MY STORY

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Qualifications

BA Psychology;
BTeach(Primary); M Art Psychotherapy; Grad Dip Sexology; Cert Trauma Focussed Art Therapy
EMDR Cert
Internal Family Systems 

 

Several years ago I found myself struggling with painful sex. I felt inadequate, sad and frustrated and suffered quietly and was way too embarrassed to get help for such a private and personal problem. The strain of this issue was a definite factor in the breakdown of my marriage and I decided  to learn as much as I could about healthy, happy relationships. I survived the inevitable divorce and I am blessed to be in a connected & satisfying marriage. I do my best to “walk the talk” and to do the work that every relationship needs. 

I am compassionately driven to help people, especially those who find sex difficult because of pain, mismatched desire or because of past sexual trauma. I believe that we all have the right to enjoy pleasurable, sex free of pain, guilt and shame or compulsive behaviour.

My skills lie in my ability to quickly get to the heart of the problem and in finding creative ways to help people have more pleasurable sex lives and healthy relationships. My approach is down to earth, collaborative and warm and although I am fairly serious minded I do have a rather quirky sense of humour. I am also an affirming LGBTQIA ally with a particular interest in supporting Christian queer folk.

I am a registered professional member of the Australian & New Zealand Creative Art Therapists Association and the Society of Australian Sexologists and a Level 4 member of the Australian Counselling Association and EMDRIA. I am also past President of the  NSW Branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists. 

I know without a doubt that with the right support at the right time feeling good about yourself, your sex life and your relationships is possible.