COUPLES THERAPY -THE HUMANISTIC GESTALT
APPROACH- "SEVEN WEEKS TO BETTER SEX"
Altered version of Domeena Renshaw, MD director, Loyola
sex therapy clinic. by Dr. Elna McIntosh
This may be the first step to being sexually more fulfilled
and to have better more intimate relationship with your
partner than ever before!!
What to expect?
- An assessment session (about 2 hours)
- Couples therapy x 7 sessions x 2 hours (divided between
Dr McIntosh and Bettins Moser)
(R4,500-cash/R5,000-credit card, or post dated cheques-
R2,500-00 upfront, and R1250-00 X 2))
This program will stretch over a period of 7 weeks. It
is necessary to keep to the program and to attend to the
The sessions will be facilitated by Bettina Moser (Physiotherapist)
who will focus on the physiology and functional side of
sexual problems and Dr Elna McIntosh that will focus on
the therapeutic and relationship side.
The approach of therapy:
A humanistic-Gestalt approach will be followed in this
Why do we work together?
Masters & Johnsons made co-therapy famous. Co-therapy
helps that nobody "gangs-up" against one person!!!
Men often feel that way, especially if the therapist is
- The assessment/therapeutic sessions
- The manual that covers the seven week program.
- The Erotic Massage manual and video.
- 5 Videos "Life-long pleasure"
- 7 sessions of Biofeedback and EMG work on the pelvic
Part 1: Harmony - This video treats Sexual
Incompatibility It examines lack of sexual desire, shows
how the body is a source of sexual pleasure and looks at
the Female Orgasm and how sexual positions can improve pleasure.
Part 2: Male Orgasm - Treatment of Premature
Ejaculation. This video examines the causes of Premature
Ejaculation; it also looks at sensual and genital massage
and other ways to delay orgasm. It also examines how positions
can help ejaculation control.
Part 3: Female Orgasm - This video examines
the Female Orgasm in depth, exploring erotic fantasies,
methods of increasing sexual arousal, masturbation and orgasm
and how the partner can participate.
Part 4: The Erection - Treatment of Impotence.
This video examines performance anxiety, how sensual and
genital massage can assist; different positions which also
can improve the erection. It also takes a look at soft penis
Part 5: Sexual enjoyment - Sexual Exploration
between couples examines the ele-ments of desire, arousal,
orgasm and after play. This includes visual elements such
as pornography and adult videos, teasing and tantalizing
your partner. Orgasm can also include use of sex aids, toys,
lubrication. Oral sex, kissing, sex lessons and "after
glow" techniques are included.
It is important that both partners are committed to the
program and that they keep to their appointments.
Seven weeks to better sex.
Thank you for enquiring about our clinic for treatment of
Vaginismus / Dyspareunia / Vulvodynia. Since 1998 we have
treated couples, committed to working together on their sexual
relationship. We offer no “magic cures”.
We direct our energy and knowledge to assist you with clarification
identify behavioural patterns blocking your comfortable functioning
and suggest ways you may use at home to resolve your difficulties.
It requires time and effort from both of you, as well as from
all of us who work with you. We know from follow – up,
that couples may continue to grow in their relationship long
after they have left the 7 – week clinic, but they may
also slip back into the old problems.
We offer 7 weekly sessions of 2-hour duration. You will be
seen together as a couple by a therapist team. The therapists
are from different disciplines, with Dr Elna McIntosh being
a clinical Sexologist and the physiotherapist.
Should you invite us into your lives, you deserve optimal
care. There is a complete Sexological exam for each partner
in week 1, unless you have been seen by your own Gynaecologist
or Urologist for any other Sexual Dysfunction condition.
The questionnaires we give you are to reflect on self, partner
and marriage (relationship). Our intensive relationship counselling
strives to enhance communication.
Educative materials are viewed at home and you will receive
your own set of 5 videos, from the “Sex a Life Long
Physiotherapy focuses on the physiological and fundamental
side of sexual problems. It encourages thre development of
awareness in the muscles of the pelvic floor allowing you
to gain control of your body and it's response stimuli.
Our treatment is privately as a couple, with your therapist
team. Change between a couple may be difficult, but we know
that it is possible if you cooperate at home as suggested.
We’ll do our best and ask you to do the same.
There is a waiting list of up to 6 weeks, depending on where
other couples are in their therapeutic sessions, at present.
So maximum wait to start will be between 1 – 6 weeks.
Total cost of the program is R5, 000-00 (10% discount for
cash – R4, 500-00) for the full 7 weeks. Your final
decision to attend is an obligation for the entire seven weeks
Some medical aid companies reimburse or pre – approve
the R5, 000-00 if you call them. Please read your own policy
and call your medical aid company to check. Blood tests, Pap
smears, etc. are always extra if needed.
If you have further questions, please call Glenda
Bateman (011) 787 – 1222 between
09h00 – 17h00.
Elna McIntosh, PhD, M.P.H.
Director, DISA Sexual Dysfunction Clinic