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Therapy for Sex Addiction and Intimacy Problems

Acknowledging the Problem

If you’re experiencing difficulties when it comes to intimacy, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world grapple with these issues every day. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence.

There are plenty of treatments available to help you get your sex life back on track, and one of the most popular is sex therapy. This type of therapy involves working with a therapist who specialises in helping you improve your relationship with sex and your well-being. If you want a more fulfilling sex life, keep reading to learn more about what it is and how it can help

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps you to overcome sexual problems. It can be used to help you deal with sexual dysfunction, low libido, or relationship difficulties. Intimacy therapy typically uses a holistic approach to help people understand and change their thoughts and behaviours around sex. It may also involve discussing trauma or other difficult experiences that may be impacting your sexual health. Most sex therapists are also certified as marriage and family therapist, which means they can address couples’ issues beyond just sexuality.

Who goes to sex therapy?

Sex therapy is for you if you are experiencing difficulties in your sexual life. This can include all things related. It maybe related to you alone, or you in relationship to living life as a couple. The issues we most often discuss during our sessions are extreme sexuality, lack of arousal and fetishes.

Therapy can help you and your partner(s) to address issues that may be impacting your relationship, and it can also help you to work on personal issues that may be contributing to your sexual problems. If you’re experiencing difficulties in your sex life, it’s worth considering talking to a therapist.

Individual sex therapy

There are many different types of sex therapy, but individual sex therapy is one of the most common and effective methods. This type of therapy focuses on you, rather than the couple or group, and helps you to address any personal issues that may be impacting your sexual life. Through individual sex therapy, you can explore your sexual history, learn about different types of sexual expression, and identify any areas of concern..

Couples sex therapy

Couples’ sex therapy can be a very effective treatment for a range of sexual issues. It can help to increase sexual desire, improve sexual function, and enhance sexual contact between you and your partners. In couples’ sex therapy, the sex therapist will work with both sexual partners to identify and address any issues that may be affecting your sexual relationship. The therapist may also provide guidance on how to improve communication and intimacy.

Couples’ sex therapy can be an excellent way to improve sexual satisfaction and strengthen the bond between partners for a fulfilling sex life.

Sex therapy in marriage

Sex is an important part of any marriage, and satisfying sex life can be essential to the health of the relationship. Unfortunately, sexual desire can decline over time, and couples may find themselves struggling to maintain a fulfilling sexual relationship. In these cases, sex therapy can be an invaluable resource. Sex therapists are trained to help couples identify and overcome obstacles to satisfying sex life. They can also help couples explore their sexual desires and learn new ways to build intimacy.

If you are struggling to maintain a satisfying sexual relationship with your spouse, a sex therapist or relationship therapy may be able to help.

Do I need sex therapy?

It depends. Sex therapy is a form of psychological therapy that can help people with sexual concerns physical intimacy or problems. If you are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of your sex life, then sexual therapy may be right for you. However, if you are simply looking for more information on how to improve your sex life, then a general psychology book or website may be more appropriate.

Sex therapy is a confidential and safe environment in which you can discuss your concerns openly and honestly. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. If you are interested in pursuing sexual therapy, please speak with us.

What can sex therapy help with?

Sex therapy can be incredibly helpful for a number of different issues. It can help you or your partner with erectile dysfunction , sexual dysfunction, couples counselling and even just helping you feel more comfortable and confident in your sexuality. There doesn’t have to be physical issue, but it can help almost everyone in some way.

Low libido is a common problem that sex therapy can help with. Many people experience a decrease in libido as they age, which can be frustrating and disheartening. Sex therapists can help you understand what might be causing your low libido and help you to increase it. They may also refer you for hormonal checks.

Sexual dysfunction is another area where sex therapists can be very helpful. If you’re experiencing pain during sex, difficulty reaching orgasm, or any other problems with sexual functioning, a sex therapist can help you.

How does sex therapy work?

Sex therapy is a form of counselling that helps you deal with issues related to your sexual health and well-being.

It is usually provided by therapists who have experience working in this area. They will work with you to identify the underlying causes of your sexual problems and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Sex Therapy Sessions

Sex therapy are confidential meetings between you alone or part of a couple and a therapist(us). The sessions provide a safe space to explore any concerns or issues around sex and intimacy. These sessions can help you to improve your sexual relationships, communication, and overall satisfaction. Individual Therapy can be an effective treatment for sexual problems that are caused by psychological factors, such as anxiety, physical health or trauma.

It can also be helpful for addressing issues that are impacting your ability to enjoy sex. If you’re interested in exploring sexual problem, you can speak with us to learn more.

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What are the Benefits of Sex Therapy

Though it may seem like a taboo topic, sex is an important part of our lives. For some, it is a source of pleasure and intimacy. For others, it may be a source of stress or anxiety. Sex therapy is a type of therapy that can help you address issues related to sex.

What to expect from sex therapy?

There are a few different types of sex therapy, but they all aim to help people with sexual issues by helping you to see the source of your experience. During sex therapy sessions, you’ll talk openly about your sexual experiences , sexual desire and concerns. You might also be asked to do some homework assignments outside of session, such as keeping a journal. The goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your sexuality. If you’re interested in exploring sex therapy, speak with us and see if we are a good fit to work together. You can also search online for reputable therapists in your area.

What happens in a sex therapy session?

During sex therapy sessions we will typically talk with you about your concerns and explore any underlying psychological factors that may be contributing to physical intimacy. We may also provide education about human sexuality and recommend specific exercises or activities that can help you be more in touch with your body. Ultimately, the goal of sex therapy is to help you, or a couple achieve a more satisfying and enjoyable sexual relationship.

How can I find a sex therapist?

If you’re interested in finding a sex therapist, the best place to start is by contacting us, because we offer dedicated intimacy support and counselling. When searching for a therapist, it’s important to look for someone who is a qualified therapist and has an understanding in working with the issues that you’re struggling with. We have such specialists working at Evolve Psychotherapy.

How long will sex therapy take?

Sex therapy usually takes a few sessions to address the underlying problems causing sexual difficulties. However, it is valuable to commit to regular sessions and working on any homework or assignments in between sessions. The goal is to help you have a more fulfilling sexual life.

Most people who seek sex therapy are experiencing some sort of sexual difficulty, or struggling to enjoy sex. While each person’s situation is unique, addressing these issues usually is not as complicated as it sounds. Your therapist will likely start by asking about your sexual history and any difficulties you’re currently experiencing.

What do you think are the most common issues that people come for help with?

People come for all sorts of sex-related issues. Mostly they are related to their relationship with themselves and their own body. There are those who just want to learn more about their own bodies and sexual pleasure. No matter what someone’s issue is, we are happy to try and help!

Do you see a lot of people struggling with sexual identity issues?

It’s something that I think a lot of people struggle with, but may not feel comfortable talking about. From what I’ve seen, there are definitely a lot of people out there struggling with sexual identity issues. A certified sex therapist can help in improving sexual experience.

What do you think is the best way to deal with sex related issues and problems?

There are many sex-related issues and problems that can be difficult to deal with on your own. For these types of issues, seeking professional help is often the best course of action.

Sex therapy Results:

Sexual therapy is becoming more and more popular as a way to help. If you’re experiencing any kind of issue with your sex life, it might be worth considering seeking out some help from a therapist. The results can be life-changing. According to a recent study, sex therapy can be an effective treatment for a range of sexual problems. The study, which was conducted by the University of California, found that this therapy can help to improve sexual functioning and satisfaction. In addition, the study found that it can also help to reduce sexual anxiety and improve communication skills between partners.

Question & Answers


It includes whatever it is you want to get out of it, if that is something you are struggling with then we can process those struggles, if it is something you wan't to try more of, but have fears and insecurities we can also look at it that way.

Whatever you bring is confidential, unless we feel you are at risk or someone else is at risk, in which case with an ethical obligation to look out for your or someone elses safety.

You can agree at the start or with the therapist it will be for you or both of you, it would be slightly different with 2 people but often relationships can thrive from this type of therapy also.

This is a great place to start, often people who have an addiction never admit it, and once they do, they then open the door to a deeper look at what is going on. We can work through this together in therapy, sex addiction is normal and common.

Sex therapy is a real thing, many people suffer in silence, however it is nothing to do with the physical part, that is just the coping mechanism for a deeper problem, that is where we want to look, so if you need help, you have to be willing to look.

About The Author

Jason Shiers Dip.Psych MBACP

Jason Shiers Dip.Psych MBACP

Jason Shiers is a Certified Transformative Coach & Certified Psychotherapist. Jason has been working with addictions and people in recovery for over 25 years now and is always looking towards the innate mental health that is inside everyone.

This therapy is a holistic view of the mind body taking approaches from psychological understandings, somatic practices and spiritual explorations such as non duality and advaita vedanta.

Jason has been cited in multiple articles about addiction, therapy, coaching and mental health and is a regular contributor to many different websites.


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