If you are considering sex therapy after having some sexual concerns then you may be wondering what to expect. You will likely have some questions about what to expect. You may have some apprehension if seeking this or in fact, any therapy is new to you.
We at Seek a Therapy want to help answer your questions and concerns surrounding the therapy in order to help you select the right practitioner for you. That is why, on this page, we have included some of the most common questions a person may have before speaking to a music therapy specialist.
What is Sex Therapy?
A sex therapist helps people with sexual problems. Sex therapists are qualified counsellors, doctors or healthcare professionals who have done extra training in helping people with problems relating to sex.
Lots of people have a problem with sex at some point in their life. Some people can help themselves. For others, sexual problems can cause a lot of distress and unhappiness and often feel at a loss of how to change. Sex therapy is for those who are having concerns about their sex lives in some way. These can include lack of desire, difficulty in orgasming, pain during sex, inability to have penetrative sex, difficulty getting or keeping erections, premature ejaculation, intimacy between couples and many more sexually related issues.
What to Expect From Sex Therapy
When you attend therapy, your therapist will listen to you describe your issues and then be able to assess whether the cause is most likely to be psychological, physical or a combination. Every sex therapy session you attend is 100% confidential. Often people see a sex therapist by themselves, but if your problem affects your partner as well, it may be better for you both to attend. Talking about and exploring your experiences will help you get a better understanding of what is happening and the reasons. The therapist is likely to offer you exercises and tasks to do with your partner in your own time.
How Much Does A Sex Therapy Session Cost?
If you are based in the UK you can’t ask your GP for sex therapy, you have to seek private treatment. Please ensure your therapist is registered with either COSRT or the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.
We have some sex therapy practitioners in our directory in the UK, USA, Europe, Canada and Asia where costs range from £80/$100. Sometimes costs can go upwards of £120/$180 per session. Sometimes it can cost more depending upon the therapist’s experience, speciality and location.
How Do I Know Which Practioner To Choose?
One of the most important parts of any therapy is the relationship between yourself and the therapist.
When you find the right practitioner that offers you good communication, a partnership, trust, goals and a feeling of genuine understanding then together, over time, you will be able to challenge your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions. Also, sometimes you may be able to find a practitioner with specialities in the area you want to work on whether health, relationships, business or something else.
How Long Does It Take To Have An Effect?
It will depend upon your specific requirements but often people report 8 to 15 sessions to see an improvement in their sex life. The therapist will assess your description of the issues and then inform you how many sessions they believe you will need. Sex therapy has had great reports in helping many people in many walks of life and with many alignments. It can really transform your life in many ways.
What If It Doesn’t Work For Me?
First of all, don’t worry!
If you think sex therapy is the right therapy, but you have the wrong therapist then you have every right to seek a second opinion. You will not offend your therapist, they just want you to heal from your situation as best you can. All healers believe you deserve to feel the best you can. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel it is working at all then do not be disheartened. There are many, many different types of therapy and this is only one. Use our therapy directory to find a different therapy, you may find counselling works better for you or possibly some holistic treatment. The key is not to think this is your only option there are many routes to healing.
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Please note: This information should not replace professional medical advice, it is purely for informational purposes. At all times when you are in crisis please first seek help from your GP or another medical professional. Thank you