Internet Porn Addiction: Can Psychotherapy Help?

Psychotherapists Might Consider 10 Hours p.w. Too Much

Internet Porn Addiction: A Quarter of Men Surveyed Worried About the Amount of Porn they are watching.

A recent survey carried out by the Tavistock and Portman clinic, revealed that 25% of men believe they are viewing too much porn. The ease at which porn can be viewed at no cost, may be the key to the rise in the amount being watched.  4% of men surveyed said they were watching more than 10 hours of porn per week – a rate that therapists at The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice in London would consider problematic.

“Someone watching ten hours of porn per week could be heading towards compulsive and addictive behaviour” says Rebecca Barrie, psychotherapist at the Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice.   “It’s likely that someone who’s watching that amount of porn could be struggling in other areas of their lives. It would almost certainly be affecting their sexual relationships – influencing their sexual behaviour, it might also be causing concern in other ares of their lives – work might begin to suffer.

When use of porn is compulsive and the individual continues to engage in it despite negative consequecies in realtionships or other areas of life, addiction may be setting in.

It might be important for those who feel their casual use of porn is escalating to reassess their use,  and ask themselves why they are needing to escape into the fantasy worlds that porn sites provide.

Counselling and psychotherapy can provide an excellent support for anyone who is concerned about their use of porn.  The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice in London offers descrete, confidential and professional psychotherapy to those looking to explore their compulsions or addictions.

The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice is based in Harley Street, Central London.