Feeling confused about your sexuality or finding it difficult to express and work through your feelings can be very painful and stressful.
Our professional councillors can guide you through such challenging time.
Speaking about personal and intimate matters such as sex or sexuality can be really difficult but talking on the phone might be easier than face to face consultation.
We have both female and male councillors, life coaches and therapists available, so you can choose whomever you think you might be more comfortable speaking to. You can say anything to the therapist about your feelings towards others, your sexuality or even sexual fears without fear of any judgement. They will offer you a sympathetic ear and will lay out the different pathways you may consider taking. They will never push you; they believe in free-will and your future life is in your hands and the decisions are yours to make.
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At Online Therapy 247, we are keen to hear from you if you are interested in sexual counselling. Our sexual counselling services are designed to help you address various issues related to sexual satisfaction.
Why use therapy for sexuality?
Many people use sexual counselling to overcome psychological and physical obstacles that are affecting their sex lives. This form of counselling can address a host of issues. These include sexual confidence, low sex drive, premature ejaculation, inability to achieve orgasm, sex addiction, intrusive thoughts and unwanted sexual behaviours.
Addressing sexuality in therapy
Getting the sexual satisfaction you desire can be tough when you have issues to overcome. Sexual therapy can help you avoid unhealthy behaviours and thoughts and see sex in a more positive light.
Sexual issues treated in therapy
Many people talk to sex therapists because they feel uncomfortable discussing such issues with their friends. Even if you are happy to talk about your sexual problems with a friend, a counsellor can adopt a professional approach based on their expertise to find an effective solution backed by research and intensive study. If you have a physical problem such as erectile dysfunction, your therapist may refer you to a doctor. You may also be referred to your GP if your problem is related to anxiety or depression. The counsellor will listen closely to what you have to say so they can identify the underlying causes of the problem. They can also help you if conflict or stress within your relationship is making it tough for at least one partner to enjoy sex or sexual activity.
Physical and psychological obstacles in sex
Some people avoid sex because it causes them physical pain. Many women experience vaginismus and vulval pain during sex, and many men avoid sex because they have problems premature ejaculation or impotence. Again, a therapist can work with you if your issue is related to a physical problem. We can also help if you have difficulty reaching orgasm, which can be a problem for men as well as women. Mismatched sex drives where one partner has more sexual desire than the other are also something we can help with.
Couples and individual sex and intimacy counselling
Your sessions are more likely to be successful if you feel comfortable talking to your therapist about your issues. Some people prefer to use a therapist of the same gender, though this is not always the case. Whether your partner takes part in the therapy is up to you. You may feel more comfortable if they aren’t or are present.
Can sexuality counselling help?
Healthy sex lives deliver many benefits. People who have satisfying sex lives often have lower blood pressure, feel more emotionally fulfilled and even have greater heart health. Although sex is a big source of fun for many people, it can also be a cause of worry and anxiety for others. Negative past experiences can play a role in this. Your therapist can work with you if you do suspect a negative attitude towards sex is related to something in your past. It’s important to remember that the present can also cause someone to avoid sexual activity, with life’s ongoing challenges making it hard for some people to relax in the bedroom.
What happens in a psychosexual counselling and therapy clinic?
During sexual counselling, you will be encouraged to talk openly about your sexual worries and feelings so a strategy can be drawn up. Your counsellor may set you ‘homework’ which you can attend to between sessions. Sexual counselling and therapy can take place one-to-one with your counsellor or you can attend with your partner. The sessions can continue for as long as you need them to.
Honest, open discussions
There is no need to feel embarrassed about talking to our sexual therapists. As they have been working and studying in this area for many years, chances are they have heard it all before. Seeking help does not mean you have failed in satisfying your partner. There are so many reasons why someone may need help with improving their sex life and gaining more enjoyment from sex. Once you get used to talking about sex with your therapist, you’ll likely feel entirely comfortable with continuing the sessions.
How does culture relate to sexuality?
Your upbringing and background may have a strong influence on the way you feel about sex. You may have been brought up to believe sex is a negative or shameful act. Attitudes towards sex can cause many intimacy-related issues and compromise the quality of your relationships. Our professional sex counsellors can change your feelings about this perfectly natural activity for the better. The vast majority of people who have used sexual counselling say it has enhanced their sex life. We deal with couples and individuals from all walks of life and sexual orientations. We can help you whether you are single or in a new or long-term relationship.
Talk to Online Therapy 247 today to find out more about what our DBS-checked, qualified sexual counsellors can do for you.