“Sex Addiction”


Why the inverted commas? Because as a therapist, I am one of a growing school of theory that does not believe in the concept of sex addiction, but sees sexual compulsion and shame as the expression of deeper unhappiness.

I work with lots of different types of addiction. I believe there are two routes: Substance addiction and process addiction. Substance is drugs and alcohol, process is everything else; how we use our mind, our history, our cortisol & stress levels to manipulate our reality. How we, essentially, turn our history onto ourselves. We can completely transform how we feel by how we think, unconsciously.

My work as a therapist, especially when working with sexual compulsion in all it’s forms is to look behind the “acting out” behaviours and see what is driving the story, and what leads to the different cross-addictions and how to untangle to chaos.

I am LGBT, Chem Sex, hetero and fetish friendly as a therapist. I work with all forms of addiction.

I am Carolyn Cowan, a Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist who is also a sex addiction therapist and a member of COSRT & ATSAC.

You can make appointments to see me in Belgravia, central or south London. I can also work via Skype or FaceTime.

To discuss therapy options, clarify questions or to make an appointment I can be contacted by email at info@carolyncowan.com or by phone on 0208 6513233

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