Psychosexual clinic

The psychosexual clinic provides help for individuals and couples with sexual problems.

At the clinic you will see a doctor or counsellor with a special interest in psychosexual issues. Depending on your problem, you may have a physical examination, counselling, or medical treatment.

We help people with sexual problems such as:

  • difficulty with erections or ejaculation
  • difficulties with orgasm
  • painful sex
  • vaginismus
  • low sexual desire

We provide counselling for couples who are experiencing sexual problems. If you are in a relationship and you are unhappy about your sex life, we're happy to help you.

Our counselling is a combination of behavioural exercises, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), psychodynamic counselling and client-led counselling.

On occasion, we might suggest medical treatment and, very rarely, surgery which would be provided by other specialists at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.

You will need a referral from your GP, nurse, or therapist. Please see a doctor or health professional before attending the service.

Our service is popular with trainee doctors and counsellors. If you prefer not to have a trainee present during your consultation, please let reception know and we can ask them to step outside.

You may be seen more quickly at the service if you have an appointment with a trainee doctor or counsellor. 

Our consultants

Leila Frodsham

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

Address: Burrell St Clinic, 3–5 Burrell Street, London SE1 0UN

Please ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to our psychosexual service. You can also walk in to speak with a health advisor. They'll ask you some questions and tell you about the service.

Phone: 020 7188 6666


Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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