What is Psychosexual Therapy?
Psychosexual therapy is another name for sex therapy but places value on the important role that thoughts and feelings have on sexual function. It is a specialized form of counselling that deals with problems primarily related to sex, sexual health and sexuality concerns. Unlike other health professionals, a psychosexual therapist has undergone extensive education and training in the field of human sexuality.
Please note that at no time is there any touching, nudity or explicit sexual acts undertaken during the counselling sessions. You will likely get an opportunity to do that for homework in the privacy of your own home!
How many Psychosexual Therapy sessions will I need?
This largely depends on your primary concern and your unique situation. Some clients will benefit from only 1 or 2 sessions while others may need 6 to 10. Still others seek longer term therapy or may opt for regular yearly check-ups.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
You do not need a referral to make an appointment, although if you already have one then bring it along to your first session.
Who can benefit from Psychosexual Therapy?
Problems relating to sex and sexuality are frequent and can happen to anyone. Psychosexual therapy can be beneficial to help resolve these issues and empower the client with useful skills, information and new ways of looking at their problem. Psychosexual therapy is not limited by relationship status, age, gender, orientation, religion, disability or cultural background.
What should I expect from a Psychosexual Therapy session?
The sessions are an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. Kym will sensitively listen to your description of the problem and gather further information from you in order to assess the situation. This helps to identify any thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be contributing to the problem and ensures that any treatment plan will meet your individual needs.
It is likely that you will receive homework exercises to try between sessions but you will never be required to do anything you are uncomfortable with. Subsequent sessions are based on reviewing the progress made both during sessions and at home in order to meet your treatment goals.