i have a Diploma in Sex addiction and registered with ATSAC.
Are you spending more and more time looking at cyber sex?
Is your behaviour becoming more risky?
Are you isolating yourself and being secretive?
Is it affecting your home-life, relationships and work?
Have you tried to stop but cannot?
Are you feeling alone?
Is it feeling out of control?
Is it a secret?
For the partner:
Shock and disbelief
All those questions “why”
Am I not good enough
I do not understand addiction
Not good enough
Who can I talk too
Feelings of being alone
I will carry out a thorough assessment, where I will ask you a lot of questions. I will help you to understand why this has happened. You may be asked to keep a dairy, we will look at patterns, an awareness of how it is affecting all aspects of your life and behaviour. I will help you to start to make changes and you will be given homework. This could involve reading, questionaires or keeping a diary that we will use in our work.
Once you have done individual work, you will be able to start couple work.
Sessions are for individuals who have sex addiction, partners who affected by sexual addiction. Couples who have both done some individual work. Clients need to be motivated to change.
I do not see clients for addiction in groups but can recommend a group if you prefer this.
Sessions are weekly to begin with