At Minster Therapy, the value of intimate partnership therapy in helping relationships navigate the complexities of sexual issues and intimacy is paramount. The Psychosexual Therapy services I offer are tailored towards partnerships with a wide range of issues and concerns. The unique pressures that can arise from emotional and sexual issues can be complex and I aim to help create positive change in your relationship.
My primary avenue of working together with couples is largely based on Imago Theory. Whilst it may be beneficial to draw on many other disciplines and theories, such as Attachment Theory etc, the core structure of Imago Theory is always used to generate a safe space for the individuals to explore their issues. As individuals, and as partners this aims to move the relationship from the Unconscious to the Conscious - where mindful Repair comes to the forefront after whatever Rupture may have occurred.
I work with a broad range of relationship forms, from couples therapy and polyamorous relationships, through to people seeking to explore new definitions and boundaries within their existing relationship as well as broadening relationships to safely accommodate consensual non-monogamy and kink and fetish.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
What are you seeking to achieve through Intimate Partner Therapy? What would be a good outcome for you?
Do you know your 'Attachment Style' and what that might indicate for how you relate to others?
MATING IN CAPTIVITY - ESTHER PEREL
For people in committed relationships who are struggling with the demands that such a relationship may entail.
WIRED FOR LOVE - STAN TATKIN
A book about what Love is from an experiential and psychological aspect - explaining how it is generated within a person and what happens after time passes, with lots of good advice about how to safeguard a relationship.
POLYSECURE - JESSICA FERN
For people interested in exploring the idea of a multi-partnered lifestyle, with lots of advice about navigating the new territory and creating safety parameters
THE COUPLES COMMUNICATION WORKBOOK - ANGELA M. DOEL
A book which scans all aspects of a partnerships structure, enabling you to partly identify where problems may lie and from there how to approach those problems.
Mike Mayos 2024