Psychosexual Counselling

What is Psychosexual Counselling and Therapy?

We understand that it is often difficult to talk about intimate sexual problems.  We aim to provide a warm and welcoming place where we can work with you in a confidential, sensitive and supportive way. We are a team of Psychosexual Counsellor/Therapists with special training and experience in supporting people with sexual problems.  We are Accredited Members of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. 

We offer short-term counselling and therapy for individuals or couples.  To access our service you must be aged 16 or over and registered with a GP in the Hampshire area.  You will need to talk to your GP first to discuss referral to our service.  Once your referral is received it will be reviewed by our team.  If we believe we are able to help, you will be placed on a waiting list and offered an initial appointment as soon as possible.  We aim to see everyone who is referred to us within 7 weeks of referral.

Common Problems

Sexual difficulties can affect anyone and are more common than you may think. Below is a list of some of the problems we frequently help.  The links will provide you with further useful information.

  • Loss of interest in sex (loss of libido)
  • Painful sex
    • Why does sex hurt?
    • Vaginismus
    • Vulval pain
  • Orgasm problems
    • Women
    • Men
  • Erection problems
  • Premature ejaculation / delayed ejaculation
  • Relationship issues as a result of sexual difficulties
    • Lets talk about sex
    • Tips for sexual wellbeing

We are not able to support the following, however we have provided some links to access support and information.

  • Gender Identity
    • Gender Identity Clinic
  • Sex Addiction
    • Sex Addicts Anonymous
    • StopSo
    • ATSAC

What happens in a Psychosexual Counselling and Therapy Clinic?

Your first visit will be an opportunity for us to talk with you and also your partner if you wish.  (It is often helpful to attend with your partner, but you can be seen on your own or joined later by your partner if you prefer.)  We will listen to you and ask you some questions, so together we can begin to understand your concerns and discuss ways in which we may be able to help.  There are no physical examinations; we will only ever talk with you.  At the end of your first visit, if we agree that psychosexual counselling may work for you, we can offer you 6 further sessions.  Sessions last up to 50 minutes.  The frequency of sessions will be arranged with your therapist.

What to expect from therapy.

Read our information leaflet.

Accessing Psychosexual Counselling

Please note that the Psychosexual Counselling Service is accessible by GP referral only. Please visit your GP to discuss your referral.