The media and society at large maintain the stereotype/belief hat healthy couple sexuality is hot, lustful, headboard banging, lamp falling off the side table, moans of intense pleasure and the inevitable mutual orgasm.
One of the most common problems I see as a clinical psychologist in a sex therapy clinic is the issue of low libido (sexual desire).
As a clinical psychologist that works with a large portion of clients with sexual dysfunction, some of the issues I explore with people include low or discrepant libido (sexual desire), unsatisfactory sexual frequency perhaps due to pain, anxiety, or low mood, and broad sexual dissatisfaction.
Therapy, or more accurately, psychotherapy, is a form of psychological intervention, often conducted by a psychologist or trained counsellor that typically explores our emotions, behaviours, and thoughts. But why go and is it right for you?
Given our attachment can impact our ability to feel and regulate our emotions, the way we see ourselves, the way we see the world, and our expectations in our relationships, it is probably a good idea to understand your attachment style.
Attachment refers to the way in which we typically relate and build emotional bonds to others. The typical way we attach (i.e., our attachment “style”), develops in early childhood but then continues to evolve through adolescence and then adulthood.