Nadine Aateeyah is an experienced social worker, counsellor, psychosexual and relationship therapist. Nadine offers counselling and coaching on a variety of issues including sexual wellbeing and general mental health to individuals and couples. As a Person of Colour, Nadine holds expertise in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and especially individuals who identify as Muslim. Nadine has over 15 years’ experience working within the Muslim community and has gained extensive experience in supporting people with issues of sexual violence, trauma and healing. Nadine’s professional and warm approach, coupled with high regard for her client’s wellbeing provides a safe context within which to grow.
Nadine has post-graduate qualifications in psychosexual therapy/sex therapy from the Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive at the University of Sydney (Master of Science in Medicine). She has previously completed a Graduate Certificate of Sexual Health (University of Melbourne) has a Masters of Social Work (La Trobe University). Nadine majored in cinema studies and English in her undergraduate studies. .
Nadine’s extensive experience in counselling extends her work in sex therapy and working with people on issues related to human sexuality. Her experience includes working with victim-survivors and affected family members of sexual violence and family violence. Nadine’s previous work extends her passion for community education in comprehensive sexuality education and sexual psychoeducation including protective behaviours for children and adolescents, family violence prevention and postvention , cyber safety and parenting support.
Nadine’s sex-positive therapeutic style is inclusive and appreciates clients’ backgrounds, including gender and sexual diversity. She has much experience providing counselling to individuals who identify as trans, lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and non-identifying. Throughout Nadine’s career she has also worked with people with diverse abilities whether physical, intellectual or psychological. Nadine has previously worked with multicultural organisations and understands issues of ethnicity and faith in the Multicultural Australia. This experience allows her to understand the unique experience of people who may find themselves not fitting into their cultural standards.
Nadine‘s passion is built on empowering fellow People of Colour and the wider community in sexual wellbeing. Her focus is on pleasure in sexuality which is often overlooked. Sex, desire, connection and pleasure are unique to the individual, with her compassionate awareness and open practice she is welcoming of that diversity and promotes access to your inner resources. Nadine believes in honouring people’s sacred sexuality – individually and in relationships. She works with monogamous and polyamorous singles, couples and relationships who wish to develop tools and strategies to increase their intimacy and sexual lives. Nadine recognises that one’s inhibitions of sex may reflect social and culturally conditioning. She encourages those in her therapy room to be open and expand their consciousness for a tangible experiences for sacred sex. Nadine incorporates her knowledge into useable tools on healing, connecting and re-discovering senses within lovemaking and sex.
Nadine tailors her approach to the unique needs of each client and draws on therapeutic styles appropriate to the person and the issue. She uses an integrative approach and draws on trauma-informed cognitive-behavioural therapy (TF-CBT), rye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), emotion freedom technique/tapping (EFT) and psychodynamic approaches. Nadine often incorporates art and other expressive therapies to her work, while working holistically within an intersectional framework. She believes in catering to the unique needs of the person.