Resolve Sexual Difficulties
Sexual difficulties are extremely common – according to research published in The Journal of The American Medical Association, about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men experience some form of sexual dysfunction. But despite these problems being so widespread, most people experiencing sexual problems feel a great deal of embarrassment and shame and many will suffer for months or years in silence, unable to discuss their concerns with anyone else. Seeking help quickly can ensure your sexual difficulties do not have a knock-on effect on to your general self-esteem and quality of your relationships. As some types of sexual dysfunction can have a physical cause and may be a symptom of an underlying disease condition, your first step is to make an appointment with your GP. Once any physical causes have been ruled out, hypno-psychotherapy (the combination of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy techniques) can be a highly effective approach to deal with any emotional and psychological factors causing, and being caused by, your sexual difficulties.
The most common types of sexual difficulties I help clients to resolve are:
- Erectile dysfunction – also known as impotence, the inability to get or maintain an erection that is satisfactory for intercourse.
- Premature ejaculation – where a man ejaculates too quickly during intercourse.
- Retarded/delayed ejaculation – where a man experiences a delay in achieving ejaculation or is completely unable to ejaculate during sexual activity.
- Anorgasmia – the complete inability to achieve an orgasm, despite adequate sexual stimulation.
- Situational anorgasmia – can achieve orgasm is some situations but not others, for example, only with a certain partner or only alone.
- Vaginismus – involuntary spasm of the muscles that surround the entrance to the vagina, making intercourse painful or in some cases impossible.
- Dyspareunia – persistent pain during sexual activity, especially during penetration.
- Inhibited sexual desire – persistent loss of desire for sexual activity.
The most common kinds of emotional and psychological factors that influence sexual difficulties are stress, fear, performance anxiety, guilt, depression, low self-esteem, betrayal, dissatisfaction with the relationship, changes in life circumstances (such as becoming a parent or loss of a job) and negative thoughts and beliefs about sex (for example, sex being wrong or ‘sinful’). Hypno-psychotherapy can help you to resolve the wide range of emotional and psychological components of sexual dysfunction. With over twenty years of experience, I provide a confidential and sensitive environment to support you in making positive change. I draw on effective and established techniques from hypnotherapy, behavioural- and cognitive- therapies, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and stress management to help you develop, or return to, a healthy enjoyable sex life.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to book an initial consultation, please get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.