Monica cook - sexologist & fertility awareness educator

Be equipped with the knowledge, tools and insights needed to enjoy sexual and reproductive wellness

How I Can Help You

Monica is a qualified Sydney-based sex therapist and counsellor 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.

 

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 Cook

Monica is a qualified sexologist and fertility awareness educator who currently works at the Australian Centre for Sexual Health and The Mindspace.

She specialises in helping both individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties and uses a range of relationship counselling approaches (eg. Emotions Focused Therapy), psychotherapy techniques, take-home exercises and education to help people address their concerns. (Please note: No physical examination or hands of therapy is provided in these sessions).

Common sexual difficulties she addresses include:

  • Painful sex

  • Sex after kids

  • Sex after menopause

  • Fertility issues impacting on sexual function*

  • Communication challenges

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Premature or delayed ejaculation

  • Mismatched libidos

  • Low libido

  • Difficulties with arousal or orgasm

  • Sexual boredom

  • 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 AssociationSociety for Australian Sexologists (SAS) and also ACNFP [Australian Council for Natural Family Planning] accredited.

 
 

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Contact

Monica Cook

The Mindspace

43/90 Mona Vale Rd, Warriewood NSW 2103

​​Tel: (02) 8208 5958

Email: info@themindspace.com.au

The Australian Centre for Sexual Health

Berry Road Medical Centre

Suite 3 1A Berry Road St Leonards NSW 2065

Tel: (02) 8208 5958

Email: francineacsh@gmail.com

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