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Sex Therapy - what exactly is it?

Wondering if you need to attend a sex therapist? Kate McCabe is a Dublin based psychotherapist specialising in helping people overcome sexual issues.

Dublin based sex therapists like Kate McCabe, who is based in Dublin city centre and Castleknock, Dublin 15 work with couples and uses techniques to help couples overcome issues that affect their sex lives.  The therapy process ususally takes place once a week until the couple are in agreement their issue has been resolved.

If you are experiencing sexual issues within your relationship, - you may be feeling inadequate, ashamed or embarrassed, in addition to feeling deprived or frustrated? You may be feeling like you and your partner are not normal. It's normal to think you're abnormal - and to start realising there is no 'normal' in sexual relationships. And comparing ourselves to others is not helpfull. What works for one couple - may not be for another. Every couple has two individuals and therefore as a couple you are individual. It is often a misconception that when couples experience 'sexual issues' - it's a sure sign of something very wrong in their relationship. Many of us have notions about what that "wrong" might be, but there has been no, doubt amongst people around the world: If you''re not swinging from the chandeliers on a regular basis, and you don't have medical problems, then something must be off in the relationship because "sex is a natural function." Its important to remember couples who love each other deeply can still experience sexual issues within their relationships.

Attending a sex therapist as a couple can help you both focus on how you feel, what you both want, do not want and how you would like things to change. It is an opportunity to make change. 

The opportunities for personal and relational growth are immense. It allows the 
couple to figure out and explore what works for the two of them. A therapist can 
help guide and support a couple in this process

Finding a therapist

When looking for a sex therapist, it’s critical to find a practitioner with the proper credentials to deal with this sensitive subject area. A sex therapist should be an experienced psychotherapist (licensed social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse) with training in sex therapy from a reputable program, such as those offered by teaching hospitals or institutes. These programs include instruction in sexual and reproductive anatomy and treatment methods. Other topics covered include sexual abuse, gender-related issues, and sociocultural factors in sexual values and behavior.

Kate McCabe a fully qualified psychotherapist and supervisor accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and a fully accredited Psychosexual Therapist and Supervisor in Psychosexual Therapy by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) London.

You can contact Kate at the ALBANY CLINIC on (01) 661 2222 between 08.00 and 19.00 Monday to Friday or directly on 086 3874956