Sex Addiction

The term “sexual addiction” is used to describe any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. Being sexually addicted is feeling that you are engaging in a sexual activity that you can no longer control. 

Sex Addiction

The term “sexual addiction” is used to describe any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. Being sexually addicted is feeling that you are engaging in a sexual activity that you can no longer control. 

Sexual addiction is not defined by the activity itself, however, it is defined by the frequency of the activity.

Sex addiction has risen sharply over the last decade, with recent research suggesting that this is largely due to the large number of explicit pornographic sites which are easily accessible on the internet.

When you have developed a sex addiction you may feel very isolated and consistently anxious about being found out and your most intimate secrets exposed. You may also feel shame and guilt as your behaviours become more and more out of control.

Thankfully help is at hand for you to recover. We are only a phone call away.

Testimonial

Nightingale psychosexual counsellor(s) have provided me with invaluable professional assistance and guidance in getting my life back on track after a very serious sex addiction problem. I needed to re-establish confidence and focus on the positives, whilst dealing with various issues (emotional and sexual) which I had allowed to get in the way of being happy. The benefit of having expert help and advice, combined with a sympathetic listening ear, cannot be overstated and I would recommend Nightingale to anyone finding issues with sex addiction. The psychosexual counsellor worked with me to overcome my sexual issues and identify where they were coming from. Breaking negative patterns, and re-establishing better ones, allowed me to reconnect to a healthy, loving relationship.

Sex Addiction Counselling

The Psychosexual Therapists

Nightingale psychosexual counsellors are highly qualified and experienced sex therapists working with many sexual problems and sexual issues. The therapists will have trained for at least two years with Relate or Relationship Scotland. They will also be accredited to COSRT the governing body of psychosexual counsellors. Our psychosexual therapists will immediately put you at your ease they will never judge you or your behaviour. The motivation of the sex therapist is to help you to overcome sexual issues affecting your life and relationships.

Working with sexual issues, and problems including sex addiction, is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors who are qualified to Diploma Level and beyond. The COSRT accreditation means after two years of training the sex therapists have passed criteria that allows them to safely practice in working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction.

If your partner finds out

If you are in a relationship exposure can be devasting for you and your partner. Your partner may feel betrayed, shocked and blame themselves for not being good enough for you. This can seriously affect their self-esteem. In turn, you will generally feel guilt about causing them pain. If your partner finds out we would ask you to come together as a couple for a few sessions to explore your sexual relationship as a couple.

Sex addiction is also associated with other sexual issues around:

Paying for sex
Visiting massage parlours
Participating in sexual activities with strangers on-line
Meeting strangers for sex
Lack of confidence in sexual ability
Click here to book an appointment

Male and Female counsellors available.

Sexual addiction is not defined by the activity itself, however, it is defined by the frequency of the activity.

Sex addiction has risen sharply over the last decade, with recent research suggesting that this is largely due to the large number of explicit pornographic sites which are easily accessible on the internet.

When you have developed a sex addiction you may feel very isolated and consistently anxious about being found out and your most intimate secrets exposed. You may also feel shame and guilt as your behaviours become more and more out of control.

Thankfully help is at hand for you to recover. We are only a phone call away.

Testimonial

Nightingale psychosexual counsellor(s) have provided me with invaluable professional assistance and guidance in getting my life back on track after a very serious sex addiction problem. I needed to re-establish confidence and focus on the positives, whilst dealing with various issues (emotional and sexual) which I had allowed to get in the way of being happy. The benefit of having expert help and advice, combined with a sympathetic listening ear, cannot be overstated and I would recommend Nightingale to anyone finding issues with sex addiction. The psychosexual counsellor worked with me to overcome my sexual issues and identify where they were coming from. Breaking negative patterns, and re-establishing better ones, allowed me to reconnect to a healthy, loving relationship.

Sex Addiction Counselling

The Psychosexual Therapists

Nightingale psychosexual counsellors are highly qualified and experienced sex therapists working with many sexual problems and sexual issues. The therapists will have trained for at least two years with Relate or Relationship Scotland. They will also be accredited to COSRT the governing body of psychosexual counsellors. Our psychosexual therapists will immediately put you at your ease they will never judge you or your behaviour. The motivation of the sex therapist is to help you to overcome sexual issues affecting your life and relationships.

Working with sexual issues, and problems including sex addiction, is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors who are qualified to Diploma Level and beyond. The COSRT accreditation means after two years of training the sex therapists have passed criteria that allows them to safely practice in working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction.

If your partner finds out

If you are in a relationship exposure can be devasting for you and your partner. Your partner may feel betrayed, shocked and blame themselves for not being good enough for you. This can seriously affect their self-esteem. In turn, you will generally feel guilt about causing them pain. If your partner finds out we would ask you to come together as a couple for a few sessions to explore your sexual relationship as a couple.

Sex addiction is also associated with other sexual issues around:

Paying for sex
Visiting massage parlours
Participating in sexual activities with strangers on-line
Meeting strangers for sex
Lack of confidence in sexual ability
Click here to book an appointment

Male and Female counsellors available.

“Breaking negative patterns and re-establishing better ones allowed me to reconnect to a healthy, loving relationship.”
“Nightingale provided me with a safe space where I felt that no one was judging me, and I was able to be open and honest.”
“I now have a sex drive again and really enjoying intimate moments with my partner.”