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.
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
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.
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 a criteria which allows them to safely practice in working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction.
If you are in a relationship exposure can be devasting for you and your partner. Your partner may feel betrayed and shocked and blame themselves for not being good enough for you, which seriously affects 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.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
"Nightingale psychosexual 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 while 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."
Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
We accept card payments.