Sex Therapy for Healthy, Positive, Rewarding Physical Intimacy
Couples don’t look for a sex therapist when all is going well. Sexuality is a sensitive area for most couples. When you come to Couples In Step you will discuss your sexual concerns in a safe and comfortable environment.
Sex Therapy at Couples In Step
You can expect to be treated with sensitivity and professionalism at Couples In Step. Sessions may include direct questions about your personal history, sexual feelings, and behaviour in order to aid assessment. If you do not feel ready to talk about something, you may say so. Your wish will be respected.
Along the way, you will receive reliable information about sexual functioning. Good information usually helps increase your comfort with your sexual feelings and performance. Outside reading and home exercises may also be assigned.
Sexual problems may also be associated with relationship issues that interfere with the desire to be intimate. Developing holistic sexual intimacy by strengthening the whole couple relationship is an important goal at Couples in Step. A 2018 study on sexual satisfaction found that couples who received Emotionally Focused Therapy reported an increase in sexual satisfaction.
A Couples In Step Alternative to Weekly Sessions with a Sex Therapist
You’re of course welcome to attend private sessions with Couples In Step sex therapist Irene Oudyk-Suk.
However, consider an alternative: a couple’s retreat focusing on physical and sexual intimacy. Privacy and confidentiality is prioritized over group sharing. This is a small retreat, only 7 couples in attendance, in a welcoming and peaceful retreat setting.
In the group room you’ll have guided conversations with only your partner. These private conversations will be interspersed with instruction & video clips for all couples. Active participation in group not required.
The room is large enough so that you will not be crowded up close to another couple when you speak together. There will also be music playing in the background.
In the privacy of your own room you’ll have a choice of a number of conversation suggestions and/or exercises. The conversations and exercises for you in your room are designed to stretch, but not overwhelm you. You’ll have choices that range from less intense to more intense.
Millcroft Inn and Spa: venue for the retreat on physical and sexual intimacy
Sex Therapy Certification
Couples In Step therapist Irene Oudyk-Suk is a registered sex therapist with BESTCO (Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario). Irene is required by BESTCO to regularly update my skills and knowledge in sex therapy. Irene’s training and experience in sexuality has prepared me to recognize when and how you might benefit from consultation with a physician about sexual difficulties.
SIECCAN (The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada) is a national registered charitable organization founded in 1964 to foster professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual health. SIECCAN works with health professionals, educators, and community organizations to ensure that all Canadians have access to high quality sexual health information, education and related health and social services.
Nearly Every Couple Faces Challenges
Sometimes the difficulties can get so over whelming they can make both of you feel helpless. In our stress-filled, anxiety-driven lives it helps to talk with a professional about your relationship. Couples In Step offers a variety of services to help couples repair and revive their relationship: in-person counselling, on-line counselling, 3-day intensive couples counselling for couples in crisis, couples retreats, discernment counselling for couples where one, or both of you, are uncertain about continuing the relationship.