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Psychosexual Therapy (PST)

Psychosexual Therapy (PST) or Sex Therapy can help to identify the root of sexual problems and develop a treatment strategy to overcome them.

If you have a sexual partner, it is often helpful to attend together. However you can be seen on your own or your partner can attend later sessions.

The origins of sexual difficulties might be physical, psychological, emotional, contextual – or a combination of these. If the problem is physical, you will be sent to your GP for medical tests before pursuing therapy, if you haven’t already done this.

Common sexual difficulties include:

· Affection

· Anorgasmia

· Arousal difficulties

· Concerns with body image

· Difficulty ejaculating

· Emotional needs

· Erectile dysfunction (ED)

· Fear of rejection

· Infertility

· Living with chronic illness

· Impact of Menopause on Intimacy

· Low self esteem

· Low sexual desire, lack or loss of libido

· Medical conditions

· A new baby

· Physical intimacy (psychological, emotional, operational).

· Performance Anxiety

· Premature Ejaculation (PE)

· No sex marriage

· Non-consummation of marriage

· Sex problems

· Sexual gratification

· Sexual relationship

· Sexuality (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Queer, LGBTQ+)

· Sexual orientation

· Vaginismus (painful sexual intercourse)

· Vulval / Vaginal pain

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