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Lisa Taylor

Clinical counsellor living in Whangarei, New Zealand

BA, PG-Dip (Counsel), CCPS, CPSAS (Certified Pastoral Sex Addiction Specialist)
Certified Professional Coach
APSATS Certified Partner Coach

In addition to counselling and writing, Lisa serves on the board of Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International (C-SASI) and is a founding member of Sex Addiction Specialists Aotearoa (SASA). She also runs an online community blog for wives of porn and sex addicts at beyondbetrayal.community

Her award-winning book Beyond Betrayal, has been followed up by two other books related to porn/sex addiction: The Beyond Betrayal Couples’ Guide and There’s WHAT on my Phone? (youth fiction)


Lisa has been running groups for partners of sex addicts for many years as well as counselling women whose lives, like her own, have been impacted by the porn/sex addiction of a spouse or other family member. She has also undergone training for working with the addict and enjoys doing this work in a holistic, partner-inclusive manner.

Lisa has a background as a writer, editor and amateur musician. In addition to working in marketing communications for years she’s written two award-winning YA detective novels and is on the board of Charismata, a small, sacred music choir in which she sings.

“I’m inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus and am fascinated and challenged by the first words he read publicly at the commencement of his time of ministry”

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning…