Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy for Couples

Richmond Hill Psychology offers a broad range of programs to help individuals and couples through sexual and relationship difficulties. These issues are handled with care, privacy and understanding.
For more information about sex therapy at Richmond Hill Psychology, please visit Dr Janet Hall’s sex therapy website.

Your RHP expert therapists in this area are: Dr Janet Hall and Alexandra Augustine.

Solving sex drive conflicts

The Facts about Mismatched Desire

  • A man’s sexual interest typically peaks at age 18, a woman’s peaks at 30.
  • 31% of couples surveyed reported a discrepancy between partners desire for sex.

Common Difficulties With Mismatched Desire

  • One partner makes the other partner wrong, and this leads to resentment and bitter defensiveness, and finally: FIGHTS!
  • The person with the higher libido seeks sexual relief with sexual practices which do NOT fit with their partner’s values. E.g. pornographic material, brothels, table top dancing.

Common Obstacles to Solving Sex-Drive Conflicts

  • People don’t know HOW to talk about sex.
  • People don’t know WHEN to talk about sex.

How to spark up your sex life

Common difficulties with a Predictable Sex-Life

  • The boredom trap that couples can fall into.
  • Traditional expectations about couples and about male and female roles.

Suggestive solutions and novel ideas for keeping the excitement in your sex life.

  • Learn to avoid the stresses which limit sex
  • List provocative and pleasurable ways to keep your love life sizzling

Sex Therapy for Men

Richmond Hill Psychology offers a broad range of programs to help individuals and couples through sexual and relationship difficulties. These issues are handled with care, privacy and understanding.

Premature ejaculation

The Fact about Premature Ejaculation

  • You are not alone: 38% of men experience problems with lasting in sex as long as they/their partner wants to before they ejaculate.

Two Common Difficulties with Premature Ejaculation

  • Unsure about sexual technique
  • Have no control over ejaculation

The most Common Obstacles to Overcoming Premature Ejaculation

  • Anxious about sexual performance
  • Thinking it will improve with time

Achieving and maintaining erection

The Facts about Achieving and Maintaining Erection

  • You are not alone: 10% of men experience problems achieving or maintaining an erection.
  • Causes: Erection problems can have either medical or psychological causes (or both!)

Two Common Difficulties to Achieving and Maintaining Erections

  • Avoiding sex ‘just in case’ your penis will not perform
  • Feeling embarrassed, angry, inadequate and frustrated

The most Common Obstacles to Achieving and Maintaining Erections

  • Anxious about your relationship
  • Shame about not performing

How to spark up your woman’s sexual desire

The Facts about Lack of Desire in Women

  • Some women feel so stressed from the demands of their multiple roles – especially mothering children – that they lose their sexual desire. Sex is perceived as ‘just one more chore’.
  • A woman who is not orgasmic may have an initial interest in sex. But once ‘she catches her bus’ and is in a relationship, her desire dwindles away. She thinks it’s OK – after all what does she get out of it?

Two Common Difficulties for the Man whose Woman has Lost Her Desire

  • Finding the right time to talk to her about it
  • Not knowing the right way to talk to her about it

The most Common Obstacles to Overcoming Her Lack of Desire

  • He becomes so fearful of rejection that he stops asking for sex and pretends he doesn’t need it.
  • He becomes so desperate for sex that he begs and nags her.