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Therapy & Counselling For Human Sexuality Issues

What Is Human Sexuality?: In broad terms, human sexuality (sometimes called human sexuality psychology) covers a vast spectrum in the way we experience, feel and express ourselves sexually. It can often prove difficult to define precisely for each of us. Our sexuality includes sexual orientation (who you are sexually attracted to) as well as your sexual identity, sexual health, activity and practice (what kinds of sex you have with whom, and why).

It can also encompass other problems such as gender identity issues, sex and intimacy issues, through to pregnancy preparation and dealing with a pregnancy loss. How you deal with the ongoing feelings and issues that these types of human sexuality leave you with can sometimes be a difficult topic for people to process and address.

Sex can be for pleasure, reproduction, work, comfort, connection, and many other reasons. You can have sex alone, in pairs or groups, with the same partner/s for many years, with multiple different people, or any combination of the above.

You might feel drawn to men or to women, maybe to both, or to neither. Ultimately it’s all about what feels right for you and how you cope with the feelings that can manifest if you feel uncomfortable with them. There are common terms to describe different types of sexual orientation such as LGBTQIA+, but don’t feel pressured into feeling that you have to adopt a label to describe yourself.

It’s not unusual that it could take a while to determine the sexuality that fits you best and there is a chance that your sexuality can change over time as well, so it can be very confusing for some people.

Human Sexuality Problems We Deal With

Why is human sexuality important?: The best course of action is to not worry if you are unsure about what is going with your sexuality and it is causing you concern. There is no right or wrong, and talking to someone in confidence, such as a therapist about your thoughts and feelings, can really help.

Also, sometimes you might need support with some element of your sexual life, and therapy – alone, or with your partner/s – could help. Human sexuality therapists specialize in a wide range of sexual issues, but you could also choose to seek psychotherapy and counselling to help you address your issues of sexuality. The quality of the therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is key to reaching a positive outcome.

Below are some of the therapy issues that people might experience while dealing with related sexual problems. HQ Therapy have therapists and counsellors who are fully trained to work with clients experiencing different types of human sexuality issues using different types of therapy modalities to deal with them, using a wide range of techniques.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy For Human Sexuality Issues?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.