Sex therapy, counselling, clinical supervision, professional development, and seminars on relationships and sexuality for all ages.
I'm based in Bendigo and mostly working online for Covid safety.
Sex-positive, diversity-friendly, gender affirming.
The basis of my approach is to be present with you, be respectful while doing my best to develop understanding of you. This understanding informs the way we work together.
I use an eclectic range of modalities, tools and strategies learned over 30+ years of counselling. Mostly they are evidence-based, although sometimes I’ll suggest something that emerges in response to something you have said and is specific to you. The work is still informed by evidence. Consent is fundamental; the work we do together is agreed on together and you will not be pressured to say or try something you do not want.
I do not assume or promote any one way to enjoy your sexuality. Pleasure and agency are important. I affirm the strengths of the individual and or relationship and try to have people leave the session feeling good about themselves, with some optimism for positive change.
Relationships and sexuality
Clinical Counselling Supervision--individual and group
I'm qualified to provide clinical counselling supervision, and look forward to supporting other counsellors and sex therapists, including queer therapists and therapists with queer clients.
Cost, hours, and location
• The fee for an hour is $176.00 including GST. All first appointments are 90 minutes and the fee is $264 including GST.
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-evening.I am not able to offer Medicare rebates; Doctors Health Fund rebates are available.
• Based in Bendigo and in occasionally in Melbourne (Collingwood)--mostly online currently
• Online appointments using Zoom mean you do not have to travel
• Weekends and after hours appointments are available by negotiation.
• Late cancellation fees apply
Why choose me?
Counselling offers a safe space to explore things that are going on in your life. I have been a counsellor for over 30 years in a range of settings. I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association, have done their training to be a clinical supervisor,am a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists, and comply with their code of ethics. My work is strengths-based and uses a mindfulness approach. I believe that a healthy, happy sexuality and positive relationships are important for everyone’s wellbeing; I am sex-positive and diversity-friendly.
M: 0419402373 E: email@example.com
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