I am a clinical sexologist, Sexual Health Counsellor and an accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist in Queensland, Australia. Besides my clinical and biomedical background, I have a graduate diploma in psychology (Monash University) and a Master of Medicine specializing in Sexual Health, HIV and STIs (The University of Sydney) and I work as a sexologist in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Online.
I am an Accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist Member of the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd (SAS). I adhere to the Society’s Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association Inc. (MACA - Level 4), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).
Currently, I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Griffith University, School of Medicine. I received my Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2002, and after a few years of general practice, I joined Griffith University in 2006 to pursue my dreams in Medical Research which awarded me with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2011. My main area of research in the field of sexology is focused on "Sexual Performance Anxiety, Oro-genital sexual practice and oral cancer".
As a sex therapist, I work with individuals and couples of any sexual orientation on a short or long-term basis. I work with clients to recognize what their issues really mean to them. I then use this information to help them create a healthier sexual life and relationship going forward. I am a proud supporter of LGBTQ clients and their families. I treat loving couples, families, and transgender people with the dignity, respect, and affirmation they deserve.
In my sex therapy practice, I use integration and application of a number of evidence-based strategies such as "solution-focused approach", "Person-centred approach" and "Cognitive-behavioural therapy" where I help my client to understand, manage and change their thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviours). I believe that people know themselves best and want to find a solution quickly. Although sexual concerns and difficulties are built over time, I assist them to work towards a solution as the best outcome.
My experience and speciality in human sexual behaviours, feelings, and interactions allow me to practice passionately in many fields such as Libido, Desire, and Arousal Discrepancy; Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction, Disorders, and Variations; HIV and STIs Counselling; Couple Therapy and Counselling. Contact me for more information, or to book an appointment and allow me to show you how your life will be happier and healthier when you have a healthy sexual life.