About Us

The Oak Centre is an Australian counselling organisation providing both Online and In-Office Counselling Services for individuals, couples and family members affected by sex addiction and sexual acting out behaviour.

The Oak Centre was established by John Larkin, who is its Director and is based in Canberra, Australia.

We provide assessment and recovery services for people struggling with:

  • Sexual addiction or compulsion
  • Sexual anorexia or aversion
  • Living as a spouse, partner or relative of a sex addict
  • Love addiction/Love avoidance

John Larkin has been operating his own counselling practice since 2006 and is the first Australian to have graduated from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (USA) as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). 

John’s principle mentors were Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stephanie Carnes and Dr. Ken Adams – three of the world’s leading sex addiction treatment practitioners, researchers and authors.

John also holds Post Graduate and Masters Degree qualifications in counselling from the University of Canberra, Australia.


Our Mission

 The Oak Centre’s mission is simple:

“To help individuals, couples and families to live happy, productive and fulfilling lives in alignment with their personal values”