Psychosexual Disorders are defined as sexual disorders or difficulties that are psychological in origin, rather than physiological. They may occur in response to intense experiences of guilt, shame, stress and anxiety, or as a result of trauma and abuse. They vary greatly from person to person and may include sexual dysfunction, culturally ‘unusual’ sexual preferences and Gender Identity Disorder.
Psychosexual Disorders can be a cause of significant distress and can greatly impact upon people’s self-worth, relationships to others and overall quality of life. It is therefore unsurprising that they are linked to a number of other mental health difficulties including:
Support for Psychosexual Disorders
Psychosexual Disorders in particular can cause a great deal of shame, however you are not alone and support is at hand. Various therapies can be applied according to your individual needs and goals including:
We’re here to help. If you would like to know more about the support we can offer for Psychosexual Disorders at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please contact us to arrange an assessment.