Facilitating positive change every step of the way
Whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual or transgender, if you are experiencing problems or difficulties in your sexual relationship, our psychosexual therapists can help you resolve them. The following are some of the problems we address:
Breakdown in a couple's sexual relationship
Loss of sexual desire
Difficulties with orgasm
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your cognitions, (thoughts) what you believe and your attitudes and how they affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.
It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. For example, if you perceive a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way that promotes bad feelings.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) integrates many already successful components of a range of therapeutic approaches. However, EMDR also has many unique features. EMDR is therapist lead in a series of lateral eye movements while the patient simultaneously focuses on various aspects of a disturbing memory. The left – right eye movements in EMDR therapy are a form of “bilateral stimulation”.
EMDR therapy can treat a wide range of psychological problems that result from trauma. The goal of EMDR is to fully process past experiences and resolve the negative emotions attached to those experiences. Negative thoughts and feelings that are no longer useful are replaced with positive thoughts and feelings that will encourage healthier behaviour and social interactions.
ABOUT ZOE HARGREAVES
I am a passionate and motivated Psychosexual Therapist with many years experience working for the NHS and in the Private Sector.
I am an Accredited Psychosexual Therapist, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I work for Lancashire Care Foundation Trust providing psychosexual intervention to individuals and couples, with sex and/or relationship difficulties.
I am also a university lecturer, teaching Psychosexual Therapy and Sexual Health to Post-Graduate students. I have several years of experience providing intervention to young people, individuals, couples and groups.
I also have several years of experience providing psychosexual intervention with young people at Brook Young People’s Service. I also have specialised experience with young people who have been abused and who have also offended.
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