Lisa Phelan is one of our consultants in Christchurch
M (Ed) Certificate in Counselling;
I completed advanced sex therapy training in 2015 and I am an approved provider for ACC for sensitive claims. I have worked extensively with with couples for the last 10 years. I have a particular interest in desire issues. I also have experience working with out of control sexual behaviour commonly called sexual addiction and gender identity issues.
I see my role as an intern sex therapist as working collaboratively alongside people in order to support them to develop or increase intimacy in order to experience a full and satisfying and authentic life. I respect that this can be a sensitive topic for many people and I work at the client's pace and tailor therapy according to the needs of the couple or individual. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and as a member of NZAC and I adhere to their ethical guidelines.
I work in Private practice in Riccarton and am happy to see both couples and individuals. Although, I endeavour to work from a person–centred and relational framework, I also use bio-psycho-social approach and other models such as Acceptance and Commitment and Solution Focused therapy.
My past counselling experience includes many other issues such as grief, depression, stress, anxiety, eating issues, post-traumatic stress and communication issues.
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