BTeach(Primary); M Art Psychotherapy; Grad Dip Sexology; Cert Trauma Focussed Art Therapy
Several years ago I found myself struggling with painful sex. I felt inadequate, sad and frustrated and suffered quietly, hoping things would get better and way too embarrassed to get help for such a private and personal problem. The strain of this issue was a contributing factor to the breakdown of my marriage and I became determined to learn as much as I could about healthy, happy relationships. I survived the envitable divorce and I am blessed to be in a deeply connected and intimate marriage. I do my best to “walk the talk” and put into practice all I have learnt and keep learning.
I am compassionately driven to help people, especially those who find sex difficult because of pain, low libido 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 out of control behaviour.
As an experienced and qualified therapist my skills lie in my ability to quickly get to the heart of the problem and in finding ways to help people have more satisfying, pleasurable sex lives and relationships and gain confidence to express their sexuality. My approach is down to earth, collaborative, creative and warm and although I am fairly serious minded I do have a rather quirky sense of humour.
I work with clients from diverse cultural/faith backgrounds; sexual orientation and gender.
My personal journey; years of experience; sound professional training and degrees in sexology, psychology and art psychotherapy all help me to offer the best standard of care.
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. I also hold the position of President of the NSW Branch of the Society of Australian Sexologists.
I know that with the right support feeling better about yourself, your sex life and your relationships is possible.