Sex therapy & brief therapy
I imagine that if you are reading this website, you, or someone you know, needs help understanding or coping with difficult times.
Under the circumstances, I know that taking the decision to start a therapy can be a real source of anxiety. The most important thing, I believe, is that you need to find someone who you can trust, have confidence in in order to start working in a safe environment.
I hope that this webpage will give you some sense of me as a person, as well as a clear idea of what my approaches are.
A broad range of situations can bring someone to therapy or counseling. Sometimes a visit can be linked to recent events or sometimes a recurent situation. This is an indicative list of the themes why most people comme to sessions:
- Stress, anxiety
- Relationship, family, marriage counselling
- Loss, separation
- Anger management
- Sexual issues
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), panic disorder, phobias
- Low self confidence and self esteem
- Work and career issues
- 1st session
- After initial contact by e-mail or phone we can set an appointment. The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and talk about what brings you to therapy.
It will be a space for you to ask any questions you may have about the process. At the end of this session we will decide whether we want to continue with further sessions.
Once the decision is made to continue we will establish an agreement that we both feel comfortable with. This will clarify, if needed, the confidential nature of the sessions.
The first session lasts 1hour, the next sessions last 45 minutes.
Rather than the formal analysis with finding the origins of the causes of distress, the main approach of brief therapy is to help the client view the present and bring to a change by changing the beliefs (not necessarily at a conscious level).
Brief therapy is often highly strategic, exploratory, and solution-based rather than problem-oriented. It is less concerned with how a problem arose than with the current factors sustaining it.
Brief therapists use different approaches, and accept that there are many paths and tools, any of which may in combination turn out to be ultimately beneficial.
Sex therapy is a strategy for the treatment of sexual dysfunction when there is no medical or physiological reason or as a complement to medical treatment.
The sexual dysfunctions that are most often brought to sex therapy include :
- premature ejaculation
- erectile dysfunction
- low libido
- unwanted sexual fetishes
- sexual addiction
- painful sex
- lack of sexual confidence
- assisting people who are recovering from sexual assault
- problems commonly caused by stress
- environmental and relationship factors
Sex therapists assist those experiencing problems in overcoming them, in doing so possibly regaining an active sef life.
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