Chantelle Otten

Contact

To Book:

For sexology or pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment bookings, please fill in the contact form or email us at info@chantelleotten.com. 

Our administration staff are available from 10am to 6pm and will reply to you promptly. A referral is not necessary to schedule an appointment.

To quickly and seamlessly book a pelvic health appointment via our online booking form, please press here. 

Style Of Appointments

Sexology appointments can be scheduled through various modalities, including Face-to-Face, Phone, Telehealth/Online video, and Typed-Message appointments.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy appointments are also available in clinic or via Telehealth/ Online video.

Location

In- Clinic: Our staff provide clinic hours at a convenient location in Melbourne, Australia: 504 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, 3002

Online: Our clinic also maintains a strong online therapy practice.

Booking Form


    Length Of Appointment

    Sexology:

    – Standard 50-minute sexology sessions: These sessions are available with a sexologist that suits your needs. If you send in a contact form with information about why you would like to come to therapy, Chantelle will read your email and match you with the therapist that best suits your needs.

    – Specialised 30- minute sessions: our experienced therapist Aleeya has designed 30-minute sessions. These are intended for new patients who may not require a full therapy session but still seek guidance and advice. They may also be extremely valuable for practitioners seeking professional development, business consulting, or individuals with specific inquiries about sex and relationships.

    *Please note that these sessions will be available to individual clients on a discretionary basis. Aleeya will conduct a professional assessment during the initial session to determine if this format is suitable for you.

    Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy:

    – Standard 50 minute initial sessions: The first session for pelvic health therapy is 50 minutes so your physiotherapist is able to have a comprehensive understanding of your needs and concerns

    – Follow up 30 minute sessions: After an initial session, you will continue forward with 30 minute follow up appointments.

    Further information about what to expect

    In these specialised sessions, you can expect a comprehensive blend of therapeutic techniques, drawing on modern scientific principles, human sexuality education, and inclusive practices. Whether it’s sex therapy tailored to personal growth and relationships or pelvic floor physiotherapy aimed at functional well-being, we create a space that honors the uniqueness of your body and experiences.

    Our approach melds talk therapy with the updated and scientifically backed knowledge of sexual health science and pelvic floor physiotherapy. 

    Together, we’ll explore, communicate, analyse, learn, and feel, utilizing a broad spectrum of modalities, tools, and frameworks designed to suit your individual needs.

    Each session is conducted with a safe and judgement free attitude. This is where you can speak freely and without shame around sex, your body and your experiences. These sessions offer an accepting environment to explore, heal, investigate, and innovate. 

    Inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our practice, and every session aims to empower you through hands-on learning and personal exploration. At the end of each meeting, your therapist will provide customised options for at-home practices, ensuring continuity in your journey towards self-discovery, healing, and growth.

    Whether you seek connection, healing, or understanding, our sessions are crafted to promote a compassionate and personalized pathway towards your sexual and physiological well-being.

    All all welcome and we are an LGBTQIA+ inclusive space.

    Sexologists

    Chantelle Otten

    (She / Her)

    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
    read article

    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
    read article

    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 Alexandra Tendler

    (She/They/He)

    Psycho-Sexologist

    Daz Alexandra Tendler (She/They/He) 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, she ensures her non-judgemental and compassionate practice focuses foremost on individual well-being.

    Daz Alexandra 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 Alexandra 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 Alexandra is trans, 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 Alexandra 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 Miano

    (She / Her)

    Psycho-Sexologist

    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.

     

    Clarke Rose

    (She / Her)

    Sex Coach

    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 Zahner

    (She / Her)

    Psycho – Sexologist

    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.


    Aleeya Hachem

    (She / Her)

    Psycho – Sexologist

    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 Kelberg

    (She / Her)

    Psycho – Sexologist

    Anna is a highly skilled sexologist with an extensive educational background. She obtained her expertise in sex therapy from the University of Guelph in Canada, accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists, and the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology in the UK, accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

    Anna’s international credentials include a Doctor of Psychology registration outside Australia. Her counselling skills are backed by a thorough scientific understanding in the field of psycho-sexuality. Currently a PhD candidate, Anna’s research focuses on monogamy and non-monogamy. This research, involving studies of 1700 individuals in both relationship types, has been featured in the prestigious Swiss scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology: Gender, Sex and Sexuality.

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.961949/full

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.753460/full

    Anna is a respected member of various professional bodies, actively contributing to the field of sexology. Her memberships include the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (USA), the European Federation of Sexology, and the Latvian Psychology Association. This involvement underscores her dedication to staying at the forefront of sexological research and practice.

    Anna is a true multinational – Having grown up in Latvia, travelled extensively, and lived in diverse locations such as Cape Town, Riga, Rome, Stockholm, and Tel Aviv, she brings a broad worldview to her practice. Her commitment to community welfare is evident through her volunteer work at the Crisis Center hotline in Latvia and at The Counselling Hub in South Africa, where she offers pro bono support to those in acute need.

    In her approach to sexology, Anna integrates a variety of perspectives, acknowledging that cognitive, genetic, social, familial, and neurological factors all play a part in shaping an individual’s sexuality. While she brings a wealth of knowledge from her psychology background, it’s important to note that she is not practising as a registered psychologist in Australia. Her work encompasses assisting individuals and couples with a range of sexual concerns, including navigating monogamy and non-monogamy agreements, addressing sexual desire discrepancies, exploring fantasies, and coping with the aftermath of sexual abuse.

    Clients often find comfort in Anna’s warm and welcoming presence, complemented by her soothing voice and charming Latvian accent. She is known for her relatable, non-judgemental, and sex-positive approach, making her a trusted professional in the field of sexology.

    Asha Bosman

    (She / Her)

    Psycho – Sexologist

    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.

     

    Chelsea Liley

    (She / They)

    Psycho – Sexologist

    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.

    Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists

    Fiona Grouber

    (She / Her)

    Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

    Fiona is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s and Pelvic Floor Health. She has a strong focus on patient-centred care and is passionate about educating and empowering women through all stages of life. She enjoys collaboratively working together with patients towards achieving their health and wellness goals.

    Fiona has experience in both hospital and private physiotherapy settings, focusing on areas of women’s health. She loves working with pregnant and post-natal women, as well as those experiencing urinary or faecal dysfunction, difficult or painful intercourse and those with persistent pelvic pain. Where appropriate she incorporates pelvic floor rehabilitation with functional training and Clinical Pilates for a holistic treatment approach.

    She also currently works at Cabrini Hospital on the maternity physiotherapy team. At Cabrini, Fiona provides acute post-natal care to new mothers on the maternity ward and runs pregnancy-specific exercise classes.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice (La Trobe University)
    Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)
    Professional Member of the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health subgroup for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
    Certified Mat work and Equipment Pilates Instructor (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Association – APPI)
    CPD Dry Needling Course
    PINC Women’s Cancer Rehabilitation Course

    Fiona treats a range of conditions including:
    – Persistent pelvic pain and sexual pain
    – Bladder and Bowel dysfunction such as incontinence, urgency and constipation
    – Pelvic organ prolapse
    – Pregnancy-related back, rib and pelvis pain
    – Mastitis
    – Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
    – Breast and Gynaecological Cancer rehab

    Kayla Kennedy

    (She / Her)

    Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

    Kayla has completed her Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University, specialising in Continence and Pelvic Health. She has 10 years of clinical experience working as a Physiotherapist, having worked in a range of settings in Australia and the United Kingdom.

    She is passionate about providing evidence-based physiotherapy for people of all genders across all stages of life. She is experienced in providing patient-centred physiotherapy services for pelvic floor related conditions and has extensive experience in clinical pilates and exercise based rehabilitation. She believes in a collaborative approach to patient care and thrives on empowering her clients to achieve their health goals wherever they are in their journey.

    Kayla has sound experience in assessing and treating:
    – Persistent pelvic and abdominal pain conditions such as endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, pudendal neuralgia
    – Sexual pain / dyspareunia
    – Bladder dysfunction such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bladder pain
    – Bowel dysfunction such as constipation, defaecation difficulty, rectal pain, faecal incontinence
    – Pelvic organ prolapse
    – Pregnancy care including musculoskeletal pain, exercise and preparation for birth education
    – Postnatal care including return to exercise guidance, rectus abdominus diastasis rehabilitation and musculoskeletal pain
    – Pre and post operative care for gynaecological surgery or prostatectomy

    Qualifications:
    – Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Health)
    – Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

    Administration

    Kimberly Villareal

    (She / Her)

    Administration

    Kimberly is a college undergraduate majoring in Management. Over the years she has worked in different organisations as a customer service representative and was very successful in her management roles and giving customers award-winning service. She attends professional development training and continues to work on her customer-based skills.

    Working with Chantelle is her first experience in the healthcare industry. She is friendly and relatable and enjoys contact with patients and professionals and the learning process that comes with working with a Psycho-Sexologist.