Tests and treatments
What is it?
Sexuality is an important part of life for many people. If you are having troubles on the sexual front, this often impact your daily life and your relationship with your partner. Sexual problems can lead to uncertainties, feelings of lowered self-worth or unhappiness with oneself or with the relationship. Even so, it is not easy to talk about sexual problems and feelings of shame often keep people from talking about them.
Communication about sexuality and intimacy is not a given. It is often a taboo subject. Sexuality and intimacy are influenced by a confluence of physical, psychological, relational, social and cultural factors. These factors may contribute to sexual worries, which impact your quality of life. There can also be many reasons for why you could contact a sexologist - either as a couple or alone.
With In Team, you can count on professionalism, accessiblity and respect for your privacy.
As a team, we offer a multidisciplinary approach and we are always considering which treatment will be best for you or which treatment will be most appropriate.
FAQs for sexual problems
- Difference in sexual desires
- Arousal problems
- Orgasm problems
- Pain when having sex
- Sexual difficulties due to illness, medication, medical interventions, after birth or an accident
- Sexual trauma
- Sexuality and the desire to have children
- Sexuality after menopause
For several specific situation, we prefer to refer you to centres in the area, which offer expertise that is better suited to your situation (e.g. The Centre for Sexology and Gender fo the University Hospital Ghent). Specifically, this would be done for the following topics:
- sexual preferences (paraphilia)
- sexual orientation
- gender identity problems
What we offer
We are happy to offer individualised care for every request for help. We are able to provide diagnostics, recommendations and treatment. Our treatment offerings consist of individual talk therapy, partner relationship therapy, sex therapy, pelvic floor therapy and treatment with medication.
- Within individual talk therapy, it is possible to talk about your problems with sexuality and experiences with sexuality.
- Partner relationship therapy is relevant for both partners, each of whom has his or her own sexuality and relational experience. During the conversations, we allow ample space for the personal experience of each partner. In addition, we look at the communication between the people involved.
- Sex therapy is a specific form of talk therapy, in which psychological education plays an important role. Often, just receiving sound and accurate information will give you a sense of increased calm and reassurance. In addition, assignments to be completed at home may be given. These are meant to discuss possible obstacles, blocks or inhibitions in a gradual way. In conclusion, the sex therapy can lead to a broader form of psychotherapy, given that there may be underlying individual or relational worries.
- Pelvic floor therapy consists of teaching how to have good control of the pelvic floor muscles. Insight is provided into this issue and into how the pelvic floor muscles work. This muscle group is, among other things, important for closing off the bladder, but it also has a role to place with sexual intercourse and orgasm. Pelvic floor therapy is an individual trajectory tailored to the patient. Your partner may also be involved.
- Treatment with medication is a possible supplement to thes forms of therapy.
We are happy to offer individualised care for every request for help. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, our In Team works with the gynaecology and urology departments to address these requests for assistance. In Team itself has two sexologists and two pelvic floor therapists.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021