Avenue offers Psychosexual Therapy and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Therapy to help people manage the sexual difficulties they might be experiencing.
Psychosexual Therapy and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Therapy can be used to help individuals and couples of any sexual orientation. You don’t have to be involved in a relationship; the outcome can be equally successful if you attend alone. To begin with, opening up and talking about sexual matters with a Therapist can be difficult. It is common to feel a bit nervous or embarrassed. The Therapists know this and will help you to talk about your problems in a sensitive and caring way. As trust grows between you, any embarrassment should lessen, and your general emotional and physical wellbeing should improve.
These therapies are available for anyone with sexual difficulties, regardless of their relationship status, gender identity or sexual orientation. During the first visit, the Therapist will carry out a full assessment in order to understand the problems and ensure that you receive the appropriate support.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually delivered by zoom. If you need a face-to-face appointment, please let us know.
Sessions can be attended alone or with your partner, depending on your specific needs. You can discuss this with your Therapist. If you attend with your partner, you will have opportunities to talk separately and in complete confidence.
How many sessions you will need will depend on your particular circumstances, but we typically start with the expectation that you will have 15 sessions. We can review this as the therapy progresses.
Sexual Therapies cost £60 per session, unless you live in Aberdeen City, or you live in Aberdeenshire or Moray and you are on benefits or a low income.
If you live in Aberdeen City, Sexual Therapies are free, thanks to funding from the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership.
If you live in Aberdeenshire or Moray and you are on benefits or a low income, Avenue can offer Sexual Therapies at a concessionary rate. Please contact our Service Administration team for more information.
We also ask that you consider making a donation to Avenue. Avenue is a charity and we work hard to keep our fees as low as we can so that anyone who needs our support can access our services. Any donation you can make will help us to ensure that we can get help to the people who need it most.
Please be aware that we can only offer Sexual Therapies to people who live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray.
We are able to offer reduced cost therapy thanks to the support of a range of funders, including: National Lottery Awards for All, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Aberdeen City Common Good Fund, Aberdeenshire Council, Budge Foundation, CNOOC International Community Fund, Moray Council and the Scottish Government.
If you would like more information, or would like to refer yourself or someone you know to Sexual Therapies, please call our Service Administration team on 01224 587571, or email us
Our online referral forms can be completed here