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

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Is 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 week. I’m sure a lot of viewers were hoping to get a handle on their… Continue reading How to Treat ‘Sex Addiction’: The Role of the Therapist

Sex and Performance Anxiety: Listening to the Body to Quieten the Brain

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Erectile dysfunction. Body Dysmorphia. Sex and Porn Addiction. The common factor is they all involve a man’s relationship with his body. Sensations in our bodies can tell us not only what we are experiencing but what we need to do to feel comfortable. The trouble comes when we forget to listen to them, or don’t… Continue reading Sex and Performance Anxiety: Listening to the Body to Quieten the Brain

Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Addiction: Two Ideas Worth Exploring

I 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 to students (I receive many requests and my time with people is my livelihood) but… Continue reading Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Addiction: Two Ideas Worth Exploring

Inspiration in Treatment: The Rewards of Working as a Therapist in 2013

How was 2013 for you? What does 2014 have in store? Do you have any New Years Resolutions? When out socially, I’m regularly told that my work must be demanding, difficult and depressing. It must take its toll on you, people say. I don’t want to pretend that being a therapist isn’t challenging and personally… Continue reading Inspiration in Treatment: The Rewards of Working as a Therapist in 2013

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

As 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 are concerned or convinced there is a mental health or medical condition involved and want… Continue reading Can I see a Medicare Provider for Porn Addiction? Do You Accept Health Insurance?