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Frequently Asked Questions

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Would you like to know more about Sex Therapy, Somatic Sexology or Relationship Coaching?

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What is a Sexologist?

A sexologist is a trained professional specialising in the scientific study of human sexuality, which includes human sexual interests, behaviours, and functions. They can come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, medicine, sociology, or anthropology. Sexologists may conduct research, teach, and provide information, consultation, and therapy related to sexual health and well-being.

What does a Sexologist do?

A sexologist performs a variety of roles depending on their area of specialisation. Some are involved in research and academia, studying various aspects of human sexuality, while others work in a clinical setting, providing therapy and coaching to individuals or couples facing sexual concerns. This can include addressing issues such as sexual dysfunction, sexual identity, sexual behaviour, and more.

What is Somatic Sexology?

Somatic Sexology is an educational and therapeutic service that uses a holistic and embodied approach. Somatic Sexology includes somatic elements such as breath, sound, movement, touch and awareness which help to form a connection between your mind, body, and emotions.

In addition to working somatically, I use talk-based therapies and techniques based on the latest research (informed by psychology and neuroscience) to provide integration between your conscious and subconscious. 

By using a multi-method approach, it allows me to help you create lasting change that supports your learning objective, whether that is to overcome a challenge or step into your full expression of pleasure.

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a specialised type of therapy used to address concerns related to sexual function, sexual feelings, and intimacy, either in individual therapy or with a partner. It can help people who are experiencing a wide range of sexual issues such as performance anxiety, low sexual desire, or sexual trauma.

A sex therapist provides a safe, confidential environment for individuals or couples to discuss these matters and helps them develop strategies to improve their sexual health and satisfaction.

Is this a Sexual Service?

No. You will remain fully clothed and there will be no intimate touch. Any inappropriate behaviour from clients will result in the immediate termination of the session without refund.

Are Sexologists bound by a Code of Ethics?

As a Somatic Sexologist I adhere to a code of practice to act in your best interests, to not engage in romantic relationships with clients, and to keep your personal and health information private. You can view the code of ethics here: https://www.sseaa.org/code-of-ethics


What is Relationship Coaching?

Relationship Coaching is a type of therapy that helps individuals and people in relationships to work through issues and conflicts they’re experiencing in their relationships.

The process involves open and honest communication facilitated by a trained professional, with the goal of improving the dynamics of the relationship, developing understanding, resolving disputes and promoting interpersonal connection.

What does a Relationship Coach do?

A Relationship Coach is a trained professional who specialises in understanding and facilitating the dynamics between individuals in a relationship. They employ a variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts, understand each other better and strengthen their bond.

Relationship coaches work with different types of relationships and offer guidance tailored to the unique circumstances of each relationship.

Do I need to have a partner to benefit from this kind of work?

No. You are welcome to attend sessions by yourself or with your partner(s). I believe that a healthy relationship first starts with your relationship with yourself. When we learn to accept and love ourself, it makes room to step into our full pleasure body and show up authentically in our life and in our relationships.

Somatic Therapy

What is Somatic Therapy?

Somatic therapy is a therapeutic approach that emphasises the interconnectedness of the mind and body, recognising that changes in one can affect the other. This therapy integrates both talk therapy and physical therapies, such as deep breathing, guided relaxation, and movement exercises. The objective of somatic therapy is to assist individuals in releasing trapped tension or trauma stored within their bodies, which can adversely impact their physical and emotional health. By cultivating awareness and connection between the body and mind, somatic therapy helps to create a more balanced and harmonious state of being.

What does a Somatic Therapist do?

A Somatic Therapist is a professional who specialises in somatic therapy, an approach that focuses on the mind-body connection for healing and well-being. They help clients develop body awareness, process and release trauma stored in the body, integrate thoughts and emotions with physical sensations, regulate the nervous system, and teach various body-oriented interventions. Somatic therapists create a safe space for emotional expression and support clients in cultivating authenticity and embodiment. Their goal is to assist individuals in healing, personal growth, and developing a deeper connection with themselves and others.


What happens during a session?

I educate people on how to connect with their body to enhance their pleasure and to help them heal from various sexual conditions and traumas. During each session, I will guide you through a range of discussions and exercises that are customised to your specific learning objectives.

Are online sessions available?

Yes. You are welcome to attend your session in-person or online.

Is there a minimum number of sessions?

Sessions are customised to meet the needs of each client. Depending on your desired outcome you may only require one session. Other clients may want ongoing sessions if they are dealing with more complex issues. Clients often choose my 5-session package as this provides the best value and offers the opportunity to explore a range of topics in a holistic way.

I’m feeling nervous and I’m not sure if this is right for me?

It’s totally normal to feel nervous. Sharing private and vulnerable aspects of ourselves may feel uncomfortable at first, especially when we’ve often grown up in a world where we haven’t been taught to feel empowered about our sexuality. 

It’s important to work with someone who allows you to feel comfortable, safe and heard so that you feel supported in your journey. If you’re feeling unsure, please feel free to book in a free 15-minute call to see if you feel that we’ll be a good fit.


Are Medicare or Health Fund rebates available?

Currently Medicare rebates are not available for sexology sessions. If you have private health insurance, check with your provider whether they cover such services.

Free Consultation

Book a free consultation to discuss your needs, goals and curiosities. By getting to know each other better, we’ll get a sense of whether my services are right for you and how well we could work together.


If you have questions or would like further information, contact Sage Wilde

Sage Wilde provides somatic therapy and relationship counselling