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Psychosexual Therapy Service

Psychosexual Therapy Service

Psychosexual therapy is a talking treatment for individuals and couples to address sexual issues. Many people have a problem with sex at some point in their lives. Psychosexual therapy provides a safe space to consider what is going on and what might be helpful.

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults who are registered with a GP in the Bath and North East Somerset area. Both individuals and couples are welcomed by this service.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

Psychosexual therapy is a talking treatment for individuals and couples to address sexual issues.

Conditions addressed by this service include:

• Pain on penetration
• Loss of libido
• Erection problems
• Ejaculatory issues
• Difficulties with orgasm
• Vaginismus
• Effects of ageing, disability or illness on sexuality
• Non-consummation
• Sexual issues related to miscarriage, infertility and menopause.
• Gynaecological and Urology complaints, eg. Chronic pelvic pain or genital pain, recurrent discharge with or without a physical cause
• Other genital issues that have psychological aspects

This service uses the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy [COSRT] counselling model to help people with sexual issues. Treatment may include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and systemic counselling approaches. The service includes psychosexual education and exploration of factors that impact on sexuality.

How do I access this service?

You can access this service via referral from your GP or other healthcare professional.

Sexual issues can have physical and/or psychological causes. Physical aspects of sexual issues need to be identified and treated before therapy can begin. An examination by a GP or other medical expert may be needed to check for physical causes.

Self referral is possible, but we recommend seeking advice from your GP before contacting us in case you require an examination before treatment.

What does this service cost?

This is an NHS funded service and is therefore of no cost to you.

In what areas is this service available?

This service is available in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

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Riverside Health Centre
01225 831593
Phone for appointments and enquries between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday - Friday
01225 831596
Riverside Health Centre

By appointment only.
Usual clinic times are 9.00am to 12.00 midday on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

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