male and diverse-gender sexual therapy
A Clinical Sexologist is trained to specialise and provide confidential and respectful support to clients with the aim of addressing sexual, relationship, and developmental concerns, so that people can reach their full potential.
Although Dave Wells is trained in Sexual Therapy (Sexology) for all genders, the service provided by him is specifically targeted to males and people who identifying as diverse gendered. Females are welcome to also access ‘Dave Wells Therapy services, if the presenting issue/s includes a male, or person of diverse gender. Sexual therapy/Sexology is disproportionately made up of female service providers, which results in narrowing the options for males who are often more comfortable with a male service provider. In our society, many women are comfortable to talk to each other, as well as access health services, whereas men are more likely to hide and try to personally deal with any health matters, and be less likely to access health services.
As for people who identify with a diverse gender, accessing health services can be a threatening experience, and service providers who specialise in the health-areas of diverse gendered people, are very limited. Most of the Dave Wells professional experiences have been aimed at males and diverse gendered people experiencing sexual, gender, and relationship difficulties.
Women are welcome to access his therapy services if they have a preference for a male therapist. If required, referral can be made to a female service provider.
Dave Wells has the best interests of all people in mind, regardless of gender-identity and supports clients from a holistic (whole person) perspective, rather than looking only at the presenting issue.
It is essential for all people who are acquiring the services of a Sexologist or Sexual Therapist to ensure that the professional accessed holds the appropriate qualifications of a Masters of Health Sciences in Sexual Therapies, which is only currently available at two Australian universities; The University of Sydney and Curtin University in Perth.
It is your right to ensure that you are receiving the highest standard (Frontline) of support, and it is important to remember that the training to become a Psychologist includes very little coverage of many of the topics covered by Sexology. Where mental health and its treatments impact on a person’s healthy sexual-being, then both professionals can collaborate with the aim of reaching the best outcomes for the participant.
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)
Dave Wells Sexual Therapy, Counselling and Training also abides by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Declaration of Sexual Rights. This declaration views sexual rights as being fundamental and universal human rights:
- The right to sexual freedom
- The right to sexual autonomy, sexual integrity, and safety of the sexual body
- The right to sexual equity
- The right to sexual pleasure
- The right to emotional sexual expression
- The right to sexually associate freely
- The right to make free and responsible reproductive choices
- The right to sexual information based upon scientific inquiry
- The right to comprehensive sexuality education
- The right to sexual health care.