Sexual Issues & Psychotherapy, Counselling & Hypnotherapy
It is not uncommon for many people to experience sexual difficulties at some point in their life.
These difficulties can occur suddenly at any time or sometimes develop gradually.
It is important that physical factors are ruled out before any alternative therapy including hypnotherapy is pursued, so it is advisable to consult your GP in the first instance and have any physical causes addressed.
Within therapy, sexual difficulties are generally anxiety based and emotional and psychological in nature such as hidden shame or guilt, a fear of intimacy, past experiences or even commitment phobia.
Sexual Trauma too for some, can be the root cause of their problems with Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Rape and other acts of violence being at the heart of the problem.
Dyspareunia (sexual pain disorders) affecting women almost exclusively can be caused by a number of physical factors including IBS and can lead to high anxiety and a negative cycle of avoidance of sexual activity for a number of people.
In fact, many factors can prevent the individual or couple from enjoying sex.
In his work as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist since 1995, the most common sexual problems that Dr. Michael Millett sees are Erectile Dysfunction (ED) / Impotence and Premature Ejaculation (PE) with men, and a failure to reach orgasm or Vaginismus with women.
Other issues and factors can be Inhibited Sexual Desire (ISD) and Low Libido (sex drive) often caused by depression, fatigue, stress, pressure to perform, pregnancy, illness, anxiety or relationship problems and aging.
Anorgasmia is an issue too where people experience a normal or raised sexual arousal and then experience a delayed orgasm or are unable to achieve orgasm at all.
Treatment for sexual problems in Grantham, Lincolnshire
Michael works with and helps both individual adults and couples of any sexual orientation through empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard in this area of difficulty for people as a consultant psychotherapist through Psychosexual Therapy (PST) using psychotherapy and counselling to address the psychological and physical issues and emotional blocks to help the client overcome their distress. Perhaps helping to change an attitude or examine underlying feelings of guilt or fear etc. – working sensitively and skillfully.
As a senior hypnotherapist too operating in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, Dr. Michael Millett may use therapeutic hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis to help identify the root cause of the problem and help the client release any negative or limiting beliefs.
Through the power of positive suggestions, hypnosis bypasses the conscious or rational mind to make contact with the unconscious that influences mental and physical processes.
Hypnosis can be used to ‘re-train’ the brain and allow your body to relax, so that sex can progress as it should, what your body is designed to do, easily and naturally.