Sexual difficulties can impact your life in a big way. Not only are they likely to create tensions in your intimate relationships, but you will be missing important physical pleasure and enjoyment. Sexual pleasure provides humans with a release and helps create a deep connection with your partner.

Difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection could be robbing you and your partner of that closeness, and gradually eroding your self esteem. If you are having problems with impotence, or erectile dysfunction (ED), and you’ve ruled out medical causes, it may be time to seek professional counselling.

How we treat erectile dysfunction

The counsellors and psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy in Melbourne have worked with many men to overcome erectile dysfunction. With extensive training and experience under our belt, we’re well placed to help you get what’s under your belt doing what you want it to do.

Our therapists each have different approaches. Depending on the therapist you choose, they may use one of a variety of treatment modalities to endeavour to help treat your erectile dysfunction (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, Buddhist psychotherapy, dream interpretation, mindfulness therapy or counselling).

Take action to take back your sex life.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or book an appointment by using our online booking form for online appointments. Or, if you prefer, you can book an in-clinic session.

Why are you having problems with your erections?

There are many potential causes for sexual disorders, including unresolved stress, performance anxiety, guilt, sexual trauma, poor self-esteem, fears around intimacy, control and closeness, or unprocessed internalised conflicts. Delaying treatment could lead to increased anxiety and depression, which also tends to worsen the problem. Psychotherapy methods explore the interplay between your conscious and unconscious mind and may help you cast away inhibiting anxieties and rebuild your sexual confidence.

Do you have any questions for us? Get in touch with us through our online contact form

Call Bayside Psychotherapy on (03) 9557 9113 to find out if we’re able to help you. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.

You can also book an appointment by using our online booking form for online appointments. Or, if you prefer, you can book an in-clinic session

Self-hypnosis may also work well when used in conjunction with counselling. You can download our Erectile Dysfunction Self Hypnosis recording from our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many potential causes for sexual disorders, including unresolved stress, performance anxiety, guilt, sexual trauma, poor self-esteem, fears around intimacy, control and closeness, or unprocessed internalised conflicts. Delaying treatment could lead to increased anxiety and depression, which also tends to worsen the problem. Psychotherapy methods explore the interplay between your conscious and unconscious mind, and may help you cast away inhibiting anxieties and rebuild your sexual confidence.

Although Erectile Dysfunction becomes more common with age, it’s quite possible and even somewhat common for younger men to develop ED.  In a 2013 study, researchers noted that one out of every four men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction is below forty.

Stress, anxiety, and factors such as smoking can contribute to ED at any age. In contrast, physical characteristics, such as high blood pressure, are more likely to contribute to ED in older adults.

Everyone’s road to sexual health and wellness is different, but many people report feeling some improvement quite quickly. Taking action to help yourself is, in itself, an empowering step. Finding the underlying causes for erectile dysfunction can take time, depending on the complexity of the case. But a thorough, exacting therapeutic process is much more likely to deliver long term results. We understand that finding a solution is important for you and your partner, and our therapists will do their best to help you reach your goals without making you feel embarrassed or ashamed. But your commitment is also one of the most crucial variables affecting treatment duration and effectiveness.

Our practitioners are experienced in treating a range of sexual problems including sex phobia, sex addiction, premature ejaculation, and general anxiety. Drawing on their extensive theoretical training, our counsellors will customise a treatment program to suit your needs. Over time, we will assess your progress together and adjust your program as needed.

To possibly enhance your in-person or online counselling sessions, we also recommend that you download our self-hypnosis MP3 recording for erectile dysfunction to listen to on your own time.

Book your confidential appointment by calling our Highett clinic on (03) 9557 9113.  All calls are confidential and there is absolutely no obligation.

Note Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely upon your commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.

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