What is Sexology?
Sexology is the scientific study of sex and human sexual relationships, which has been growing rapidly in the last century. It’s a field that views sex as a spectrum of experiences that goes beyond just reproduction, contraception, and pregnancy. Graduates of this field, sexologists, are extremely knowledgeable about human sexuality, sexual behaviour, functions, and interests. World Association for Sexual Health has recognised the Sexology program at Curtin University as one of the most prestigious sexology degrees worldwide.
How many sessions would I need?
It is very difficult to estimate the number of sessions you might need to achieve your goals, but the simple answer is there is no set length of treatment when it comes to therapy. It all depends on your needs and circumstances. For some people, counselling is a way to address a specific issue or solve a problem, and they can benefit from short-term counselling (6-8 sessions). Others may wish to address issues that run deeper, and they may come to therapy for months or even years.
In my experience, clients benefit from coming to counselling on a weekly/fortnightly basis for a couple of months. After that, some continue their weekly sessions until they feel it is the right time for them to transition into a fortnightly or monthly basis or terminate the therapy. Some of these clients might come back to counselling once or twice a year when an issue arises in their life and they think they would benefit from engaging in therapy.
What is the cost and length of each session?
All the session information is listed under the Contact page.
Do you provide services for individuals or couples from a religious or faith background?
Yes, I work with clients from diverse faith and religious backgrounds. My goal is to provide a supportive and inclusive space for my clients to address their sexuality or relationship concerns. Understanding the influence of faith on my clients’ views of relationships and sexuality helps me to create a personalised treatment plan that respects their faith while enhancing their sexual and relational well-being.
Is there any physical touch between you and your clients?
My sessions do not involve any type of physical contact between my clients and myself. My counselling, sex and relationship therapy approach is grounded on a combination of, but not limited to, counselling, psychotherapy, behavioural therapy and education in order for my clients to achieve the desired outcomes they wish to experience in their lives.
Do you work with clients with disabilities?
The answer depends on the type of disability. Please do not hesitate to contact me, as I am more than happy to have a conversation over the phone to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.
Do you see clients from the LGBTQI+ community?
I am an advocate for diversity in the human sexual realm, and I wholeheartedly welcome people from all corners of the human sexuality rainbow: all genders, sexualities, relationship choices, cultures, religions and ethnicities. I strive to make my sensitivity to diversity, difference and culture evident in my work.
Do I need a referral to be able to work with you?
Fortunately, you do not need a referral from a GP or a psychiatrist to work with me. You can simply contact me via the phone number and email address listed here.
Can I claim my session fee with my private insurance?
Yes, you can. I work with Bupa, Medibank, AHM, St Luke’s Health, Police Health, GMHBA, Westfund, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, HCF, CUA Health and Teachers Union Health. The rebates available will depend on your health funds.