How I Can Help You
Monica is a qualified Sydney-based sex therapist and relationships counsellor (Relational Life Therapy) holding a Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health (Psychosexual Therapy) with additional qualifications in health education and medical research*. She has also had many years of experience delivering sex and fertility education to a range of audiences. She is accredited with the Society of Australian Sexologists and Australian Counselling Association.
Monica is passionate about providing honest, clear, current and practical information to foster sexual and reproductive wellness for individuals and couples of all ages, including those from a multicultural or diverse faith background.
She gathers from a broad range of scientific disciplines, resources, strategies, approaches and techniques to provide sex counselling and education that is sensitive and transformative. Her approach is a holistic one that considers the physical, psychological, relational and spiritual dimensions of these topics providing a safe space for clients to explore their sexuality knowing that their values will be respected and acknowledged.
In the sex/fertility education realm, she recognises the challenges around accessing relevant, accurate and clear information. In light of this, Monica aims to translate evidence-based scientific concepts into practical ones that empower anyone to make informed decisions and beneficial changes in the realm of sex and fertility.
Services offered include:
- Individual sex counselling
- Couples sex counselling
- Fertility Awareness Education session (including learning to chart menstrual cycles)
Seminars/courses on female sexual wellness, sex after kids, natural fertility and the church and sex.
*Qualifications are through the University of Sydney [MScMed(SRH)] & Australian National University [PhB Medical Science & Grad Dip Sci Comm].
Monica is a qualified sexologist and educator who has previously worked at the Australian Centre for Sexual Health and The Mindspace and currently has her own private practice.
She specialises in helping both individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties and uses a range of counselling approaches (eg. Relational Life Therapy, Emotions Focused Therapy, Embodied Processing, Internal Family Systems, Pia Melody’s approach to trauma - Healing Our Core Issues), psychotherapy techniques, take-home exercises and education to help people address their concerns. (Please note: No physical examination or hands-on therapy is provided in these sessions).
Common sexual difficulties she addresses include:
Sex after kids
Sex after menopause
Fertility issues impacting on sexual function*
Premature or delayed ejaculation
Difficulties with arousal or orgasm
Issues relating to the interaction between faith and sexuality
*Training relating to learning the sympto-thermal method (natural fertility) and understanding menstrual cycles can also be provided on request.
She has also had many years of experience in education presenting to a range of audiences including couples, parents, students, doctors and church congregations.
In 2018 Monica was offered a position as a Senior Research Fellow at Anglican Deaconess Ministries. It was here she had the unique opportunity to design a sex and fertility program built on theological principles for the Church.
She has also worked for CatholicCare educating engaged couples, is a regular speaker for Family Planning NSW, a subcommittee board member for the Australasian Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine (AIRRM) and manages the Christian Society for Sexual Wellbeing (CSSW).
She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and Society for Australian Sexologists (SAS).
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