If you are attending the service for a face-to-face appointment, to collect condoms or medicines please wear a face mask or face covering and maintain social distancing whilst in the clinic and waiting area.


Here are the types of problems that psychosexual counselling can assist with:

Lack or loss of sexual desire (libido) or problems getting aroused

Painful sex (vaginismus, dyspareunia, vulvodynia)

Inability to orgasm

Erectile dysfunction

Ejaculatory problems such as premature ejaculation or an inability to ejaculate

Other penile problems such as pain and anxiety

If you would like to access this service, you will need to visit your GP first.  The GP will check out with you whether or not there are any underlying physical/organic causes and, if appropriate and with your agreement, will refer you into our service. 

We will then contact you to make an initial assessment appointment.  At this appointment you will be seen by one of our psychosexual counsellors who will discuss what you’ve been experiencing and how psychosexual counselling may be of benefit.  The counsellor may also suggest that you attend with your partner if possible.  You are entitled to 8 sessions and you will see the same counsellor on each visit.

If you have been referred to this service, please ensure you have read the following information before attending your first appointment: 


This service is available to people aged 16 and over, regardless of sexual orientation, who live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. 

Unfortunately, it is currently beyond the remit of this service to provide care for:

  • Gender reassignment
  • Sex and porn addiction
  • Paraphilia 
  • Sexual practices which would be the subject of action under the criminal justice system

If you require general advice on sexual issues:


If you require advice on porn and sex addiction:


Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Providing Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Services commissioned by Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils.
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