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- What is psychosexual and relationship therapy
- How can psychosexual and relationship therapy help in a chemsex context
- What is what CONTROLLING CHEMSEX offers
WHAT IS PSYCHOSEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
PRT (Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy) is a process of personal and relational exploration through both, talking and the use of different exercises, that can help someone to understand themselves more fully and how to manage psychosexual and relationship challenges.
HOW CAN PSYCHOSEXUAL AND RELATIONSHIP THERAPY HELP IN A CHEMSEX CONTEXT
Many times, people use chems because of psychosexual reasons. It can be because they experience problems with premature ejaculation and chems help them to delay cuming. Some other times chems might help to deal with painful sex, inhibited desire, general sexual dissatisfaction, sexual trauma, relationship/intimacy issues, etc.
Additionally, this kind of therapy can be really helpful to address sex addiction, delayed ejaculation, erectile disfunction and/or anorgasmia, which can be issues found when a person stops using chems.
WHAT IS WHAT CONTROLLING CHEMSEX OFFERS
In these scenarios, making changes around drug use can be scary, and they can be really powerful reasons to carry on using chems with no control. If someone thinks that without drugs, sex and intimacy will be very difficult to enjoy, and they think that no chems means no sex, no intimacy, no relationships, this obviously will become a huge obstacle. In those case, just the idea of making changes could be very difficult even to consider.
CONTROLLING CHEMSEX understands that once someone has got the most from 1 to 1 professional keyworking support to take control back, it’s very important to provide an ‘after care’ program to support those who are experiencing these issues. That is why we offer the possibility to access a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship within which them (and their partners if they attend therapy as a couple) can feel understood and can explore and shift feelings and perceptions about sex, intimacy and relationships. Our role is not to give them advice, but to support them in their own process of becoming more self-aware with the aim of easing and resolving concerns. We employ a sexuality diversity affirmative approach.
Following an initial assessment session, they will work together with an Honorary (trainee) Psychosexual and Relationship therapist for 12 weeks. After this time, they and our therapist will review their working alliance and decide whether further sessions are needed.