Sex Counselling Services in Johannesburg & Online
Anyone can experience sexual difficulties at one point or another either when they are in a relationship or not. For those in relationships when sex becomes dissatisfying for one or more partners, it can cause difficulties in your relationship and life in general. Sexual difficulties may be the result of a whole host of psychological, physical, or relationship factors. Sex therapy for approaches concerns holistically by addressing both the symptoms of sexual issues and underlying causes.
People of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, religions, and ethnicities may choose to seek the help of sex therapists. Sex therapy can be helpful for:
- Individuals wanting to explore and understand their relationship with their sexual, sexuality and gender identity.
- Those in relationships wanting to explore and understand their sexual intimacy and relationship with pleasure.
- People who want to examine their sexual anxieties when the emphasis has been on performance over pleasure
- People who are dissatisfied with their sexual and intimate bodies
- For those who wish to improve their communication about sex, sexuality and gender identity but have never been given the tools to do this.
“As a counselling psychologist with a specialist interest in clinical psychosexual therapy, I will never ask a patient to do anything of a sexual nature in session with me…ever! Unfortunately, around the world many people who have consulted with ‘sex therapists’ have sadly experienced unethical and abusive behaviour from the ‘therapist’. I would like to make sure you are informed and understand what to expect, and what will not happen in a sex therapy session with me. I will not ask you to do anything of a sexual nature – whether that is a physical examination or to perform a sexual act in front of me or with me. An ethical sex therapist will provide ‘talk therapy’, to fully understand and explore your sexual concerns and the underlying causes with aim of providing treatment. This may involve work to be done at home on your own or with a partner/s, but certainly not in my therapy room.
When it comes to clinical sexology only those who are licensed and qualified to do physical examinations may do so – these include medical doctors and physiotherapists as part of their work is the physical element of your sexual concerns. Unfortunately, like many fields there are people who claim to be trained, licenced and experienced, however they are not and cause pain and suffering to people. As a counselling psychologist with a specialist interest in psychosexual therapy with 25 years’ experience in the field of sexual health I am still learning and studying as part of my professional development, which I take very seriously to provide my patients the most up-to-date and ethical treatment. I must maintain a certain number of continuous professional development points (CPD) which need to be submitted every year in order to maintain my accreditation with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom. Please be informed and do your homework on your potential psychosexual therapy providers – ask about their qualifications, accreditations, experience, professional development and what to expect in the therapy room with them. If anything feels uncomfortable, follow your instincts, and find another therapist.
In my practice as a counselling psychologist, I am committed to creating a safe and confidential space where individuals can explore their unique experiences with sexuality, gender, and relationship diversity. I strongly believe in the importance of honoring each person’s journey and providing a supportive environment where they can freely express themselves without fear of judgment or discrimination. By embracing and celebrating diversity, my practice aims to empower clients to embrace their authentic selves, fostering self-discovery, acceptance, and personal growth. Together, we navigate the complexities of gender and sexuality, fostering a sense of understanding, validation, and well-being.”.
Areas of Sex Counselling
Exploring and understanding your relationship with any phobias or anxieties around sex and intimacy
Difficulties with Sexual pleasure
Sexual compatibility between you and your partner/s
Your relationship with Pornography
A sex drive, ‘libido’ or desire discrepancy between you and your partner/s which is causing you concern.
Your relationship with your body, how it works and how it experiences pleasure, intimacy, and sex.
Sexual shame, anxiety or guilt
Seeking to improve sexual pleasure.
Understanding your relationship with any kinks or fetishes
Sexual Anxiety caused by limited or no access to ‘sex positive’ education
Past sexual trauma and how it affects you in the here-and-now.
How It Works
Email or Whatsapp me to discuss your counselling needs.
I do my best to offer my availability to cater to your needs.
Meet with me either in person or online to begin your therapy session.
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216 Kessel Street, Fairland, Johannesburg.