuals and couples to talk openly about their sexual feelings and concerns. The priority is to create a space with a therapist who is relaxed and experienced in talking about sex, this is a foundation to building a trusting safe space to explore sexual difficulties.

How would I know if I had this disorder?
In men, sexual dysfunctions may manifest as reduced sexual desire, premature or delayed ejaculation, impotence or painful intercourse. In women, sexual dysfunctions may manifest as reduced sexual desire, inadequate lubrication, difficulty or inability to achieve orgasm or experiencing painful intercourse.

Because sexual dysfunctions may be related to a medical condition, medication or substance abuse, it is imperative an assessment is carried out to gather whether a medical investigation to the symptoms is necessary before the initiation of therapy.

Specialist Clinicians:

Julian Hayes  Lorraine Bacon