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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Most of our clinics are open by arrangement only (the exception is Wantage clinic which runs a drop-in session for under 18s). Please book a telephone consultation via email / phone.

Mask wearing and social distancing remain in place in all our sites. If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to a clinic. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Psychosexual therapy

We can only offer psychosexual services to people living in areas covered by Oxfordshire County Council (find your local council on the GOV.UK website). If you live outside of this area, please contact your local sexual health service instead.

Waiting list for psychosexual therapy

The waiting list for psychosexual therapy is currently closed due to the volume of demand for therapy.

We can still offer you an assessment and signposting to self-help resources. Please get a referral if you would like this (see access to psychosexual therapy).

What is psychosexual therapy

Some people experience difficulties with sex which can be difficult to talk about. We provide a talking therapy service which can help with a variety of sexual problems.

For example:

  • Painful sex and / or difficulty with penetration, including fears and anxiety about intercourse
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed or absent ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Difficulty getting aroused and / or  reaching orgasm
  • Problems with sex due to other illness or medications, for example cancer treatments

Access to psychosexual therapy

Ask your GP or practice nurse to refer you to the psychosexual therapy service.

Please note, you cannot self-refer to this service – an initial assessment by a health care professional is necessary.

What to expect from psychosexual therapy

We provide a service with both medical and psychological expertise and can integrate these skills to help resolve people’s sexual problems. You will meet with an experienced clinician with expertise for a specialist assessment to determine what is likely to be most helpful for you. We provide short-term focused psychosexual therapy on an individual or group basis, to individuals and couples.

For further information about sex therapy, please visit the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) – sexual and relationship therapy.

What we are not able to offer services for

  • Sexual addiction and sexual compulsion problems, including porn use
  • Questions around sexual orientation
  • Questions around gender identity
  • Relationship problems

But we can signpost you to services / help.

Useful links

Lack of desire and / or arousal

Erectile dysfunction

Ejaculation problems

Painful sex for people with a vulva and vagina, vaginismus, vulval pain

Difficulty having an orgasm

Sex addiction

What is sex therapy? Will it help me?