So, what is a sex therapist?
Sex therapists are qualified counsellors or other healthcare professionals who have had special training in issues related to sex and relationships. They use their specialised clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to help you resolve various sexual issues, from concerns about sexual function or feeling to the way you relate to your partners.
How long is a session?
Areas I specialise in...
Couples can work on mismatched libidos, a partner has lack of sexual desire, sexual pain or discomfort, difficulties experiencing orgasm, performance anxiety, sexual problems after illness or due to hormonal changes e.g. postnatal or menopause.
Is there any touching involved?
Do we just talk about sex or other stuff too?
Your relationship history, your family history, experiences of trauma, your partners upbringing and personal beliefs (amongst many other things) all impact the sex you are having so there's alot of conversations that may not be specifically sex-related. But it's always up to you what we talk about.
What if I see you on the street and you know all about my sex life?
That's ok - I won't approach you or disclose to anyone that I know you or your partner. We will come up with a story in our sessions to tell others if the moment arises. This has happened before (NZ is small) and has been completely fine.
For vaginal/vulval sexual pain...
It's typical to need to see/check out your situation with a pelvic floor Physio alongside sex therapy. Recommended clinics below
Auckland - Unity Studios https://unitystudios.co.nz
Christchurch, Rangiora, Hamilton - https://activehealth.co.nz