Sex Therapy Brisbane

Sex and lovemaking can be the most satisfying or disappointing part of your relationship.

 

Intimacy and sex are about so many things; love, fun, eroticism, lust, connection, pleasure, vulnerability and surrender.

In the early days of a relationship, it’s natural to experience an overwhelming amount of chemistry and passion for each other.

You’re excited about the next time you’re going to see them. Just their touch, or the sound of their voice can make your skin tingle.

The passion and excitement couples experience is nature’s way of bringing you both together. It’s an incredible thing to be a part of.

But when this initial rush of chemistry starts to be replaced by the more comfortable feelings of security and contentment, sexual issues may start to arise.

The desire and passion that was once felt with such intensity, can begin to dissipate.

The paradox of sex is that when it is satisfying, sex plays a small but positive role in your relationship (about 15 – 20%). BUT when sex is unsatisfying, avoided or a problem, it plays a very destructive role in your relationship (from 50 to 75%).

If you’re experiencing sexual issues in your relationship or marriage, it’s not too late to find help.

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, the partner with the least desire for sex always controls the frequency and quality of sex. 

Given sufficient attention, couples can bring the passion and excitement back into both the bedroom, and the relationship.

If you’d like assistance with resolving sexual issues in your relationship, our Hart Sex Therapists can help.

Types of sexual issues with can help with

Great sex and lovemaking can be the glue that keeps you feeling deeply and physically connected with each other, enabling you to weather many storms in your relationship and life in general. 

Just some of the sexual issues we can help with are:

  • reigniting love and passion
  • differing libidos
  • low libido
  • difficulty orgasming
  • sex addiction
  • premature ejaculation
  • vaginismus
  • sex and IVF
  • self-esteem and body image
  • erectile dysfunction
  • porn addiction
  • arousal issues
  • pain with intercourse
  • maintaining desire
  • gay/lesbian issues and sexuality
  • sexual abuse
  • sex during and after pregnancy
  • sexual trauma

 

Can sexual issues be fixed?

The short answer is yes!

If intimacy or sexual issues are coming up in your relationship, you may be wondering what can be done to help?

Rest assured there are many avenues that can be taken to help sexual issues such as low libido, differing libidos, difficulty orgasming, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, porn addiction, and maintaining desire.

 

Sexual problems are common

Many couples (some experts estimate about 45%) have concerns or problems with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm or sexual satisfaction.

Sex problems are rarely simple – there is not one cure-all available. They are a result of psychological, physical and relationship factors and can cause great emotional suffering and distress.

Even though sex is a common topic for jokes in many social conversations, most couples don’t really talk much about what they like and don’t like with each other, nor are most people educated on how to have a great and healthy sex life.

Often it is assumed that once you have been together for a period, that the fun and quality of your sex life naturally diminishes, but research has shown that this is not the case, and that the best sex can actually  happen in couples who have been in a committed relationship for 15 years or longer.


Types of Counselling for Sexual Issues

The Hart Centre offers 4 types of counselling, for different sexual issues. Therapists may offer a mix of the below types of counselling.

To find a therapist for any of the below types of counselling, please use the purple search bar.

Desire and Intimacy Counselling:

  • Self-esteem and body image
  • Reigniting love and passion
  • Low libido
  • Differing libidos
  • Maintaining desire
  • Arousal issues
  • Sexual knots

Sex Therapy (Sexual Function and Specific Issues):

  • Difficulty orgasming
  • Vaginismus/painful intercourse
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Transgender issues
  • Sex and IVF
  • Sex during and after pregnancy
  • Gay/lesbian issues and sexuality
  • Sexual abuse
  • Fetishes, exhibitionistic disorder
  • Paedophilia

Addictions Counselling:

  • Sex addiction
  • Porn addiction

Trauma Counselling: 

  • Sexual trauma

 

What causes sexual issues?

Sexual problems can be complex, and there may not be one simple cause. As each person and relationship is different, so are the issues that arise within it.

Often sexual issues can be brought about by causes such as:

  • trying too hard
  • concern about sexual performance
  • stress of daily life of parenting
  • unresolved relationship issues (causing resentment)
  • depression
  • general anxiety
  • feelings of guilt
  • concerns about body image
  • concerns about work or overwork
  • stress
  • the effects of a past sexual trauma
  • medications
  • anti-depressant drugs
  • hormonal imbalances
  • diabetes
  • alcoholism
  • menopause
  • medical conditions

 

Our Brisbane Psychologist & Sex Therapists

At the Hart Centre Brisbane, we have a range of Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists who offer Sex Therapy, Desire & Intimacy, Sexual Trauma and Sexual Addiction Counselling in addition to relationship and marriage counselling. To find the therapist that suits you best, please use our purple search box above.

We have found that on most occasions our sex life and our relationships are intricately linked.

Our Hart therapists have joint skills and knowledge in both fields, so they are able to get to heart of the deeper issues at play to help you move forward in a healthy direction.

We have written many articles on common sexual problems like low libido, differing libidos, difficulty orgasming, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, porn addiction, the truth about Viagra, maintaining desire, and you can find a sample of these below.

To see more articles, search by topic through our Relationship and Sex Information/Advice search or on our Sex Advice page.

 

Our Sex Therapy Office in Brisbane:

To enquire or book a session with us, please phone (07) 5636 1566 or 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.

Sex Therapy (and Couples Counselling) sessions are 50 mins
Cost: $150 – $220

Private Health Insurance Rebates and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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