Providers of the CPCAB Accredited ‘Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling’ (ASTAC Approved)

Who are we?

Paula Hall

Paula has been working in the field of Sex Addiction for over 10 years and is author of Understanding & Treating Sex Addiction (Routledge 2013). Sex Addiction – The Partners Perspective (Routledge) is due for release Autumn 2015. She has also been published in a number of academic journals and within the professional press. Paula was a founder trustee of ATSAC and served as Chair for three years and is currently on the board of SASH. In addition to working with individuals and couples, she developed the Hall Recovery Course which is available around the UK and also under licence in Denmark and Holland and provides residential programmes for both people with addiction and partners. She has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe and in the US on behalf of ESSM, UKCP, BACP, ATSAC, UKESAD and The International Sex Addiction Conference. Media work has included appearances on BBC2’s Newsnight, ITV’s This Morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the Moral Maze and Channel 4’s acclaimed Porn on the Brain. She is also a regular expert contributor to articles about sex addiction and its impact on partners and society within the national press and radio.

Nick Turner

Formerly Head of Clinical Services at Relate, the UK’s largest provider of relationship counselling in the UK, Nick is an experienced relationship counsellor, sex therapist, supervisor and trainer.  Starting as a counsellor with Relate in 1991, Nick later joined Relate’s national training team where he developed and lead a new university validated counsellor training programme, becoming in 2006 the Director of the newly formed Relate Institute, the training centre for all of Relate’s professional training courses from entry level to Masters degree programmes. Since 2011, Nick has, with Paula Hall, been co-facilitating and facilitating recovery programmes for both men and women struggling with addictive and compulsive sexual behaviours as well as for their partners.  Alongside this group work, Nick also works with individual clients struggling with sex addiction, their partners and couples.

Robert Weiss

Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), Los Angeles and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health is an UCLA MSW graduate and early trainee of Dr. Patrick Carnes. Mr. Weiss is also author of Cruise Control, Sex Addiction 101 and co-author of both Closer Together Further Apart and the 2015 release, Always Turned On: Understanding Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age with Dr. Jennifer Schneider. A media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and the Today Show among many others, Mr. Weiss also has provided clinical training and program development for the N.I.H., the US Marines, Navy as well as multi-addiction, behavioural health treatment centres across the globe.

What our delegates say...
“The training met our expectations. Paula and Nick tailored the program to our needs. They were very flexible and it was visible that they really want us to benefit most...
Natalia Smogulecka, OTUiW Radzimowice, Poland
“In May 2014 CENAPS Denmark had the pleasure of hosting the 4 day course “Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction” with Paula Hall and Nick Turner in Copenhagen, Denmark...
Steffen Pedersen, CENAPS, Denmark
“Paula Hall is a fantastic speaker, she charmed and educated the audience in equal measure. Delegates left with increased knowledge and awareness of this very specialist field without feeling overwhelmed by the detail or challenge of working with this particular client group”...
Sally Ingram, Director of Counselling Services
Durham University
“Thank you for delivering last Saturday's study day here at Praxis. Lina and I thoroughly enjoyed both the content and style of your delivery...
Richard Broadley, Praxis-CPD
“The best training I have ever been to. Thank you for very practical guideline that will help me working with sex addiction clients...
Melanie, North London Priory
"I found Paula's training to be fascinating, comprehensive and very pragmatic - the goal was always to be able to use the knowledge in an applied and clinical setting, and that is exactly what I found myself doing! Her expertise in her clinical area is very apparent and the way that the training is contextualised into broader arenas of psychopathology gives it excellent scope...
Dr Niall Campbell BDS MFDS Dip Clin Hyp PG Dip Head of Communications at DARA Thailand