Practitioner Title:

Clinical Psychosexual Therapist

Phone:

0425 218 022

Address:

Suite 54/47 Neridah St

Online Available:

No

Clinical Psychosexual Therapist

0425 218 022

Suite 54/47 Neridah St

No

Practitioner Type:

Accredited

Website & Other Links:

Accredited

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Primary Registration: Psychologist

Qualifications: BA (Psych), PG Dip (Psych), Dip Sexual Health Counselling

Public Liability: Yes

Professional Indemnity: Yes

Location: Suite 54/47 Neridah St, Chatswood, NSW, 2067 (Sydney)

Profile:

I am a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field. I have worked in private practice in Chatswood since 1999. In addition to my psychology training, I have completed a Diploma in Sexual Health Counselling and a comprehensive one-year training course in Ellyn Bader’s Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. As a clinical psychosexual therapist, I am skilled in dealing with sexual functioning issues (low libido, orgasm difficulties, physical pain during sex, performance anxiety, ejaculation problems), the psychological repercussions associated with sexual and physical traumatic events and compulsive sexual behaviours.

Services:
I use a holistic approach which combines behavioural, interpersonal and mind-body therapies. I can help you locate the underlying emotional and physical responses to a particular problem, working at a deep level with both mind and body in order to effect long-lasting change. I utilise my training in Inner Space Techniques – a form of meditative body-oriented therapy that facilitates access to these core emotional undercurrents within the body.

I am also able to help you process and regulate your emotions, understand negative patterns of behaviour, develop better communication strategies and increase body awareness. I am experienced in working with a range of client presentations, including depression, anxiety, grief, stress and anger.

As a relationship counsellor, I am able to support couples through all sorts of relationship issues, including infidelity, intimacy issues, arguments and communication problems.

I have experience working with complex trauma, especially in the area of sexuality. I am guided by the principles of trauma-informed counselling practice and work towards creating safety; self-paced learning; and consolidating your progress.To help you feel more stable, I provide “here and now” grounding techniques to generate centered connection within. Working on the trauma, I validate your responses to the particular traumatic events you have experienced, such as the flight, fight & freeze responses, or triggers and flashbacks. Together we will develop tools and techniques to orient back to the present moment. By generating awareness of patterns of avoidant behaviour you can begin to address these, consolidate your strengths, develop self-care protocols, and build trust in yourself again.

Appointment times: Wednesdays & Fridays 10-8, Saturdays 9-6:30.

Accessibility: My clinic at Holistic Health Solutions has wheelchair access.