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Edinburgh Psychosexual Clinic

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What Happens In Sex Therapy?

Psychosexual Therapy can be a single or multiple appointments. The first (or only) appointment is an Initial Assessment session where your therapist will listen carefully and then discuss the physical, psychological, and social factors which are causing your problem, and how you can begin to have better experiences.


After this first meeting you will receive an Initial Assessment Report (which is a summary of the causes of your problem) and a Treatment Plan (detailing what you can do to experience better sex).


The Treatment Plan might involve physical treatments you can practice at home (alone or with a partner), medical treatments, psychological treatments, or any combination of the above.

Research tells us that many clients attend only one or two sessions of therapy in order to feel they have sufficient information to have better sexual experiences. 

However, follow-up appointments are often beneficial - to further explore the problem and to start or support appropriate treatments.


At Edinburgh Psychosexual Therapy Clinic we use face-to-face, telephone, or video appointments, according to client preference.

Nicholas Malone Psychosexual Therapist

Nicholas Malone
Lead Psychosexual Therapist

About Us

Nicholas Malone (BSc(hons), PGcert, PGDip(merit), RegCOSRT) is a Psychosexual Therapist and Addictions Counsellor who is a member of COSRT (the governing body for Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

He has over 25 years' experience in the research and treatment of sexual problems and addictions /compulsivity for both the NHS and Third Sector organisations, having been involved in sex research since the early 1990's with Edinburgh University Behavioural Research Group, and later with the Medical Research Council (MRC).

He helped form the NHS Lothian Psychosexual Service - based at Chalmers Sexual Health Centre in Edinburgh - in the late 1990's and still  retains a part-time practice there.

Our aim is to provide a clear explanation of problems and a detailed treatment plan which clients can begin to use straight away.


Clients quickly obtain the information and skills required to reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and improve sexual responses.


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1. Initial Assessment & Treatment Plan

Your first (or only) appointment is a 50 minute Initial Assessment session - by face-to-face, telephone, or video. A full Report and Treatment Plan is sent to you following this appointment


2. Follow-Up Appointments

If further appointments are required, these can be by face-to-face, telephone or video


Sex therapy bookings
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Sessions can be booked using our calendar and secure payments app, or by contacting us by email or through the contact widget below.


You must begin with an Initial Assessment appointment, following which a Report and Treatment Plan will be sent.


After the Initial Assessment appointment, clients may choose to have Follow-Up appointments. 


To book an appointment go to the Booking page and select face-to-face, telephone, or video appointment. Then select the date and time desired on the calendar. Payment will secure the appointment.

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