Is pornography taking over more and more of your life? A porn addiction can steal your time, damage your self esteem and hurt your relationships. An addiction to pornography can be mild, moderate, or severe — but regardless of how far it’s gone for you, taking action to overcome the compulsive behaviour is essential.
The experienced therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you regain self-control with a treatment plan customised to your needs. Will addiction counselling stop your porn cravings? The success of treatment depends on your dedication to the process, but our skilled practitioners have had success using a range of therapeutic methods. You can make an appointment to meet face-to-face at our practice or set up a virtual counselling session via a secure online connection. We also recommend our self-hypnosis recording for pornography addiction to help you get started.
Don’t let pornography define you. Looking into therapy is an important acknowledgement that you have a problem. Take the next step on the road to recovery — call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book a confidential assessment.
How do I know if I have a problem?
The causes and symptoms of porn addiction vary. There is some evidence that there is a genetically inherited predisposition to addiction. Whether or not that is the case, sexuality and its expression is complex and highly personal. Everyone will have different experiences underlying their urges to seek out porn. Uncovering what lies beneath your compulsion is the best way to dismantle it. Counselling can help tremendously.
Some indications of an unhealthy dependence on pornography include:
- Compulsive lying about pornography use
- Reduced self-esteem
- Diminished sexual enjoyment
- Compulsive sexual behaviour
- Compulsive spending
- Estrangement from family and friends
- Internet addiction
- Sexual dysfunction
- Trust issues
- Intrusive thoughts
- Inability to control urges to use pornography.
Whether you have some, all, or none of the above symptoms, you are best placed to determine whether pornography is having a negative impact on your life. Making the courageous decision to seek help is the biggest hurdle.
Let’s work together to help you overcome your porn addiction
Our therapists can help you regain control. The approaches they apply will depend on their detailed assessment of your situation, and may include one or a combination of Buddhist mindfulness meditation exercises, existential therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy, dream work, NLP, or hypnotherapy.
Our objective is to find the best method to help you discover lasting inner peace and happiness without depending on something outside yourself. At Bayside Psychotherapy, our methods help people learn to beat their pornography addiction without medication.
Please note that although we listen without judgement, we are legally obliged to break confidentiality in extreme cases, such as those including child sexual abuse, rape or other sexual crimes.
How long will treatment take?
No two courses of treatment are the same so your duration will depend entirely on you and on the progress you and your therapist make together. We review progress on a regular basis so we can alter treatment if necessary, or space treatment out and discontinue treatment as you get closer to lasting success.
How does Bayside Psychotherapy treat porn addiction?
With training in counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy (traditional and Ericksonian methods), NLP and Buddhist psychotherapy, our practitioners have many options to draw on to tackle your addiction to pornography — including couples counselling.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. The treatment will be tailored to your needs and circumstances, with continuous re-evaluation to ensure you’re achieving optimal results. Are you ready to invest in real intimate relationships instead of depleting your energies on pornography?
Call us on (03) 9557 9113, use our contact form to learn more, or book now to regain control of your urges, and reclaim your chances of finding a trusting relationship. Your call is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.
To get you started on your road to recovery, you can find our downloadable self-hypnosis recording for pornography addiction here.
Note: Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely upon your commitment to and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.
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Monday – Friday
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- Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
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- Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm