Sex and lovemaking can be the most wonderful or distressing 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%)
Sexual problems are common
About 45% of 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.
Sex & your longer term relationship
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 Sunshine Coast Psychologist
At the Hart Centre Sunshine Coast, our Psychologist Sharon offers Sex Therapy in addition to relationship and marriage counselling.
We have found that on most occasions our sex life and our relationships are intricately linked so having joint skills and knowledge in both fields as therapists allows us to get the the heart of any combined problem and help you create both a better sex life and better relationship.
As 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.
Our Sex Therapy Office on the Sunshine 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: $175 ($190 for after hours sessions)
Private Health Insurance Rebates apply, and Medicare Rebates may apply.
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