Dr Catherine Hood is a Consultant in Psychosexual Medicine with the NHS and she also sees patients privately at a number of locations including at Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC), which may be related to cancer treatment or pre-existing.
She specialises in sexual and reproductive health and psychiatry and in addition to her medical work, she is an experienced trainer on doctor patient relationship, including communication.
She treats both individuals and couples and aims to help patients gain understanding about the origin of their problem as well as practical and therapeutic interventions to help tackle it. Some of the symptoms she helps include painful sex, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and poor body image. Problems can be related to their cancer treatment or pre-existing.
Dr Hood has worked in the field of sexual health for 15 years. She is an Associate Specialist at St George’s Hospital and runs two NHS psychosexual medicine clinics in London. She is a member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and sits on the IPM Council.
She qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford and subsequently lectured at Oxford Medical School in Communication Skills, based in Ethox, the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Communication in Healthcare. She is also an experienced broadcaster and writer, including presenting on TV.