Our Therapists

Mason Slavner

Counselling Intern

Olivia Armstrong

Counselling Intern

Damian Kai Norman

Certified Somatic Therapist, Certified Breathwork Facilitator

Jess Rodwell

Sexologist and Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach

Elyse Eden

Counselling Intern

Dr. Nicholas Wong (BScH, MD)

Breathwork Practitioner

Daniel Kline (MA, MCP, RCC)

Registered Clinical Counsellor, AEM Clinic Supervisor

Angela Leong (BA, MA)

Founder, Registered Clinical Counsellor (#16727)

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Jess Rodwell

Jess Rodwell

Sexologist and Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach

PronounsShe/Her

Human intimacy cannot be cognitively planned or practised, in a way that allows us to grow within our own connections. Intimacy is felt, experienced, and learnt through the soma (the body).

For us to connect deeper, to unlearn limiting habits, or experience safety within touch, we must allow the soma to truly experience safety, pleasure and empathy, through experiential practice.

My approach to intimacy coaching is founded on the principles of:

  • Embodiment
  • Vulnerability
  • Mindfulness
  • Empathy
  • Expansion through experience

In session I will support your expansion through authentic relating.If you require a sense of safety in your body, I may hold you lovingly.If you want to practise making the first move, I may encourage you to explore consensual touch with me.If you want to discuss the exploration of a new kink, I may join you in this conversation.

My practice is a portal for expansion. A safe space to be who you truly are, and embrace heightened levels of intimacy and embodiment into your life.

I studied with the Somatica Institute, obtaining Certification as a Sexologist and Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach. I have also studied Embodied Counselling with the Institute of Somatic Sexology.

In my muggle past-life, I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (majoring in Marketing) from the University of Southern Queensland.

  • Somatic Sex and Relationship Coaching by the Somatica Institute (2021-2023)
  • Somatic Embodiment Training - Level 1 by Soulful Somatic (2023)
  • Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy by Susan McConnell (2023)
  • 7-week Breathwork Intensive by Soulful Somatic (2022)
  • The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin (2022)
  • Queer Sex - A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships by Juno Roche (2022)
  • Heart of Tantra (online) by Krista Nova and Naomi Prima Devi (2022)
  • Dominance and Flogging by Nicolle Hodges (2022)
  • Introductory Certificate in Embodied Counselling by the Institute of Somatic Sexology (2021)
  • The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy by Barnaby B. Barratt (2021)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy by Susan Aposhyan (2021)
  • Heart of Tantra by Krista Nova (2021)
  • 7-week Awakening Shakti series by Abneet Sandhar (2021)
  • Sex Education by Nadine Thornhill (2020)
  • Dating and Attachment wounds
  • Late-starters and people inexperienced with intimacy
  • Pleasure and connection enhancement strategies
  • Sexual shame, Religious and societal expectation and Gender socialisation
  • Self Exploration and Empowerment
  • Understanding and navigating Erotic Core Desires
  • Differences of Desire
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, and open relationships
  • Kink, taboo and BDSM navigation

As a self proclaimed muggle-turned-wizard, I’ve spent the last three years deeply evolving into the person in front of you. Queer, Non-Monogamous, and Kinky.

After leaving a corporate career, marriage, and lifestyle that were no longer serving me, I have embraced my true journey. When I realised how much better I felt, I wanted to help others by creating a space they could heal and grow within their own intimate lives.

I was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, where I attended catholic schools, before choosing to walk away from the church in my teens. I started young in the creative arts studying singing, dancing and acting. Then when I happened upon hockey, my life was consumed. I’ve spent over two decades playing ice and inline hockey at state and national levels, travelling the world for the sport.

After University, I lived in Toronto for a few years as I began my career in Marketing, and continued to work in that corporate career for 15 years. During that time I got married, spent almost nine years monogamous, moved to Vancouver, and shortly after divorced.

The last three years of my life have seen a level of transformation that I never could have imagined for myself. My sexual and spiritual awakening led me on a path that is truly in alignment with my core Self.

When I’m not helping others heal and grow within their own intimate lives, you can find me (still) playing hockey, snowboarding, doing partnered acro (commonly referred to as acro yoga), and going to MY church aka. Ecstatic Dance. I regularly participate in breathwork circles, energy healing, meditation and attend various tantra and kink events around Vancouver.


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SERVICE LIST:

- Individual Sessions
- Couples(+) Sessions
- Sex Therapy (available for individuals and couples+)

Age Group: Adolescents, Adults, Mature Adults

Jess sees clients in the office on Sunday and Monday. She's available online on Tuesdays.

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