In my practice I frequently consult people with body image issues. What do I mean with body image issues? Dissatisfaction with the body, particular body parts or body shape to the extent that it’s impacting on psychological health and social activities. To go a bit deeper into theory: we all have an internalised sense of what we look like, an internal representation of our external body. This image can be distorted or not synced with the reality. This could happen due to negative experiences, comments, traumatic experiences or your comparing nature. All of this is reinforced by our current society where we have a lot of opportunity to compare (magazines, internet, Facebook, Instagram).
We are trying to keep our website up to date with treatment options and psychological issues you can address in our sessions. Have a look at the weight issues page or the grief page to read about what we can offer to support you or someone you know who is experiencing difficulties in these areas. We will update soon with more facts and strategies to overcome weight problems. See you soon.
A question I hear often during consultations: “Why do I suffer from erectile dysfunction?” Or “What is causing my premature ejaculation?”. Although every client and all circumstances are different, the triggers that cause these sexual problems can be very similar. In addressing these questions, we often come to talk about sexual performance anxiety. Performance anxiety in a sexual arena is common. But how does it work? And, more important, what can you do about it?
Prostate cancer can be a very scary diagnosis and can evoke fear of losing masculinity. After the diagnosis usually men (and their partners) are focused on surviving the cancer and choosing the best treatment option. But soon after the surgery (prostatectomy) they might notice changes in their body and sexual functioning. We would like to prepare you for some of these changes and inform you about the options for treatment.
Being in a long-term relationship can offer various benefits such as trust, understanding, respect, and some form of predictability. These factors can contribute to a feeling of settlement which a lot of people strive towards. Going through the stages of getting to know each other, discovering each other’s tastes and preferences, having your first disagreement, discussing future perspectives, understanding family background, morals, religion and values, is very exciting, rewarding and challenging at the same time. Most people appreciate the phase of settling and finding balance and harmony as well.