Psychosexual Therapy 2018-07-03T17:59:55+00:00

Psychosexual Therapy (also know as PST or Sex Therapy / Sex Counselling)

It is important for us to experience love, sex and fulfilling relationships. Numerous studies have confirmed that sex is good for the body and mind, helping us live stronger, longer and happier. Therefore it is vital we take our sexual health seriously and take the appropriate steps to maintaining this if problems begin to appear.

It can be embarrassing to talk about your problems but take comfort from the fact that these are very common issues and can be overcome through professional help. MHL takes a professional and confidential approach to dealing with each case individually and working with the client to find the root of the problem and to ultimately overcome it or lessen it’s affect on their lives.

What is Psychosexual Therapy for?

Sexual problems take many forms. The list below covers some of the main concerns that might be negatively affecting your sexual health and activity:

  • Affection
  • Concerns with body image
  • Disorders of desire, arousal and orgasmic dysfunction
  • Emotional needs
  • Fear of rejection
  • Infertility
  • In men, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation problems.
  • In women, gynaecological disorders, vaginismus, dyspareunia , vulvodynia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Low self esteem
  • Low sexual desire, lack or loss of libido
  • Medical conditions
  • Menopause
  • A new baby
  • Physical intimacy ( psychological, emotional, operational).
  • Performance Anxiety
  • No sex marriage
  • Non-consummation of marriage
  • Sex problems
  • Sexual gratification
  • Sexual relationship
  • Sexuality¬†(Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Gender Queer)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex Therapy (PST)

Some sexual dysfunctions may require a medical evaluation and treatment from a Gynaecologist or Urologist before Psychosexual Therapy can commence.

Who is Psychosexual Therapy for?

Psychosexual Therapy is for everyone, whether an individual or in a relationship, MHL will help with their sexual health concerns or activities.

How Can Psychosexual Therapy Help You?

Psychosexual Therapy helps to identify a wide array of issues and conditions that may be negatively affecting your sex life.

There are many underlying factors that can influence how you feel, both mentally and physically such as:

  • Stress or fatigue
  • Performance anxiety
  • Intimacy issues
  • Depression
  • Boredom
  • Problems in the relationship.
getting started with therapy counselling

It can appear daunting when first considering whether or not to take that initial step and looking into the benefits that counselling could well provide. Rest assured, there is nothing to be worried about.

MHL Counselling, offers a supportive and considerate approach to each and every client. Firstly you will need to book an initial consultation, which will last about 50 minutes. This gives us a starting point to work out which avenue of therapy is best suited to you and the concerns that you have. After this MHL, will arrange for a convenient time for your first therapy session, where upon the process of gaining insight and resolving your problems can begin and continue on a weekly basis.

MHL Counselling provides professional counselling and therapy to anyone over the age of 18. We work on a completely confidential basis and you can find the details of our confidentiality agreement here.

Our 3 main areas are Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy.

If you would like to book an initial consultation then please either contact us through the form on the right hand side or go to our contact section to find more details.

MHL is a member of the following:

accredited member of bacp

As a Snr Accredited member of the BACP Michelle abides by the “BACP Code of Ethics & Practice” Registered Member 016201 MBACP (Snr Accred)

accredited member of cosrt

As an Accredited Member of COSRT (Accreditation No: 646) Michelle abides by the “COSRT Code of Ethics & Practice”

accredited member of pink therapy

As an Accredited Member of PINK THERAPY Michelle abides by the “PINK THERAPY Code of Ethics & Practice”