Sex Therapists in Melbourne, VIC

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Photo of SexWit Counselling & Sexology - Zoë Hancock, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne, VIC
SexWit Counselling & Sexology - Zoë Hancock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Zoë is a registered & experienced Sexologist, Sex & Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist & founder of SexWit, with over 25 years experience. Are you seeking guidance in your sex life, relationships, mental health, dating experiences, or wish to enhance trust, communication, connection, eroticism, vitality, or find greater life purpose? Zoë offers wisdom, knowledge, & useful tools to help enrich or transform your life, within a safe, sex-positive & empathic space. We are currently accepting new referrals & clients as of 5 January 2024. Thanks for reading, Zoë.
Zoë is a registered & experienced Sexologist, Sex & Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist & founder of SexWit, with over 25 years experience. Are you seeking guidance in your sex life, relationships, mental health, dating experiences, or wish to enhance trust, communication, connection, eroticism, vitality, or find greater life purpose? Zoë offers wisdom, knowledge, & useful tools to help enrich or transform your life, within a safe, sex-positive & empathic space. We are currently accepting new referrals & clients as of 5 January 2024. Thanks for reading, Zoë.
(08) 9126 9400 View (08) 9126 9400
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Malena Gutierrez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Malena is a registered Psychotherapist with a Degree in Psychology (Mexico). She has been working with the Spanish speaking community for more that a decade in Australia, and has more than 20 years in Private Practice. She works with adults and with couples, and offers Sex therapy. Some of the issues she works with are emotional pain, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, infidelity, separation, difference in sex drive. She provides a safe and understanding environment where her clients can express their emotions, feel understood and find their strength to overcome even the most adverse of the circumstances.
Malena is a registered Psychotherapist with a Degree in Psychology (Mexico). She has been working with the Spanish speaking community for more that a decade in Australia, and has more than 20 years in Private Practice. She works with adults and with couples, and offers Sex therapy. Some of the issues she works with are emotional pain, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, infidelity, separation, difference in sex drive. She provides a safe and understanding environment where her clients can express their emotions, feel understood and find their strength to overcome even the most adverse of the circumstances.
(02) 4504 0229 View (02) 4504 0229
Photo of Martin Gladman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne, VIC
Martin Gladman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
Hello, my name is Martin. I work as a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. As a Clinical Sexologist, I support individuals and their partner/s to address concerns about their sexual function and overall sexual well-being. These can include difficulties relating to erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, vulvodynia, vaginismus, as well as other difficulties with sex and relating. I also support clients in discussing topics relating to sexuality and gender more generally, with a particular interest in helping people with unwanted or distressing legal paraphilias.
(02) 4504 0147 View (02) 4504 0147
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Lux Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist.
I am passionate about my work with individuals, couples, and relational systems around issues of genito-pelvic pain conditions, perinatal sexuality and mental healthcare, menopause and aging, desire discrepancy, sexual identity and expression, gender identity and expression, relationship difficulties, finding freedom in authentic self-expression, and precommitment/premarital therapy.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist.
I am passionate about my work with individuals, couples, and relational systems around issues of genito-pelvic pain conditions, perinatal sexuality and mental healthcare, menopause and aging, desire discrepancy, sexual identity and expression, gender identity and expression, relationship difficulties, finding freedom in authentic self-expression, and precommitment/premarital therapy.
(03) 6358 6212 View (03) 6358 6212
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Sex and Relationship Therapist | Mim Kempson
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
As a Sexologist and Registered Counsellor, I support individuals and couples facing challenges in sex, communication, dating, libido, FIFO relationships, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), family stresses, sexual difficulties/pain, codependency, healing from betrayal, ENM/polyamory, and more. I work with LGBTQ+ people and anyone feeling constrained or exhausted by the pressures to have a certain kind of marriage/relationship, income, family, career, appearance, to behave in a certain way, and be a certain person.
(08) 7079 5667 View (08) 7079 5667
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Toya Ricci
Counsellor, MA
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
(03) 8595 5264 View (03) 8595 5264
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Arlyn Owens
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
How we have sex, and how we feel & think about sex is tied to many aspects of our history & personhood.
I’m a Psychosexual Therapist & Educator, Gestalt Therapist and Registered Nurse. I’ve been a practicing Therapist since 2019, with over 10yrs experience in the health system. I see individuals, couples & polycules for counselling & education around sexuality & relationships, and general mental health.
How we have sex, and how we feel & think about sex is tied to many aspects of our history & personhood.
I’m a Psychosexual Therapist & Educator, Gestalt Therapist and Registered Nurse. I’ve been a practicing Therapist since 2019, with over 10yrs experience in the health system. I see individuals, couples & polycules for counselling & education around sexuality & relationships, and general mental health.
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The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
(02) 9100 0765 View (02) 9100 0765
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Thinking Feeling Moving
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
LGBTQIA plus Safe Space, Sex Positive, GSRD aware.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely online. Contact for an initial free 30 min chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Educator.
LGBTQIA plus Safe Space, Sex Positive, GSRD aware.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely online. Contact for an initial free 30 min chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, and Educator.
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Photo of Amanda Grogan, Counsellor in Melbourne, VIC
Amanda Grogan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
I specialize in sex and intimacy counselling for non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and fetish. I am non-judgmental and believe with clear communication and boundaries these are healthy and beautiful relationship models and experiences. I also specialize in health counselling for chronic illness, chronic pain and invisible illness. I'm passionate about helping people navigate illness diagnosis, develop coping skills and the link between mind and body for pain management. I am empathetic, kind and understanding – and have lived experience with endometriosis which makes me uniquely qualified to work within the community.
(07) 5655 7635 View (07) 5655 7635
Photo of Staghorn Sexology, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne, VIC
Staghorn Sexology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
We know it can be confronting to address issues pertaining to sex and relationships.
We provide counselling specialising in the following areas: -psychosexual therapy for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, performance anxieties, ejaculatory disorders, painful sex and mismatched/low libido; - relationship counselling; - individual counselling especially around gender/sexual orientation issues and anxiety/depression. We have special interest in men's health, ageing sexuality, sexual function after cancer diagnosis/treatment, infidelity, and gay/lesbian/queer relationships including consensual non-monogamy.
We know it can be confronting to address issues pertaining to sex and relationships.
We provide counselling specialising in the following areas: -psychosexual therapy for sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, performance anxieties, ejaculatory disorders, painful sex and mismatched/low libido; - relationship counselling; - individual counselling especially around gender/sexual orientation issues and anxiety/depression. We have special interest in men's health, ageing sexuality, sexual function after cancer diagnosis/treatment, infidelity, and gay/lesbian/queer relationships including consensual non-monogamy.
(02) 4063 1410 View (02) 4063 1410
Photo of Clinton Power, Psychotherapist in Melbourne, VIC
Clinton Power
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
I provide sex therapy for individual and couple sexual issues and I’m experienced in working with same-sex couples.
Can you relate to either of these statements? “I’m so over hurtful relationships. I’m starting to think I’ll be single forever” "We can’t keep fighting like this. If something doesn’t change we’re headed for a breakup” If you can relate to the pain of struggling in a relationship, you’re not alone. If you’re an individual in relationship pain, I can help you overcome your past relationship hurts, understand your blocks to intimacy, and help you create a successful long-term relationship. If you’re a couple, I can help you resolve long-standing issues and rebuild the loving, intimate and harmonious relationship you once had.
(02) 8188 3842 View (02) 8188 3842
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Timothy Hill
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
Hi I'm Tim.​ I am a Registered Psychologist offering face to face sessions in West Melbourne and via telehealth. ​I work with adults (18+) experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, work related, financial and academic stress, grief, interpersonal/ relationship issues, as well as sexuality, gender and self-esteem related difficulties. I am passionate about providing a safe space for people of any sexuality, gender, sex, culture, religion or ability.
(03) 7003 2363 x7 View (03) 7003 2363 x7
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Shagun Chawla - Mindview Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I have extensive experience providing holistic, client-centred care for clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, personality disorders, sex therapy, relationship therapy, cultural difficulties, work-based difficulties, stress and more.
I have extensive experience providing holistic, client-centred care for clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, personality disorders, sex therapy, relationship therapy, cultural difficulties, work-based difficulties, stress and more.
(03) 7003 2132 View (03) 7003 2132
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Saeed Behckam
MPsych
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology ֎ Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology ֎ Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
(02) 7804 4018 View (02) 7804 4018
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Niamh Connellan
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a range of therapeutic focuses including trauma, neurodiversity, sex and sexuality, and diverse relationship structures (including D/s dynamics, polyamory, and other relationship arrangements).
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
I have experience working with a range of therapeutic focuses including trauma, neurodiversity, sex and sexuality, and diverse relationship structures (including D/s dynamics, polyamory, and other relationship arrangements).
I provide specialised counselling support to people with diverse experiences, including neurodivergence, gender, race, sexuality, disability, and fatness. My work centres anti-oppressive practices and values. I prioritise lived experience values and draw on my own journey and the journeys of others in my work.
(03) 9626 9520 View (03) 9626 9520
Photo of Rhiannon Derrig, Psychotherapist in Melbourne, VIC
Rhiannon Derrig
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
As a therapist, I deeply value sex positivity, social justice and removing the stigma and social constraints surrounding mental health work.
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
As a therapist, I deeply value sex positivity, social justice and removing the stigma and social constraints surrounding mental health work.
As a clincial psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, and neuro diversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing.
(02) 9100 0199 View (02) 9100 0199
Photo of Andy Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne, VIC
Andy Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
I am very happy to work with individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. I enjoy working with clients in freeing themselves of past traumatic experiences to live life more fully and freely. Additionally, I have extensive experience working from a lived experience lens with LGBTIQA+ communities and am kink, non-monogamous, and sex worker positive. I have a keen interest in working with people experiencing sexual health difficulties related to their mental health using a variety of hands-off counselling techniques. Finally, I offer couples counselling using the Gottman Method.
I am very happy to work with individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. I enjoy working with clients in freeing themselves of past traumatic experiences to live life more fully and freely. Additionally, I have extensive experience working from a lived experience lens with LGBTIQA+ communities and am kink, non-monogamous, and sex worker positive. I have a keen interest in working with people experiencing sexual health difficulties related to their mental health using a variety of hands-off counselling techniques. Finally, I offer couples counselling using the Gottman Method.
(03) 9994 1801 View (03) 9994 1801
Photo of Louis Spence, Psychotherapist in Melbourne, VIC
Louis Spence
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
Louis is an integrative psychotherapist who offers ongoing individual psychotherapy to people of all kinds. They specialise in working with LGBTQIA+ people and their families, people in non-normative relationships, workers in the sex industry, and others whose experiences of marginalisation have affected their mental health and access to affirmative treatment. They are passionate about exploring the intersections of individual mental health and systemic forces, and helping clients to find congruent and meaningful ways of understanding their experiences and navigating the world.
(02) 4504 0330 View (02) 4504 0330
Photo of Francesca Palazzolo, Psychotherapist in Melbourne, VIC
Francesca Palazzolo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melbourne, VIC 3000
If you are struggling with a porn or sex addiction, (or have concerns about a partner/family member) a supportive, understanding therapist who understands your unique situation can be vital part of your recovery plan.
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
If you are struggling with a porn or sex addiction, (or have concerns about a partner/family member) a supportive, understanding therapist who understands your unique situation can be vital part of your recovery plan.
I am a counsellor & psychotherapist working in the existential humanist tradition. I work with all sorts of issues including mental health, addictive behaviours and relationship issues to name a few. I am registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia) which is the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia and have experience in youth mental health, alcohol and other drugs counselling and general counselling. If you are experiencing issues with any emotional concerns, anxiety, substance use, addiction, including behavioural addictions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(03) 6118 7251 View (03) 6118 7251

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Sex Therapy Counsellors

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.