Sexologist & Counsellor Sydney

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Sexologist & Counsellor Neutral Bay

  • Heidi

    Counsellor and Sexologist Sydney

    B.Soc.Sci (Couns); M.HIV,STI,Sexual Health (Couns)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Neutral Bay, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Terry Real Level One, RLT, Relational Life Model;
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    Areas of Interest
    • same sex couples
    • young couples
    • depression
    • sexual trauma

    Heidi is an experienced Sexologist/Relationship Counsellor who believes everyone is entitled to a fulfilling sex life no matter an individual’s background, gender or sexual preference. With nearly 10 years’ experience in sexual health and counselling, Heidi specialises in supporting people distressed from a sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosis, HIV, individuals confused/distressed about their sexual identity, people who are dissatisfied with their sexual functioning such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, couples with sexual intimacy issues and couples wanting to work on their communication.

    Heidi understands the sensitivity and difficulty people experience when dealing with relationship and sexual issues. She prides herself on providing a safe, confidential and respectful environment to assist people in addressing these issues . Heidi works with a solution focused and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to assist clients in managing thoughts, behavioural patterns and work towards solutions that best suit the individual’s/couples situation and needs.

    Heidi’s approach in therapy helps clients achieve awareness in their sexual health, better communication in their relationships, re-learn sexual techniques and behaviours.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 10 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    • Trustworthiness – people come to therapy to discuss personal issues that they are struggling with. Sometimes it’s hard to open up and discuss these issues. For me it’s important to build rapport and create a safe environment where sensitive topics can be discussed without judgement and respecting confidentiality, this helps create trust between my clients and me.
    • Problem solving skills –  A lot of couples seek help from counselling to help solve problems that they are not able to do so themselves. I help couples work through these barriers by pointing out the discrepancies and work through the desired goals of the couple.
    • Patience – Talking to a counsellor about your concerns can be daunting and some people may find it hard to open up. I understand it takes patience and time to build a trusting relationship because everyone’s situation is different with possible setbacks and challenges. I help guide the client the process of self-discovery.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I love seeing growth in clients from when they first came to counselling presenting with self defeating behaviours to better management of emotions, communication and decision making skills.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple came to see me because they had mismatched libido meaning, one person wanted sex more than the other. This was causing a strain on their relationship even though other aspects of the relationship was fine and the couple were clearly very much in love. The couple was given homework to do to help rekindle the flame such as date nights and communication techniques. We also worked on behavioural patterns that were more constructive and developed an understanding how each other felt and what sex meant for them.

    Parking & Accessibility

    The clinic is wheelchair accessible.

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