Sexual Addiction Counselling in Hove

See all counsellors in Hove
Photo of The CBT Practice Ltd, Counsellor in Hove, England
The CBT Practice Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Please see my website www.thecbtpractice.com or contact me directly for more information
01273 092856
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Leon Standing, Counsellor in Hove, England
Leon Standing
Counsellor, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
At times life can be difficult. Sometimes it may feel like life isn’t moving forward and you keep repeating the same old patterns and nothing changes. You may be dwelling on the past or worried about the present or the future. You may just be in a place of general unhappiness where you just don’t know what to do. In developing a better understanding of ourselves, increasing our awareness, and learning about how we operate as people we are able to make fresh choices, see new perspectives, change things, move forward and find our full potential. I believe in peoples capacity to thrive when they are given the right conditions to do so.
01273 037886
View
Hove BN3
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Paul Salvage, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Paul Salvage
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Hello I am an experienced and fully registered Psychotherapist. I will work with you to help you to work through and aleviate the difficulties you are facing. I work to support positive mental health by engaging clients in a thorough process where together we can come to understand and deal with the often very painful and distressing symptoms you may be experiencing. Often these come in the form of depressions, anxieties, anger, addictions and relationship difficulties. For more information on the Psychotherapeutic process and how it works and helps please see my website.
01273 934738
View
Hove BN3
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Aurelia De Rocha, Counsellor in Hove, England
Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
07723 486520
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Genevieve Marie-Claire Picquart, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Genevieve Marie-Claire Picquart
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello, I have 32 years experience with one to one Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, sex Therapy and Clinical Supervision And am Senior Accredited with BACP. I strongly believe that we have a lot more power than we think to heal ourselves . To come and see me, all you have to do is make an appointment with me and we have an assessment session.My specialisations are: anxiety. Self esteem, depression, panic attacks, divorce, separation, bereavement, addiction ( drug, alcohol, gambling, sex addiction etc...), mariage preparation, relationship difficulties ,productive communication, personal development,
01273 032529
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Lucy Anne Dolan, Counsellor in Hove, England
Lucy Anne Dolan
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional and relational issues.
01273 092143
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Sophie Sorensen, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Sophie Sorensen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the challenges we face. I offer an easy-going and confidential​ digital space to unpack what is troubling you. I have experience working with a variety of issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement, personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, questions around identity, sexuality, addiction & recovery processes. It's easy to say, "I'm fine" when often, quite the opposite is true. My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative/Pluralistic approach. I work at your pace to meet your needs. www.sorensentherapy.space
07480 781410
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Isabel Monteiro, Counsellor in Hove, England
Isabel Monteiro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Mob: 07557 358139. I work with adults and young people from various nationalities and cultures presenting a wide range of wellbeing issues. Sessions face-to-face, online video and telephone, in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Living and working in the UK for over 25 years. Grounded in the humanistic approach which focus on the human potential for creativity, love, growth, fulfilmentent and wellgeing, I'm committed to helping each of my clients to make sense of their circumstances, identifying choices for change and supporting them during the process of change; or simply supporting them on their self-development journey.
01273 005881
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Katy Gilardi, Counsellor in Hove, England
Katy Gilardi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm an experienced and dedicated psychodynamic therapist and I work primarily with adults in my private practice in Hove. I am very passionate about psychodynamic therapy as I've had the first-hand experience of how it can help people overcome and resolve a variety of issues, from mild to severe. Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth psychological intervention which is explorative in nature and focused on free expression. Often open-ended, it offers rewards for those who undertake it that can be life-changing, including a robust sense of self, easier relationships and an ability to live free of fear
01273 032477
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Debra Gilbert, Counsellor in Hove, England
Debra Gilbert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space to help you explore your anxieties, difficulties, feelings and behaviours. I am fully qualified and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have specific training in bereavement and loss, expressive arts, existential counselling, working with men, menopause and counselling in a diverse society. I practice within the BACP ethical framework and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate. I value diversity and individuality and my practice is non-discriminatory.
01273 121288
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Bradley John Riddell, Counsellor in Hove, England
Bradley John Riddell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I’m a counselling therapist based in Hove, Brighton & Maidstone, Kent. I specialise in addiction but work with many other issues too including couples counselling. I firmly believe clients should be encouraged to shop around which is why I offer a 50% discount on the first session. We will explore & endeavour to shed new light on your way of being in the world, thus far, & how your past has informed your sense of self in the present & how you might want to enhance your life still further by bringing yourself out of the shadows & into the light? We don’t see the world as it is but as we; so who are we, really?
01273 036063
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Helen Jardine-Hodges, Counsellor in Hove, England
Helen Jardine-Hodges
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile page. My name is Helen and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision (DipSup). I have worked as an counsellor for 12 years and assessor for 8 years for a charity supporting Carers in West Sussex. Before that I worked for an organisation, funded by the NHS, that supported families of people with substance misuse. I continue to work for charities but I also have my private practice and supervise other Counsellors. Please contact me to discuss what you want from counselling and fees.
01273 005931
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Steven Mason, Counsellor in Hove, England
Steven Mason
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
The idea of starting therapy may be overwhelming. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or lost, and not knowing how you got to where you are now. I aim to listen to you share your problems, stories and experiences. I am interested in what you have to say and understand how difficult it may be for you to share your feelings with others, especially if they involve traumatic experiences. I work relationally, meaning that I am invested in supporting you to achieve your goals.
01273 934599
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Mark Lewenstein, Counsellor in Hove, England
Mark Lewenstein
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
You may want to talk about anxiety, addiction or depression; you may be looking to cope with some life event such as a bereavement, divorce, redundancy or a relationship problem; or you might be feeling stuck in a rut and that you want more out of life. You will be able to explore what might lie behind the feelings you're experiencing, or what might lie behind certain thoughts or behaviours that you're not finding helpful. All these things can be helped and supported by talking confidentially.
01273 037768
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Phoenix Therapy Practice, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
Phoenix Therapy Practice
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
We are a not for profit therapy service offering free initial consultations where we think with you in depth about your difficulties and your needs. This is followed, if you wish it, by referral to one of our 20 experienced psychologists, counsellors and therapists. We provide a range of services for those with mild, moderate and severe difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties, early trauma, self harm, gender issues, domestic violence, unresolved grief and personality disorder. We offer individual counselling, psychotherapy, couples therapy and family work. We see adults and children.
01273 034691
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of John Wenger, Psychotherapist in Hove, England
John Wenger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes, life feels a little out of balance. It's important that we find our own answers to the things that concern us about our lives. It's also important that we find a way to do this that suits our preferences, our needs and our styles. It's vital that we find a place where we can consider those questions about our lives and the situations we find ourselves in with patience, compassion and care. Finding a counsellor or psychotherapist to be with us can bring enormous benefit during difficult times.
023 8214 9355
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Clara Maria Zapata, Counsellor in Hove, England
Clara Maria Zapata
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is a person who is engaged in the process of healing and transformation. Who knows or wants to know that life is complex and can bring themselves to the session with a spirit of curiosity and compassion.
01273 092900
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Ruth Grier, Counsellor in Hove, England
Ruth Grier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I work close to nature, in a private and quiet garden cabin and my dog Bertie is with me if you would like him to be. I want to support you to be OK with yourself. Some of the following questions we might over the time we work together: What are your needs and are you able to express them? What you would like to change in your life and how would life be different after counselling? How do you see yourself and the world and how do you feel you are seen? I like to work creatively, using therapeutic tools to help you connect to different parts of yourself such as sandtray, two chair work, and IFS; exploring what works for you.
01273 036126
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Marius Paul Jankowski, Counsellor in Hove, England
Marius Paul Jankowski
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have been practising as a Counsellor for 15 years, qualifying with a MSc (Hons). I am registered with BACP. I developed my practice whilst working in Inner City London, for the NHS in a large health centre alongside the mental health team. I am now in private practice. I have developed a creative approach to my work over the years, as I have a Jungian approach with a broad knowledge of integrated counselling styles. I see clients as people with problems and not just the labels. I am aware that the first step in seeking counselling can seem daunting. If you wish to talk, I am here.
01273 005184
View
Hove BN3
& Online
Photo of Hannah Stocks, Counsellor in Hove, England
Hannah Stocks
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
01273 099026
View
Hove BN3
& Online

See more therapy options for Hove

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.