About Havelock

Our Ethos

The Havelock Clinic is led by a team of psychologists and pelvic health physios who have decades of experience of resolving sexual problems in the NHS. 

National and international best practice guidelines stress that interventions are more effective when the medical and the psychological aspects of sex are looked at together. For this reason we have formed a collective with independent doctors who are experts in sexual medicine.

Should you need a medical assessment we have links with leading doctors, who we know and work closely with in the NHS, to provide you with a seamless solution.

We aim to provide highly effective treatments in the fewest number of appointments possible, and with the right expertise, sexual problems are often relatively easy to resolve. Our ethos is simple- forward thinking, high quality, un-shockable, expert help, for everyone through the provision of face to face appointments, free resources and low cost and accessible online options.

Havelock Ellis

Havelock Ellis was a British 19th Century Doctor who later trained as a Psychologist and wrote extensively in the field that we would now call Sexual Medicine. In the early 19th Century society and public opinion often construed sex or any manifestations of sexual desire as acts of madness or sinfulness, which largely came from the powerful influence of religion and psychiatry at the time. Although many of his views are of course outdated now, Havelock Ellis was unique in his field as a forward thinking voice suggesting that sex and the variations within it such as sexual preferences or same sex attraction were not ‘criminal’ or ‘perverse’.

It was (and still is) unusual of a doctor to also train as a therapist and his desire to do this embodies what we know as clinicians working in sexual medicine; sex is not only about how well anatomy works nor is it solely about what goes on in our minds.

We at The Havelock see fast results using this approach and we feel we couldn’t work any other way. It is his fusion of professional disciplines to understand human sexuality, his progressive thinking compared to his peers and his celebration of sexual diversity and different types of relationships that prompted us to name the clinic with a nod to the mark he made on the history of sexual medicine.