Louise Von Maltitz

North Shore Counselling & Sex Therapy


Sexologist & Counsellor in Sexual, Emotional, Gender and Mental Health Issues
Phone: 027 441 0361


A memory without the emotional charge is called wisdom.
– Dr Joe Dispenza.

This is the first time in human history that we have had the entire world on a pause. If we are going to wake up, then I think we need a wake-up call. We are stepping into a place where there is uncertainty and we are moving from what we know about ourselves and our lives into the unknown!
– Dr Joe Dispenza


Therapies and Services

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. 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.

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 provides you with support on your journey.


It provides you the 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.


Counselling Expertise:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Decreased libido
  • Desire issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fear 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
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Pornography – internet – addiction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • PTSD and Self-harm
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexless marriage
  • Stress
  • Trauma


Sex Therapy

Sex is a simple word for an extremely complex variety of desires. It cuts to the core of our desires, our passions, our emotions, our feeling, our wants and our dreams. It is when it goes wrong that it can be harmful and damaging in our relationships and our lives.
I offer sex 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 sex addiction, porn addiction, atypical sexual practices, loss of interest in sex (low desire), low sex drive, erectile problems, (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 recovering from sexual abuse, traumatic experiences, complex trauma 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.


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.


About Louise

I am a NZAC Registered counsellor (MNZAC) with more than 20 years’ experience in counselling.

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


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 Centred Therapy
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Narrative Therapy


Reconnective Healing, Distance Healing, and the Personal Reconnection

Reconnective Healing: is the new Energy, Light & Information of our planet. It’s a highly evolved form of energy interaction that continues to advance our health, balance, and quality of life progress with expanded consciousness and infinite freedom. It promotes and facilitates our ability to heal ourselves and impact the lives of others. Recognized by today’s science as the Reconnective Healing frequencies, Reconnective Healing is comprised of this new, all-inclusive spectrum of energy, light and information. Healing is a return to our balance. These vibrational frequencies encompass the energy systems and benefits of all energy healing techniques, yet are accessible without complicated steps, rituals or procedures to all.

Distance Healing: Reconnective Healing by distance enables you to experience healing in the comfort of your home anywhere in the world!

Personal Reconnection: The Personal Reconnection™ utilizes the same healing frequencies as Reconnective Healing® and is a separate once-in-a-lifetime process that brings you to a higher level of operating at your full potential and it connects you to the original blueprint of your true purpose. It brings expansion to your life path and your direction.


Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Yoga has shown to be an effective method for healing trauma held in the body, and can be a powerful complement to other forms of therapy. Trauma-informed Yoga is taught in a very specific manner, emphasizing control over one’s own experience.

‘Being In Your Body’ uses gentle movement, reflectivity and mindfulness based techniques to invite participants into a relationship with their bodies at a pace that feels helpful to them. The material is offered in such a way that participants can moderate the amount they choose to do (an important part of trauma sensitive rationale).



Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Counsellor with NZAC (MNZAC)​
- ACC Registered Counsellor for Sensitive Claims (ISSC)
-ACC Registered Sex Therapist – vendor G0D655
- Member of Asia-Oceania Federation of Sexology (AOFS)
- Registered Comprehensive Nurse (RCpN)
- Registered with Nursing Council of NZ (NCNZ)
- NZ Nurses Organization (NZNO) member
- Heartmath NZ member
- Registered Member of Reiki NZ Inc
- Reiki Master
- Reconnective Healing® RHFP
- The Personal Reconnection™ RCP

Q Qualifications

-Bachelor of Science (BCur)
- Masters of Education (Counselling, Hons)
- Diloma Psychology
- Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling
- Diploma in Career Guidance
- Diploma Life Coaching
- COP Sex Therapy

Q 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”.

"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!”

“I wanted also to acknowledge how grateful I was to meet you. Your enthusiasm in infectious! Thank you for helping me change my life!!!”

“Louise is incredible, my value of life has shot through the roof thanks to her help! Fantastic experience, life changing”.

"Very nice to meet you today. Thank you very much for such an engaging, positive, and practical session today. Definitely most valuable counselling session I’ve ever had. Meant a lot to me".

Q Languages

I am fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Q Appointments

Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm

Q Fees

Fees are listed in the Schedule below. Fees start from your appointment time. If you wish to extend the session, assuming it is possible to do so, the rate will be pro-rated.
All fees are inclusive of GST.

Counselling and Sex Therapy:
- Standard session 60 minutes $200
- Standard session 90 minutes $300
- Emergency out of hours session 60 minutes $300

Reconnective Healing:
- Reconnective Healing: $150
- Distance Healing: $150
- The Personal Re connection: $333

Trauma Sensitive Yoga:
- Course comprising 6 sessions – 90 minutes – all equipment included: $150.00

Q Payment Options

Cash, Internet Banking or PayPal prior to sessions.

Q Cancellations

Cancellation or postponement of an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, will incur the full cost of the scheduled session fee.