Dr Courtney Clyne
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. I became interested in offering sex therapy to people living in Nelson when I learned that it is not an area that is covered by public services. Unfortunately referrals for assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions - mild moderate or even severe - are declined by community services.
I believe that sexual functioning is an important area of general functioning; it is not an area to be ignored, pushed under a rug, or forgotten. If left untreated, sexual functioning issues can affect other areas of general functioning, including over all happiness and relationship satisfaction.
It's time for people suffering from sexual dysfunction or issues of intimacy to have access to help. With an empathetic, respectful approach, my therapeutic style is gentle but direct. Humour and fun are essential, particularly in such a sensitive area that some find uncomfortable to talk about.
I also help people with issues with anxiety (excessive worrying, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD (trauma)), low mood, and eating disorders. These issues can be linked to sexual functioning issues.
Sessions can be self-funded, or WINZ funding may be obtained for those on low income. I am ACC registered for ISSC Sensitive Claims. Also, if you have private insurance then you may be able to arrange funding with them.