BBSc. (Psych), MSocSc. (Counselling), MScMed (SRH)
Dee is a counsellor and sex therapist working with older adolescents and adults for a broad range of issues. She holds a Masters in Social Science (Counselling) from the University of South Australia, a Masters in Science in Medicine in Sexual and Reproductive Health, (Psychosexual Therapy) from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) degree from Monash University, Australia. Additionally, she has advanced training in Gottman Method Couples therapy.
Her counselling areas of interest include self-worth and shame, relationships, affairs, transition and cultural adjustment, trauma, abuse, anxiety and stress. Dee’s sexuality and gender areas of interest include: Unconsummated / sexless marriages, libido differences, non-monogamous relationships, gender and sexual identity concerns, painful /difficult sex, erectile difficulties, STI/HIV support, out of control sexual behaviours, LGBTQIA+ specific concerns and kink/fetishes.
Dee is a passionate, empathetic and collaborative therapist who provides non-judgemental support, compassion and guidance to walk with her clients through any issue they may face. Dee offers an inclusive space for all genders, orientations and identities, and offers LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy. She believes therapy should empower clients to create the life they wish for, and uses an integrative approach in order to bring out the potential of clients. Dee focuses on the past, present and future, as she believes all have a part to play in who we are.
She is a New Zealander by birth, however as a third culture kid and global nomad, she has spent equal time in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and the UK, and as such, appreciates the difficulties many people experience when moving and living abroad.
Dee is a clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation of Australia, (PACFA) and a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).