Corrie Davidson has been working in the addictions field in Cape Town since 1982 having completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at UCT in Cape Town. Corrie was also the first South African to qualify as a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist (CSAT). Corrie facilitates the sex addiction treatment programme at Ixande, an extremely well established rehabilitation centre in Cape Town, South Africa, that caters for clients that suffer from sex addiction, gambling addiction and many other process addictions. Corrie was privileged to have trained under Dr Patrick Carnes in the USA. Dr Carnes has more than 30 years’ experience in the treatment of sex addiction and was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Patrick Carnes is also the founder of IITAP, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and the author of several bestselling books on the topic of sex addiction and the treatment of sex addiction. For people who are on probation, having any form of addiction can be a huge hinderance. Many of those that come through our doors do suffer from one addiction or another. Sex addiction is not uncommon. For somebody on probation to be arrested with a prostitute would result in their probation terms being cut short and they could find themselves back in jail, It is imperative that those on probation that do show these tendencies, get honest and face them via treatment or a twelve step program.
Sex addiction is a very real and debilitating form of addiction that in several cases can be traced back to childhood abuse or trauma. There is absolutely nothing glamorous about sex addiction. Like other process addictions, it is progressive and compulsive. The sex addict will continue a cycle of repeating the same behaviours that often result in extreme feelings of guilt and shame. These behaviours are compulsive and beyond the control of the sex addict unless they are treated for it. A sex addict will continue to engage in extra marital affairs, compulsive and obsessive viewing of pornography, masturbation and prostitution, regardless of the negative consequences these actions have on their personal lives and relationships with others.
The sex addiction treatment programme at Ixande is South Africa’s first dedicated in-patient sex addiction facility. The programme offered by Ixande utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, and the spiritual and family aspects of sex addiction treatment. Ixande offers a dedicated 24 hour nursing staff, full accommodation and meals in a nurturing and therapeutic setting. Ixande also encourages integration into the twelve step based sex addiction fellowships, SLAA and SAA, for maintaining recovery in sex addiction and sharing in the experiences and strength of other recovering sex addicts.
Of all the sex addiction rehabilitation centres in Cape Town, Ixande has established itself the best in providing quality and affordable treatment for clients from South Africa , UK, Holland and several other countries. The word “Ixande” is translated into “house of many corners”. For those seeking reprieve from the devastation that is caused by drug addiction, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and sex addiction, “The house of many corners” is the perfect choice. Ixande is described in the many testimonials on it’s website as a “home away from home”. Clients suffering from sex addiction are given special attention by Corrie Davidson during their stay at Ixande, as well as being provided with the opportunity to attend the twelve step meetings in the area that focus on sex addiction.