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Hear Steve discussing sex and porn addiction recently on The Jeremy Vine Show:

Or why not listen to Steve talking to Liz Green on BBC Radio Leeds 23/10/18 about the risks of porn and treatment - Listen Now (interview starts at 11.00 mins)

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How do you know if you're an addict?

  • The behaviours have been a part of your life for several years.
  • Your thoughts are drawn towards the behaviours when opportunity presents itself.
  • You find it difficult to control the behaviours.
  • The behaviours have affected one or more aspects of your life such as relationships, couple sex, work, health, finances, and friendships.
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Welcome to Esteem Therapy Yorkshire. I am a specialist in helping those face to face in the Yorkshire region (or anywhere via Skype or online text chat) with porn and sex-related addictive or compulsive behaviours. I gained my skills from Paula Hall, the UK's leading therapist and writer on  sex addiction, and am registered with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) and am a Relate-trained and experienced couple counsellor and post-graduate qualified executive and life coach.

I am an accredited member of the National Society for Counselling MNCS (Accred) and also the Association For Coaches and work to the ethical codes of both. I am on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I am also a member of CoSRT, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, the UK's leading professional organisation in this field. I am a part-time lecturer in counselling theory and skills at Leeds Trinity University.


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Reasons Why People Become Addicted to Sex and Porn 1 Trauma

Rather than reasons I prefer to use the term 'probable factors'. We can never know for sure but in most cases I can help a client understand the root probable factors that led them to become a sex addict or porn addict. Most of the time the factors are deep in an addict's personal history such as an even that changed their psychology for life or until they sort it out somehow. This post talks about the role of trauma as a probable causal factor and is a good starting point because it occurs very often.  For example, as a result of our discussions my clients have been able to make a link between a traumatic event such as parental divorce when they were a child and their addictive behaviours.  What links these two is the commonly accepted process whereby the addictive behaviours are serving the purpose of self-medicating against the ongoing symptoms of the trauma experience - these might include anxiety or panic attacks, physical symptoms such as unexplained aches and pains, or a need to with... Read more

ATSAC and National Counselling Society member offering confidential sex addiction counselling in Yorkshire for sex and porn addiction problems. We help our clients understand the roots of their behaviours, take control of their sex and porn addiction and compulsions and make lasting changes to improve the quality of their relationships and life.

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