What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a specialised form of counselling that helps people individually or in their relationships in addressing sexual difficulties.

Sex therapists use counselling skills to help you to develop solutions to sexual problems. This may involve helping you explore your personal beliefs and values about sexuality; improve partner communication and relationship satisfaction; or provide guidance in sexual function, anatomy or technique. Therapy often involves the recommendation of individual or partnered homework activities. Counselling support is also provided for psychological issues underlying sexual problems such as stress, anxiety and depression, which can often be a barrier to optimal sexual functioning.
Sex therapy is not a form of sex work service. Sex therapists do not provide any form of sexual touch to clients, and both therapist and clients remain fully clothed during therapy sessions.

What is Natural Medicine?

Natural medicine focuses on the inherent healing capacity of a person to restore and maintain optimal health.

Natural Therapists provide care to their clients from a foundation of treating the whole person, by using therapies that support the natural healing process and address the causes and contributors to a persons health concerns with minimal risk of causing harm. Therapies used by a Naturopath include education about healthy lifestyle practices, and specific herbal, nutritional and dietary recommendations.

How do Sex Therapy and Natural Medicine integrate?

With Natural Sex Therapy, these two approaches are integrated to provide you with a comprehensive, wholistic, natural approach to addressing your sexual health.

Treatment integrates approaches of both Sex Therapy and Natural Medicine. This may include recommendations of individual and partnered exercises to develop sexual skills and address specific sexual difficulties, approaches to improve emotional regulation and communication within your intimate relationships, or education about sexual function and anatomy. Natural medicine approaches may also be suggested to address underlying health issues, including dietary and lifestyle recommendations, herbal medicines, and nutritional supplementation.

Natural Sex Therapy can help support sexual function in:

  • Males experiencing; difficulties with erectile function, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, low sexual desire, peyronie’s disease, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, urinary problems related to an enlarged prostate, testosterone deficiency, and undergoing or recovering from treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Females experiencing; low sexual desire, arousal difficulties, difficulties with orgasm, painful sex and chronic pelvic pain, symptoms associated with menopause, bacterial vaginosis, or undergoing or recovering from gynecological cancer treatments.