Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia Launches Professional Sex Therapy Services to Help Individuals Overcome Sexual Issues

Sex Addiction Australia announces the launch of its professional sex therapy services aimed to help individuals overcome sexual issues. The new service is designed to provide a safe and confidential environment for individuals to address and resolve their sexual concerns, including sex addiction, sexual dysfunction, and relationship problems.

"We recognize that sexual issues can be difficult to talk about and can have a significant impact on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being,” says Heide McConkey, Professional Counsellor, Sexual Health Therapist, and the Founder and Director of Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia. “That's why we are committed to providing a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing their sexual concerns and receiving the help they need."

Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia was established to educate, inform, and provide professional help for Australians dealing with or affected by hyper-sexuality, sexual addiction, and compulsive sexual behaviour disorder (CSBD).

Sex addiction or Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) is defined as a dependence on the reward experience of sex. It’s a dysregulation or ‘faulty wiring’ in the mesolimbic brain circuitries associated with motivation and reward, including pleasure.

Sex addicts do not necessarily test positive for elevated levels of the sex hormone testosterone, but struggle with achieving and maintaining mental control over their sexual desires for instant need gratification. This addiction can affect men or women of any cultural, socioeconomic background, and education.

Sex addiction could look like many different things including addiction to porn, casual sex, online sex, love (intense limerence feelings), frotteurism, and more. The consequences of untreated sexual addiction can be life changing, which is why Affirmotive Sex Addiction encourages Australia to learn about sex addictions and understand its repercussions.

Consequences of untreated sexual addiction may include threats to sexual and mental health, sexual functions, relationship harmony, family functions, financial and workplace productivity, stagnation in development, and in severe cases, legal prosecution.

The sex therapy service is provided by experienced and qualified sex therapists who are committed to helping clients regain control over their sexual behaviours, heal from past traumas, and enhance their sexual health and well-being. With a personalised approach, the sex therapists work collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.

Affirmotive Sex Addiction therapy and counselling sessions are designed to make clients feel comfortable while discussing sensitive personal sexual topics. The professionally trained counsellors take an individual and person tailored approach to treatment and to suit a client’s circumstances.

The counselling centre specialises in individual sessions, spousal support, relationship counselling, marriage counselling, same-sex counselling, and online counselling. The sex therapy service can be accessed through in-person sessions, as well as online teletherapy. The service is covered by private health insurance and Medicare rebates, making it accessible and affordable to all.

Affirmotive also offers counselling service for those with partners dealing with a sexual addiction. Many partners of sex addicts experience betrayal trauma. In a recent study, 70% of partners of sex addicts, most of them women, scored positive for PTSD. Sex addiction does not just affect the addicted individual. Like any addiction, it can affect many people around the addict. Affirmotive helps clients through intimate betrayal trauma and offers support and guidance as well as counselling sessions.

Contact us to learn more about our tailored sessions and to ask any questions,” says McConkey. “If you are concerned about your personal behaviours, feel free to try out our free anonymous online tests about sex addiction, porn addiction, or love addiction.”

Based in Sydney and Online, Affirmotive Sex Addiction’s private and strictly confidential Professional Counselling and Sex Therapy is available in all major Australian cities and rural & remote Australia alike.

With more than 20 years of experience, Affirmotive Sex Addiction specialise in treating sex addicts and their spouses and families whose lives are disrupted by painful and traumatic intimate betrayal.

For more information on the sex therapy service provided by Sex Addiction Australia, please visit their website at or contact them directly at

TPM Builder Commends Record Employment Numbers in Australia's Construction Industry

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Brisbane, QLD -- TPM Builder, a leading commercial developer in Brisbane, acknowledges and celebrates the recent achievements of Australia's construction industry, which has reached record-high employment numbers nationwide.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that as of November 2022, the seasonally adjusted number of individuals employed in construction stood at an impressive 1.28 million, marking a substantial 12 percent increase compared to the previous year in November 2021.

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Despite this remarkable growth, the industry still faces challenges in meeting the demand for skilled workers. Research conducted by the National Skills Commission has highlighted a soaring number of job vacancies in construction, architecture, and engineering fields. Positions such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, crane operators, forklift drivers, civil engineers, and mining engineers are particularly in high demand.

The elevated demand can be attributed to the flourishing pipeline of construction projects, driven by substantial investments in public infrastructure and residential buildings. However, the current employment numbers are not sufficient to bridge the skill gaps. Infrastructure Australia predicts a shortage of 111,800 skilled infrastructure workers by September 2023 (as reported in Sourceable).

Recognizing the evolving landscape of the construction sector, TPM Builder emphasizes the importance of initiatives that promote skills training and diversity. The company supports recent moves by the federal government, particularly the expansion of the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List from 77 to 111 occupations. This expansion enables more employers to engage and support apprentices through direct payments and wage subsidies.

Shaun Schmitke, Acting CEO of Master Builders Australia, expressed their support for these efforts, stating, "The Federal Government's decision to expand the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List is a positive step forward. Wage subsidies can make a significant difference in encouraging employers to hire apprentices. Eligible employers can now access a 10 percent reimbursement of the first and second year apprentice wages and a five percent reimbursement of third-year wages."

In addition to the progress in addressing skills shortages, the construction industry is also making strides in promoting gender equality. Over the past five years, the data indicates a notable improvement in gender representation. The ratio of men to women employed in construction decreased from 8.4 to 1 in November 2017 to a narrower 5.9 to 1 in November 2022. This ratio marks the lowest recorded in four decades since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began tracking this data.

TPM Builder is excited about the future of the construction industry as it continues to break down gender barriers and invest in skills development. The company remains committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce, contributing to the growth and success of brisbane's commercial development landscape.

ClockOn Introduces Bookkeeping Service to Support Australian Businesses

ClockOn, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, has launched a comprehensive bookkeeping service to assist Australian businesses in managing their financial administration effectively. The service aims to streamline day-to-day financial tasks, allowing businesses to focus on core operations and enhance overall financial management.

In the MYOB Business Monitor for June 2021, it was highlighted that nearly half a million Australian SMEs have no or very low levels of digitisation in their business. The report also indicated that approximately 20% of SMEs are not engaged with digital tools across critical areas of the business workflow, such as compliance and supplier management. These findings underscore the pressing need for businesses to embrace digital solutions, including streamlined bookkeeping processes.

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ClockOn's new bookkeeping service addresses these challenges by offering businesses accurate and efficient financial record-keeping. By utilising the service, businesses can ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and eliminate the risks associated with manual bookkeeping.

Businesses can expect to gain a comprehensive overview of their financial health from the service, empowering them to make informed decisions for growth and success. The transparent fixed-price monthly packages provided by ClockOn are tailored to meet specific business needs, ensuring affordability without any hidden costs.

WIth the service, bookkeeping tasks promptly and accurately, saving businesses valuable time and resources. By entrusting their financial administration to ClockOn, businesses can focus on strategic initiatives and core activities, ultimately driving productivity and profitability.

Key services provided by ClockOn's bookkeeping service include BAS/IAS Lodgement, ensuring accurate filing of Business Activity Statements (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statements (IAS). The service also assists with bill entry, bank reconciliations, and supports businesses in seamless Xero setup and conversion.

To access ClockOn's bookkeeping service and embrace digital transformation, businesses are encouraged to request a quote via their website

Affirmotive Makes Headway Against Pornography Addiction

Affirmotive, a therapy centre based in Sydney, Australia, would like to reach out to anyone who may be struggling with a pornography addiction. Those interested are welcome to learn more by getting in touch with Heide Mcckonkey of Affirmotive.

Mcckonkey is a sex therapist whose work mainly focuses on the consequences and negative impacts pornography addiction. Mcckoney has worked with a number of people who struggle with porn addiction and studied the subject extensively. The therapist’s mission is to help people who struggle with addiction to pornography form a healthier connection with their sexuality.

There are a number of signs and symptoms associated with pornographic addiction, the first of which is pornography interfering with a person’s thought process and daily life. Like other addictions, an addiction to porn leads to the person struggling with the addiction, making pornography a priority over sexual intimacy with a partner and other aspects of their life like marriage, family and work. People who spend a great deal of time or money on pornography are likely to be addicted as are individuals who use pornography as a means to escape discomfort, boredom, stress, anger and other negative emotions or conditions. When denied access to porn, a person struggling with addiction may experience angry mood swings. This is known as sexual rage disorder.

Changes in sexual desire, libido and sexual performance are also associated with addiction, and people who struggle with addiction often find that they have trouble having fulfilling sexual experiences. Lastly, and perhaps the most obvious sign of addiction to porn, is an inability to stop or cut down on consumption despite being willing to do so.

“Sex Addiction Australia can help you with breaking your cycle of pornography addiction for good,” says Affirmotive. “Our highly trained professional counsellor and clinical sex therapist has more than 20 years of clinical experience in successfully treating porn addicts. Our porn addiction therapy and counselling sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable while discussing sensitive personal sexual topics. We take an individual and person tailored approach to treatment and to suit our clients' circumstances. Contact Sex Addiction Australia to learn how to quit porn for good and improve your life and relationships.”

Porn addiction usually starts as harmless sexual curiosity which rapidly evolves into a harmful sexual addiction. A study performed in the United States estimates that just over half of men and just under half of women consume porn monthly while between 8 and 10 percent of all adults are estimated to have an addiction to pornography or compulsive sexual behaviours. People who are addicted to pornography have developed a dependency on quick and intense sexual satisfaction and emotional brain rewards.

Pornography provides both these things but the ‘high’ becomes less and less intense over time, leading to the need for more and more intense porn as the individual becomes more and more addicted. Affirmotive has a porn addiction test on their site where anyone can answer a series of questions in order to determine if they may be considered addicted to porn.

In western countries, the consumption of pornographic material has become normalised, with most people viewing it as a harmless form of entertainment and extension or expression of their sexuality. In the 21st century, however, pornography is becoming a very serious problem due to the corresponding rise in addiction. This is thanks, in part, to how easy it has become to access, and now some of the largest pornographic websites in the world receive billions of visits every year. Many saw a sharp spike in visits during the pandemic.

Affirmotive says, “Researchers explain the brain is capable of plasticity and acquiring new tastes of sexual desires. The overwhelming volume, and easy access to soft and hard core Internet pornography carries an inherent danger to ‘trick’ the brain into needing more and craving more porn. Unfortunately, even children are increasingly reported to accessing adult pornography. Premature sexualisation in under-aged teens, or even younger children, is raising alarming concerns in regards to long term outcomes to their sexual and social development.”

Affirmotive is looking to help people beat their addiction to pornography. The therapy centre invites Sydney residents who think they may have a problem with porn to get in touch today. See more here: Contact Us.

ClockOn Partners with Flare to Simplify Employee Onboarding and Benefits

ClockOn Australia has announced a new partnership with Flare that will allow ClockOn to offer employee onboarding and benefits to all its customers. This collaboration aims to streamline the onboarding process for new employees while also providing a range of benefits to existing employees. With this partnership, ClockOn Australia hopes to provide its customers with a more comprehensive HR solution that meets all their needs.

ClockOn CEO, David Mylne, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating: "We are very proud to partner with Flare HR, and we believe this integration will be a significant and long-term benefit to our Online customers. This partnership is a testament to ClockOn's commitment to delivering innovative solutions that help businesses manage their workforce more efficiently."

As part of the partnership, ClockOn Online users will now have free, integrated access to Flare's added products and services, including digital staff onboarding, employee wellbeing programs, novated car leasing programs, and staff benefits and discounts with leading retailers.

ClockOn Online users are encouraged to utilize the digital employee onboarding feature to benefit from 85% greater onboarding efficiency. The software delivers a compliant paperless onboarding experience that simplifies the entire process down to a few minutes, without the need for paperwork or manual HR admin.

"We are excited to partner with ClockOn Australia and provide our added services to their customers," said Flare Head of Partnerships, Janine Fry. "Our digital staff onboarding feature will greatly benefit ClockOn users, and we look forward to a successful partnership with ClockOn."

ClockOn Australia invites its customers to take advantage of the new partnership and utilize the digital employee onboarding feature to streamline their onboarding process and improve employee engagement. For more information, visit the ClockOn Australia website.

Perth Property Management Company Says Market Is Ripe for Buying a Rent Roll

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Perth, Western Australia: Now is a good time for property management licensees to fast-track their expansion with rent roll acquisition, according to one company that’s flourished in recent years.

Rent roll acquisition occurs when licensees purchase an entire property portfolio (or parts of it) from another real estate company or licensee, to grow at a rate faster than what organic growth allows.

Orana Property used rent roll acquisition to expand to a portfolio with over 240 properties in less than 1.5 years.

The Perth-based property management company launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, when there was an overall surge in sales activity in the Western Australia property market.

Alison Ringuet, Orana’s acquisition and business development manager, says licensees could capitalise on the recent sales turnaround to secure an immediate return with rent roll acquisition.

“When handled properly, buying a rent roll quickly creates a stable source of income that can also generate organic growth when clients bring on additional properties for the real estate or licensee to manage,” Ms Ringuet said.

Recently she’s noticed that many smaller portfolios are available for purchase, which fits perfectly with Orana’s strategy.

Orana’s short-term priority has been to acquire smaller residential rent rolls that contain 100 to 300 properties in Western Australia.

“There’s no such thing as a rent roll that’s too small, especially if your resources are limited but you want to go down the acquisition path to secure an immediate return and cash flow for your business.”

Ms Ringuet says that property managers should consider the size and manageability of their current portfolio, and the capacity of their team, before purchasing a rent roll, because this strategy isn’t suitable for everyone.

“The worst thing any property management business can do is spread themselves too thin, which means they compromise operational duties and fail to nurture relationships with landlords and tenants. Remember, after a certain point of expansion, you may need to hire more staff.”

Furthermore, it’s crucial that licensees conduct careful research before buying a portfolio, to avoid purchasing a host of problems.

“Take the time to investigate the health of the rent roll you’re interested in, as well as the operational efficiency of the seller’s business to figure out if the asking price is reasonable. Ask for tangible evidence, such as documents that show gains and losses over the last six months to 12 months.”

“It’s probably a good idea to abandon ship before signing any contracts, if you notice a long list of tenant and landlord complaints or similar red flags. You don’t want to inherit those problems,” Ms Ringuet said.

As specialists in rent roll acquisition, Orana Property has published an article and released a podcast with valuable advice for licensees considering buying a rent roll, so they can minimise the risks.

Correction to Previous Release: Going Paperless Helped One Company Save Thousands of Dollars (Stats Show They’re Not Alone)

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Perth, Western Australia - A property management company in Perth has found a way to improve their productivity and save money, while helping the environment.

The global pandemic gave Orana Property an opportunity to slash its paper usage and switch to digital technology when managing paperwork, liaising with clients and handling general tasks.

Department Head Brittany Trefort said some real estate workplaces spend at least $80,000 every year on stationery, but Orana Property wanted to keep their stationery costs as low as possible.

“That is a huge amount of money that could be better spent, especially during these tough economic times when many companies are struggling to stay afloat,” Ms Trefort said.

The bigger the company, the higher the stationery bill. Research from PwC shows that companies with 1,000 workers spend over $3 million on paper management every year.

Orana Property managed to cut printing and paper costs by thousands of dollars a year, by transitioning to digital technology for every administrative task other than taking notes and paying bills.

Although Orana dived straight into the deep end, Ms Trefort says it’s possible for companies to achieve impressive cost savings by taking smaller steps.

For example, businesses can save at least $36 for each document that’s signed digitally using a program called DocuSign. The savings would be substantial when repeating this process for thousands of documents every year

There are also operational benefits to consider, since poor paper management makes employees less productive.

The average office worker squanders around 30 to 40 per cent of their day searching for printed documents. On top of this, a lot of energy is wasted repeating tasks, chasing signatures and clearing up misunderstandings with clients.

The Orana team doesn’t have this problem, as digital technology drastically reduces the time that employees spend on contracts and paperwork. Going paperless enables Orana’s employees to focus their energy on building relationships with clients and tenants. Not only are staff more productive and relaxed, but clients and tenants are happier, as a result of better communication.

The financial and operational benefits of going paperless can’t be ignored, but the ecological impact is the cherry on top.

Workplaces in the Asia-Pacific region collectively saved almost 100,000 trees over a period of three years – just by going paperless. This translates to 7000 cars off the road, and 33 million kilograms of carbon dioxide kept out of the atmosphere.

Department Head Brittany Trefort says Orana employees are motivated by the knowledge they’re helping the planet.

“Many businesses are leading the way when it comes to supporting sustainability. Our team wants to contribute to that mission, because we only have one planet,” she explained.

Ms Trefort says converting to a paperless office can be overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to start with small changes and build on it from there.

“It’s likely that employees will struggle to adapt to the changes, if businesses try to get rid of all their paper processes at once. The first point of call is to get your entire team on the same page, by giving people enough motivation to gradually reduce their paper usage,” Ms Trefort said.

Orana Property published an article that explains paperless office benefits in property management, with tips on how to smoothly transition to digital technology.