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Psychosexual therapy (or psychosexual counselling) is a specialised therapeutic technique carried out by professionals with backgrounds of counselling, nursing or medicine. It is specifically designed to help people living with difficulties that are of a psychological, sexual nature and that are too difficult or complex to be resolved on their own.
The origins of psychosexual therapy lie in the pioneering sex therapy founded by 20th century Washington University research team, William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson. In 1970 they published a report on a "new" therapeutic approach to sexual problems, which revolutionised treatment for such difficulties. Psychosexual therapy incorporates the key behavioural and cognitive principles of Masters and Johnson's original approach, and has proven successful in helping people of all ages, health and sexuality to overcome their sexual problems.