Confronting sexual problems with compassion is a case of understanding the psychological causes.
Why you should be talking about sex
You may be averse to the idea of discussing sex, your sex life, and any sexual problems you may have. This is perhaps because of the attached emotional associations such as embarrassment, shame, and stress. It is important to recognise that this is a normal reaction and that you are very much not alone, both in how you feel and the problem that you are experiencing.
However, if you are experiencing a sexual problem that is causing you distress, anxiety, depression, or not allowing you to be intimate in the way you desire, then it is vital that you take steps in which to alleviate the issue. Common questions pervade our understanding of sex, one being – what is a normal sex life? Am I having too much? Do I have an addiction? Why am I unable to be intimate?
Your identification with sex can have a profound effect on your ability to maintain intimate relationships, thus creating anxiety, all of which can lead to issues regarding performance. Some issues stem from past experiences that were either traumatic, or changes in life that can affect libidos, such as stress, dependencies on drugs, or pregnancy. Sexual problems may have many causes, but there are also many ways in which to resolve them.
By exploring the underlying issues that govern your feelings about sex you can gain valuable understanding into how to address the sexual issues you may be facing. Despite the symptoms for sexual dysfunction appearing physical, the cause and solution is likely to be rooted in the psychological.
This is exactly whyonline psychosexual therapy is so successful at helping people form healthy associations with sex, improve their intimate relationships, and resolve the issues that are creating distress.
How psychotherapy and counselling can treat sexual problems
People everywhere experience a multitude of sexual difficulties ranging from a loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, anorgasmia, sex addiction, and pornography addiction. Working with an online psychologist or therapist you can explore the reasons why you may be experiencing the issues that you are.
Through this process, you may discover that there are unresolved problems that are causing your symptoms. It is common that many sexual difficulties are the result of problems in a relationship, intimacy issues, performance anxiety, stress or depression. However, there can also be prominent events that may have triggered certain behaviours or difficulties.
Your online therapist will help you explore these sensitive issues within a safe and confidential space of trust and respect. Online psychotherapy and counselling can allow you to discuss your problems whilst providing guidance to resolve both underlying causes and physical issues.
Sex counselling and psychotherapy at Online Therapy Company
It requires considerable and extensive training to practise sex counselling and psychotherapy at Online Therapy Company. Our therapists work with you to assess what steps are needed in order for you to reach achievable goals. It is a gradual process in which careful consideration is taken to ensure that you feel at ease and are able to deal with the underlying causes in a way that always feels manageable.
Within the confidential environment between you and your therapist, you will be supported as you learn to evaluate your emotional associations to sex and the behaviours that surround the sexual problems you face. It is our aim to provide you with the techniques you need in order to improve your sex life and intimate relationships.
We can offer help today
If you are experiencing sexual difficulties then contact us by phone or book online to arrange a confidential initial assessment with an online sex therapist or psychologist.[ultimate_spacer height=”30″]
For more information call 0753 718 1090 or email email@example.com. To book a Virtual Therapy appointment with the Online Therapy Company, please fill in the online booking form.[ultimate_spacer height=”30″]
Author – Dr Aisha Ali – DPsych Couns Psych, ADOS 2 Certified B.Psych (Hons)
Dr Aisha Ali is a highly experienced BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Expert witness with over 15 years experience of working within the NHS in complex care and private practice. She has extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families presenting with complex psychological and emotional issues. Aisha provides life and performance coaching.