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Occupational Therapy – Sexuality Services

Are you experiencing barriers to sexual well-being or facing unique challenges or concerns related to sexuality?

Sexuality is a deeply personal and multifaceted aspect of human life, and it can vary widely from person to person. It is influenced by a combination of biological factors (such as hormones and genetics), psychological factors (such as thoughts, feelings, and experiences), and social factors (such as cultural norms, values, and relationships). It is essential to approach sexuality with openness, respect, and understanding, recognizing that each person’s experience and expression of their sexuality is unique and valid.

What we do

Occupational Therapists (OTs) play a pivotal role in sexuality services by addressing the functional aspects of intimacy and relationships. They assist individuals in developing adaptive strategies, enhancing body awareness, and overcoming barriers to intimacy, ensuring that clients can engage in meaningful and fulfilling sexual experiences that align with their values and goals. OTs also collaborate with clients to explore and integrate sexuality into daily life activities, promoting overall well-being and quality of life.

Living with a disability shouldn’t mean navigating intimacy and relationships alone. Our occupational therapist, Robert Armitage, stands ready to support you.

Why choose us?

  • Personalised Support: Tailored individual support.
  • Educational Courses: Comprehensive guidance in a confidential, non-judgmental setting.
  • Inclusive Approach: Welcoming individuals aged 16+ from diverse sexual backgrounds, identities, and lifestyles, including LGBTQIA+, non-binary, gender expansive.

Our specialities include

  • Cyber Safety: Tools to navigate online dating securely.
  • Consent Education: Fostering respectful relationships.
  • Identity Expression: Understanding and affirming sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Enhancing Sexual Experiences: Body awareness and skill development for enriched intimacy.
  • Exploration: Delve into desires, interests, fetishes, and fantasies.
  • Sexual Health: Addressing STIs and promoting safer sex practices.
  • Performance Anxiety: Overcoming challenges in sexual situations.

Telehealth option available! Ideal for those in remote areas, with busy schedules, or facing government restrictions.

What are the benefits?

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Improve sexual confidence, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Improve relationships and emotional connections.

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Improve communication with a partner.

Improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Decrease stress.

Increase your awareness and understanding of bodily functions.

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Examples of how an OT can assist

An Occupational Therapist (OT) can assist individuals in sexuality services by providing tailored interventions to address specific challenges and goals related to intimacy and relationships. For example, an OT might work with a client who has a physical disability to explore and adapt different positions or techniques for sexual activity that are comfortable and accessible. They may also provide education and resources on using adaptive equipment or assistive devices to enhance sexual experiences and overcome physical limitations.

Additionally, an OT can help clients develop strategies to improve body awareness, sensory integration, and self-esteem, which are essential for building confidence and enhancing intimacy. They may use therapeutic techniques, such as mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and cognitive-behavioural strategies, to address issues like performance anxiety, body image concerns, or communication difficulties within relationships.

Furthermore, an OT can collaborate with clients to identify meaningful activities and routines that incorporate sexuality into daily life, promoting a holistic approach to sexual health and well-being. By addressing the functional aspects of sexuality and relationships, Occupational Therapists empower clients to engage in fulfilling and satisfying sexual experiences that contribute to their overall quality of life.

Please Note: Sessions are purely educational. No physical touch is involved, and clients remain clothed. We do not provide sex worker services. However, if you have a disability, we may be able to connect you with suitable services that can meet your specific needs.

What can I expect as a Royal Rehab LifeWorks client?

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A team of skilled therapists and clinicians.

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Personalised, creative and evidence-informed education and interventions tailored to your goals.

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A genuine partnership between you and your clinical/therapy team so you have choice and control.

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A warm and friendly environment where you feel safe and cared for.

I’m interested, what's next?

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Contact us

The first step is to fill out the form on this website or contact our friendly team today on 1800 966 209.

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Obtain a quote

We will prepare a quote with a fee estimate

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We will contact you

We will get in touch to organise your initial appointment

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Meet our team

We will meet with you to assess your needs and discuss your specific goals

How can I fund my program?

There are several funding options available to access our services and programs, including NDIS, icare and self-funding, with options for private health insurance coming soon.

NDIS funding

Self-funding

icare funding

Other insurers

Ready to get started on your Royal Rehab LifeWorks journey?

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