Sexual Addiction Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Michael Rooney
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
You promised you would not watch online porn or live sex cams again. You feel guilt and shame because you want to stop but cant. You visited a sex worker during lockdown and now you are worried you might have put the health of your family at risk. You plan to spend a short time on dating apps and find yourself spending hours on them, unable to put them down, feeling desperate and hopeless. You have an instant attraction when you meet a particular type of person, believing they are the one. You are in recovery for alcohol / drug addiction, but your compulsive sexual acting out behaviours have increased and you feel guilt and shame.
(02) 4504 0389
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Louise Nenasheff
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can throw many challenges our way where we can feel overwhelmed. The opportunity to talk through these challenges with a neutral person in a confidential, caring and empathetic space can provide you with the support you need as you navigate these times.
(08) 7184 4804
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Sexual Psychology: Clinical Psycho & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist specialising in sexual psychology. Unlike most psychologists, I have extensive experience and training in sexology. I am also distinct from the majority of sex therapists with advanced clinical psychology training. My skills, therefore, are suited to a wide variety of clients with co-occurring sexual and mental health concerns or more complex psychosocial/sexual situations. My background as a registered sexual and mental health nurse specialist provides me with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of physical illness on individual and couple sexuality.
(02) 8294 6974
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Xanthe Katsouras
Psychotherapist, PsychD, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with finding a balance in your life? do you feel out of control, even though you keep trying to take charge?...I am here to support you in experiencing more clarity, a more coherent sense of self, and support your ability to engage with life in a beneficial way. My specialty is work with clients who are struggling with addiction issues, including sex, love, alcohol and other drugs, In addition, I am able to support you, if you are experiencing relationship struggles and self esteem issues. I work with clients both individually and in groups.
(02) 9100 0085
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Giulia Fiore
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
If we are left alone with our problems, we can get into a downward spiral. Sharing your concerns with me or with another professional will help you to assess and address them. You can go further in life by unloading some of the emotional weight you have been carrying for so long. Let me help you improve your life.
(02) 8074 5248
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Antonia Saunokonoko
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with an eating disorder, alcoholism or an addiction? Or are you already in recovery but experiencing high anxiety, coming up against obstacles in relationships, or finding your emotions overwhelming? If you're ready for change, I can provide you with the support you need to move beyond these difficulties and start living your life with purpose, peace, freedom and contentment.
(02) 9159 6579
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Alinda Small
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you are in a less than harmonious relationship, are dealing with high conflict or need to improve communication- you have come to the right place for help. Alinda will work with you to develop and implement strategies to get back on the path that leads to happiness and success. Working to address the issues you are facing and come through on the other side with a new way of thinking and managing. You can confidently take on a new direction in life. By treating her clients as individuals, and recognising the specific and varied needs, she can provide a truly unique treatment plan every time.
(02) 9100 0764
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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The PTSD Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The PTSD Clinic is a private specialist clinic with experienced Psychologists who are skilled in treating the broad spectrum of psychological disorders including trauma resulting from car and work accidents ie, PTSD, Relationship and Family issues, NPD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety etc. A GP referral is required for Medicare rebates. We also conduct Expert Reports in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and other Medico-legal proceedings,
(02) 8063 8435
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Neta Fleiderman
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
Dr Fleiderman is interactive in her style, primarily focusing on healing from the past and stepping into your authentic self in any desired area of life (relationships, family, career, entrepreneurship and more). She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to you and your needs. With heart intelligence and empathy, Neta will work with you to help create safe and healthy relationships first and foremost with yourself & others and achieve the transformation you desire. learn more: www.netafleiderman.com
(02) 9100 0416
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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My Mirror
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
We combine the best of face-to-face sessions with the added benefits of an integrated digital approach to provide you with a seamless, informative and low stress experience.
(08) 6490 9046
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Martine Barclay
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
My clients struggle to juggle all the demands of their busy lives and are constantly checking they are enough and can meet the expectations of others. They’re exhausted by the stress and anxiety this causes them and may have adopted unhelpful habits to help them cope.
0427 357 607
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sally Walsh
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and I use a unique technique similar to EMDR for emotional distress support like anxiety, depression and trauma (CPTSD), which can be incorporated into our sessions as needed, which is also great for virtual sessions (approx 7-8 sessions).
(02) 9100 0123
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sydney City Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Would you like to be happier and calmer? Would you like relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety & stress? Would you like to improve your relationships at home or work? Would you like to be spending your time doing the things you care about and getting more enjoyment and satisfaction out of life? We can help you : • learn skills to improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety • Improve relationships • improve performance at work.
(02) 9159 6815
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Josh Caple
I offer Transpersonal Counselling sessions to help you move through a wide range of the challenges of being human. In these sessions I draw upon tools from a range of modalities to support your journey of healing, growing, and thriving. In addition to talk therapy, this might include art therapy, breathwork, guided meditation & mindfulness techniques, creative writing/journaling, yoga therapy, or a range of other transpersonal process-based tools.
(02) 9158 6554
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Andrew Macdonald
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Andrew and thanks for stoping by. I have over 15 years counselling experience, starting out as a volunteer telephone counsellor and then running the intake and training of new counsellors. My experience covers working with clients from all walks of life in helping them make sense of the things that are getting in the way. As a registered counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach is supportive and grounded in an evidenced based integrative model. Client's have said that in working with me they feel cared for, safe and able to talk about things that are challenging them.
(03) 7003 2204
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Matty Silver
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
I am a relationship counselor and sex therapist. Couples do not always realise that sexual issues are often the main problem for their unhappiness. We are all taught reading, writing and math at school but very few people have received proper sex education or relationship advice. Most areas of conflict are lack of romance, companionship and fun. Expectations are often unrealistic and after being together for some time couples may encounter a mismatch in sex drives, one partner wants sex more than the other. This desire discrepancy is not abnormal but this conflict can end up a very negative effect on the relationship.
0411 131 619
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Chrissy Antonopoulos
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Provisional Psychologist with experience working with people experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, and grief/loss. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
(02) 9053 4329
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Anastasia Hronis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons, M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Anastasia provides individual and group therapy. Anastasia also holds the position of Honorary Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she provides lectures and research supervision to students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.
(02) 8105 5006
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Fully Human Fully Alive Psychology & Counselling
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Fully Human Fully Alive Psychology and Counselling Relationship Centre is a team of highly trained professionals providing the ultimate in wellbeing treatment for Relationships: couple, parent and baby, child and parent, men isolated from feelings. We have a strong reputation for providing a warm and personalised service using research based approaches.
(02) 8074 3769
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sexual Addiction Counsellors

When should someone seek treatment for sex addiction?

People should seek treatment for sex addiction if they cannot control their sexual thoughts or behaviours to the point that it disrupts their ability to function in daily life, for example by threatening their finances, career, or relationships. This may include spending an excessive amount of time obsessing over sex, planning sex, watching pornography, or masturbating, as well as consistently engaging in risky sexual activities, using sex to escape distressing feelings, or attempting yet failing to control sexual behaviour.

What are the most common treatment options for sex addiction?

Psychotherapy is the most common treatment for sex addiction; therapy helps patients better understand their compulsive thoughts and behaviours and develop strategies to manage their desires. Therapy may be supplemented by medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-androgens, alcohol and substance use medications, as well as support groups, such as 12-step programs.

How long does therapy take for sex addiction?

Recovering from compulsive behaviour takes time and effort. There’s no precise timeline for treatment, but research suggests 12 therapy sessions may be enough to see change. Treatment for sexual compulsions requires honesty in therapy, a commitment to understanding triggers and developing coping skills, and potential lifestyle changes such as cutting out alcohol or drugs.

What if sex addiction is left untreated?

Compulsive sexual behaviour can have serious repercussions if left unaddressed. For example, if sexual obsessions consume the vast majority of a person’s time, they may lose their job. If they can’t stop paying for sex, their finances may suffer. If they’re dishonest in their relationships, their partner may leave them. If they consistently feel shame, they may struggle with anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Therapy can help people develop the tools to manage sexual thoughts and behaviours that feel uncontrollable.