Welcome to Sex Love Life

Our intimate lives are so much more than sex and sexuality. Connection, desire, communication of our needs and wants all play a central role in our sexual expression. Most people have not been effectively taught how to navigate within these realms. Add to this the restraints and taboos, shame and misinformation, what could be an area of joy and connection can become a source of frustration and isolation.

Everyone has a right to a fulfilling and healthy sex life. Sex therapy can help you understand the sexual difficulty you may be experiencing, discover it’s beginnings and find ways to increase your sexual satisfaction.

Sexuality is a central aspect of our lives. Usually, when we are happy with our sex life we are happy in other areas of life. It is common for people to experience sexual difficulties in their life, with many people experiencing some kind of difficulty in their sexual relationship at some point. These can include erection problems, a loss of desire, orgasmic difficulties, sexual pain, and sexual dissatisfaction. Sometimes there are physiological problems, yet quite often anxieties, stress, concerns or a lack of knowledge about sex underpin these issues.

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.
Esther Perel

About Waratah

Waratah Karleu is a Specialist trained Sexologist, Counsellor, Couples Therapist & Sexuality Educator. She has taught yoga and mindfulness practices, presented wellness retreats and intimacy education workshops in addition to working as a counsellor with adults and teens for over 15 years in Adelaide and the Hills. Bringing a culmination of these modalities, including postgraduate studies in Counselling, Sexual Health and Couples Therapy, to Sex -Love Life Therapy allows for a holistic, grounded and practical approach to her work.

Taking a transpersonal coaching approach to working with individuals and couples around sex, love and intimacy make for a holistic and transformative, solution focused and positive experience for her clients. When applied to this fundamentally important part of life, Sex -Love – Life Therapy allows you to find real meaning and fulfilment in your relationships and your sexuality.

With no need to judge or assess you, the only agenda is to enable you to transform and grow. The aim is to create an environment in which to inspire you to reach your sexual and relationship potential, with all the peace, wellness and fulfilment that fully embodied and positive sexuality can bring. Sexuality is at the core of being human. Quality sex is an extraordinary thing and one that has a hugely positive effect on us physically, emotionally and mentally. Through addressing any sexual issues, the whole of life improves.

Consultation Services

There are more people who seek out professional sex therapy than you think. In our society we are generally taught not to talk about sex, that sex is a private thing. This can lead to people not seeking out assistance and ending up with a less than satisfactory sex life.


Many of us have had little education about intimacy and how to maintain connection within our relationships. My intimacy sessions are liberating, empowering and fun. We’ll look at you, your relationships and your life, in a safe, supporting, confidential and friendly environment, with you as the leader in the process.

Having a baby

Consulting a professional sex therapist may provide you with the tools you need to navigate what can potentially be a tricky time for parents.
Within a pre birth consultation, many of the issues that may be left unspoken are able to be aired. The post birth ‘check in’ can provide new ways for you as a couple to stay connected.


Wellness coaching supports you to explore your strengths and challenges, helping you to define your motivators for moving toward your vision and the step by step goals to get you there. Wellness coaching can be applied to any area of your life where you are experiencing a lack of energy. It maybe physical, mental, or spiritual health that you are wanting to enhance.

The Bella Flower

The Bella Flower anatomical sex puppets are an essential tool for sexuality educators, parents, sex therapists, counsellors, midwives, birth educators, doctors, sexual health practitioners, physiotherapists…and anyone else who wants a fun, nonclinical yet anatomically correct model to use when talking about female anatomy and arousal.

Made from beautiful textured fabrics the puppets are a non-clinical, friendly, and fun way to talk about female anatomy and arousal, providing a non-threatening avenue for communication and empowerment. Bella Flower anatomical sex puppets are available for purchase through the online shop.

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Workshops are available in Adelaide and Sydney. This includes Womens only, Mens only, and Couples workshops. Please contact me at connect@sexlovelife.com.au to find out more.


We wanted to say thank you, for the gentle way you coached and guided my wife, friend and lover Melissa and myself back to profoundly enjoying our sexual love life in a way we had not anticipated. I'm listening and addressing her newly and it keeps on expanding on us. At age fifty this week Melissa has felt like a teenager on her birthday and full of joyful play that leaves us both amazed and exhausted but fulfilled. Thank you, dear woman.
— Paul and Melissa
Last year, I did a tantra workshop with the phenomenal Waratah from Sex Love Life. The teachings of conscious sexuality are SO IMPORTANT in today's fast paced, over stimulated lifestyle. I am urging EVERYONE to take the time to learn about this ancient art! In a society where porn is rife and mainstream media/advertising over-sexualize everything to sell products and people, we need to actively educate ourselves about the alternative approaches to sex and sexuality. Because sex isn't a product, and because knowledge is power. I can't say I wasn't nervous about the workshop initially, wondering if it was going to be confronting or too intimate. Let me assure you, Waratah creates an incredibly safe and comfortable space, and there is no nudity or sleaze. Honour, respect and mindfulness are core beliefs of tantra, and this ethos flows through into the workshop. I felt a profound shift in my thinking after attending Waratah's workshop, and have applied her teachings to many areas of my life.
— Jess Abella, 34
After years with different therapists, I finally feel like we have something that is going to work to help us connect again.
— Peter & Danielle, 46/38
I originally sat in front of Waratah in a complete mess. I knew I was disconnected in my relationship, but more importantly totally disconnected from myself. I did not know if she could help but I was desperate to develop a relationship with myself and I was willing to try anything! Not only have I attending one on one counselling, but a couples session and one of her women's Sacred Sexuality workshops. In all these circumstances Waratah provided a safe, sacred space that was judgement free, no matter what was said (or not said!). In each moment, no matter what was going on within myself, I felt I was the most precious and important being in the 'space' she created for me. It is my opinion that Waratah has played a very important role in my own personal journey that has brought me to a place in my own life where I am beginning to appreciate myself for who I am on the inside, discover my own personal power, and connect to myself and an excitement for life that has been unprecedented for me. This has flowed to those who I interact with, which is an added bonus! I am in a completely unknown territory and I look forward to having Waratah as one of my supports in the future as I jump feet first into who I am. Words do not express the deep gratitude I feel, or how highly I regard her involvement in my healing and self-discovery.
— Sandra, 45