Edit Horvath ~ Sex Therapist Auckland
MSocSci Hons Psych, COP (Sex Therapy)
I’m a therapist that specialises in sex therapy, couples counselling and psychotherapy.
I also offer training, seminars and workshops to help professionals understand and accept themselves and their sexuality.
I aim to allow my clients to speak their truth about sexuality, sexual feelings, experiences and relationships. I help people feel sexually adequate and powerful, and support healthy sexual expressions and exploration.
Contact Edit to find out more.
Here are some common issues I help people through:
$185.00 per one-hour session
$165.00 per one-hour session for students, beneficiaries and pensioners
* Appointments can be via Zoom. This needs to be booked and paid for in advance.
N.B. Once confirmed, appointments not kept, cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at the full rate.
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What to expect at the first session?
Whatever your reason for seeking help, you will be more at ease and get better results if you know what to expect.
Most people feel a little nervous before their first session. These feelings are quite normal because you are going to meet somebody that you don’t know and you are going to talk about something that troubles or upsets you. Try to remember that we are here to help you and we are on your side. Your first session is a big step but most people discover it is much easier than they had imagined.
People often ask if they need to do anything before their first appointment but prior preparation is not necessary. During the first session you will be asked what has prompted you to seek help for and what you would like to gain from your sessions.
As you would expect, your therapist will ask questions to try to understand as fully as possible what has led to your current situation. In your first session, the therapist typically will ask certain questions about you and your life. This information helps to make an initial assessment of your situation. Questions might include:
- Why you sought therapy. A particular issue probably led you to seek help. The therapist has to understand your main problem(s).
- Your personal history and current situation. The therapist will ask you a series of questions about your life, about your family history and your current family situation because family situations play an important role in who you are.
- Your current symptoms. Other than knowing the reason you sought therapy, the therapist will attempt to find out if you are suffering from other symptoms of your problem. For example, your problem might be causing difficulty at work, at home or in other situations.
The therapist will use this information to better understand your problem.
You don’t have to rush and divulge every intimate detail of your life. Tell your therapist as much as you can about your situation but do it at your pace. We will not rush you or push you to talk about things you are not ready to talk about. This is your space so you can take as much time as you need.
Please feel free to ask your therapist any questions you might have as well. The more you understand, the more comfortable you will be. Ask questions about the therapy process, and ask the therapist to repeat anything you don’t understand.
If you are coming for couples counselling, then you will usually come to the first session together. You will both be asked to describe how you understand the situation and what you would like to change. It can sometimes be a little difficult to hear your partner describe things from their perspective as they may see it quite differently from you. You may be tempted to interrupt and disagree or correct how your partner perceives things. This is quite normal and your therapist will make sure that you both get a chance to talk and will hear both sides of the story.
For more information, contact Edit.