CBT for Genophobia
CBT for Genophobia is a highly effective way of overcoming the symptoms and emotional distress caused by this condition.
Genophobia, is the fear of sexual intercourse which is also sometimes known as the fear of sex or Erotophobia.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was developed by Aaron Beck in the 1960’s who recognised that people’s inner-thoughts were often more significant than the things that they said out loud during therapy sessions.
He called these inner-thoughts cognition and argued that the way that people think about their experiences links directly to the emotions that they feel.
In other words our emotional experiences are the outcomes of what we think and believe rather than being caused by external events.
These ideas form the central concept of CBT which states that:
The way people think determines the way that they feel.
In the case of Genophobia the emotions that we feel are the direct result of what we think or believe our experiences mean.
Genophobia Symptoms & Behaviours
All phobias, including Genophobia, create feelings of anxiety because phobic objects or situations are always perceived as a threat.
Consequently, the symptoms of Genophobia are both specific and generic and may include:
- Avoidance of Intimacy.
- An elevated heart rate.
- A sense of dread about what might happen.
- Worrying that you might pass out.
- Feeling dizzy or disoriented.
- Heart palpitations.
- Dry or Sticky mouth.
- Hot sweats.
- Difficulty breathing easily.
- Feelings of panic.
You may have all, some or even different symptoms to these listed here and this is due to the subjective nature of Genophobia.
How does CBT for Genophobia work?
Normally a programme of CBT for Genophobia takes place over a period of 10 to 20 weeks with an hour long session once per week.
Firstly, because the way you think about your day-to-day experiences is determined by your core beliefs, the early sessions of CBT for Genophobia involve exploring and measuring these beliefs.
Secondly, once you are able to uncover your core beliefs, your thoughts about certain experiences will make more sense.
Thirdly, by understanding how you have made sense of your experiences in the past you can then begin to make changes to your thoughts and beliefs in order to create new, and more useful, emotional outcomes.
CBT for Genophobia builds upon the 5 core CBT principles developed by Aaron Beck and are used extensively in our CORE Programme.
How many sessions of CBT will I need?
Whilst this is a difficult question to be precise about, most people will be able to overcome their Genophobia problems in around 10 sessions.
However, because CBT for Genophobia is always tailored to your own individual needs and circumstances, getting the outcome that you want may sometimes require more sessions.
If you have been suffering Genophobia problems for many years then in all likelihood, you can reasonably expect to take a bit longer to get where you want to be.
Our CBT for Genophobia programme is based on 10 sessions delivered over 10 weeks and uses an online learning platform for you to develop greater self-awareness and knowledge in the days between sessions.
Find out more about CBT for Genophobia.
If you’d like to find out more about our CBT for Genophobia programme, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We offer all prospective clients FREE initial consultations at the clinic (as well as online) so that you can find out more about our services.
It is a pressure-free opportunity to discuss your Genophobia related problems before having to commit to any sessions with us.
Paul Lee BSc. MSc. Psych.
You can contact Paul by e-mail on:
Tel: 07434 776125
We offer cbt for genophobia problems for people living in:
- West Midlands
- South Staffordshire
You can also access our services around the World using online therapy with Paul.