Appointments available in Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Psychosexual Therapy (or ‘sex therapy’) is a unique and effective form of psychotherapy which focuses on helping people to gain insight and to overcome sexual and relationship problems. Psychosexual Therapy can help adults of all ages, whether heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or gay; single people and couples who are married, cohabiting or living separately. The great thing about psychosexual therapy today is its evidence base. Research has shown it to be highly effective at alleviating sexual difficulties. I have been working specifically with sexual difficulties as a psychosexual therapist since 2005.
What does psychosexual therapy involve?
The first step is an initial assessment where we can meet and talk through the problems you are experiencing in detail before deciding the best way forward. You do not have to be in a current relationship, but if you are, you will benefit most from coming along together.
Should we decide that sex therapy is the best way forward at this time, the next step is typically a detailed history-taking for both partners individually which will inform the work we do together.
Sex therapy is a talking therapy where both the physical and psychological aspects of the sexual difficulty will be considered, however, it is also a behavioural therapy, meaning that you will be given tasks to do in the privacy of your own home. These ‘homework’ sessions are an important part of the programme, build on what has been discussed in session and are designed specifically to alleviate anxiety, enhance confidence and bring about lasting change.
As a qualified, accredited and experienced psychosexual therapist and psychologist, I can guide and support you to make the desired changes that will make for a happier, healthier sexual life.
Confidentiality is very important. All sessions will be conducted in confidence and this will be maintained and applied to all records in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). The only exceptions are; if you direct me (with written consent) to inform someone else, if it is determined that you, or someone else (eg. a child or a partner) is at risk of harm, or if it is a legal requirement and I am summoned to do so (eg. to a court of law). Wherever possible, I will consult with you before breaching confidentiality and discuss this with you first of all.