What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy, also called sex psychotherapy, is a form of talk therapy that helps individuals and couples heal their sexual and related issues and problems, performance anxiety, mismatched libido or relationship issues.

At Nambani, sessions are conducted by a qualified and trained sex therapist. Sex therapists are qualified healthcare professionals, counsellors, therapists or doctors who have undergone specific training to help clients with sexually related issues. 

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Who can benefit from 
sex therapy?

It is very common to encounter sexual issues at some time in life. Sex therapy can help address these issues and avoid the distress and discontent that can result.

 

Issues that can benefit from sex therapy :

- performance anxiety

- mismatched libido

- issues with erections (e.g. erectile dysfunction)

- ejaculation challenges (e.g. premature ejaculation)

- challenges with orgasms

- painful sex or inability to have penetrative sex

- sexual trauma

What do sex therapy sessions
look like?

It is normal to feel nervous when meeting a sex therapist since discussing sexual issues with strangers may be awkward. We will help to make you feel comfortable.

 

Therapy begins with a thorough assessment and goal setting discussion and signing the confidentiality agreement. The therapist may start with questions about your health, sexual background, beliefs about sex and sexual concerns. Depending on your issues, the therapist may recommend referral to a specialised doctor or other healthcare professional. 

In between sessions, you may be assigned homework or exercises to complete in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You are encouraged to speak up when feeling uncomfortable with any aspect of the therapy.

Success will depend on your commitment and level of participation. The frequency of sessions will depend on your needs and issues.

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Frequently Asked Question

How long does treatment take?

Depending on your goals and presenting issues, sex therapy can range from a single session to an ongoing program. Sessions typically last from 50 to 80 min.

What are the boundaries in sex therapy?

Sex therapy DOES NOT involve any physical or sexual contact. Therapy sessions are conducted in the safety of our office. You can choose to attend alone or with your partner.

What about LGBTIQ couples?

Nambani is an inclusive practice for all genders, orientations and identities and we are trained and open to support all lovers to fully live their sexuality. 

I am interested in sex therapy

You may start by completing the Enquiry form. We  will contact you within 3 working days. Our sex therapy fees starts at $215 for a 50 minutes session.