“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
“Susan is a Sex Educator, Facilitator, Counsellor and Bodyworker and lives, works and plays on Jagera and Turrbul country. She is passionate about the transformational and healing power of sex and the profound beauty and richness it brings into all that we are and do. Susan is an erotic explorer and skilfully supports people to discover, heal and expand their unique sexual self.”
I am a certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator and Counsellor. I have a passion for all things embodied and deeply value the wisdom, pleasure and healing that comes with somatic and erotic exploration and discovery.
I have always been curious and enjoyed sex but growing up lacked guidance and information about my body and pleasure. As a teenager I explored recklessly, reliant on peers and media as my teachers. As a young woman I unconsciously fell into conditioning and social expectations. The seed of this work began with the birth of my first child and the healing and reclaiming that came through consciously navigating pathways to motherhood. I discovered the wisdom, power, and potential of my body that had never been shown to me. With courage I sought teachers, books and experiences that helped me continue to grow and expand. Conditioning and shame gradually gave way as I transformed, reclaimed, and created opportunities for others to find their journey. I no longer lived at a distance from my body and sexual self and to this day continue to value and nurture my ever-evolving eroticism and expression of it in the world.
As a practitioner I draw from a dynamic mix of somatic, psychological, and shamanic tools woven together with intuition and trust. I have spent nearly three decades offering counselling, support, groups and workshops to a huge range of people from all walks of life. I share my time and skills between grass root community organisations and private practice as I thrive on variety and understand that real change happens at both a systemic and individual level.
I have tertiary qualifications in Human Services and have done many courses and workshops in counselling and group work. I am currently employed as a Sexual Assault Counsellor and Group Worker in a community organisation that also has a strong political voice. My study with the School of Shamanic Womancraft gifted me with the wisdom of the Seasons and Cycles and awoke my ability to skilfully hold space for others. I am current member of the Somatic Sex Educators Association of Australasia and work within their code of ethics.
I gravitate to curious, playful people who courageously dive and drink deeply at the wells of life’s possibilities. I embrace and cherish community with those who laugh loudly, love endlessly and dance wildly.
“The essence of my work is about supporting and resourcing people to meet the fullness of themselves,
their bodies, their longings and life. Finding within them the places of growth, of wisdom, pleasure and empowerment and exploring what lays beyond.”
“For a long time I thought my ‘touch issues’ were just part of who I was. Susan helped me to realise my body’s reaction to touch and physical closeness, were a result of the sexual trauma I experienced in my relationship. Susan has gently guided me to build awareness and tolerance of sensations and experiences in my body, which has helped me move forward in ways that other therapies hadn’t. Susan is very approachable, understanding, and deeply intuitive, and brings a sense of ease to difficult conversations.”
"In the short time I have been working with Susan she has helped me to uncover insights that no other therapist has so far. Susan listens carefully and empathetically to my thoughts and feelings and provides valuable guidance and prompts for me to delve further. I feel really positive on my healing journey with Susan, and I have already made huge leaps and bounds"
"Susan has taught me to use my intuition, feeling into moments through awareness and curiosity rather than judgement and self-criticism. She helped me to develop my voice and vocabulary around consent and recognise ways in which my body houses emotional reactions. This allows me to step back from triggers and be empowered in the choices I make."
"Susan holds a wisdom and strength that is firmly rooted in respect and equality. I always feel empowered during and after our sessions as she holds space as though she is walking alongside you rather than in front. She weaves her experience and knowledge into the session with such transparency and without agenda which is so helpful in feeling safe. I have learned and gained so many great and practical techniques to help with my trauma responses and how to step into being authentically myself and inhabit my body."