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 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 to you. 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.

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

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

Information for Patients 

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 an action under the criminal justice system

If you require advice on porn and sex addiction:

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