About Matty

Individuals and couples who come to my office or work with me by Telephone or Zoom, have numerous concerns and questions about sexual issues. I provide education, openness and enthusiastic encouragement as we together explore the issues that may be getting in the way of you having a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

Do you feel a bit awkward seeking help about sex and intimacy? Most of us are brought up to think it is not polite to talk about intimate things and find it embarrassing and difficult. I am originally from The Netherlands and have lived in Australia for over 40 years. My cultural background has made me a very open minded and approachable person and my clients describe me as “easy to talk to”.

Over the years I have worked in a range of professional fields, which has provided me with the ability to communicate and build rapport with individuals from various cultures. Furthermore, from living in different places around the globe, I have acquired a depth of life experiences which complement my counselling skills.

For over 10 years I’m now an accredited relationship counsellor and sex therapist and I am the author of SEX Down Under. My book is now also as an e-Book on Amazon, iBooks and Kobo.

My book deals, in short chapters, with many of the issues I encounter in my counselling room and in telephone or Skype sessions all over Australia, New Zealand an English speaking Asian countries.

The counselling approach I provide is solution focused, caring and sensitive to your individual needs, combined with evidence based strategies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This therapy is based around helping you understand, manage and change your thoughts (cognitions) and actions (behaviour).

My experience over the years has shown me that clients are able to solve their sexual health issues once they have the opportunity to share them in the right environment.

I also believe that most people like to find a good solution quickly, so I help clients work towards a solution as the best outcome.

You are welcome to contact me should you have any further enquiries.