Nina Booysen – Event Organiser - (Clinical Psychosexual Therapist, Counsellor and Social worker)
Understanding Desire Sat 22nd May 09:00-10:00
Desire, or libido is one of the most common reasons why couples and individuals seek therapy. I see as many men with low sexual desire as I do woman, which may surprise you. This session will help you to understand how desire works, its ferocity as well as its fragility.
We will take a look at:
- The influences on desire from psychological, biological and social/relational perspective.
- Learn how our brain works regarding desire.
- What can we do to have more control over our desire.
- We will look at some common questions like “how often is enough?”
Sensate Focus for Couples
In this session we will use focus of attention skills to learn how to be touched and feel connected present and relaxed. We explore the different levels of touch and reflect to our partners. At the end you will feel a deeper connection and understanding of how your partner wants to be touched from an affectionate, intimate, and sexual perspective. Note this is for couples and will be fully clothed.
Nina has eight years’ experience
in counselling and Sex Therapy. She received her Masters in 2012. More recently
in 2020, she achieved the European Federation of Sexology and European Society
of Sexual Medicine Psychosexual Therapist accreditation.
She is dedicated to continued learning and has trained in modalities such as EMDR, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Gottman Couples, ACT, IFS and MI. She uses an eclectic approach to suit clients’ needs and goals.
In her career she has worked in other areas such as domestic violence, sexual assault and addictions. She has a solid understanding of areas such as depression, anxiety and trauma. She is kink friendly and LGBTQI inclusive. Nina is passionate about helping people find comfort and pleasure with their sexual identity, expression and behaviour.
Nina has been an invited speaker for Endometriosis conferences, Cancer Council Forums as well as numerous radio and print publications.