Sexual Issues

Many people experience sexual difficulties at some point in their lives and this can often feel very distressing. There are many reasons why someone might experience sexual problems, it may be that the issue is purely physical, resulting from a disability, an illness or side effects from medication.


However, most sexual problems are psychological and it is important that you know that you are no alone.


There are many issues around sex that people seek support for, these can involve performance or intimacy issues, anxieties or fears that stem from a previous traumatic experience or abuse. It may be that pregnancy, stress, depression or addiction have impacted on your desire to have sex. There are many reasons why you could be experiencing sexual problems and they are very common.


It may be that you want to try different sex acts but feel uncomfortable doing so, or perhaps you are unable to communicate with your partner about your desires and needs.


Other sexual problems may include:


  • Painful intercourse
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Sex avoidance
  • Inability to have an orgasm
  • Pornography addiction
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Sex addiction
  • Involuntary tightening of the vagina


If you feel you can relate to any of the issues mentioned then sex therapy might be able to help you.


How can sex therapy help?


Talking about sexual problems can often feel difficult and embarrassing but it can be surprising at how quickly they can be overcome by opening up and discussing them with someone you can trust. 


Counselling will help you identify and explore the underlying issues around your sexual difficulties which will often be related to stress, performance anxiety, intimacy issues, depression or relationship problems.


We understand that talking about sex is a sensitive issue, but we work in a confidential and non-judgmental way and will support you with the difficulties you face in a supportive and safe environment.