Offers Psychotherapy/Counselling for Individuals or Couples with a highly qualified
Accredited psychosexual & Relationship therapist who has a
Masters degree in sexuality studies, is an
EMDR trained therapist, and has an
MSc in Psychotherapy.
- Face-to-face & zoom sessions available
- long,or short-term brief therapy offered
COSRT and IACP member
What is Psychosexual Therapy?
Psychosexual Therapy is a specialised branch of psychotherapy (talk therapy). Below are some of the issues that may present -
Relationship break-up, divorcing, infidelity, Low libido, Premature ejaculation, Pain on intercourse, vaginismus, Problematic sexual behaviour (e.g. porn , escorts, love addiction), Partner viewing porn, Erectile difficulties, Delayed ejaculation, Anorgasmia (inability to orgasm), STI contraction, Support during changes such as pregnancy or menopause, Support during or after an illness that affects sexuality or body image, Exploring sexuality in regard to a new (or lifelong) disability, Difficulties regarding sexual orientation, Sexual phobias, Lack of enjoyment of sex, Compulsive sexual behaviours, Sexual boredom, Improving sexual and body confidence, Enjoying better sex.
Therapy is not always specific to these issues and there may be a mix of issues or challenges facing people who present for therapy.
Relationship difficulties is a common presentation for therapy and couples or individuals may choose to attend. This counselling service is not limited or restricted to sexual problems alone, for example, anxiety or depression may accompany sexual difficulties.
(For regular psychotherapy issues - ie. unrelated to sex therapy, please see M.Sc. in Integrative Psychotherapy tab)
I specialize in the area of sexuality. I am a qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist and a fully accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). COSRT code of ethics adhered to. I obtained a Masters Degree in Sexuality Studies DCU, Ireland in 2011.
ASSIST trained: 2017, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.
EMDR is an acronym for 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing'. EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980's. When disturbing experiences happen, they are stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings that accompany it. When a person is very upset (dys-regulated), sometimes the brain seems to be unable to process the experience as it would normally. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain process information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following successful EMDR sessions, a person no longer relives the images, sounds and feelings in the same way when the event is brought to mind. you still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.
See EMDR UK & Ireland - for more information www.emdrassociation.org.uk or https://emdrireland.org/
Disordered Eating in Families and Relationships with Professor Julia Buckroyd - 2022.
The Science of Love with Dr. Anna Machin - 2022.
Working with Porn Addiction and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder with Dr. Paula Hall - 2022.
Effects of the Internet and Social Media in Intimate Relationships with Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman – 2022.
Solutions for Female Orgasm Problems. Dr. Laurie Mintz - 2022.
The Digi of Things, COSRT training with Markie Louise Christianson - 2021.
Working With Common Sexual Difficulties With Women, COSRT training with Trudy Hannington - 2021.
The Impact of ADHD on Relationships and Sex, COSRT training with Dr. Hallowell & Devika Chowdhury - 2021.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling with Rory Lees-Oakes from The Counselling Tutor (international counselling society) UK - 2020.
Working with common erectile and ejaculation problems COSRT training with Trudy Hannington - 2020.
After the Affair: Rebuilding Relationships After Infidelity, COSRT training with Juliet Grayson - 2020.
Desire & Desire Discrepancy, COSRT training with Kristen Mark - 2020.
Using EMDR in the Treatment of OCD with Dr Robin Logie - 2020.
Online Addictive Behaviours with Eoin Stephens at Insight Matters Dublin - 2020.
Sensorimotor - Focused EMDR with Dr. Art O’Malley – Psychiatrist - 2019.
Working with dissociative process, Ego States, Defences, and addictions in EMDR therapy with Gus Murray - 2019.
EMDR integration with Gus Murray - 2018.
Presentation reflection and discussion on Sexuality and Supervision – by Rita Glover and Caroline Hunter, 2018.
Pornography, Sexual Dysfunctions and Wellbeing – The Reward Foundation - 2018.
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy deals with all issues regarding sex, sexuality and human relationships. It is talk therapy. PSRT treatment by a qualified practitioner addresses a sexual dysfunction or emotional block within a relationship or with an individual. Psychosexual Therapy has a proven success rate and takes referrals from Urologists, Gynaecologists, GPs, Counsellors, Psychotherapists or similar professionals to look at physiological and psychological problems which are causing distress. However, you do not need to be referred by another health professional, you can contact me directly during office hours.
My clinic is based in Co. Westmeath, less than 10 minutes off the N4 Dublin to Sligo road. Driving distance from Kinnegad 5 mins, Enfield Co. Meath 20mins, Trim 30 mins, Mullingar 15mins, Athlone 50 mins, Liffey Vallley 45mins. Huston Station Dublin 1 hour approx.
Link below to The Mind Garden Website (general counselling)
Integrating EMDR therapy into your practice - EMDR - 2018.
Psychosexual Therapy from an Object Relations Point of View. Sensate Focus, presented by Jane Seymour - 2017.
ASIST. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Workshop in suicide first aid. Sponsored by HSE - 2017.
SafeTALK Suicide alertness for everyone. Sponsored by HSE - 2017.
The Impact of Trauma on Intimacy and Contact. By Sally Openshaw - 2016.
Struggles of Infertility: Siobhan Boucher - 2016.
Post-Traumatic Stress: Irene Lowry & Guest Speaker. Nurture - 2016.
Understanding and Recognising Sexual Addiction. Sex Addiction and Couples. Paula Hall - 2015.
Post Natal Depression Training with Nurture. CEO of Nurture - Irene Lowry, 2015.
The Medical Aspects of Psychosexual Dysfunction…..a missing piece of the jigsaw. Dr Mary Rogan and When Illness and Disability is in the room by Pauline Shiels - 2014.
Sexual Health Awareness Week at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin - 2014.
Sex and Couple’s Issues in the Consulting Room. Judi Keshet-Orr, LDPRT. 2014.
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