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Porn Addiction Counselling

Mental Health Counselling for Porn Addiction in Wolverhampton and Online.

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 lockdown regulations put in place during the Coronavirus Pandemic which has meant many more people are having to stay home.

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.

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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.

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 satisaction 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  • Becoming socially withdrawn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 publicity 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 is 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.

Help for Porn Addiction

Not do we only offer a wide range of Psychological Therapies for mental health problems and phobias such as Porn Addiction, but you can also purchase our own self-help book, the Restrictive Realities of Belief written by Paul who is an academic psychologist with more than 30 years experience of working in people development.

This book is designed to provide you with all of the essential knowledge and latest research into mental health counselling as well as a practical set of tools and techniques for making real changes.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Porn Addiction

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If you’re committed to overcoming your Porn Addiction problems then we highly recommend following our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul. Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required.

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.

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

Alternative Therapy Options for Porn Addiction

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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.

Free Initial Consultations for Porn Addiction

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Porn Addiction issues prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various 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 our change programmes 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.

Buy Our Self-Help Book

The Restrictive Realities of Belief is Paul's recently authored self-help book containing everything you need to know about how mental health problems are 'realised' through the socio-cultural beliefs that we acquire over our lifetimes and what you can do to bring about effective change.

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You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.


Is Addiction Real?

Many scientists now question whether or not an 'addiction' is a 'real' phenomenon created by a chemical 'hook' or is actually more to do with what a person 'believes'.

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Some research suggests that addiction is related to the degree of social connection that a person has or has not.

Read about our perspective on Addiction here.

Other Sexual Problems

We offer counselling for a number of other common sexual problems which you can access here:

Anorgasmia

Erectile Dysfunction

Genophobia

Low Sex Drive

Premature Ejaculation

Sex Addiction

Performance Anxiety

Vaginismus

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For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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Contact Paul Lee BSc. MSc. MIAEBP

Read about Paul

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Hi, I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology & specialise in the following therapeutic modalities:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Psychodynamic Therapy

Call me on 07434 776125

or e-mail me on:

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

Read about Joan

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I specialise in the following therapies:

Hypnotherapy

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Analytical Therapy

I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, meditation and hypnotherapy

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Complete Wellness Programme

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail:

joan@tranceformpsychology.com

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Then Get in Touch Today.

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