Director Psycho – Sexologist
A Melbourne local, Chantelle comes from a Dutch background. Having spent time living, studying and working in Holland, Chantelle has grown up with the European mindset that talking about sex, pleasure and relationships does not have to be shameful or taboo. A natural born communicator, she enjoys creating a setting where her clients can feel relaxed and free to talk about their sexual health in a safe, judgment-free environment. With numerous awards, accolades and published medical journal articles, Chantelle is not only an internationally acclaimed psycho-sexologist, but also a caring and empowering sex educator. With a background in scientific research, sexual medicine, and counselling, she believes that sexuality and self-esteem are an integral part of life, which everyone is entitled to. Good sexual health should always be enjoyable, pain free and without prejudice.
Her sexology qualifications include:
- Bachelor in Psychological Science
- Masters of Science Medicine, Sexual Health/Psychosexual Therapy, University of Sydney
- ESSM School of Sexual Medicine
- European Federation of Sexology (EFS) and European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) certified Psycho-Sexologist
In 2017 Chantelle became Priceline Pharmacy’s first-ever Sexual Wellness expert. She currently represents LoveHoney Corporation as their sexpert. In addition to being a sexual wellness expert, Chantelle has been recognised as one of Australia’s first European Federation of Sexology, and European Society of Sexual Medicine certified Psycho-Sexologists.
Chantelle’s scientific contributions to sexual medicine and sexology have been recognised with a Young Scientist Award nomination for the 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI). She won best presentation on Female Sexual Medicine at the 19th Congress European Society of Sexual Medicine in Nice, France.
Her scientific abstracts are featured in the Journal of Sexual Medicine:
Otten, I. Pinas: PS-02-008 Sexual functioning in women with menstrual pattern migraines. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e112
Otten, I. Pinas: HP-07-003 Sexual functioning and menstrual pattern migraine: pilot study on effects of hormonal interventions during menopause transition. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e156-7
Chantelle’s work has been featured in articles on News.com.au, Cosmopolitan magazine, New York Post, and Body and Soul magazine. She has spoken and contributed on various podcasts, and regularly presents at education seminars as part of her role as Priceline Pharmacy’s Sexual Wellness expert.
Chantelle Otten is a registered Sexologist in Australia and Europe and a Member of:
- The Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd
- Masters of Science Medicine, Sexual Health/Psychosexual Therapy, University of Sydney
- ESSM School of Sexual Medicine
Daz Tendler (He/They)
Daz (he/they) is a sex-and-body-positive sexologist holding membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. With an understanding that everyone’s sexual and relationship desires and needs are unique and diverse, he ensures his non-judgemental and compassionate practice focuses foremost on individual well-being.
Daz seeks to remove the stigma and shame society attaches to sex, sexuality and self-expression, and is super passionate about building safe, LGBTQIA+ inclusive environments where people feel confident to be their true, authentic selves. They incorporate talk therapy, communication skills and healthy redirection techniques into their sessions, centreing consent, exploration, empowerment and desire. Daz works with clients of all sexualities and genders, including asexual and agender individuals.
They have experience and particular interest in:
- Working with monogamous and non-monogamous adults in diverse relationship structures, mediating caring, healthy and honest connections.
- Working with people seeking to align religious faith with their sexuality and gender.
- Working with trans, gender-diverse and non-binary people wanting and needing to explore their gender in safe, healthful and affirming ways.
- Working with younger men seeking guidance about expressing their masculinity in a positive manner.
- Queer sexuality and exploration; working with LGBTQIA+ individuals to help them toward sexual empowerment.
- Working with people with non-typical sexual fantasies, kinks, desires and attractions.
Daz is queer and neurodiverse – through personal experiences with ethnicity and religion, class, gender and sexuality diversity, and neurodiversity, they know how important it is to nurture safe, supportive spaces for marginalised minorities, particularly LGBTQIA+ individuals and those with ADHD and autism. They value intentionality, boundaries, respect and pleasure as core sexological principles, and often work outside of traditional expectations and norms that can stigmatise and obstruct sexual, relationship and personal growth. They affirm queerness and work through trauma-informed, intersectional and queer theory lenses. Their qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology, a Bachelor of Journalism, and they are currently completing a Master of Philosophy (transitioning to a PhD), evaluating the relationship, sex, sexuality and gender education of Jewish schools in Melbourne, Australia.
Daz believes respectful, open and vulnerable communication about sex, sexuality, gender and relationships, and becoming more aware of the body-mind bond, is critical to enhance individual and shared sexual and emotional well-being.
Laura is a sexologist, with a Bachelor in Psychological Science and a Masters in Sexology. Laura is a driven individual with a passion to develop her career in sexology. She warmly welcomes each client with keen enthusiasm and encourages open dialogue in a judgement-free space. She is understanding, compassionate and approaches each session by establishing her clients’ individual goals and needs, and attentively supports them to achieve their desired outcomes.
Laura feels strongly about embracing all aspects of sexuality and appreciates the unique ways in which it manifests in different individuals. She holds progressive and open-minded ideologies on sex and relationships, and through her work as a sexologist, hopes to grow her understanding of how sexuality can prosper within relationships.
Laura treats common sexual concerns such as sexual pain, vaginismus, sex education, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Lauren is a recently graduated sexologist holding a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. Lauren has a real passion for sexuality education as well as helping individuals or couples through a multitude of sexual difficulties and experiences. Lauren creates a warm and inviting space for clients to feel comfortable to share and be heard. All sessions are held within a judgement-free space, as Lauren welcomes all diverse sexualities and varying individual experiences. She also works with Body Safety Australia, a social enterprise protecting children from sexual abuse with whole community solutions. Lauren works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for all beings. She is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life. She specialises in sex education, and empowering individuals to be less goal- orientated and more pleasure orientated.
Clarke Rose is a Sexuality and Pleasure Coach for women and femmes. Originally from California, she moved abroad to study Gender, Sexuality and Society in Paris, France. In Paris, she started her own sexuality blog, Sex and Roses, where she conducted interviews and research, wrote personal pieces, and began to explore female pleasure on a deeper level.
Passionate about women’s sexual health, happiness and equality from a young age, she has had immense success with her clients. She works with women and femmes who want to expand their orgasmic ability, stop faking orgasms, become more comfortable in a masturbation practice, learn to communicate better about their needs in and out of the bedroom, bring pleasure into their everyday lives, learn new ways to masturbate, take back their power after sexual abuse or trauma, spice up their sex lives, and more!
Clarke has called many different kinds of places “home,” and because of this, she has a beautiful understanding of women and a compassionate comfortable presence that is felt by clients and friends alike. She is the woman you go to for the things you feel like you can not discuss with your regular therapist! Open, non-judgmental and kind, she aspires to lead women and femmes into sexual empowerment, helping them to step into their bodies with confidence, and own their erotic potential.
Jasmine is an experienced Sexologist and a level 2 registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). She also holds membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and has over seven years experience as a workplace coach.
Jasmine’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters of HIV, STI’s and Sexual Health (Counselling).
Jasmine works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for both couples and individuals. She specialises in a variety of sexual concerns, including vaginismus, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. She works with clients around self-esteem, body image, anxiety and lack of desire.
Ensuring that her clients are comfortable and relaxed, Jasmine is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life.
Meg is a warm and approachable sexologist. Her practice is versatile and multidisciplinary, combining counselling, coaching and comprehensive sexuality education.
Creative and client-focused in her sessions, Meg uses strengths-based approaches to support clients to safely navigate sex and relationships, and start enjoying more fulfilling sexual experiences. She understands there is no one-size-fits all approach to sex and sexuality, so draws upon her professional training in sexology, health promotion, and tantra to offer clients relevant and practical options.
Determined to create an open and positive dialogue about sexuality, Meg creates a safe space for people to talk openly about their sexual goals and challenges. She believes that healthy sexual communication and boundaries are key ingredients for a satisfying sex life, and specialises in helping clients take full responsibility for their sexual wellbeing and pleasure.
Meg is a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and her qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma of Sexology, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons), and a Diploma of Youth-work. She is currently completing an Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling and Certificate of Sexological Bodywork with the Institute of Somatic Sexology later this year.
Meg works with individuals, couples, adults and young people. Her work is trauma-informed and inclusive of cultural, gender and sexual diversity.
Aleeya is a sexologist and fertility counsellor who is passionate about normalising the conversation around sex, pleasure and fertility. Aleeya has a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as clients experiencing sexual issues relating to fertility and pregnancy. She holds a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and Fertility Society of Australia (FSA.)
Aleeya’s qualifications include a Bachelor and Honours in Psychological Science, and a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health, specialising in psychosexual therapy and reproductive endocrinology.
Aleeya has a warm and intuitive therapeutic style and approaches each session by establishing her client’s individual goals and needs, supporting them to achieve their desired outcomes. She has worked as a group and individual therapist in a range of settings including drug and alcohol services, sexual health and community engagement.
Aleeya utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She believes that everyone has the right to sexual pleasure and sex education, empowering individuals to make decisions that align with their values and beliefs.
Her passion is working with individuals and couples going through the fertility process, helping them have satisfactory sexual lives.
Anna Kelberga (Kelberg)
Anna is a certified and registered clinical psychologist and sexologist. She has received her sex therapy education at the University of Guelph in Canada (accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in the UK (accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).
Anna’s counselling skills are backed up with profound scientific knowledge in the field of psycho sexuality. She is currently a PhD candidate, researching monogamy and non-monogamy. Her scientific articles that are based on a profound research of 1700 people in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships are published in prestigious Swiss scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology: Gender, Sex and Sexuality.
She regularly attends scientific conferences and is a member of various professional bodies:
– The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (USA)
– The European Federation of Sexology
– The Latvian Psychology Association
Anna is a true multinational – she grew up in Latvia, a small European country, studied and travelled all over the world, and currently shares her time between Cape Town, South Africa and Riga, Latvia, sometimes spending a couple of months in Rome, Stockholm or Tel Aviv. While praising individuality, Anna believes in the power of the community. She volunteers at the Crisis Center hotline in Latvia and at The Counselling Hub in South Africa, helping pro bono those in acute need.
As a psychologist, Anna has a pluralistic approach to clinical sexology, understanding that a wide range of different factors, including cognitive, genetic, social, family and neurological, contribute to an individual’s sexuality. She works with all genders, sexual identities and relationship arrangements. She is experienced in assisting couples to negotiate their monogamy/non-monogamy agreements, helping individuals and couples to address sexual concerns, desire discrepancies, explore sexual fantasies and other sexual questions. Anna also works with trauma related to sexual abuse.
Anna’s soft demeanour and voice are very soothing and welcoming. Anna has a lovely Latvian accent to her English. She is easy to relate to, non-judgemental and sex-positive.
Asha (B.Psych, GDip-Sexology) is a sexologist with a background in Psychology.
As a mother, Asha has an understanding and special interest for helping those who experience the various, and complex sexual difficulties related to pregnancy and parenthood.
Asha’s approach to her clients is one of unconditional positive regard, open-mindedness, and encouragement of sexual empowerment.
Asha is relatable, down to earth, compassionate, and understanding. She believes every individual is unique in their desires, experiences, views, and ideologies regarding sexuality, and in turn deserve a unique and personal approach to therapy.
Asha is comfortable working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities.
Sarah (she/her) is a sexologist with several years’ experience providing sex-positive, sexual and reproductive health education to communities, with a focus on those from a migrant or refugee background. Her work is founded on gender equity, intersectional feminism and social justice.
Sarah’s sessions are affirmative and inclusive of all genders, orientations and sexual identities.
With a warm and down to earth approach, Sarah holds space for clients to openly discuss their thoughts and experiences without judgment. She works collaboratively with people to support them in exploring their sexuality, understanding and communicating their needs, prioritising pleasure and helping them feel confident to honestly express themselves.
Specialising in sex education, Sarah has worked with a range of communities, including people with a disability and at-risk young people. She believes in a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, which centres clients’ needs and acknowledges the importance of being informed about their bodies, sexuality
Sarah’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and a Graduate Diploma in
Chelsea is a qualified sexologist with a passion for the interplay between mental and sexual health, with an Undergraduate degree double majoring in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Sexology.
Chelsea has a natural affinity and inquisitiveness into all areas of sexuality, but her main interests and passions lay in the realms of queer sexuality, women’s empowerment and sexual liberation, tantra, kink, sexual well-being, young people, and pleasure.
She believes that sexuality is a core concept of our human psyche, and can be a positive, pleasurable, and almost euphoric experience and that all people should be able to understand, explore and embrace their sexuality, no matter their age, gender, cultural background, or sexual experience.
Chelsea is a student member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and works with patient-centred care at the forefront of her practice, aiming to give all her clients the same level of unconditional acceptance, openness, and compassion. She volunteers regularly with the WA Aids Council, and attends Leavers week in Dunsborough, as a safe sex angel every year, handing out condoms and educating young people on safe sex practices.
She believes that sex is an important, and innate, part of the human experience, and that everyone has the right to pursue their own pleasure and erotic joy, in a safe, sex-positive, light-hearted, and judgement-free space. She prides herself in her ability to weave professionalism and fun within her work, to help decrease the stigma around sex, and to instead empower all people to have open and honest conversations about their sex lives.
Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Chloe Scotney (she/they)
Chloe is a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor who specialises in the field of Sex & Relationship therapy. After several years working for mental health crisis and sexual health charities, she studied at the Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in England (accredited by the UK Council of Psychotherapists). She then went on to further studies in Clinical Sexology at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). Chloe is registered with both the UKCP and COSRT.
Being an openly queer practitioner, Chloe has a specialist interest and history in working with the LGBTQIA+ community; with distinct therapeutic focus on sexuality, gender, kink, and consensual non-monogamy. Chloe also works with an international clinic as a gender-affirming counsellor and in a crisis role for victims of sexual assault in the UK.
Chloe has varied experience working with sexual functioning issues, having been a psychosexual therapist trainee for the NHS; helping co-facilitate female pain workshops as well as one-to-one sex therapy sessions with a diverse client base, including trans patients.
Using a curious and validating approach, Chloe draws upon studies with existentialism to help clients explore their own sense of identity and erotic templates. They believe everyone has the right to a healthy and fulfilling sexual life, recognising that we all have the autonomy as individuals to determine what this looks like.