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Louise von Maltitz

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North Shore Sex Therapist

Therapist and Specialist in Sexual
and Emotional Intimacy Issues
Gender Issues and Mental Health Issues

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I provide careful and respectful help to achieve healing, change and growth. I offer you a safe, sincere and confidential therapy relationship in which you can grow and change. Therapy offers a non-judgmental, safe, confidential space to discuss any troubling aspects of sex, gender identity, sexuality, and intimacy issues. Therapy provides a safe place for you to explore your feelings and thoughts. It also provides you with support on your journey. I support you to put positive changes into action by enabling you to learn from your experiences, access your strengths, and achieve your full potential.  
 

Think of your counselling sessions as your personal space to:
  • De-stress and unload - feel safe and heard.
  • Express and make sense of your emotions and thoughts.
  • Gain personal insight and improve your understanding of yourself and your situation.
  • Develop coping skills that can be drawn on right now and when other challenges arise.
  • Learn how to use tools that can improve communication and enhance your relationships. 
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Counselling Expertise:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Depression
  • Decreased libido
  • Desire issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Far of intimacy
  • Gender diversity
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Grief & loss
  • Identity issues
  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • Mental health issues
  • OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder
  • OOCSB - out of control sexual behaviour
  • Pornography - internet - addiction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Performance anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexless marriage
  • Trauma
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Sex Therapy

I am a sex therapist and specialist in intimacy and sexuality. I offer therapy to individuals presenting with a wide range of emotional and sexual intimacy difficulties. I have a particular interest in working with people who have sexuality concerns such as atypical sexual practices, loss of interest in sex, erectile problems, sexual addiction (OCSB) problems (including pornography addiction/compulsion), at risk sexual behaviours, diversity of sexual practice, sexual functioning and sexual identity or orientation, and gender dysphoria.  My practice also includes working with individuals rebuilding their lives after recovery after sexual abuse, traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

My focus is on an authentic and conscious presence. I am practical, and I often use humour. I draw on a variety of counselling modalities to assist clients to engage consciously and authentically to themselves as well as to others. 
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Testimonials

“I met Louise on the back of a dramatic and emotional revelation to my wife about my addiction to internet porn.  Since then Louise has guided me through understanding the causes my habit, working with my thoughts, feelings and emotions.  She has enabled me to learn about how the brain works, and its enormous power to rewire, relearn and ultimately repair.  She has helped me uncover the most hurtful things that have happened to me in my past and understand the damage that this has done to me.  She has put me on a path to healing myself for me, for my wife, for our relationship and for our children.  She has given me hope when it felt that there was no hope.  Louise has a flexible roadmap, is a great expert, and can reach out to give support when it is most needed; however you should expect to work hard for you to help your own recovery.  Louise will give you hope and your own route to freedom and restoration, but ultimately you must decide to walk down the path yourself.  I strongly recommend that you do”. 
 
This video from TV3 is a nice educative summary of how porn use can become addictive and actually change your brain
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"Meeting Louise has been life changing for me. Her guidance and wise words in a really relaxed environment made my visits enjoyable and un-pressured. Thank you so much Louise". 

"I can't thank you enough for your support and loving energy. Thank you for creating a loving space for me to release and thank you for helping me get back on the rails". 
“Louise gave me a far greater gift than simply the solution to my problems.  She gave me the skills and resources to heal myself. Be good to yourself, and allow her to be as positive an influence in your life as she is in mine!”

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Is Sex Therapy for You?

Couples have such busy lives today that they often find it challenging to fit sex into their hectic schedules. For these couples it is perfectly normal to go through long periods without any lovemaking. They might not be in the mood, or they might be too tired. 

It is, however, if you experience the lack of sexual desire for physical or emotional reasons that sex therapy could be helpful or beneficial for you.  

Although it is not easy for many people to discuss the most intimate sex concerns or issues with a health professional, it has become more socially acceptable today to seek help or treatment for sexually related issues.

What is Sex Therapy?

Nothing of a physical or sexual nature transpires in the sex therapy consultation. Sex therapy is exclusively talk therapy and does not involve any physical contact at all (this is different from the therapy offered by sexual surrogates who can involve physical contact as a recognized aspect of the therapy that they offer).

During Sex Therapy the emotional issues that may be underlying the sexual issues, are usually addressed. Physical symptoms can be dealt with through the application of particular behavioural techniques. In some cases I may recommend other treatment options. The behavioural techniques often comprises of physical exercises that clients do independently on their own between scheduled session – as ‘homework’ exercises – and not during the sex therapy session.

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Counselling Approaches

  • Biopsychosocial  model
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Solution Focused Counselling
  • Trauma Therapy Models
  • Tapping
  • Attachment Theory
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Person centered Therapy
  • Emotionaly Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Narrative Therapy
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About Louise

I am a NZAC Registered counsellor (MNZAC) with 19 years experience in counselling.

​ I work with adolescents, adults and couples, and relate well to individuals of all cultures.

I hold a Bachelor of Science (BCur), Masters of Education (Counselling, Hons), Dip Psych., Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling, Diploma in Career Guidance, Diploma Life Coaching, & COP Sex Therapy.

Registrations and Memberships

Registered with the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
ACC Registered Counsellor (ISSC)
ACC Registered Sex Therapist 
Registered Comprehensive Nurse (RCpN)
Member of NZ Nurses Organization (NZNO)
Member of Nursing Council of NZ (NCNZ)
Member Heartmath NZ
Member of Asia-Oceania Federation of Sexology (AOFS) 
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Appointments

Monday - Friday: 10am to 7pm 
Saturdays​: 10am to 7pm
 
Counselling available online via Skype
 

Languages

I am fluent in English and Afrikaans
 

Fees

- $170 per 1 hour session
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- Report Writing (Court Reports etc) $200 per hour
- Cancellation or postponement of an appointment with less than 24 hours notice will incur the cost of the scheduled session fee.
 

Payment Options

Cash or Internet Banking

Practice Location

Rothesay Bay
North Shore
Auckland 0630  

Contact Louise

P.  09 479 4199

M. 027 441 0361

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