What is Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy?
Sexual difficulties can make us feel very alone. Some people feel so fearful, self-conscious or ashamed of their sexual problem that they suffer for months or even years without discussing their worries with anyone, even their partner. And yet sexual difficulties are very common and can have many causes. Their origins may be physical as a result of illness, accident, surgery, disability or medication.
Psychosexual therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that deals with all issues regarding sex, sexuality and human relationships. As well as understanding the psychological issues relating to sex, psychosexual therapists usually have a greater understanding of physical issues relating to sex.
Some sexual dysfunction may be due to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression or other mental health problems. Emotional difficulties, such as unresolved grief or unhappiness due to other problems in a relationship, can also have an impact on sexual function. Sometimes symptoms are situational, which means that they only happen under certain circumstances.