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

Are You Man Enough? Does Masculinity Therapy Work for Porn Addiction, Anger and Violence?

Porn Addiction recovery groups for men sound like a good idea. Telling your story to a supportive audience has been demonstrated as an effective way to gain more influence over your life. But what about challenging men to be more manly? Is this kind of ‘masculinity therapy’ really in the interests of men trapped by… Continue reading Are You Man Enough? Does Masculinity Therapy Work for Porn Addiction, Anger and Violence?

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

Psychoanalysis or Quick Fix: What is the Most Effective Approach to Sex Therapy?

What is the best approach to sex therapy? Psychoanalysis or brief, solution focussed counselling? Or is there an alternative? What should I look for in a sex therapist? Sex Therapists Online: It’s the Relationship That Counts Before people start trying to find a sex therapist online, it’s common for them to reading comparisons between short-term,… Continue reading Psychoanalysis or Quick Fix: What is the Most Effective Approach to Sex Therapy?