Welcome, I'm Naomi Hutchings

I am a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship Counsellor currently working online.

Naomi Hutchings photo in a bamboo forest

I have clients all over Australia and overseas. I have been working in the wonderfully interesting field of human sexuality and relationships for over 20 years. I completed a Masters of Health Science in Sexual Health, A Bachelor of Arts Degree (Majoring in Gender Studies and Politics) and am completing a Postgraduate in Counselling.

I was initially drawn to this work out of a strong desire to improve what I determined to be a completely inadequate sexual health education and relationship curriculum in Australia. This soon sparked my passion and belief in the rights of all people to be able to experience their relationships and sexuality in the most healthy and authentic way possible.

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My passion and commitment is present whether it’s in my role as a social justice activist, sex educator in schools & universities, public speaking, facilitating workshops and training, media interviews or when I’m working therapeutically with my clients. I have years of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and am committed to understand and acknowledge the way race, culture, neurodivergence, ability, gender and sexuality intersect in people’s lives.

My sexology work has seen me working in schools, prisons, youth agencies, TAFE, Universities, health services and facilitating many support groups. I have extensive experience working with LGBTIQA+ folks, and many years of experience working, training and supporting other clinicians, professionals, students, parents and caregivers around ways to positively approach topics such as growth and development, puberty, relationships, sexual pleasure, sexuality and gender.

Until July 2017 I resided in Adelaide, where I taught a Sex and Sexuality topic at Flinders University, was the Coordinator of Youth Worker Education at Shine SA and worked privately as a Clinical Sexologist.

I now work full time in the sexual & relationships counselling/therapy space where I work one on one with individuals, couples, throuples, families and other relationship structures. My youngest client was just 6 and my oldest clients were a couple aged 89 & 90.

Image of couple sitting on stoop of brownstone in New York city. The man is bald with brown skin, wearing a button up maroon and white dotted button up shirt and black torn denims. The woman has brown curly hair with brown skin, wearing and cream and black dotted button up shirt and blue denims.
Image of two ladies lying on the floor, head to head, looking up at the camera. Both are wearing white shirts.

I currently live in Brisbane but I am working fully online now. This means I am much more accessible and am able to work with clients all around Australia and overseas.

I continue to do guest speaking and participate in a variety of media commentary such as radio, podcasts, magazines, and blogging @theaustraliansexologist

I look forward to working with you.


Post Graduate Diploma

Counselling, University of New England

Masters Degree

Sexual Health, University of Sydney 2010

Bachelor of Arts Degree

(Double major Women’s Studies & Politics), Adelaide University 2000

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Tabor College 2014  



Autism in Couple Relationships

Online Training
Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Brisbane, Australia

Autism and ADHD

Online Training
Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Brisbane, Australia


What Is a "Good" Relationship? with Ellen Wachtel

Online Training
Ester Perel “Sessions"

United States

A Conversation About Porn

For Purity Culture Dropouts
Online webinar

Erica Smith, M.ED. United States


ADHD: The Effects on Love and Sex with Ari Tuckman

Online Training
Ester Perel “Sessions"

United States

Sexology In Practice Symposium 2022

2 Day Online Conference

Society Of Sexologists Australia


Mindfulness for Women: Overcoming Sexual Difficulties and Gaining a More Fulfilling Sex Life with Lori Brotto

Online Training
Ester Perel “Sessions"

United States


Relationship Institute Australasia

Individual Therapy for Couples Problems’ Online Training

Gold Coast, QLD

Monash University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Let's Talk About Sex: Sexuality and Sexual Difficulties

Online, NSW


The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

TRAINING 101: Fundamentals of Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy (online)
New York, USA


Bessel Van Der Kolk

Trauma, Neuroscience and the Evolving Therapy of Traumatised Children and Adults Brisbane, Australia


Gottman Couples Therapy Training Level 1

Bridging the Couples Chasm
Adelaide, South Australia


23rd Annual Congress for the WAS

World Association of Sexual Health Conference. Presented Porn Literacy: Raising Sexually Intelligent Young People
Prague, Czechia


Australasian Sexual Health Conference (ASHA)

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia


22nd Annual Congress for the WAS

World Association of Sexual Health Conference
WAS, Suntec Stadium, Singapore


Working Together: Promoting Healthy Sex Lives

Australian Institute Sexual Health Medicine (AISHM) Conference
Melbourne, Australia

Dr Marty Klien Symposium

(3 days) Addressing Infidelity: Skills for Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling. Dr.Marty Klien (San Francisco), Sex Therapy New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand


Dr Marty Klien Intakes and first sessions

Dr.Marty Klien (San Francisco)
Sex Therapist Webinar

Dr Marty Klien Diagnosis and treatment of sexual issues

Dr.Marty Klien (San Francisco)
Sex Therapist Webinar


Dr Marty Klien When sex gets complicated

Infidelity, pornography and cyber sex Dr.Marty Klien (San Francisco) ASSERT workshop
Adelaide, South Australia


Safe Schools Coalition Training

Supporting gender and sexual diversity in schools
Safe Schools Coalition, Victoria


Health in Difference

National LGBT Health Alliance Australia
Sydney, New South Wales


Shine SA Focus School

Teacher Training
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide

Shine SA

Pleasure Forum
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide

Shine SA

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide


Understanding and Responding to Young People’s Self Harm

Tabor Christian College
Adelaide, South Australia

Shine SA

Pleasure Forum
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide


Shine SA

SA Pregnancy Choices Training
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Central Eastern Domestic Violence Service
Adelaide, South Australia


Sexual Expression & Exploration Training

for Youth Workers
Shine SA, Woodville, Adelaide


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Women’s Sexual Health Course for Workers
Shine SA, Kensington, Adelaide

Session Fee Change

Great news! Naomi is continuing her commitment to social justice and equity by again reducing her fees during these tough times for the community. Prices were reduced during the global pandemic and she is doing it again during this current financial crisis. You’ll be happy to hear that her reduced fees will be staying in place until further notice.

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