NHS PrEP trial

All Northern Sexual Health sites have now gone live for recruitment into the Impact PrEP trial. Please note there are limited places available for the service and dedicated waiting lists already in place across the sites. To be added to the waiting list or to find out if there are likely to still be places available please contact the following numbers. Hathersage : 0161 701 1504 Stockport : 0161 204 5884 Tameside : 0161 342 7101 Trafford : 0161 241 7582 Withington : 0161 217 3318 Please note due to longstanding overwhelming demand, places can not be guaranteed onto this trial. Please bear with staff as they try to get recruitment for the trial off the ground.

Psychosexual counselling service

Sexual difficulties are common, and can affect any one of us at any time. We provide specialised psychosexual therapy sessions to help with your difficulty using an appointment-based system. In order to be seen in the service you need a referral either from your GP or from another health care worker including those working within sexual health clinics across the region.

Therapy can be using a cognitive behavioural approach (CBT), with COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) therapists which is also suitable for couples, or Psychodynamic psychotherapy on a one to one basis with doctors trained by the IPM (Institute of Psychosexual Medicine) Both types of therapy are brief interventions and not suited to long –term ongoing support.

Common difficulties may include the following, but therapy is not limited to these conditions :

  • Loss of desire (sex-drive)
  • Lack of sexual arousal, which you find troublesome
  • Difficulty in reaching orgasm
  • Painful sex male and female
  • Vaginismus, difficulty with penetration
  • Difficulty getting or keeping an erection (Erectile dysfunction)
  • Premature, delayed or absent ejaculation
  • Specific fears around sex and sexual phobias.
  • Issues with gender identity

We do not prescribe medication but are able to recommend this to your GP if appropriate. 

We do not offer specific help for sexual addiction but are still happy to assess you to see if you are suitable for therapy with us or if we can facilitate onward specialised referral.

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