Category Archives: Addiction

How to Treat ‘Sex Addiction’: The Role of the Therapist

TweetIs sex addiction really a legitimate mental health problem or just an excuse for sleeping around? That was the question Tom Tilley used to open the Hack Live Sex Addicts programme shown on Australia’s public tv broadcaster the ABC this … Continue reading

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Treatment for Pornography: From Disease Model to a Response by Men

TweetTreatment for Pornography Addiction often focusses on the act of watching pornography and assistance to try to reduce the ‘behaviour’. But if such an approach doesn’t work, what are the alternatives and why don’t we hear more about them? I’ve … Continue reading

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Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Addiction: Two Ideas Worth Exploring

TweetI was recently contacted by a student who was writing a paper about ‘sexual addiction’ for a college course on sexuality. As a counsellor and therapist in private practice, I’m not usually in a position to offer so much assistance … Continue reading

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Can I see a Medicare Provider for Porn Addiction? Do You Accept Health Insurance?

TweetAs a counsellor and therapist specialising in pornography use problems, these are questions I am asked often. Both men and women contact me seeking help, either for themselves or their partners, around use of pornography and dating websites. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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Is this Sex Addiction? Questioning ‘Sex Addiction’ in Therapy and Counselling Conversations

TweetThis paper examines the concept of ‘sex addiction’, and its increasing popularity since the emergence of AIDS in gay communities in the 1980s. Adopting narrative therapy’s ethical orientations of decentred yet influential positioning, and being in a ‘lifelong apprenticeship’, the … Continue reading

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