There are many types of therapy and it’s always helpful to research and see what you think will help you most. Sex Therapy uses a Cognitive Behavioural Approach (CBT) to therapy, which means clients set their goals they want to achieve and I give them homework, to do away from the sessions, to reach those goals. The client(s) will regularly attend sessions to give detailed feedback about how the homework is going before moving to each next stage, working at the pace of the client and ensuring any possible difficulties or problems along the way, are discussed and assessed. Homework involves both individual and couple exercises.

Often it will seem that one person will present with the issue, such as erectile dysfunction, painful sex or lack of desire, but actually if the client is in a couple relationship, the problem becomes a joint issue and so it is really helpful if both partners attend therapy, although its not essential. This is something we can discuss in the initial assessment. One thing I always ask is if a client has seen their GP to rule out any medical or primary concerns. I also recommend two very helpful books for those that are seeking help with their sexual relationships: The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld; Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski. Please do get in touch if you would like to have a free 15 minute chat over the phone if you have further questions.

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