Signs of Sex Addiction

Relationship Counselling

Partner and Spouse Support Counselling after Sex Addiction::Sydney&Online

When sex addiction has disrupted your relationship, the need for relationship counselling emerges as a crucial resource to achieving clarity in deciding on your next steps, and future of your relationship.

If you are a spouse, or partner of a sex or pornography addict, it is important you understand that you are NOT the cause, and you have not contributed in any way to the development of your partner's sexual addiction.


Sex addiction typically causes strong and conflicting emotions in both partners, and if left untreated, lead to complex issues or even destroy the relationship.

  • Shame, disconnection, intimacy difficulties, feelings of failure, and fear of abandonment are commonly experienced by the sex addict.
  • Disbelief, shock, numbness, despair, acute feelings of humiliation, rejection, disgust, betrayal, anger and serious mistrust are reported by most partners and spouses of sex addicts.


Such devastating and life- changing impact will not disappear by itself, and typically requires interventions;

  • Intensive sex addiction counselling and relapse prevention therapy for the addict.
  • Professional sex addiction sensitive relationship counselling for the couple.
  • Sensitive support and sex-addiction-induced-trauma (SAI-T) counselling, and/or therapy for complex post-traumatic-stress disorder (C-PTSD) for the spouse.

Despite such strong reactions, over 70% of relationships and marriages initially desire to stay together, and work through their upheaval together. Specialised sex addiction therapy and sex addiction-sensitive relationship counselling, offered by our experienced counsellors can make a difference in successful relationship healing.


At Sex Addiction Australia, we focus on maximum efficiency and faster results for you achieving your goals, whilst saving time and money. Our private and strictly confidential relationship counselling sessions are conducted in an interactive and respectful manner, when solving complex, deep-rooted and sensitive sexual and relational problems. You are invited to give critical feedback, and complete selected homework tasks, given at the end of your sessions.

Because sex addiction presents in many different forms, and is influenced by a variety of genetic, biological, and environmental factors, our approach to relationship counselling is holistically tailored to our clients' specific circumstances.


Some couples feel they benefit most from relationship counselling by attending all sessions together. Others decide to start off with individual counselling, or may switch to individual sessions altogether. Most couples achieve best results by alternating couples sessions with individual appointments.

Specialised relationship counselling after sex addiction includes full disclosure therapy, coming to terms with sexual addiction and betrayal, and enabling recovery of lost trust. Along with dealing with issues& problems, you will learn to discover and protect your inner values, and set firm boundaries. We will teach effective conflict resolution and assertive communication skills. Our sex therapy will focus on rebuilding lost intimacy, and a mutually enjoyable healthy sex life.

Relationship Counselling at Sex Addiction Australia is a process of growth and change, and relationship enrichment. Many testimonials confirm that those couples, who have decided to give their relationship a second chance by committing to relationship therapy, have been able to create a new, and much stronger bond and more fulfilling intimacy than previously experienced. Their new devotion to one another is marked by acknowledging and respecting personal core values and putting them into practise; love, vulnerability, loyalty, honesty, openness, partnering and alliance, forgiveness, assertiveness, self-love, self-esteem, accountability, and clear communication.


Please contact our office for further information during AEST office hours, or book a confidential relationship counselling appointment with Heide. Call (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email



Poll: Sexual Behaviours