Vaginismus Counselling Wolverhampton
Psychological Therapy for Vaginismus
Vaginismus is a fairly common problem in which the muscles at the entrance to the vagina tighten-up and make penetration almost impossible and certainly painful.
Medical Research records that is almost invariably (but not in ALL cases, there are physical causes too) due to psychological issues, often occurring after some sort of relationship distress.
It is not uncommon for women to be affected for many years as sexual problems often tend not to be dealt with due to the embarrassment of talking about it with somebody.
Vaginismus is most commonly found in females in their late teens to early thirties and can have a seriously debilitating effect on relationships and create low self esteem.
What can cause Vaginismus?
For most sufferers of Vaginismus the cause is Psychological, often this can be negative childhood experiences, such as the attitude to sex by parents, sometimes it can be due to a difficult child birthing experience.
Despite the Psychological cause, the vagina muscles tightening making penetration almost impossible can become an unconscious reflex that sufferers can do little about.
Sometimes the first sexual encounter can be painful or very negative and can result in this “defensive” reflex.
Often it can be caused by nothing more than just negative talk or messages that go around in early youth and it is not uncommon to find that problems within a relationship can also give rise to Vaginismus.
Can Vaginismus be treated?
Vaginismus is principally a psychological problem rather than a physiological one but not exclusively.
If you are suffering from this problem is is very important to visit your GP or health-care specialist who can confirm or rule-out any biological problems prior to consulting for therapy.
Counselling for Vaginismus
Following our CBT Programme can help you to gain a deep level of understanding into these belief systems and thinking styles and in so doing, provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to take charge of your thinking process in order to alleviate the symptoms you experience.
Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Vaginismus
If you’re committed to overcoming vaginismus then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, 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 CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
FREE Initial Consultations for Vaginismus
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your vaginismus problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
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