by Dr. Becky Spelman on 15/11/2017
What is sex addiction?
Sex addiction is a complicated behavioural compulsion that can severely affect the lives of those suffering and their loved ones. For those battling sex addiction, they can be embarrassed or unsure of where to turn for support and treatment. Here at the Private Therapy Clinic we deliver the service that you need, connecting you with professionals that are experienced in delivering tailored treatment options for addictions.
The term addiction is often associated with substances, such as alcohol or drugs, which can lead to many misconceptions. Behavioural addiction, including sex addiction, is where your compelled to take certain actions. Any addiction can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health, as well as having consequences on your everyday life and social interactions. If you’re concerned about the effect sex and your thoughts relating to sex are having, we’re here to offer you support.
Our addiction and therapy experts recognise that sex addiction isn’t a simple problem that affects everyone in the same way. That’s why our treatment plans are always tailored to you and are continuously assessed to review how they are working. Our approach gives you the best chance possible of overcoming your sex addiction and developing a healthier attitude towards sex.
Our trained team will address both the underlying causes behind your sex addiction and provide you with coping mechanism to reduce the current impact it has on your life. The combined method means that you can start to move forwards and make more positive choices.
Depending on your personal circumstances, your treatment for sex addiction may include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural treatment, or a blend of the two.
Many addictions stem from difficulty in understanding emotions early in life, psychodynamic therapy aims to understand the root cause of your sex addiction through exploring what’s going through your mind at a subconscious level. It’s a process that can identify better strategies for dealing with your sex addiction.
Cognitive Behavioural Treatment
For people that are keen to focus on strategies they can implement in their daily lives,
cognitive behaviour therapy is often the best option. It helps you to change your current beliefs and behaviours relating to your addiction and break away from the cycle you’ve found yourself in.
We also recognise that sex addiction can seriously impact other areas of your life and can provide you with professional help in these areas too. For example, if it’s impacted on your romantic relationships or work life, our team can address and provide solutions for these too.
How can I book Sex Addiction treatment in London?
If you would like to talk to someone about counselling for sex addiction in London, please get in touch with us at the Private Therapy Clinic by telephone at 020 38871738 or book online.