Do I Have OCD? What It Means to be Obsessed or Fixated and How to Get Help

In these unsettling pandemic times, many are questioning their mental health. OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – is a condition gaining more attention. Some people find they can’t stop thinking about an event or behaviour that is starting to disrupt their life. But what does it really mean to experience OCD and how do you… Continue reading Do I Have OCD? What It Means to be Obsessed or Fixated and How to Get Help

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

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?

Help Me, I’m Wasting Time Looking at Pornography!

Wasting time is one reason people contact me for help to stop or cut back on looking at sexually explicit images and videos. There are other reasons too. And there are reasons people start to use pornography in the first place. Opening up about about your relationship with pornography is a first step you can… Continue reading Help Me, I’m Wasting Time Looking at Pornography!