This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. I'm fine with this Cookie information

Due to severe staff shortages, you may experience a longer than usual waiting time when phoning Sandyford.

See COVID-19 Update below and COVID-19 Service Information page for latest information.


The COP26 summit will take place in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November 2021. Please be aware that your appointment time may be altered or cancelled at short notice in light of this event.

There will be road restrictions around Sandyford Central. Please ensure that you plan your journey in advance by visiting Get Ready Glasgow.

Sexual Problems Service



Sandyford Services: COVID-19

The Sexual Problems service is offering telephone or video consultations until further notice.  Please call telephone 0141 211 8130 if you think you need an appointment. Our staff will ask you some questions and be able to advise you.




A comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral service for people who are experiencing problems of sexual functioning.

What type of sexual problems does the service cover?

The Sexual Problems service will see any client with a relevant problem. The most commonly seen conditions are:

The above link to external NHS websites. Please return to this website for information on accessing services in Greater Glasgow & Clyde. 

Who are the staff who work in this service?

Sexual Problems service staff are a multidisciplinary group and have training in medicine and in sexual problems specifically. The doctors are trained by the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine or other professional organisations. There are both male and female members of staff so we can accommodate personal preferences.

What kind of treatments do you provide?

Both psychodynamic and behavioural methods are used. These are talking therapies but a clinical examination will usually be performed to exclude any physical causes for the sexual problem. Behavioural treatments can involve homework where you may be expected to follow specific exercises or keep a diary. Medication may also be used if appropriate and your therapist will discuss with you which treatment option might suit you best.

Making an Appointment

Please phone 0141 211 8130 for an appointment. Alternatively any healthcare professional can refer you to the sexual problems service. The phone lines are open Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am - 4.15pm, except public holidays.

Waiting times

The waiting time to be seen can be 3 - 6 months although we are trying to reduce this. As a result of this demand, if you are unable to attend your appointment we would be most grateful if you contact us as soon as possible, so that the appointment can be allocated to someone else.

There are a number of self help sources available which may be of help to you while you wait for your appointment. We recommend the following:

What to expect at Sandyford

All the information you need about your visit to Sandyford. Before, during and after the appointment.