Neutral Bay, Sydney.
WHAT IS SEX THERAPY?
Sex therapy or sexual health counselling is a professional service offered by a qualified therapist experienced to deal with issues relating to sexuality and sexual functioning. Sex therapy can assist you in understanding the issues and help you achieve your goals. Therapy may include homework for you to complete between sessions as part of the process in reaching your desired outcome.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SEX THERAPY COUNSELLING SESSION?
A sexual and family history is taken and an assessment is made of the presenting problem. The therapist works with the client/s on a treatment plan tailored to the client/s needs and goals. As well as work through the emotional factors that may be contributing to the issues, clients may be required to do homework in the privacy of their home to help re-learn sexual techniques and behaviours. Resources may also be provided or recommended as part of the therapy.
Heidi Gee is an experienced Sexologist/Sex Therapist who believes everyone is entitled to a fulfilling sex life no matter an individual’s background, gender or sexual preference. With nearly 10 years’ experience in sexual health and counselling, Heidi specialises in supporting people diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and also assisting people to address sexual issues like sexual dysfunctions. Heidi understands the sensitivity and difficulty people experience when dealing with sexual issues. She prides herself on providing a safe, confidential and respectful environment to assist people to address these issues. Heidi works with a solution focused and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to assist clients in managing thoughts, behavioural patterns and work towards solutions that best suit the individual’s situation.
Is sex therapy for me?
We see a doctor when we are sick, an optometrist to have our eyes checked or a dentist for our teeth so it makes sense to see a sex therapist when we are having issues relating specifically to our sexual health. Our sexual health is just as important as our general health and wellbeing. Sex therapy is for all ages, genders, sexual orientation, religion and cultural backgrounds. Some of the reasons a person might see a sex therapist can include sexual abuse or trauma, difficulty reaching orgasm, erection or ejaculation issues, infidelity, mismatched libido, low desire, changes in sexual functioning due to ageing, education or sexual concerns as a result of illness or surgery. For more information, click on the Common Sexual Concerns tab on the top of the page.
Who goes to sex therapy?
Some of the reasons people see a sex therapist include but not exclusive too:Couples with sexual intimacy issues.
Individuals distressed from a sexual transmitted infection (Sti) diagnosis.
Individuals confused/distressed about their sexual identity.
People who are dissatisfied with their sexual functioning.
Couples wanting to work on their communication skills and education about sexuality.
All information provided by the client during a session is confidential, unless there was concern that someone is at risk of serious harm. If this was the case there would be a discussion with the client about the concerns and the process that is required to be taken.