Chemsex Treatment

The growing use of phone apps and specific recreational drugs (such as Crystal Meth, GHB and Mephedrone) amongst (mostly) gay men has resulted in a very specific problem which is unseen by Drug treatment programmes and within sexual health settings. "Chemsex" is a pernicious and highly dangerous habit which can be really hard to break without help - not least because the drugs used are physically very addictive.

Therefore a very specific understanding of the problem and how it can be treated is required. Very few Psychotherapists have a thorough comprehension of Chemsex - not least because its pretty much a problem within gay culture ... it isn't really about clubbing and it's not exclusively about sex, phone apps or drugs. It's a unique combination.


As a gay man who has "lived:)" in London for 30 years I have seen many trends come and go. I have also seen a number of people lose their lives to Chemsex and drugs. The "chems" have the ability to grip anyone because of the way our brains can respond to them.

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Mark Bailey
UKCP Registered 

Consulting Room:
162-168 Regent Street



Tel: 020 7193 4513

  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon referral site

My practice on Regent Street is safe, confidential and easily accessible from Soho, The West End, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Belgravia, Mayfair, Harley Street, Pimlico, Westminster, Marble Arch, Tottenham Court Road, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Fitzrovia, Charing Cross, Fleet Street, Bank and the City.

© 2020 - Mark Bailey Clinical Psychotherapist