Sexual Difficulties Therapy

Sexual difficulties are experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity.

There are many factors which may result in a person experiencing sexual difficulties, resulting from emotional or physical causes including:

  • those with anxietydisorders
  • the use of recreational or medication drugs and alcohol
  • lack of intimacy and communication with the partner
  • any physiological change that affects the reproductive system e.g. premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, postpartum or menopause
  • Injuries to the back may also impact sexual activity, as would problems with an enlarged prostate gland, problems with blood supply, nerve damage (as in spinal cord injuries)
  • disease, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes may also impact on the activity as might heart disease or hormonal deficiencies.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the ideal approach to regaining sexual function through helping to reframe unhelpful thoughts and irrational beliefs.

If you would like to talk to someone about psychotherapy andavailable treatments for sexual difficulties, please get in touch with us at the Health Psychology Clinic by telephone at 020 8144 3041 or book online by clicking below.