Paraphilias are a sexual attraction to inanimate or unusual objects. I have specialised in this field for many years. There is no limit to the things people can find sexually attractive, including certain kinds of people that have to be within a very narrow range and objects of any kind. This may also include very unusual sexual behaviours. For many people this is not a problem and they get on with their lives in private not interfering with anyone else. It may not be a problem for them personally and no one else is bothered about what they do in private within the confines of the law.
Sometimes, however, these sexual behaviours can prove disturbing you. You may feel your compulsion has become too overbearing for you and you want some help to reduce or no longer have the behaviour. Other times the behaviour is taking place outside the boundaries of privacy or the law and that may be causing embarrassment or transgression of the law that places you and others in danger.
With paraphilias I take a full medical history. Since I am a naturopath as well as a clinical hypnotherapist (I also teach hypnotherapists how to use hypnosis within sex therapy) and psychosexual therapist (member of Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW), I may order blood tests, prescribe herbs or make other recommendations some including referrals for medications. I may even ask for further physiological investigation from specialists.
There is no need to be afraid or embarrassed to talk to a therapist about your paraphilia. We provide a safe, confidential, professional environment to help you. Where your paraphilia has become obsessive compulsive it is important at times to have medical investigations because such OCD conditions may have physical causes.
What we know about paraphilias is that they increase when you find yourself subject to stress. But you can be helped with hypnotherapy and a naturopathic approach.
Book your appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.
DISCLAIMER: *Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to anyone else’s. The nature of therapy requires each person entering therapy to actively engage in the session and to carry out any additional recommendations outside the session, so results vary according to the individual.