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
    • Bachelor in Social Science (Couns)
    • Masters in HIV,STI,Sexual Health (Couns)
    • Gottman Clinical Training Level 1
    • Gottman Clinical Training Level 2
    • Gottman Clinical Training Level 3
    • Treating Affairs and Trauma
    Areas of Interest
    • Rebuilding a relationship after an affair
    • Missmatched Libido
    • Depression
    • Communication Issues
    • Sexual Health Issues
    • Recovering from a Breakup

    Heidi is an experienced Sexologist and Relationship Therapist who believes everyone is entitled to a fulfilling sex life and relationship no matter an individual’s background, gender or sexual preference. With over 10 years’ experience in sexual health and counselling, Heidi specialises in supporting couples and individuals who are dissatisfied with their sexual functioning such as low libido, loss of desire/interest in sex, anorgasmia (inability to orgasm), dyspareunia (painful intercourse), vaginismus, sexual identity, sexual orientation, self esteem, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation with a focus on pleasure, connection and education in sexuality.

    Heidi works with the different dynamics between the people in the relationship to assist with better communication and connection while understanding there is no-one-size-fits-all when is comes to therapy. Heidi works with couples in areas of intimacy and building trust after an affair, conception support, sex in long term relationships, cultural and religious factors that may be affecting the relationship, improving communication, self esteem, new relationships, conflict resolution and moderate depression and anxiety.

    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 to address these issues. Heidi works with a solution focused approach combined with evidence based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist clients in managing thoughts, behavioural patterns and work towards outcomes that best suit the individual/couples situation and needs. Heidi’s approach in therapy helps clients achieve awareness in their sexual health, better communication in their relationships and re-learn sexual techniques and behaviours.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 15 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?

    I see a lot of couples with mismatched libido meaning, one person wants sex more than the other. This can cause a strain on relationships even if other aspects of the relationship are fine. The couples are given homework to do to help connection and communication. We also explore behavioural patterns that are more constructive and develop an understanding of feelings, intimacy and what sex means for them.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Street parking available.

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