Sex and lovemaking can be the most delicious or dissatisfying part of your life and your relationship.
The paradox of sex is that when it is good and 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 hugely powerful drain and negative role in your relationship. (from 50 to 75%)
You are not the only ones with a sexual problem
Many couples have concerns or problems with sexual desire, arousal, orgasm or sexual satisfaction. Sex problems are rarely a simple performance problem with a simple cure. 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.
Long term relationships and sex
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
- Sex addiction
- Porn addiction
- Sexual trauma
Our Gold Coast Psychologist
At the Hart Centre Gold Coast, 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.
Usually our sex life and our relationships are intricately linked so having joint skills and knowledge in both fields as therapists allows us to get to the heart of any combined problem and help you create both a better sex life and better relationship.
As some of our therapists as registered psychologists, you may also able to receive Medicare rebates for these sessions with us, through Mental Health Care Plans from your GP.
We have written many articles on common sexual problems like low libido, differing libidos, difficulty orgasming, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, porn addiction, the truth abut viagra, maintaining desire. These are available on our website for you to read.
Our Sex Therapy Office at the Gold Coast:
To enquire or book a session with us, please phone 1300 830 552 and our friendly receptionists will help you.
Sex Therapy (and Couples Counselling) sessions are 50 mins
Cost: Ranging from $180 – $220
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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