Sexual health counselling

This is a free confidential service, offered by a range of specialist counsellors.

People 18 and older of any sexual orientation can come to us to talk about their feelings and problems with sex and intimacy.

Our counsellors have experience working with:

  • shame, lack of self-esteem, isolation
  • concerns about relationships
  • general anxieties around sex and intimacy
  • an increase in risk-taking behaviours, such as having unprotected sex, changes in drug or alcohol use, and chemsex
  • adjusting to change after an HIV diagnosis

Our counselling service is designed for patients who are able to commit to attending ongoing sessions on a weekly basis.

This is not an emergency service. If you're experiencing acute mental health symptoms, or feel you are in crisis, it is important to get help immediately. Visit the NHS website to find your local urgent mental health helpline.

How to get an appointment

Please come to the clinic and ask to speak to a health advisor. Our team can discuss concerns, and give you information about how to self-refer for our counselling service.

You must live in Greater London and be registered with a GP.

We cannot offer counselling to patients who are already accessing counselling or therapy elsewhere.

During your appointment

You will have an initial assessment. If you and your counsellor decide to proceed with sessions, you will meet weekly on a one-to-one basis for a limited time. 

Counselling appointments usually last for 50 minutes and take place at Burrell Street clinic.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer counselling in languages other than English.

Last updated: March 2024

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07562 171 988

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

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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