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Ms Tanya Koens

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Ms Tanya Koens

Mobile 0438 110 502
Relationship Therapist, Sexologist

Surry Hills Therapy

Mobile 0438 110 502

Sometimes people need a helping hand to help them realise their potential. I provide a safe and confidential place for people to explore personal, relationship and sexual issues and to learn to relate authentically to themselves and others Taking a professional & practical approach, I help people remove road blocks and inhibitors to living their lives to the fullest potential. Coming to therapy does not have to be a scary experience, it can be fun and enlightening



  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • I am a clinical counsellor and sexologist specialising in self esteem, anxiety and sex therapy. My practice is conveniently located near Central Station and there are weekend and after hours appointments available. Treatment plans can be tailored to suit your budget and availability.

    Warm and empathic, I am very easy to talk to and help bring fun and passion back into your life.

    I am also an enthusiastic presenter and lecturer on sexual issues and treatments.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Communication Issues, Divorce / Separation, Existential Issues, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Intimacy Issues, Men's Issues, Performance Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Existential, Gestalt, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychosexual, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis

    I draw on a number of different modalities to help my clients including: Psychosexual Education, Gestalt, Social Constructivsm, Existentialism, Mindfulness, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred and Solution Focused Therapy.

    Each client experience is different and programs tailored according to their needs.

    Kink and Polyamorous friendly.


    • Graduate Diploma Health Sciences (Sexual Health) - 2007 - University of Sydney
    • Graduate Diploma Counselling ACAP - 2004 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Certified Sexological Bodyworker - 2016 - Institute of Somatic Sexology
    • Urban Tantra - 2015 - Barbara Carrellas

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • Society of Australian Sexologists

    Quality Provision

    To ensure top quality professional standards I undertake professional supervision, and regular professional development courses, plus prof. memberships

    "We found Tanya to be immensely approachable. She was professional, sensitive and provided insight and techniques that allowed us to resolve our difficulties quickly and enhance our sex lives. We have no hesitation recommending Tanya and would encourage others to not put off getting their sexual issues addressed"

    - couple, mid 30s.


    * Five years in my own private practice
    * Relationships Counsellor for Relationships Australia
    * Telephone Counsellor for Sexual Assault Crisis Line
    * Telephone Counsellor for Men's Sexual Health Line
    * Providing emotional support to people affected by HIV and AIDs
    * Lecturer in Counseling Diploma
    * Workshop presenter for numerous organisations
    * Kink friendly


    Tuesday - Saturday
    Some after hours appointments are available
    (4.45, 6 & 7.15pm) and Saturdays, however
    they are popular so there may be a small wait.
    Please call or email for availability.

    Transport and Parking

    Close to central station and major bus routes, metered street parking and some unmetered available


    $180 for a 55 minute session $195 after hours (after 4.30pm and on weekends)
    EFTPOS and Credit facilities available

    Payment Options

    Cash, Credit, EFTPOS
    Medibank Private Provider Number

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    Tanya Koens

    Relationship Therapist, Sexologist

    Tanya specialises in helping people relate more consciously with themselves and with others Tanya’s style of counselling is person centered. She draws on different methodologies to help you explore your present situation and work on understanding yourself better in order to make positive changes in your life. She is easy to talk to and can help you understand the dynamics of your family of origin and relationship patterns. She works closely with you to address any energies and emotions raised....

    • Earlwood
    • ACT, Existential, Gestalt, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychosexual, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis