What is sexually compulsive behaviour?
Sexually compulsive behaviour is a term that describes any sexual behaviour that feels ‘out of control’. It’s not the behaviour itself that defines it as an addiction but rather the dependency on it to numb out negative emotions and difficult experiences. As with all addictions, most people with sex addiction will have tried to stop or limit their behaviour on many occasions – but in spite of continuing harmful consequences to self and others, they can’t reliably stay stopped.
How to get started
Call us or Contact us to register.
Once you have registered with our Admin Team you will be offered an appointment with an Sex Addiction therapist but this is not a counselling session. It is an opportunity for the therapist to briefly discuss your problem and gather further information from you to ensure that any suggested treatment meets your needs. This appointment lasts up to an hour and if, at the end of the session, you and the therapist agree ongoing therapy will be helpful the next steps will be explained.
When you start Sex Addiction counselling
If Sex Addiction counselling is considered appropriate, you will start to see your therapist on a weekly basis. Our therapists, who have undertaken specialist training to work with Sex Addiction offer a safe and confidential space to discuss your issues. They can offer techniques, strategic interventions, and useful ways to bring about positive change, working with you to help you move forward.
How much will it cost?
The initial assessment process costs £75 per session, if ongoing counselling is agreed, each weekly session will cost £75. Funding and bursary information is available on our how much do we charge page