Sexuality Retreats

Pleasure and relationships for every body

Our sexuality retreats provide a safe space for couples and individuals to invest in relationships, build intimacy and communication skills.

Our first retreat is based at our world-first resort for people with spinal cord injury, Sargood on Collaroy, and is titled “Sex and Intimacy Couples Retreat” course. This course is designed for people with SCI who are in a relationship to attend as a couple. It aims to help people become more self-aware, more open hearted and authentic in exploring issues of communication, desire, intimacy, and pleasure.

Our retreats

The four-night couples retreat offers introductory level knowledge for how to talk about sexuality and fantasy. Please note that all sessions are conducted in a counselling and educative capacity, involving no touch and with clothes on.

It will introduce modern sexuality concepts and skills regarding breath and energy, touch, and communication.

The course includes:

  • Private couples’ session with a psychosexual therapist during the retreat
  • Workshop materials and gift bag
  • Daily Lunch (3 days)
  • Massage workshop
  • Follow up session with psychosexual therapist via telehealth 6 weeks after the retreat.

Common areas we provide support

What makes our team different?

Our psychosexual therapists are qualified health professionals who have completed post graduate, specialist qualifications in psychosexual therapy and are members of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS). 
Royal Rehab is Australia’s leading provider of rehabilitation and disability services. Our psychosexual therapists have unique access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, and social workers. For you, this means a holistic approach to your sexual health and wellbeing. Some aspects related to sexual health and function require the expertise of doctors, and referrals can be made through us.

Candice Care-Unger

Social Worker & Psychosexual Therapist
Candice is sex positive, non-judgemental, and optimistic about integrating pleasure and sexual wellbeing into life post injury, illness, or disability. She has an eclectic therapeutic style which draws upon Gottman Method, Solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, tantra and modern sexology approached to sexual and relationship difficulties across the lifespan. Candice is an accredited social worker and has membership with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW). She is a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and she adheres to the Society’s Code of Ethics and Practice.

Arlyn Owens

Clinical Nurse Consultant & Psychosexual Therapist
Arlyn’s passion is sex-positive, accessible & inclusive approaches to sexuality and relationships, as he believes pleasure is a human right & innate need for all humans. He applies a flexible, non-judgemental approach to sexuality & relationships, to work towards safe, creative & individually rewarding outcomes for all his clients. Arlyn is a member of the Australasian Sexual Health & HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA). He is also a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS) and he adheres to the Society's Code of Ethics and Practice.

We welcome you

This service is available to anyone over 16 years of age who has experienced illness, injury or disability. We embrace clients from diverse sexual backgrounds, identities, communities, and lifestyles. These include, but are not limited to, LGBTQIA+, non-binary and gender expansive, kink/BDSM, sex work and ethical non-monogamy.

Fees and Charges

Royal Rehab is an accredited NDIS provider, and the cost of our Sexuality Service may be funded through the NDIS.

Fees may also be covered by icare, other compensable insurance schemes, or you can self-fund.

Enquire today!

If you or a loved one could benefit from our Sexuality Services at Royal Rehab, contact us on (02) 9808 9205 or at today!