Counsellor and Sex Therapist Perth

  • Counsellor and Sex Therapist Mount Lawley.


    Couples Counsellor and Sex Therapist, Perth

    She/Her/Hers. M.S Sexology, M.S Counselling and Psychotherapy, B.A Midwifery.

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Mount Lawley, WA
    Accepted Insurance Funds
    • ARHG Group (St Luke’s Health, Police Health, GMHBA, Westfund, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, CUA Health, AIA Health and Teachers Union Health)
    • AHM Health
    • Bupa
    • Medibank Private
    Specialised Training
    • ADHD and Sexuality, 2023
    • Working with Non-Monogamy, 2023
    • Grief and Loss, 2022
    • Genito Pelvic Pain/penetrative disorder, 2022
    • Treating Affair and Trauma Using Gottman Method, 2021
    • Couples and Addiction Recovery Using Gottman Method 2021
    • Gottman Method of Couple Therapy Level 3, 2021
    • Working With Aftermath of an Affair using Gottman Method, 2020
    • Working With Attachment in Couple Therapy 2020
    • Working With Aftermath of an Affair using Gottman Method, 2020
    • Enhancing Couples’ Intimacy after Infidelity, 2020
    • Gottman Method of Couple Therapy Level 2, 2019
    • Gottman Method of Couple Therapy Level 1, 2019
    • Working with Couples with Different Sexual Expectations, 2019
    • Trauma Counselling Skills, 2019
    • Schema Therapy, 2018
    • Couples and Family Therapy, 2017
    • Family Therapy, 2017
    • Couples and Family Therapy, 2017
    • Working with Methamphetamine using Clients, 2017
    • Trauma and the Brain, 2016
    • Grief and Loss, 2016
    • Trauma and Couple Therapy, 2016
    • Working with Domestic Violence, 2016
    • Couple Counselling and Domestic Violence, 2016
    • Grief and Loss, 2016
    Areas of Interest
    • Communication skills
    • Sexual dysfunction: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, low libido, painful sex, arousal disorder, performance anxiety
    • Intimacy building
    • Conflict resolution
    • Infidelity issues
    • Sexual education
    • Desire discrepancy
    • Relationship satisfaction
    • Emotional connection
    • Gender and sexual identity issues
    • Lifestyle and relationship structure exploration (e.g., monogamy vs. polyamory)
    • Trauma and abuse recovery (related to sexual or relationship history)
    • Navigating life transitions (e.g., parenthood, retirement)
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Gottman Method
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Person-Centred
    • Psychodynamic
    • Psychoeducation
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Focused
    About Therapist

    Please note, Hanieh is available for couples counselling only, and will not see individuals on their own for the initial session.

    Hanieh is a passionate and skilled therapist with a unique focus on the dynamics of sexuality. She blends her in-depth knowledge of sexology with her counselling and psychotherapy expertise. Her unique approach is tailored to appreciate and address the wide spectrum of human sexuality and its related challenges.

    She is all about creating a warm, welcoming space where her clients can explore and overcome the complexities of
    their relationships, intimacy issues, and sexual concerns. Her goal is to empower her clients, helping them build
    strong, meaningful connections and guiding them toward the enriching relationships they long for.

    Her journey into this field began in the world of midwifery, where she was deeply involved in guiding individuals through the life-changing phases of pregnancy and birth. These experiences sparked her fascination with how sexuality plays a key role in our overall well-being and in building strong, nurturing relationships.

    Driven by a desire to understand the complexities of human sexuality, she has worked in various roles across the sexual health sector. Each role brought with it a wealth of stories and experiences, enriching her practice with deep empathy and a broadened understanding of the diverse challenges people face.

    Recognising the need for a deeper academic foundation to complement her practical experiences, she furthered her education by completing a Master’s Degree in Sexology and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, studying under the mentorship of renowned academics. This combination of studies significantly expanded her insights into human behaviour and relationship dynamics.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 13 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Empathy and Sensitivity to my client’s experiences and needs.
    2. Extensive Knowledge in Sexuality and Relationship Dynamics.
    3. Collaborative approach to couples therapy; working with clients together.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The most heartening moments are when couples, previously entangled in their distress, start to rekindle empathy and affection. Witnessing them develop a deep understanding of their relationship, learn to communicate effectively, and express their renewed commitment to each other, is a profound experience.

    It’s like watching a dance where the steps are slowly but surely falling into place, leading to a harmonious rhythm.
    It is deeply gratifying being part of this transformative journey, where couples reconnect and discover stronger, more meaningful ways to relate. It reaffirms my belief in the power of therapy as a tool for positive change and relational healing.

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

    Among the many couples I’ve had the honour to assist, the journey of A and S stands out as a profound example of the transformative power of relationship therapy. Together for 20 years and parents to three children, their relationship had devolved into one of conflict and disconnection, feeling more like housemates than partners, with an absence of intimacy and desire.

    When A and S first approached me, they were on the brink of divorce, entrenched in resentment and miscommunication. We embarked on a therapeutic journey, focused on conflict resolution skills and dissolving years of accumulated resentment. Our sessions provided a safe space for open communication,
    allowing them to rediscover their emotional connection, and address the underlying issues that had led to their

    A significant breakthrough occurred when we delved into understanding their individual identities as sexual beings, unravelling the barriers that had hindered their intimacy. This exploration not only rekindled their physical connection, but also deepened their emotional bond.
    Today, A and S share a rejuvenated relationship marked by effective communication, renewed desire, and a profound understanding of each other. Witnessing their transition from the verge of separation, to a satisfying and connected partnership, has been one of my most rewarding experiences as a therapist.

    Parking & Accessibility

    There is public transport and free parking available nearby.

    Unfortunately, my room is not wheelchair accessible.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552