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.
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.