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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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Benefits of Online Counselling for Men who are Gay and Married (to a woman) or Older Men Coming Out

TweetIf you are a man in your forties, fifties or older, taking the first steps towards identifying as gay or bisexual can feel difficult and frightening. You are not alone. Many men have made this journey before you. And therapy … Continue reading

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What is Sex Addiction?

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. Continue reading

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