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Heather
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I think it's certainly something worth asking about. I know a couple UK sex educators who would know. Would you like me to drop them a line and see if they know if something no-cost or very low-cost might be available?

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yes please, that would be great! thank you
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You got it. I'll do that right now for you.

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Okay, heard back from one so far, and here's what he had to offer:

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There are 3 options which are all no cost.

Firstly if there's a Brook centre near her she could ask to see a counsellor (I think they all have a counsellor at their main centres) http://www.brook.org.uk

Second she could see someone at her nearest young people's clinic http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearchAdditional.aspx?ServiceType=SexualHealthService If she goes to a one stop shop (offering contraceptive and sexual health services) then they may well have a Health Adviser on board (the one I work at has one for instance) who can offer specialist counselling or at least make an initial assessment about her needs. If not then they will have staff who should be sympathetic and be able to make a referral (see below).

Thirdly most GUM clinics have Health Advisers and a lot have (or have access to) psycho-sexual counsellors. She can self refer to these clinics (they mostly are walk-in services but she may be able to ring up for an appointment) or can be referred through her GP (though it sounds like she may be getting a bit pissed off with her GP).

Here's a guide from my site about sexual health services in UK http://bishuk.com/2010/07/03/sexual-health-services that she might find useful.



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thank you so much, i didnt even know about those. i dont have a brook centre near where i live but i am interested in the psycho-sexual counsellors, so im going to look into that and see. thank you for taking the time to find that out for me [Smile]
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You're so welcome. I still haven't heard back from the other person I asked, so if she has anything to add to this, I'll be sure to pop back round and add that, too.

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And I just heard back from her.

She said that your GP can refer you to a psychosexual therapist on the NHS. It's free but there will be a wait (weeks in some areas, months in others). She added that if your GP is not sympathetic, you ask to see someone else at the practice, and was very clear that there are psychosexual therapists on the NHS who you can see for free.

So, it sounds like what you just need to do is get a referral, and than the only issue will be waiting for that care to start, not paying for it.

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okay, thats great. im not too worried about waiting, just knowing i have the chance to see someone is really good! thank you once again for finding this out [Smile]
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Glad I could help!

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