Support and Counselling
We have a range of services which offer you support, advice or counselling for your sexual health.
What do we offer?
We will offer you support and advice when you are anxious about your sexual health issues, or if you have been given some test results which cause you concern. We will also help you consider if your partner(s) requires treatment. If you live in Northumberland telephone 01670 500 525, or North Tyneside 0191 259 2519
Pregnancy decision making (Options)
Our Options service can help if you have not planned a pregnancy and you may require support to make the right choice for yourself, whether to continue with it, consider termination or adoption. It is wise to seek someone objective to help you see “the wood for the trees” and give you support for your decision. You want the best outcome for yourself at this particular time in your life within the circumstances that you are dealing with. An Options appointment with our health advisers will help with this.
Sometimes it is difficult to take your sexual health issues to other counselling services such as at your GP practice. We offer a limited number of counselling appointments for those in distress who have attended the sexual health service and require some brief intervention counselling. Call us for further information or ask about this at your consultation.
The trust also provides a counselling service at Wansbeck General Hospital as part of Women’s health/gynaecology, which may be helpful if you are not coping following a termination of pregnancy. Call 01670 564 149
In Northumberland our health practitioners can refer you for psychosexual counselling (sometimes referred to as sex therapy). There can be many difficulties around our sexuality. There may be difficulties regarding your sexual orientation, or a complete lack of desire, problems with erections, or painful intercourse. Psychosexual Therapy can help by getting to the root of the problem and help to resolve your issues. Call 01670 51 51 51
HIV specialist nurse
An HIV diagnosis may be difficult to come to terms with. The HIV specialist nurse is available to give support and answer any questions that you may have. The nurse is very experienced and trained within the specialty. They can arrange any regular tests and medication that you could require so that it fits in with your lifestyle. They will help you come to terms with HIV as a chronic illness and an aspect of your life. Call our HIV Specialist Nurse on 0191 297 9830.
Give your local sexual health centre a call for further information or to book an appointment for the services listed above.
For North Tyneside call One to One Centre on 0191 297 0441.
For Northumberland call Morpeth Clinic on 01670 51 51 51