Individuals and couples can experience sexual problems at any age or stage of their relationship. Sexual problems are often treatable so it’s important to take action to address the difficulty you’re facing rather than allow it to damage your relationship over time. The causes of sexual problems can be physical or psychological in nature and sometimes a combination of both.
A good place to start can be to speak with your General Practitioner or a sexual health clinician about the problems you’re experiencing. It’s important to rule out any physical cause to the problem before seeking psychological counselling to solve the issue. However, even if the sexual problem has a physical cause it can still be useful to speak with a psychologist or sexual health counsellor to assist you in managing the impact of this difficulty on your relationship.
Sexual problems are varied and a diagnostic system has been developed to describe several types of sexual dysfunction. Information found on this website comes from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fifth Edition (DSM-V) and other scientific sources.
This website describes eight sexual disorders including:
Disorders that may affect either gender: Substance/Medication-Induced Sexual Dysfunction.
Disclaimer: The information covered on this website is for educational purposes only. A diagnosis of any psychiatric or medical condition must only be made by a medical or mental health specialist. Diagnosing a psychiatric concern is a complex process that involves formal training, do not ‘diagnose’ yourself. If you have concerns that a particular disorder or condition applies to you, please speak with your General Practitioner for further assessment and medical/psychological care.
Individual counselling appointments are 50 minutes long.
Charge: $195 per session for a Clinical Psychologist ($126.50 Medicare rebate).
$155 per session for a Generally registered Psychologist ($86.15 Medicare rebate).
Clients with a pension or health care card are bulk billed.
Private health insurance rebates also apply.
See Fees for further details.
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