Hilary Gerard is one of our Auckland consultants
P.G. Diploma in Counselling (Auckland)
I particularly enjoy navigating the difficulties clients have with sexual intimacy, sexual functioning, sexual and gender identity and sexuality related to illness and ageing.
I work from an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities and try and tailor fit them to my individual client(s). But, above all I believe in the client(s)/therapist relationship being central to the therapeutic work.
I competed advanced sex therapy training through the University of Auckland in 2012 and the P.G. Diploma in Counselling in 2010, but my interest in sex therapy began over 10 years ago. At the time I worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with HIV positive patients and listened to their individual struggles to have fulfilling intimate sexual relationships since their diagnosis. I wanted to have the skills required to help them have a better understanding of their issues.