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Mental Health Counselling for Porn Addiction in Wolverhampton and Online.

Porn Addiction seems to be an escalting 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  • Becoming socially withdrawn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.

Therapy for Porn Addiction

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been shown to be effective for porn addiction and related issues.

For most porn addicts is the notion that they ‘cannot stop’ the behaviour themselves (using the bio-medical understanding of addictive behaviours) that is the principal problem.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme will help you to develop a fundamental understanding of your own particular belief systems and thinking styles that have supported your view of this problem.

Once you have gained this deep level of understanding, you will then learn the tools and techniques that will allow you to take control of your thinking and to then be able to take control of the problem.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Porn Addiction

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If you’re committed to overcoming your porn addiction then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Tranceformental CBT programme with Paul, or Joan.

Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training 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.

Confidential Initial Consultations for Porn Addiction

We offer all prospective clients a Confidential initial assessment to chat about your porn addiction. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

These initial consultations are 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.

For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into 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

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I specialise in the following areas:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Psychodynamic Therapy

Call me on 07434 776125

e-mail: paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Is Addiction Real?

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

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