Psychosexual Referral

 

The Psychosexual Counselling and Therapy Service is accessible by GP referral only and offers brief psychological-based sex therapy interventions to help address sexual problems experienced by individuals and couples over 16 years of age.

Our Service comprises NHS Counsellor/Therapists accredited with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. We are commissioned to provide a maximum of 6 sessions of therapy following an initial assessment process. As part of the Sexual Health Service we have access to specialist medical staff to support our work.

 

We can accept referrals for:

  • Loss of desire/lack or loss of libido
  • Erection problems 
  • Premature/delayed ejaculation
  • Dyspareunia/Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus/non-consummation
  • Orgasm problems

We are unable to help with:

How to refer

Referrals may be made by letter or completion of the Psychosexual Counselling Referral Form and sent by e-mail to: SNHS.psychosexualcounsellingreferrals@nhs.net

Or by post to:

The Psychosexual Counselling Administrator
Sexual Health Service
Crown Heights
Alencon Link
Basingstoke
RG21 7TY

If referring a couple, please refer each partner separately.

 

As a psychological based service it is essential that, if appropriate, the following investigations/tests are undertaken prior to referral and that detailed results are included at the time of referral.

Men*

  • Genital examination
  • Serum lipids
  • Fasting plasma glucose
  • HbA1c
  • Serum testosterone
  • Thyroid function
  • PSA/DRE
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, waist measurement, weight

 Women*

  • Genital examination
  • Thyroid function
  • Fasting plasma glucose
  • HbA1c
  • Serum prolactin
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Testosterone
  • Gynaecological causes

*Visit our referral guidelines for more information

 

Referral checklist

Before referring to our service, please check to ensure

  • Your patient is resident in Hampshire, Southampton or Portsmouth
  • Your patient is over 16 years of age
  • Your patient is not currently engaged in counselling with another provider
  • Your patient has undergone the recommended tests/investigations prior to referral
  • Detailed results of tests/investigations are included with your referral
  • Your patient is psychologically stable and any underlying mental health issues have been diagnosed and appropriately treated prior to referral
  • Your patient is not dependant on drugs or alcohol
  • Your patient’s issue is not related to sexual addiction/sexual offending
  • Your patient is not considering gender reassignment

 

For any further advice regarding the referral process please contact the Psychosexual Counselling Administrator at SNHS.psychosexualcounsellingreferrals@nhs.net