When the cause for a sexual problem is identified your doctor
can provide you with treatment or can arrange for you to see a
A medical examination and a background medical history will be
taken in order to assess your situation. Medication may be given or
you may be referred for counselling or sexual therapy.
What is sexual therapy?
Sexual therapy offers help for people with sexual problems. Sex
therapists are trained counsellors or medical professionals who
have training in the physical and psychological issues linked with
sexual health and wellbeing.
Therapists deal with all types of sexual problems. Typical
- Erection problems
- Ejaculation problems
- Problems achieving orgasm
- Painful intercourse
- Difficulty with penetration
- Lack of interest in sex
- Lack of arousal
- Sex addiction
Therapy takes time. Your therapist will advise you on how many
sessions they think you will need.
There's no one type of person who sees a therapist. People of
any age, race, sexual orientation and economic background go for
How do I find a good therapist?
Free NHS treatment may be accessible through your GP. Specialist
information and advice is also available from Sandyford
- The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (a private organisation)
is an organisation of doctors. Some will see a patient without a
GP's referral, but not all will do this. Check out their website http://www.ipm.org.uk
- The British Association for Sexual and Relationship
Therapy consists mostly of non-medical personnel, all of
whom have had extensive training. The best way to find out about a
therapist in your area is to check out the website: http://www.basrt.org.uk
- You should ask the therapist what qualifications they have to