All About Erectile Dysfunction & How To Overcome it with CBT, Therapy & Counselling in Wolverhampton & West Midlands
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the “medicalised” term for what was more commonly known as impotence in past years.
It is a Sexual problem in which men find it difficult to achieve or sustain an erection.
It is an extremely common problem and can affect both young and older men.
Erectile Dysfunction can have a deeply psychological impact for the sufferer often leading to feelings of inadequacy and the production of very low self esteem.
What can cause Erectile Dysfunction?
The causes of Erectile Dysfunction are known to include both physical and psychological problems.
Physical causes can include such problems as diabetes, high blood pressure due to stress at home or work, heart disease, alcohol abuse or other serious illnesses such as cancer.
Can Erectile Dysfunction be treated?
For lots of Men, Erectile Dysfunction issues can simply disappear over time, but if left “untreated” the problem can become something more deeply “embedded”.
It is important to rule out any potential PHYSIOLOGICAL causes and in the first instance you should consider seeking the advice of your GP who should be able to determine if it is due to a medical problem, in which case it can usually be treated with the appropriate drug.
On the other hand, If it turns out that the problem is psychological then we can almost certainly help you using one of our interventions which you can read more about below.
We understand that it can be difficult to talk about this problem, so please be assured that your conversation with us will be private and confidential.
Can I Help Myself to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction?
There are certainly a number of things that you can do to reduce the occurrence of Erectile Dysfunction, most of which are related to your life-style:
- Consider Stopping Smoking – Research shows that the chemicals in Cigarettes can affect the blood supply which supply the Penis making is physically more difficult to get an erection
- Make improvements to your diet or lose weight – The healthier your diet, the healthier your body and the healthier will be your sexual life. Try to ensure that your food includes all the essential components of Vegetables and Proteins.
- Take more exercise & reduce your stress levels – Become more active, get fit and you will find that not only does your general level of stress reduce, but your heart will become healthier leading naturally to better erections.
- De-stress – Anxiety and stress caused by pressure at work, money problems or poor sleep can all have an impact on your performance.
- Cut your Alcohol intake – If your are drinking more than 3 units per day you ability to have an erection will almost certainly be adversely affected. “Dutch Courage” will definitely not help you in the bedroom department. Alcohol Abuse & Drinking Problems will almost certainly directly impact on your sex life.
You might also consider taking our self-help CBT course and making some psychological changes for yourself.
Therapy & Counselling for ED
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for erectile dysfunction problems which you can read more about below.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
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.
The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an empirically supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Alternative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction
Although our preferred form of psychotherapy for ED 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 Erectile Dysfunction
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your ED problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy 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 any therapy treatments 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 ED with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.
Using our 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.