Clinical Sexologist & Counsellor, Registered Nurse
Helena is a Clinical Sexologist, Counsellor and Clinical Nurse Specialist.
She has extensive experience in the area of women’s cancer care, working as the Inaugural Rural Specialist Breast Nurse in the South West with the Cancer Council WA, prior to accepting the role of Cancer Nurse Coordinator (South-West) with the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
meet with couples and women who are experiencing relationship
difficulties with a particular focus on sexuality, sexual functioning and
With an established career as a Specialist cancer and breast nurse, Helena
also has a special interest in issues related to sexual functioning and
intimacy for women and men who have undergone treatment for cancer.
Relate: Sexuality & Intimacy Counselling
provides a professional, confidential counselling and support for those who
might be experiencing some difficulty with sexual functioning.
We can assist you to:
- Accept change in your life and enhance your
- Support you to consider what it is that makes
sexuality and intimacy difficulty for you as an individual, or for you in
- Understand changes related to your body image
and sexual self-esteem
- Maintain healthy sexual functioning
- Address sexual difficulties or overcome
awkwardness with connecting sexually
- Re-develop a healthy sex-life balance
Helena has a particular interest and expertise in supporting women to manage
pelvic pain related to sexual intimacy, with issues including pain on sexual
intercourse, vaginismus and vulvodynia. She works collaboratively with
other health care professionals in this area to assist her clients.
She also worked for many years with the Menopausal Symptoms after Cancer (MSAC) Clinic at King Edward Memorial Hospital, and continues to do so, on a part time basis. In addition, she works for the organisation SECCA, Sexuality, Education, Consultancy and Counselling Agency.