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How does sex addiction start? Part 1

Like any addiction once acknowledged, the immediate question seems to be why. Why me? How did this happen? What did I do to end up in this situation? More often than not these questions arise in the initial stage of...
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Porn Addiction & Erectile Dysfunction

PIED – Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction.  It’s a new term that has recently made headline news, but a condition that many people who compulsively use porn are only too familiar with. A few months ago, BBC Newsbeat released a report...
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Why you should try group work

Talking to a stranger about your sex life is not easy for any of us, but if your behaviour feels out of control and is causing other difficulties in your life, then it’s even harder.  That’s why I’m never surprised...
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The Rising Problem of Porn for Young Adults

With an estimated 1.7 billion active users on Facebook alone, 90% of 16-24 year olds owning a smartphone, and unprecedented accessibility to the world wide web, it is little wonder many are so easily turning to porn to ‘blow off...
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Rebuilding Trust

  The discovery of sex or porn addition wrecks trust in couple relationships. Partner’s often describe the shock of discovering the person they were living with was not who they thought they were and the relationship they had shared together...
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Will it work?

Will this work?

Clients regularly ask “will this work” - whether it’s talking about our individual counselling services or our recovery courses, people rightly want to know - does it work?  It’s a difficult question to answer because it depends what you mean by...
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Addiction is selfish … but so is recovery

Someone who compulsively engages in sexual behaviours knowing that doing so is harming their loved ones are often called selfish.  The addictive behaviour often begins to take priority over everything else. Other responsibilities take second place and as the addiction...
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“But my childhood was perfect ?”

Lots of people have written about the problems that underly sex and porn addiction.  Often you’ll read about how difficult childhoods, particularly those with absent or non nurturing parents, leave people feeling unable to trust others to meet their needs,...
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Understanding relapse

One of the most common misunderstandings about relapse is that it happens suddenly. One minute you’re doing well in your recovery and the next minute you’ve relapsed.  Bang!    But in reality, this just isn’t true.  Relapse is a process,...
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TEDx Talk Paula Hall We need to talk about sex addiction

We need to talk about sex addiction

Those of you who know me will know that I’m passionate about reducing the stigma and shame that surrounds sex addiction.  To do that, we need to start talking about it.  Not with judgment and cynicism, but with compassion.  There are...
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How does recovery from addicti

In our previous blog, we took a look at the Christian idea of being ‘created to crave’. But what exactly

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