Owner Operator: Tanya Koens

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Working as a clinical Counsellor and sexologist, Tanya finds it easy to build rapport and open, straightforward communication with people. She appreciates the everyday frustrations encountered by people – both in their work and personal lives.  She is warm, empathic and non-judgemental and provides a safe place for people to explore their sexuality, feelings and inner worlds.

 

Specialising in conscious relating with self and authentic relationship and sex therapy, Tanya’s style of counselling is person centered. She draws on different methodologies to help you explore your present situation and work on understanding yourself better in order to make positive changes in your life. She is easy to talk to and can help you understand the dynamics of your family of origin and relationship patterns that may impact different areas of your life. She will work closely with you to address any energies and emotions raised.

Sensitive to the difficult nature of sexual health, Tanya provides a safe, confidential space for issues of this nature to be discussed and addressed.

We both think you are great and thanks for making it safe enough for us to be brave that is a skill we admire! – Couple 50 and 54

 Tanya supervises many Counsellors and Psychologists and speaks at industry conferences and events.  She has a passion for authentic relating, conscious sex and helping people create

Tanya has led community groups, volunteered for different organisations and is a social mentor to people of all ages. She is also a passionate presenter on sex and sexuality.

 

Employment

Tanya has worked as a crisis telephone counsellor for a NSW Rape Crisis Centre and also been a telephone counsellor for Impotence Australia helping men with sexual health problems.

Tanya has worked for Relationships Australia and currently runs her own busy practice in Surry Hills.  

She lectures and presents to health professionals on how to talk about sex with their patients and delivers workshops on positive sexuality, conscious relating, desire discrepancy, sexual dysfunction, mindfulness and a range of other topics.

 

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma Health Sciences (Sexual Health) – University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Counselling – Australian College of Applied Psychology

Masters of Business, Marketing – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Professional Memberships

SAS – Society of Australian Sexologists (formerly ASSERT) - General Member

CAPA – Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association NSW - Clinical Member

PACFA – Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Clinical Member

 

Workshops and Additional Training

Tanya takes professional development seriously and splits her time between Counselling and psychological training and further sexual health/sexuality training.

For a list of the additional training Tanya has undertaken click: here

 

Methods

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) – a combination of mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and learning how to be present and tune into to thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness – helping you focus on the present (the here and now) to achieve self awareness and positive life and sexual experiences.

Gestalt – to help people experience emotions rather than just talk about them.

Existentialism – each person is unique, makes their own choices and shapes their own life.

Phenomenology – what is happening in the here and now.

Transactional Analysis – looking at parent, adult, child relationships within ourselves.

Social Constructivism – what do you give meaning and power to?

Solution Focused – let’s help you work out a plan.

Mindfulness – helping you focus on the present (the here and now) to achieve self awareness and positive life and sexual experiences.

Sexual Personality Types – working with people’s to help them better understand their sexuality and the meanings, beliefs and thoughts they attribute to sex. 

 

For more information about Tanya and her working style click here: http://www.goodtherapy.com.au/tanya_koens