What are the stages of sex therapy (counselling) for intimacy related issues?
The stages of counselling often include:
- discussion of the symptoms
- assessment of the issues that may affect the problem
- referral to medical or allied health professionals if required.
After the initial assessment that occurs in the first one or two sessions, most sex therapists will provide simple evidence-based behavioural, cognitive or emotional strategies to manage the symptoms.
Once symptoms have reduced, then sex therapy may involve relationship or intimacy enhancement strategies.
Sex therapists can work with medical doctors, physiotherapists or other health professionals if medical conditions are a cause of the symptoms. Visit www.sextherapistbrisbane.com