Director Psycho- Sexologist
A Melbourne local, Chantelle comes from a Dutch background. Having spent time living, studying and working in Holland, Chantelle has grown up with the European mindset that talking about sex, pleasure and relationships does not have to be shameful or taboo. A natural born communicator, she enjoys creating a setting where her clients can feel relaxed and free to talk about their sexual health in a safe, judgment-free environment. With numerous awards, accolades and published medical journal articles, Chantelle is not only an internationally acclaimed psycho-sexologist, but also a caring and empowering sex educator. With a background in scientific research, sexual medicine, and counselling, she believes that sexuality and self-esteem are an integral part of life, which everyone is entitled to. Good sexual health should always be enjoyable, pain free and without prejudice.
Her sexology qualifications include:
In 2017 Chantelle became Priceline Pharmacy’s first-ever Sexual Wellness expert. She currently represents LoveHoney Corporation as their sexpert. In addition to being a sexual wellness expert, Chantelle has been recognised as one of Australia’s first European Federation of Sexology, and European Society of Sexual Medicine certified Psycho-Sexologists.
Chantelle’s scientific contributions to sexual medicine and sexology have been recognised with a Young Scientist Award nomination for the 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI). She won best presentation on Female Sexual Medicine at the 19th Congress European Society of Sexual Medicine in Nice, France.
Her scientific abstracts are featured in the Journal of Sexual Medicine:
Otten, I. Pinas: PS-02-008 Sexual functioning in women with menstrual pattern migraines. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e112
Otten, I. Pinas: HP-07-003 Sexual functioning and menstrual pattern migraine: pilot study on effects of hormonal interventions during menopause transition. The Journal of Sexual Medicine April 2017 Volume 14, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e156-7
Chantelle’s work has been featured in articles on News.com.au, Cosmopolitan magazine, New York Post, and Body and Soul magazine. She has spoken and contributed on various podcasts, and regularly presents at education seminars as part of her role as Priceline Pharmacy’s Sexual Wellness expert.
Chantelle Otten is a registered Sexologist in Australia and Europe and a Member of:
Tegan is an experienced Counsellor and Sexologist. Her approach to clients is one of unconditional positive regard, fostering self-exploration, through supportive mentoring, psychosexual education and the offering of a safe space to discuss any aspect of sexuality and self. Comfortable working with people of all ages, backgrounds and identities; she has impeccable empathetic problem solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Tegan takes an integrative approach to healing; collaborating with her clients to meet their unique therapeutic needs and counselling goals, using a variety of tools and techniques. Tegan works with both couples and individuals to improve their relationships with family, romantic partners, professional rapports and self. This has seen her help an array of people improve their communication, resolve long-standing disagreements and overcome struggles with sex and intimacy.
Tegan approaches wellness in a holistic manner through the healing of mind, body and spirit; empowering clients to take charge of their health and embrace their uniqueness through unconditional self-love and acceptance. She supports her clients’ inner growth through counselling and coaching, with an emphasis on developing strengths and a positive outlook, turning problems into opportunities. Through psychosexual therapy she endeavours to empower clients to love their sensuality and identify ways in which they can increase their sexual satisfaction.
Tegan is a Level 2 Counsellor and Sexologist, currently holding a membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS). Skype counselling sessions are available for individuals or couples who live in remote locations, for reasons of time, privacy or preference for online counselling.
Jasmine is an experienced Sexologist and a level 2 registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). She also holds membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and has over seven years experience as a workplace coach.
Jasmine’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters of HIV, STI’s and Sexual Health (Counselling).
Jasmine works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for both couples and individuals. She specialises in a variety of sexual concerns, including vaginismus, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. She works with clients around self-esteem, body image, anxiety and lack of desire.
Ensuring that her clients are comfortable and relaxed, Jasmine is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality. She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life.
Tendai is a registered general psychologist with AHPRA and holds a membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Society of Australian Sexologist (SAS).
Tendai is an experienced psychologist and works with clients who present with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life adjustment issues, relationship problems, sex and sexuality concerns.
Tendai understands talking about mental health or sex and sexuality can be overwhelming and therefore works from a place of compassion, empathy and positive regard. Tendai cares about what matters to you in your life and aims to offer an individualised and collaborative experience in your therapeutic journey. Tendai’s sessions are person-centred where the focus is on autonomy, building upon a client’s own capability and personal resources to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Tendai maintains a broad perspective and takes into consideration the impacts of social, biological and cultural influences. She integrates therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and positive psychology to help clients understand their struggles, address barriers and build on existing strengths. In addition, she is motivated to empower her clients to achieve greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love as this is essential to healing, personal growth and living a well-rounded life.
It is important to her, that her clients feel at ease and have a safe space to talk through their difficulties. She offers a warm, non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, inclusive environment and works with couples, individuals, all genders, orientations and identities.
Laura is a student sexologist, with a Bachelor in Psychological Science and is currently undertaking a Masters in Sexology. Laura is a driven individual with a passion to develop her career in sexology. She warmly welcomes each client with keen enthusiasm and encourages an open dialogue in a judgement-free space. She is understanding, compassionate and approaches each session by establishing her clients’ individual goals and needs, and attentively supports them to achieve their desired outcomes.
Laura feels strongly about embracing all aspects of sexuality and appreciates the unique ways in which it manifests in different individuals. She holds progressive and open-minded ideologies on sex and relationships, and through her work as a sexologist, hopes to grow her understanding of how sexuality can prosper within relationships.
Whilst finishing her sexology training, Laura will be offering low cost counselling to concession card holders for common issues such as sexual pain, vaginismus, sex education, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Kimberly is a college undergraduate majoring in Management. Over the years she has worked in different organisations as a customer service representative and was very successful in her management roles and giving customers award-winning service. She attends professional development training and continues to work on her customer-based skills.
Working with Chantelle is her first experience in the healthcare industry. She is friendly and relatable and enjoys contact with patients and professionals and the learning process that comes with working with a Psycho-Sexologist.
Lauren is a recently graduated sexologist holding a membership with the Society of Australian Sexologists. Lauren has a real passion for sexuality education as well as helping individuals or couples through a multitude of sexual difficulties and experiences. Lauren creates a warm and inviting space for clients to feel comfortable to share and be heard.
All sessions are held within a judgement free space, as Lauren welcomes all diverse sexualities and varying individual experiences. She also works with with Body Safety Australia, a social enterprise protecting children from sexual abuse with whole community solutions. Lauren works with all genders, orientations and identities and offers a judgment-free, safe space for all beings. She is queer-friendly (LBGTIQ) and works with clients in any aspect of sex and sexuality.
She believes that sex should be able to be discussed openly and that everyone deserves to have a pleasurable and enjoyable sex life. She specialises in sex education, and empowering individuals to be less goal- orientated and more pleasure orientated.
Meg is a warm and approachable sexologist. Her practice is versatile and multidisciplinary, combining counselling, coaching and comprehensive sexuality education.
Creative and client-focused in her sessions, Meg uses strengths-based approaches to support clients to safely navigate sex and relationships, and start enjoying more fulfilling sexual experiences. She understands there is no one-size-fits all approach to sex and sexuality, so draws upon her professional training in sexology, health promotion, and tantra to offer clients relevant and practical options.
Determined to create an open and positive dialogue about sexuality, Meg creates a safe space for people to talk openly about their sexual goals and challenges. She believes that healthy sexual communication and boundaries are key ingredients for a satisfying sex life, and specialises in helping clients take full responsibility for their sexual wellbeing and pleasure.
Meg is a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists and her qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma of Sexology, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Hons), and a Diploma of Youth-work. She is currently completing an Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling and Certificate of Sexological Bodywork with the Institute of Somatic Sexology later this year.
Meg works with individuals, couples, adults and young people. Her work is trauma-informed and inclusive of cultural, gender and sexual diversity.
Dora treats a range of conditions, including:
- Pelvic Floor
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pre and post breast cancer treatment
- Pre and post gynaecological surgeries
- Lower back and Pelvic Pain
- Neck, mid-back and rib pain
- Urinary Incontinence
- Wrist pain
- Birth education
- Pelvic floor education
- Safe exercise advice
- Pelvic Floor check-up and return to exercise Lower and pelvic pain back pain
- Neck, mid-back and rib pain Childbirth injuries
- Abdominal Muscle Separation
- Wrist conditions
- Mastitis or blocked ducts
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Bladder and Bowel conditions
- Doctor of Physiotherapy with Distinction (University of Melbourne)
- Grad Cert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne) (Completes 2020)
- Female Sexual Pain (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
- Women’s Health Physiotherapy (Women’s Health Training Associates)
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Distinction (Deakin University)
- Mat and Reformer Certification (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)
- Clinical Pilates Certification (Breathe Pilates)