Genophobia Therapy & Counselling
Genophobia is the fear of Sexual Intercourse and may be caused by a range of different ‘experiences’ in a persons life.
It is more commonly experienced by women but men are also known to develop this phobia too.
There may also be cultural, religious or moral beliefs leading to Genophobia problems.
Whilst the feared object or situation may seem, to other people, to be ‘ridiculous’ or ‘silly’, the person who suffers from Genophobia knows only too well that the Anxiety that they experience is real enough.
We completely understand this and will treat you and your Genophobia seriously.
The symptoms of Genophobia are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:
- Generalised Anxiety
- Control issues
- Feelings of depression
- Insomnia & sleeping problems
- Low Self-Confidence
- Panic attacks
- Avoidance and safety behaviours
Genophobia Symptoms are generally automatic and uncontrollable and can seem to take over a person’s thoughts which frequently leads to extreme measures being taken to avoid the feared object or situation, what are known as “Safety” or “Avoidance” behaviours.
Unfortunately, for the sufferer, these safety behaviours have a paradoxical effect and actually reinforce the phobia rather than solve it!
Genophobia may be the result of negative emotional experiences that can be either directly or indirectly linked to the object or situational fear.
Over time, the symptoms often become “normalised” and “accepted” as limiting beliefs in that person’s life – “I’ve learnt to live with it.”
In just as many cases, Genophobia may have become worse over time as more and more sophisticated safety behaviours and routines are developed.
The good news is that the vast majority of people who suffer from Genophobia will find a course of Psychological Therapy helps enormously.
Causes of Genophobia
As with many psychological ‘problems’ there really is no single cause of Genophobia.
Sexuality in human beings has long been a highly debated and controversial area of natural human existence.
Religious ideology around the sex act may be attached to ‘shame’ and is frequently imbued with the idea that ‘sex should only be for reproduction’ rather than for pleasure.
People who believe (for whatever reason) that sex is somehow ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’ and more likely to trigger negative emotional responses when encountering a sexually intimate moment.
Within many different cultures, a great deal of ‘expectation’ may be ‘heaped’ onto couples to ‘produce grandchildren’ or ‘heirs’ and people may find this ‘pressure’ diminishes the value of the ‘intimacy’ of sexual union turning it into a ‘duty’ rather than a pleasurable experience.
This pressure may lead to feelings that it is solely for the benefit of others and not the two people involved. This pressure to perform often presents itself as sexual performance anxiety.
If a person becomes sufficiently worried about the idea of ‘painful’ childbirth then it is not too difficult to see how this might result in abstaining from sexual intercourse, or indeed seeing the sexual act as the problem itself.
Anybody who has suffered some form of abuse or ‘trauma’ associated with the sex act may also develop Genophobia, but this is by no means a definitive indicator.
The Human mind is capable of creating an almost infinitely variable set of associations with this most ‘primitive’ biological ‘urge’ and so the range of potential causes is almost as infinite.
Therapy & Counselling for Genophobia
Tranceform offer a range of psychological therapy and counselling solutions for Genophobia which you can read about below.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Genophobia
If you’re committed to overcoming your Genophobia problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul which is available as an Online Therapy as well as a self-directed programme.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychotherapy course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Self-Help CBT Course for Genophobia only £149!
Our online self-help CBT course has been designed to teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of clinically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy without having to see a therapist.
Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this course will provide you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your Genophobia problems from the comfort of your own home.
Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.
Alternative Therapy Options for Genophobia
Although our preferred form of psychotherapy for Genophobia is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.
Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.
Free Initial Consultations for Genophobia
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Genophobia prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Genophobia with our CBT Course
Our 10 session course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.
Using an online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.