The idea called 'sex addiction' is receiving a lot of media coverage right now. But when we start investigating 'sex addiction' in psychotherapy and counselling situations, we discover that the idea and reality are two very different things! In this article, Ash Rehn asks the question 'what is sex addiction?' and explores this question from the perspective of Narrative Therapy.
Metaphors provide a way for clients and therapists to work in partnership in counselling and psychotherapy. This article examines the use of metaphors in gay counselling to assist clients to come to their own interpretations and start finding answers and solutions to problems about relationships, friendship and trust.
Alcohol means different things to different people, but everyone has a relationship to it be it associated with enjoyment, avoidance, overindulgence, moderation or struggle. Reflecting on the kind of relationship we would like to have with Alcohol can be a first step towards dealing with a drinking problem.