Sexual Help and Relationship Enhancement (SHARE)

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    Many people experience some difficulty in their sexual lives at some point. Some of these improve by themselves without help, others require more assistance.  We are here to help individuals and couples address problems with sexual functioning as well as concerns about sexuality, sexual orientation and lifestyle.

    Sometimes sexual difficulties and issues have affected someone throughout their life, or the problem may be a more recent development.

    Lancashire Care provide psychosexual  services in Blackburn with Darwen.

    Psychosexual services are available to Lancashire redisents via Blackpool Sexual Health Services.
     
    Referrals to SHARE – Psychosexual Service

    SHARE is a confidential specialist service. Referrals are accepted from a variety of servcies including; GPs, nurses, contraceptive, GUM, Mental health and social care servcies.

    If you feel unable to approach a professional and discuss being referred into the service please contact us directly on 01254 283878 or email us at  SHARE@lancashirecare.nhs.uk and we will do everything we can to assit.

    Our therapist has completed a post graduate course in the assessment and treatment of sex and relationship problems. This is recongnised by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

    Problems encountered may be related to:

    • Physical or medical conditions
    • Social or emotional circumstances

    Problems we commonly help with include:

    • Loss of desire (libido)
    • Erection difficulties
    • Ejaculation problems
    • Vaginismus or fear of penetration
    • Problems with orgasm
    • Pain during intercourse
    • Sexuality
    • Sexual orientation
    • Gender Issues
    • Trans Women
    • Transmen
    • Concerns or difficulties regarding problems of sexual behaviours/practices
    • A history of sexual abuse which is impacting on sexual function and/or sexual relationships

    SHARE mission statement

    We Believe that:

    • Intimate relationships play a vital role in sustaining stability of family life in its many modern day forms
    • Healthy sexual life is important to self-esteem and well-being

    We Aim:

    To promote and develop positive psychological sexual health, effective physical sexual function and reproductive ability within the context of the individual and / or the relationship whilst respecting and acknowledging all individual’s sense of self within the relationship and the dynamic of their unique system.

    To use a holistic approach to increase understanding, knowledge, and well-being including education to develop skills that encourage positive choice whilst respecting at all times the client’s ownership of the therapeutic process and core beliefs that underpin the individual.

    To work in an inclusive and non-judgemental way for individuals and couples irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.

    To maintain trust, ethical standards and credibility to inform and protect the public.

    To act in a professional, knowledgeable and expert way by setting high standards of professional practice.

    SHARE, what to expect at your appointments

    You will be introduced to a member of the team who will become your therapist. Your
    therapist understands how difficult it can be to discuss a sexual problem and will help and encourage you to feel comfortable to talk about your problems and express your
    feelings.

    You will work with your therapist to identify the problem(s) and develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. The sexual problem may have a physical or psychological cause, or a combination of both. It would be helpful if you could bring with you a list of any medications that you are taking. Confidentiality is assured and will be explained and discussed at your first appointment. If appropriate, and only with your permission, your therapist may consult with other appropriate professionals to help resolve your difficulties.

    Sessions are held at a variety of sites to enable more convenient access to the service. However please note that not all venues are fully accessible and/or have facilities for anyone with a disability or impairment. If you have any special requirements e.g. wheelchair access, mobility, hearing, sight, fear of lifts or to discuss any potential difficulties in absolute confidence, please contact the service directly. We are very sensitive to our client’s anxieties and worries and our aim is that you feel comfortable, supported and safe at all times whilst you are in our care.

    Please note that you may be legible to access this service if you are a resident within Blackburn with Darwen.

    To access services elsewhere in Lancashire you will need to contact Blackpool Sexual Health Services.