Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS) Partnership

We are excited to announce that Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS) have dropped anchor in Box Hill.

At Sexual Health Victoria, we're all about promoting healthy, fulfilling relationships and intimate well-being. That's why we're thrilled to announce our partnership with SHIPS!

Together, we're embarking on a journey to offer you even more comprehensive care to provide multidisciplinary therapeutic sexual health. Sexual health isn't just about physical well-being but also emotional and psychological wellness. Our collaboration will find new innovative ways to support the sexual health of our community.

Visit SHIPS' website here to book an appointment.

Your Path to Sexual Health, Intimacy, and Mental Well-being

Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS) services are now available for our Box Hill Clinic. SHIPS is dedicated to helping you lead a fulfilling life by addressing your sexual health, intimacy, and mental well-being. With locations in Fitzroy and Box Hill, Melbourne, the progressive, inclusive psychology organisation offers trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment and training.

Sexual Health Therapy Services: SHIPS practitioners are AHPRA registered psychologists who provide a safe and confidential space to address issues related to sexual health. Whether you're dealing with concerns about arousal difficulties, sexual pain, addictions, desire discrepancies, or any other aspect of your sexual well-being, SHIPS therapy services are tailored to meet your unique needs.

Mental Health Treatment Services: SHIPS understand that mental health is intrinsically connected to one's overall well-being and to our sexual health. SHIPS also provides mental health services designed to help you navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders and trauma. SHIPS employ evidence-based therapies to support your emotional and psychological health.

Relationship Therapy: Building and maintaining healthy relationships can be complex. This complexity is amplified when intersected with marginalised experiences, mental health challenges, and sexual difficulties. Our relationship therapy service focuses on enhancing communication, resolving conflicts, and fostering intimacy in partnerships of all kinds. Whether you're in a romantic relationship/s, exploring non-monogamy, navigating family dynamics, or seeking guidance for any interpersonal connection, SHIPs therapists are here to assist you.

Gender Affirming Psychology Services: SHIPS is committed to providing affirming care for individuals exploring their gender identity or undergoing gender transition. Experienced psychologists offer compassionate and inclusive support to help you navigate this deeply personal journey. They provide WPATH assessments and reports.

Marginalised Community Support Services: SHIPS is a kink, non-monogamy, LGBTIQA+, and Sex Work inclusive organisation. SHIPS utilises a social model of mental health and believes it is important to identify when individual suffering is the result of social stigma, rather than pathologising individuals. They are here to advocate for you and support your journey.

Why Choose SHIPS:

  • A non-judgmental and empathetic environment where you can openly discuss your concerns and feelings.
  • Practitioners are AHPRA-registered Psychologists & Clinical Psychologists who have completed specific & extensive sexual health & intimacy training.
  • Services are grounded in evidence-based practices and the latest research in psychology and sexual health, ensuring you receive the most effective and up-to-date care.
  • SHIPS understand that everyone is unique, and our therapists work collaboratively with you to develop personalised treatment plans that align with your goals and preferences.
  • All our staff receive inclusive practice language training - we aim to make your experience safe and supportive.

Your privacy is of utmost importance to SHIPS and maintain strict confidentiality to ensure you feel safe throughout your therapeutic journey.

Embark on a journey towards improved sexual health, enhanced intimacy, and better mental well-being with SHIPS. Contact SHIPS today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

Are you a professional or student interested in learning more about sexual health and psychology? Check SHIPS training for mental health professionals.

SHIPS is running a Sexual Issue Case Study Workshop for students and professionals on 18 November 2023. Find out more here.

Book an appointment today.