Sexual Counselling Clinic

The clinic sees people with any problems related to sex. We see problems such as vaginismus, loss of libido and unexplained dyspareunia and any issues where sexuality is a prominent feature.

These problems may arise after natural events such as childbirth or menopause, after major illness such as cancer, or spontaneously in a woman’s lifetime. Our clinic particularly specialises in helping the patient explore the emotional issues relevant to her problem. It works as a complementary service to the other specialist services at the Women’s.


  • Vaginismus
  • Loss of libido
  • Unexplained dyspareunia
  • Issues where sexuality is a prominent feature

Clinical inclusion

  • Any woman with a sexual problem, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, disability or relationship status
  • Partners are also seen if the woman wishes

Clinical exclusion

There are no clinical exclusions for this service.


The Sexuality and Cancer Clinic runs weekly.


It is expected that your patient will be given a first appointment within 12 weeks.


Please complete and fax the Fast Fax Referral form.


Appointment details will be sent directly to the patient and the GP will be notified.

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Contact details

  • GP Quick Access (GP only)
    • P:
      (03) 8345 2058
  • Fast Fax Referrals
    • F:
      (03) 8345 3036

Sexual Counselling Clinic

  • Dr Susan Carr
    Head of Unit
  • Wendy Vanselow
    Key staff consultant
  • Anita Elias
    Key staff consultant
  • Debbie Owies
    Key staff consultant
  • Karin Butler
    Nurse Coordinator
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