Sydney Sex Therapist – Gia Ravazzotti
PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 2017 appointments will be limited due to academic commitments. Your understanding is much appreciated.
Gia Ravazzotti is a qualified sex therapist and relationship counsellor. Gia started her career as an addictions counsellor in 2005 before choosing to specialise as a sex therapist. Gia continued on to become a clinically qualified as a sex therapist with a Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health from the University of Sydney.
Gia works with both individuals and couples from her sex therapy private practice in Neutral Bay on the Lower North Shore in Sydney. She has undertaken extensive training in relationship counselling, sexuality, sexual health, sex therapy, couples counselling and alternative healing practices, all of which augment and expand her practice principles.
Gia is passionate about sex therapy including sexual health, intimacy, and relationships; which she believes are a vital and important part of overall health and wellbeing. Gia strongly advocates a client centred practice and collaborates with her sex therapy and relationship counselling clients to achieve their desired goals.
Gia is also available for interviews and presentations. Gia has been consulted as a sexual health expert for Cleo, Cosmopolitan and OK! magazines. Gia presents at conferences and general practitioner workshops on a variety of topics including sexual health, male sexual dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction, and on how to become a sex therapist. Please don’t hesitate to contact Gia if you require a clinical sex therapist and relationship counsellor for consultation.
IN HER OWN WORDS
My desire is to see people achieve connection and intimacy with themselves, initially, in order to facilitate deeper relationships with those around them, including partners, spouses, lovers, friends, family and other loved ones. I have a strong interest in integrative approaches to relationship counselling, sex therapy, and individual counselling which includes holistic approaches to concerns around sexuality.
As a sex therapist I draw on a number of approaches including tantric practices, breathing and connection practices, and self enquiry methods, all of which may further improve therapeutic outcomes, resulting in a more energetic disposition and renewed zest for life.
Coming to see me for a sex therapy or relationship counselling session may result in an expanded or alternative perception on any issues you may be experiencing in your life, from intimate relationships to family relationships and friendships; which may create an empowered and enlightened understanding of yourself with a broader perspective regarding your life.
I am committed to my own personal and professional growth along with spiritual development. This means that I undertake external mentorship to broaden my skills and proficiencies as a sex therapist and relationship counsellor. I believe that my sensitive understanding of relationship negotiation processes enhance my ability to perceive situations pragmatically, while recommending practical behavioural exercises assist in sustaining personal growth.
My vocation as a sex therapist is my life’s passion and I look forward to assisting my clients with their current concerns.
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) – Australian College Of Applied Psychology
Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Counselling) – University of Sydney
Clinical Member PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
Member SSSS (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality)
Accredited Member ASSERT NSW (Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW)
The Professional Development People: One day workshop – Barbara Jones: Teaching Mindfulness to Our Clients. May 2015
The Australasian Institute of Sexual Health Medicine: Two day conference – Working Together: Promoting Healthy Sex Lives. November 2014
The Professional Development People: One day workshop – Jacqueline McDiarmid: Working with Difficult Couples. May 2014
Brief Therapy Institute of Sydney: Two day training – Michael Durrant: A Comprehensive Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. March 2014
Imago Relationship Therapy: Four day workshop – Brenda Rawlings: Basic Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy Module 3. December 2013
The Family Systems Institute: One day workshop – Linda MacKay PhD: The Essentials of Couples Therapy. November 2013
Imago Relationship Therapy: Four day workshop – Brenda Rawlings: Basic Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy Module 2. August 2013
Imago Relationship Therapy: Two day workshop – Brenda Rawlings: Basic Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy Module 1B. July 2013
Society of Australian Sexologists: One day workshop – Prof Barry McCarthy PhD: “Understanding the talk, navigating the walk.” May 2013
Imago Relationship Therapy: Two day workshop – Brenda Rawlings: Basic Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy Module 1A. May 2013
Impotence Australia: One day workshop – Sex Addiction. April 2013
Impotence Australia: One day workshop – Working with Adult Male Sexual Assault. April 2013
Tantric Alchemy Foundation Training: Three month training – Martina Hughes: Tantric Blossoming. March – May 2013