Important Updates

Due to COVID-19 the majority of our clinics are now closed. We have temporarily moved to telephone appointments. Please do not come to clinic unless told to do so. Please see our notice board on the home page for ways to access services. There is a dedicated helpline for people who need support or help for those suffering from domestic abuse. You can call the National Domestic Helpline on 0807 2000 247. You can also access further information for support at various local authorities website Manchester City Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Council, Stockport Council If you need emergency help relating to domestic abuse but cannot speak, call 999 and press 55 when prompted. See more information about the silent solution this information leaflet from Greater Manchester Police #MakeYourselfHeard #SilentSolution

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.

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 
  • 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.


Patients can access the service by self referral by downloading and completing this questionnaire and returning to:
The Psychosexual Clinic Secretary
The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service
The Hathersage Centre
280 Upper Brook Street
Manchester
M13 0FH

Contact Tel: 0161 701 1555 (Switch)
Direct line: 0161 701 1526

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