Waratah Karleu is a Specialist trained Sexologist, Counsellor, Couples Therapist & Wellness Facilitator, holding Post Graduate qualifications in Sexual Health(MA), Psychotherapy(GradDip), Couples Therapy and Wellness (GradCert) Waratah has taught yoga and mindfulness practices, presented retreats and intimacy education workshops working as a Therapist & Facilitator over 18 years. Residing in the Inner West of Sydney she offers a culmination of these modalities in Sex Love Life Therapy allowing for a holistic, grounded and practical approach to her work.
Our intimate lives are so much more than sex and sexuality. Connection, desire, self worth and self expression all play a role within our intimate reality. Most people have not been effectively taught how to navigate within these realms. Add to this the restraints and taboos, shame and misinformation, limiting beliefs and past experiences and what could be an area of joy and connection may become a source of frustration and isolation.
Everyone has a right to a fulfilling and healthy sex life, so says the World Health Organisation, yet how do we achieve that? What does that mean for you and your relationship? Because it differs for everyone and changes throughout the course of our lives and the life of our relationships. How do we communicate our changing needs when we have not been given the skills to engage in empowering conversations about this all so important area of our life?
My aim is to create a safe and supportive space for you to begin to explore who you are within the realms of intimacy, sex and sexuality. To become more comfortable within yourself to express and communicate this deeply personal realm. So that you may experience a healthy and fulfilling intimate life with all the peace, joy, freedom and connection that is possible.
In addition to formal studies, life has provided Waratah with many insights. Having traversed 15 years of marriage, learning the art of juggling life, love and child rearing alongside the running of multiple businesses have granted a depth of lived experience from which to draw upon within her work as a Therapist and Facilitator.
Borrowing ancient knowledge from the past traditions of Yoga, Mindfulness, Taoist and Tantric practices and infusing with the latest findings in Sexology, Psychology and Counselling allows for a holistic approach to underpin both her life and work.