What is Psychosexual Therapy

Posted 25th of September 2023 by Diana Gibson

Psychosexual Therapy is a talking therapy that addresses sexual problems that you have found are causing distress for you as an individual or with a partner(s). The therapy includes psychoeducation, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and relationship counselling where appropriate.  It is a talking therapy; however, you will be asked to do some work at home, either on your own, or with your partner(s) or both.

What kind of problems will I see you about?

Sometimes, people can struggle with being sexual with their partner, or on their own. The reasons for this can vary.  For men, problems can include erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and lack of desire for sex. For women, vaginismus, lack of desire for sex, painful sex, problems following childbirth, and not being able to orgasm.  Menopause can sometimes be a cause for some sexual problems that may need addressing. 

About me

I am a Relationship Therapist and a Psychosexual Therapist, as a therapist I am a member of the College of Sexual and Relational Therapists (COSRT)  and the National Counselling Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), I am governed by each of their Ethical Frameworks, which you can find here:

Code of Ethics and Practice | cosrt

NCS | Code of Ethics (nationalcounsellingsociety.org)

I have over 6 years of experience in supporting people with relationship problems and you can read more about me here.  

What happens in Therapy?

During your first appointment, I will make a detailed assessment of the problem(s) you are having. This session is usually for 1.5 hours, following this I will see one of you for an individual session which will again be for 1.5 hours.  Thereafter you will usually be seen together for one-hour sessions. The frequency of sessions will vary depending upon your own circumstances, this will be discussed when we meet.

I recognise that seeing someone about a sexual problem can be upsetting and embarrassing.  I will treat you with the utmost respect and understanding of the problem you are having and its effect on you and your life.

If you feel Psychosexual Therapy can help you, then please contact me, Diana Gibson, at dianagibson@hotmail.com and leave details of how I can get in touch with you.



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