Alice Child - Somatic Sexologist, Sex Therapy & Sex Counsellor
Alice Child (she/her) is an experienced, trauma-informed Somatic Sexologist, Sex Educator and Sex Counsellor, certified with the Australian School of Somatic Sexology.
Working out of her own practice in Sydney Mosman and globally via telehealth she creates a safe, welcoming, and trauma-informed space. Her workshops, counselling, sex games for couples, hens parties and couples programs have brought sexual happiness to thousands of people globally.
Alice frequently talks, writes and speaks on a range of sexuality topics and has a monthly column. She has appeared in Cosmo, Mens Health, Refinery29, Stylist, Body&Soul, Fashion Journal, Daily Star, Stylist, Mamamia, Popsugar among others, and works with universities to remove the taboo around sex education.
Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 , Gottman Institute, 2023
Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Institute of Somatic Sexology, 2022
Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sexologist, Institute of Somatic Sexology, 2021
Member of Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia
Founding Graduate, Future of Sex Sextech School, 2020
Lifeline Crisis Counsellor, Australia, 2020
BA English Literature and Language, Nottingham University
"I had the
best orgasm of my life after my sessions. Alice is absolutely brilliant at what she does. 10/10 would recommend."
- Alex, 1:1 client
"We came away from
the sessions with
our horizons expanded and our connection(s) even stronger.
- T & M, Couples Program
I left the workshop
feeling absolutely pumped!
It was the perfect atmosphere to discuss intimate things in what felt like such a comfortable and safe space.
- Kate, Workshop
It's a pleasure to have worked with
Sex Games for Couples
Welcome to Pillow Play - a collection of fun (and educational!) sex and intimacy games and videos, helping couples learn new skills, spice up date nights, and increase their connection, chemistry & communication.
85% of couples in therapy feel like they've lost their sense of fun in their relationship. This is why I developed a sex & intimacy course that put fun and playfulness as its number one focus.
Going from mild to seriously spicy, the games cover skills like communication, boundaries, trying new things, navigating different libidos, erotic touch, edging, erotic massage, dirty talk, tantra, exploring kink, sexual confidence, and role play.
Instead of conversations about sex being filled with pressure, Pillow Play helps couples get back to pleasure.
Events & Workshops
In 2020 Alice launched 'Vulva Dialogues' - an online community and workshop series to remove the taboo and shame surrounding sexual health and empower people - specifically women - to talk more openly about sex.
During the COVID pandemic we connected hundreds of women and female identifying people with leading sex education professionals. The workshops were designed to enable safe, honest, fun and educational conversations on various topics of sex and wellness.
Building on this success Vulva Dialogues continued to grow. The events were opened up to include people of all gender-identities and ran every single week. They have now reached thousands of people globally.
Intrigued? Alice continues to host regular online and in-person sexuality workshops. Sign up to an upcoming event or get in touch about hosting your own.
What are your services?- 1:1 sex coaching and sex counselling with individuals - Bespoke sex & intimacy couples programs and sex counselling for couples - Pillow Play - an online sex & intimacy course for couples - Regular online and in-person sex education workshops, talks and events - Private parties and hens parties - Collaborations and media opportunities - get in touch
What is a Somatic Sexologist?A Sexologist is somebody who has studied the science of sex; learning the anatomy, physiology, psychology, and cultural influences around sex, arousal, desire and pleasure. Somatics is any practice that develops and strengthens the mind-body connection. Somatic practices teach you how to mindfully scan and listen to your body. Somatic Sexology takes somatic practices and adapts them to teach people how to have better sex. As a Somatic Sexologist, I help people get out of their head, and into their bodies. A full list of my qualifications can be seen on my homepage.
Who do you work with?I offer an inclusive and judgment-free educational space for people of all genders, sexuality and identity. My work is LBGTQIA+ inclusive, and welcome people of all relationship structures, stages, and expressions. My coaching and counselling sessions and couples programs are always personalised to the unique person or people I am working with. My events are always tailored for a specific audience. The content and tone that would be suitable for a corporate consent seminar would be very different from an intimate hens party for example. My online course Pillow Play has been designed for couples wanting to improve their sexual skills and bring more connection, fun, novelty and chemistry into the bedroom. No matter what you're looking for, get in touch and we can curate the perfect experience.
Why do we need more sex education?Sexual wellness (including pleasure) is a human right, as defined by the World Health Organisation. When we have a healthy, happy sex life, it has been proven that our mental heath and physical health improves, along with our relationships. In addition, a consent aware, shame-free society that receives comprehensive sex education is also less likely to suffer from high rates of sexual violence, assault and abuse. It's time we saw sex and pleasure as a natural, normal, and healthy part of life. The sex education we received at school is not enough. Many adults know next to nothing about basic sex-ed, including pleasure anatomy, sexual communication, how to express consent, understanding arousal, orgasm and desire, navigating libido changes, and how to listen to their own bodies. This impacts our relationships and people don't know where to go for help. In addition, we still live in a conservative society where sexual shame is pervasive, and where many of us are still too embarrassed, fearful, or ashamed to talk about sex. In order to have a great sex life, we need to learn how to listen to our bodies, discover what we like, how to ask for it, and how to confidently give and receive pleasure. Sex coaching, sex counselling, sex therapy, couples counselling, relationship counselling, sex courses and sex-education workshops give people a safe, expert-led, and judgement-free space to explore and learn everything they need to achieve better sexual wellness.
What is sex coaching and sex counselling?No matter what you're curious about, sex coaching / sex counselling gives you an expert-led, judgement-free environment to learn and discover more about sex, relationships and pleasure. I combine mindfulness, coaching, education and counselling techniques to help you get out of your head, and into your body. It will give you practical exercises, tools and vocabulary to help you achieve your goals- what ever that means for you. My sessions are 100% client-led, meaning I tailor every session to the specific goals and desires of the individual or couple.
Are you open to media opportunities?Absolutely. For all media enquiries including talks, interviews and feature articles, please get in touch.
I already have great sex - what else could you teach me?Fantastic! It's great to hear you have a fulfilled sex life. The great news is, when it comes to sex and pleasure, there is always more to discover. And the more curious and open minded you are, the more opportunities for pleasure you will find. Whether that's learning how to explore a particular erotic fantasy, giving yourself stronger (or multiple) orgasms, learning more about your pleasure anatomy, or wanting to know where to find the best sex toys on the market, talking to an expert in a judgement-free environment might lead to more discoveries than you expected. Check out my programs and online course Pillow Play
Mon - Fri
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
11 am – 2 pm