Talking about Sex

Talking about sex, sexuality and particularly any sexual problems can be one of the hardest topics to address in counselling; even if the main reason for coming to counselling is directly or indirectly related to sex or sexuality. This can also be true for counsellors or therapists themselves. Exploring this intimate, core part of the self can feel invasive, embarrassing and risky. But it can also be vital for individuals to understand themselves and feel able to make the choices they need to in life. So it is fundamentally important that counsellors explore their inhibitions about talking about sex and sexuality, before they can create the space and safety necessary for their clients to be able to do so.

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