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Porn Addiction

Porn Addiction seems to be an escalating problem not only because of the wide availability of access to the internet, but also because of the recent lock-down regulations put in place during the Coronavirus Pandemic which has meant many more people are having to stay in their homes for long periods of time.

The watching of pornography itself is not particularly harmful and for many people it does not become problematic.

However, for some people they may get to the stage where they spend a disproportionate amount of time viewing porn when it may become a bit of an obsession.

You can read about Addiction in general here.

Porn addiction can place an enormous amount of strain & stress on a relationship, particularly if the partner of a porn addict views the sexual satisfaction gained through the watching of porn as meaning they are in some way ‘inadequate’ or not ‘attractive’ anymore.

Partners of porn users may also consider the use of pornographic material to be equivalent to an act of infidelity, particularly if the porn usage has been carried out secretly.

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Porn addiction displays the classic characteristics of any addictive type behaviour in that it is often done frequently and often with a disregard to the consequences.

The sexual ‘release’ associated with viewing porn results in a flood of endorphins into the bloodstream which produces a highly pleasurable experience.

It is this chemical pleasure that addicts are so focused on repeating, and this is particularly true when ‘feeling good’ becomes the solution to ‘feeling bad’ through the stresses and anxieties associated with modern living.

What are the symptoms of porn addiction?

Porn Addicts will often demonstrate a single-mindedness in the pursuit of a sexual release and the following symptoms or behaviours could indicate Porn Addiction:-

  • Lack of sexual satisfaction in normal sexual encounters
  • Secretive use of the internet
  • Spending lots of time on-line
  • Becoming socially withdrawn
  • Developing unrealistic expectations about the sexual act
  • Making demands for unusual sexual preferences from partners
  • Becoming less satisfied with normal sex

Is Porn Addiction Common?

Judging by the amount of media attention that porn addiction now seems to be attracting it seems likely that this is a bigger problem than once thought. Although figures of 5% of people has been bandied around, it is likely that the figures are higher and that it just doesn’t get reported as much due to the nature of sexuality and morality in our society.

Men and Women, it seems, are both affected in equal proportions and the growth of the internet has allowed private indulgence in porn addiction to grow beyond all measures.

Psychological Therapy for Porn Addiction

Tranceform Psychology can offer a range of different psychological therapy solutions for porn addiction which you can read about below.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Porn Addiction

If you’re committed to overcoming your Porn Addiction problems then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

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Alternative Therapies for Porn Addiction

Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Porn Addiction is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.

General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.

Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

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Free Initial Consultations for Porn Addiction

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Related Concepts

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Overcome Porn Addiction with Our Self-Help CBT Programme – Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for anxiety-related problems such as Porn Addiction and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your problems without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT for Porn Addiction to find out more.

Get in Touch With Us.

Psychologist Paul Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776125

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Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Joan Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776504

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