These clinics are provided by doctors who have had specialist training in psychosexual medicine. They are members of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.
Psychosexual therapy has been found to be very effective at helping a wide range of sexual problems including:
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Loss of interest in sex
- Difficulties with arousal or orgasm
- Painful intercourse
- Difficulties with vaginal penetration.
We provide a caring and confidential service for those with sexual problems, irrespective of their marital status or sexual orientation.
How can I access the service?
You will need to be referred by your GP or another healthcare professional.
Where are clinics held?
|Bournemouth||The Junction, 235 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8DD||Monday: 8.00 - 11.00
Tuesday: 14.00 - 17.00
Wednesday: 15.15 - 18.15
Thursday: 8.30 - 11.30
Friday: 8.00 11.00
|Poole||Poole Community Health Clinic, Shaftesbury Road, Poole, BH15 2NT||Wednesday: 8.30 - 11.30|
|Blandford||Sexual Health Clinic, Portman Unit, Blandford Community Hospital, Milldown Road, Blandford, DT11 7DD||Monday: 14:00 - 17:00|
|Weymouth||The Park Centre for Sexual Health, Weymouth Community Hospital, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TB||Tuesday: 9:00 - 13:00
Thursday: 9:30 - 12:30
What will happen at the clinic?
- Sessions can last from 30 to 50 minutes, and you may need to attend a number of sessions.
- You can be seen with your partner or on your own, whichever is better for your situation.
- We have no crèche or facilities for children, so you may need to make arrangements to allow you to attend regular appointments.
- You will always be seen by the same doctor.
- You may feel nervous about talking about intimate details of your life, or about being examined, but this will be handled sensitively.
- Most people find the sessions useful and easier than they imagined. A variety of therapeutic approaches are used, which enable you to help yourself overcome your problem. Through this will you learn skills that can prevent recurrence of the problem.
There is a high demand for appointments, and a long waiting list. Because of this, once we receive a referral we will contact you to confirm that you wish to attend. If we do not hear from you within four weeks, your name will be removed from the waiting list and your referrer will be informed.
If you are not able to attend an appointment that has been booked for you, we would be grateful if you could let us know as soon as possible, so that we can offer the appointment slot to someone else.
Weymouth and Blandford:
Telephone: 01305 76 2694 / 01305 762 682
Bournemouth and Poole:
Telephone: 01202 646 913