Sex, and anything relating to it, can be very difficult for people to talk about, and so it is essential that our therapists at JSA are able to put our clients at ease to eradicate and negate any sense of shame or embarrassment. Our therapists work with clients to assess if the problems or issues they are encountering are best treated medically or therapeutically. If it is the latter, then through either a talking therapy or a behaviour focused therapeutic approach such as EMDR or CBT, they will work to find the routes of the problems presented, to overcome any ongoing or deep-rooted issues that the clients and the people they form relationships with may be encountering.
Aspects of sexual behaviours or problems that our therapists will explore include disability, confidence, low sexual desire, sexual identity, sexual violence/abuse, difficulties with climax, painful intercourse, erectile and/or ejaculation difficulties, sex addiction and fetishes. Talking through any or all of these factors will allow the client or couple to better understand themselves in terms of sex and sexuality, and will enable them to form healthier and happier sexual pursuits and experiences.
All of our Psychosexual Therapists at JSA are fully qualified to conduct the AIM2 assessment, which focuses on young people in particular (12-18 years old) in addressing pathways to sexually harmful behaviour; their therapeutic needs and the level of management and supervision they require. The AIM procedures and assessment models seek to ensure that the outcomes of the assessment are shared with the relevant services so that the needs of the young person can be adequately addressed and that societal and victim safety concerns are also understood and responded to as part of the overall outcomes. This is an example of when action beyond the therapy itself is expected by our team.
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