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 my divorce and I am blessed to be in a deeply connected and loving marriage, free of painful sex. I do my best to “walk the talk” and put into practice all I have learnt. My fascination with human sexuality led me to complete formal qualifications in sexology.
I am compassionately driven to help people, especially women 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 addiction.
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. 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.
My personal journey; years of experience; sound professional training and degrees in sexology, psychology and art psychotherapy all help me to offer a very high standard of care.
I am a registered 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 Vice President of the Society of Australian Sexologists (NSW Branch).
I know that with the right support feeling better about yourself, your sex life and your relationships is possible.