Support and Counselling

All of the 'clinical' services mentioned on this site offer support and advice. But there are also a range of other services in Liverpool that offer you support, advice or counselling on different issues:

Sahir House

Sahir House is a support and information centre for people living with or affected by HIV in Merseyside. All ages. Tel: 0151 237 3989
Sahir House, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH. (also see HIV helpline below)


Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. or call 0300 100 1234


Psychosexual Counselling

Free advice on sexual problems and referral for psychosexual counselling/ therapy is available for people registered with a Liverpool GP through axess @ the beat

SAFE Place Merseyside

SAFE Place Merseyside is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre for the Merseyside area. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they offer a service for both males and females who have been sexually assaulted both recently and any time in the past. This includes providing you with sexual health services as well as helping you contact the Police, if that is what you want to do. Call 0151 295 3550 or visit their website for further info


Young People

YPAS – Young Person’s Advisory Service

YPAS supports young people from 10 to 25 with a range of issues. Services at YPAS include advice, support and group work. They also offer One to One Counselling:
for children aged 10 to 15, and young people aged 16 to 25. (0151) 707 1025

GYRO - gay youth 'r' out:

GYRO provides a safe, comfortable space where young people aged 16 to 25 who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBQ), can get to know other LGBQ young people.
To find out more, phone 0151 203 0824 or email

axess clinics



For more information and advice for young people visit:

ru-curious - local website with sexual health information for young people

worthtalkingabout sex and young people - national website with sexual health and contraception information for young people



Under-18s helpline: Worthtalkingabout: 0800 28 29 30 - Offers free & confidential advice on sex, contraception and relationships for under-18s.

Also at worthtalkingabout website

Over-18s/adults: Sexual Health Helpline: 0800 567 123 - Free, confidential advice and information

HIV Helpline: 0151 237 3990
This is a confidential helpline answering any questions in relation to HIV. e.g. where to go for an HIV test, clarifying risks taken, signposting to other services, safer sex messages, information on routes of transmission etc.