My therapeutic approach in psychosexual therapy is grounded in the homeodynamic model as explained here:
Brain (memories, past experiences, arousal response, passion and desire),
Mind (thinking and beliefs around sex and relationships and themselves),
Body (organic / non-organic, bodily response),
Emotions (feelings & intuition).
I have worked with many people who have presented with lack of desire, arousal, sexual identity or orgasm concerns. Others have worked through sexual trauma or re-discovered a sensual or sexual predilection that they had previously been shamed for. Psychosexual therapy aids the recovery of physical conditions like erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, hypo or hyper libido + many others.
Evolving sexual identity or diversity can lead to a new erotic paradigm. Sex therapy can help you to shift your perspective by openly discussing your sensual and sexual concerns.
Psychosexual therapy can be seen as a journey of developing, understanding or reclaiming ownership of your sexual energy, sensual body and sexual choices.
Through therapeutic enquiry & psychosexual education, you get to make sense of your sexual evolution. Once you have a fuller understanding of what you wish to achieve we will develop a sensual and sexual pathway that's tailored specifically to your needs, desires and new understanding.
Recovery from Sexual abuse and sexual violence is a common reason that clients attend psychosexual therapy. Unwanted sexual experiences can lead to traumatic triggers. These triggers can leave the survivors avoiding any sexually charged dynamic or adversely, becoming overtly sexualized as if re-enacting the abuse and the resultant feelings of shame.
I work sensitively with sexual abuse survivors and support the recovery of their sexual lives from complex trauma. This is actioned by providing safety and stabilisation resources throughout the sessions. These resources allow for the development of the sexual journey free from the unwanted sensate triggers related to the trauma.
I felt honoured earlier in my career to have spent a year working for a charity dedicated to counselling men and their partners to heal and process unwanted sexual experiences and abuse.
My training as a Psychosexual therapist triggered a desire to become knowledgeable in Tantra & Taoist sexual philosophies both contemporary and historical. Tantra and Taoist exercises deepen connection to the body and spiritual sense of self and can enhance your intimate bond to you lover(s)/ partner/ beloved. Resources are only included as home assignments for individual and couples IF after discussion there is a consensual agreement.
Sexual and sensual experiences when met freely develop the healing energy to change the neural pathways of the brain. Neural plasticity comes with frequent challenging of old internalised paradigms that no longer afford you the sensual or sexual fruits that you wish to eat.
Clients seek out sex therapy for many reasons including to explore and make sense of their sexual desire(s) of BDSM/kink and fetish play.
Personal Interests and growth
I have spent many years attending workshops, talks and gaining resources through tantra,taoism teachings and the sex positive community.
These resources support the biological, physical and energetic/spiritual self and are complimentary to the range of resources and exercises that I offer clients.
Common presenting issues.
I work with clients regardless of Gender identification, Sexual orientation or relational status.