Integrated Counselling and Training Services
Sexual Health Counselling
The World Health Organisation (WHO)
definition of Sexual Health
Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, well-being and quality of life.
It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality, and not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.
Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all people must be respected, protected and fulfilled.
How can counselling help?
Whether you are single or partnered, Sexual Health counselling is useful for those who seek resolution or acceptance of issues related to their sexuality. Individuals, couples, homosexual, heterosexual, questioning, and others value the safety and respect provided to speak about concerns.
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental environment to discuss family, religious, cultural, and social limitations and influences relating to your sexuality.
Often an integral aspect of a strong relationship, sexual intimacy can be a point of contention between partners. Varying libido and sexual preferences can intervene in an otherwise healthy relationship. Open communication and emotional connection are the foundations for a couple’s satisfying sexual life, and obstacles to these can be explored within the counselling context.
Doreen is qualified and experienced in supporting you with issues related to your Sexual Health.