My goal as a therapist is to help clients come to a better understanding of their sexual and relationship difficulties, and to work together towards facilitating the changes that will get them the sex lives that they want. Initially we will discuss the client's personal understanding of the problem, and during this assessment we will determine whether there is a potential need for further investigation from a GP, Sexual Health Doctor, Specialist Physiotherapist, Urologist or Gynaecologist.
We will take a personal history and create a treatment plan for going forward with regular review sessions to determine how the work is going. Sessions take place weekly for fifty minutes, and involve the security of the therapeutic relationship supporting the work using self-help tools, practical exercises to be done at home, sexual education, and increasing sexual self-confidence and comfort in sexuality or sexual relationships. Sessions are strictly talking therapy, and any exercises are to be done by the individual or couple outside of sessions. As I work integratively we will be looking to understand the problem in the context of the individual. This includes talking about social, cultural and family beliefs as all of these will have impact on how one knows and understands their sexuality.
I work with individuals and couples of all sexual orientations, gender identities and sexualities.