What is the difference between sex counselling and sex therapy?
Some people don’t think there is a difference at all— understandably so!
Counselling typical involves specific goals and your counsellor may give you information and advice on how to reach those goals.
Psychotherapy (which is at the heart of the sex therapy I offer) is more often about the process itself. In therapy, you might want to explore and possibly change the way you understand yourself or the way you think. You might want to process past traumatic experiences. Your therapist may give less advice than a counsellor and act more as a mirror— reflecting back to you things they notice as you work through self-understanding.
I use the terms like sex counselling and sex therapy interchangeably on the website and in practice because they often work together. Frequently people require both new knowledge and guidance as well as a space to process their experiences. I provide resources and information when necessary. We work together to navigate through challenges and access what is already within you so you can enjoy the sex life you want.
In my sex counselling and sex therapy practice I work with individuals, couples, and/or relationships.
If you’d like to explore counselling options further, please contact me directly for a free 20min consult.