Useful resources

The books and organisations referenced have been recommended as helpful resources by people we have worked with – including people who have offended online and their families and friends.

The resources listed below can be used in conjunction with the self-help materials found on this website, but individuals may find some more helpful than others.

This list is not exhaustive – if there is something which you have found helpful which is not on the list, please get in touch and we can update our list.

Books

The Porn Trap Wendy Maltz & Larry Maltz Maltz, W., & Maltz, L. (2008). The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

A book around the destructive power of instantly available online pornography to help you understand and move on from online sex addiction; includes real-life stories.

Cybersex Unplugged Weston Edwards, David Delmonico & Elizabeth Griffin Edwards, W., Delmonico, D., & Griffin, E. (2011). Cybersex Unplugged: Finding Sexual Health in an Electronic World. 

A workbook designed to provide resources for individuals struggling with their online sexual behaviour.

In The Shadows of the Net Patrick Carnes, David Delmonico & Elizabeth Griffin Carnes, P., Delmonico, D., & Griffin, E. (2007). In The Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behaviour. Hazelden Information & Educational Services.
A book to equip readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive sexual behaviours; includes real-life stories.
Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction: A comprehensive guide for people who struggle with sex addiction and those who want to help them Paul Hall Hall, P. (2012). Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction: A comprehensive guide for people who struggle with sex addiction and those who want to help them. UK: Routledge.

This book explores the latest scientific understandings and research into why things such as pornography and cybersex can come to control some people’s lives, along with techniques for stopping compulsive behaviours.

Websites

Stop It Now! www.stopitnow.org.uk Stop It Now!, a campaign run by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, works with those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, including those with concerns about their online behaviour. Stop It Now! operates a confidential, anonymous, helpline: 0808 1000 900. The helpline operates between 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-5pm Friday.
Unlock www.unlock.org.uk Unlock is a charity which provides information, advice, training and advocacy, dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal convictions.
Your Brain on Porn www.yourbrainonporn.com This site focuses on porn’s effects on the brain.
Covenant Eyes www.covenanteyes.com Covenant Eyes is an ‘Internet Accountability and Filtering’ Software. The software sends the selected monitor a report of the websites/search terms you have used.

Organisations

Sex Addicts Anonymous www.saa-recovery.org.uk SAA is a group-based support network, to help people find freedom from addictive sexual behaviour and promotes recovery from sex addiction.
Sexaholics Anonymous www.sauk.org SA’s primary purpose is: “to stay sexually sober and help other sexaholics to achieve sobriety”.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation: Inform Plus Course www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/inform_plus.htm The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) runs the Stop It Now! Campaign. The LFF also runs a course for arrested internet offenders, called Inform Plus. Inform Plus comprises 10, weekly, 2.5 hour sessions focusing on understanding offending behaviour and preventing relapse.
The Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ This website explains what counselling is, and provides practical information on what type of counselling you may need and where to find it.
BACP www.bacp.co.uk British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) provide information on their website regarding therapists who specialise in this area.
The Law Society solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk You can locate a solicitor who specialises in Criminal Law via The Law Society website.
Hudson Centre 020 7493 4488 Sexual addiction counselling and therapy in London.
College of Sexual Relationship Therapists’ 020 8543 2707
www.cosrt.org.uk
COSRT is the UK’s leading organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
Relate 0300 100 1234
www.relate.org.uk
Provides counselling, support and information for relationships.
Tavistock and Portman Clinic tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/care-and-treatment/our-clinical-services/portman-clinic/ Offers specialised long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic help to people who suffer from problems arising from delinquent, criminal or violent behaviour or from disturbing and damaging sexual behaviours or experiences.

Helplines

Stop It Now! helpline 0808 1000 900 Free to phone from a landline; you can call us confidentially and anonymously. The helpline operates between 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-5pm Friday.
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 “If there’s something troubling you, then get in touch.” Calls will cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.
MIND www.mind.org.uk MIND is a mental health charity; 0300 123 3393.
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