Sexual Issues

Sexual Kink and Roughplay De-listed as a Mental Disorder

Posted on 17/09/2013 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues

For many of us sex therapists, some of the recent changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5), the manual for diagnosing mental disorders, have been a godsend.  This new version includes a more up-to-date distinction between what a paraphilia is versus what a paraphilic disorder is. Although both are mentioned it is the latter, the disorder, which is the one that has the negative consequences. Originally, a paraphilia was defined as an intense or persistent sexual interest in something other than genital stimulation or preparatory foreplay, with a “pheno-typically normal, physically mature, consenting human partner.”  These interests can… Read More Here!


Marriage Counselling in Edmonton

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues

Marriage involves open communication, respect and commitment. Sometimes couples may find themselves arguing and resenting the other more often than not without really understanding what is happening between them. When a couple decides to participate in marriage counselling in Edmonton, they will discover how to effectively communicate and avoid confrontations that result in both spouses refusing to speak about what they are truly feeling. Arguments, believe it or not, can be productive rather than counterproductive to a marriage if they are properly utilized. Edmonton marriage therapists bring insight and compassion to marriage counselling sessions which allow couples to open up… Read More Here!


Calgary Marriage Counselling – Do we need a Couples Counsellor?

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues

Deciding to participate in marriage counselling can be a difficult decision to make, especially when couples are wondering if it would actually help. Generally, if a couple thinks they may need the intervention of a professional marriage counsellor, then something is happening within the dynamics of the marriage that is making each of them unhappy. Problems that cause many couples to seek marriage counselling include: disagreements about raising children financial problems infidelity sexual issues. Further, choosing to attend marriage counselling sessions instead of heading straight to divorce court means that spouses sincerely want to make a marriage work. Will our… Read More Here!


Edmonton Couples Therapy Advantages

Posted on 23/05/2011 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues

Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy applicable to both married partners and non-married partners. The duration of therapy depends on the issues being addressed. Couples face a number of problems in their relationship. It may concern sex, intimacy, communication issues, parenting, anger, or infidelity. If you are willing to address your relationship problems, then you are ready for couples therapy. It is the therapist’s responsibility to set the environment for confidential dialogue, which in turn will enable the couple to hear each other out, and learn effective communication strategies. The exchange will also enable the individual to hear what… Read More Here!