Lorraine Pentello: Certified Somatic Sex Coach, EMDR Therapist and Sexological Bodyworker
• Allied Professional
• Sex Coach
• Sex Educator
• Sex Expert
• Sex Therapist
Biography, Degrees and Certifications:
I have been a sex-industry professional for over 25 years; initially working in erotic dance and then moving on to Sex Coaching, Education, and Sexual Healing.
Bringing embodiment into erotic dance was an enlightening experience for me. Watching the small changes in each interaction, and feeling the energy shift for both me and my client was magical. Working in this line of work was fun, but knew I was limited in the ways in which I could help people, so I made the shift into Somatic Sex Coaching, Sexological Bodywork, and Trauma Therapy in 2014, and I haven’t looked back since!
Learning about sexuality has shifted the way I experience my body, and opened me up to a whole new world of pleasure. My journey into sexual embodiment has involved healing old wounds and working through the hang-ups I had around sex. It has been an ongoing process, which has gotten easier over time and the rewards were definitely worth the effort. Going through this transformative journey myself, better informs how I work with my clients.
My lived experience of being a part of the LGBTQI+, polyamorous, and sex work communities gives me a non-judgemental, educated, and compassionate skill set that helps me better serve the people who are a part of those communities. My skillset also includes working with straight men that might have engaged in the services of sex workers and men who have experienced sexual trauma.
I come from a grass-roots background and the type of session I offer is experiential, both online and in person. Online I will guide you to feel the sensations in your body. In person, I will guide you with gentle and nurturing bodywork. We can work through any fears or blockages you have through gentle meditative and healing practices. While there is talking involved in our sessions, there is a lot more feeling and doing than in regular talk therapy or coaching session.
I attend professional supervision and many professional development courses per year, as well as receiving therapy and bodywork myself. I believe self-development is a journey rather than a destination, and strive to bring support of the highest quality to my clients. Listed below is a selection of some of the main courses and workshops I have attended:
Nov 2014 Somatic Approaches to Ejaculation
Apr 2015 Certificate In Sexological Bodywork
Oct 2015 Certificate of Embodied Counselling
Apr 2016 Certificate of Somatic Sex Coaching & Education
Oct 2016 Urogenital Learning for Bodyworkers
Apr 2018 Craniofascial Therapy L1
Apr 2018 STREAM: Scar Tissue Remediation Training
Nov 2018 Craniofascial Therapy L2
Feb 2020 The Mindsight Approach: Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology
Aug 2020 Certificate in EFT L1 & 2 (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Jan 2021 Certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies, L1,2 & 3
Sep 2021 Certificate in EMDR and Psychological Trauma
It takes gentle guidance and support to help people to reconnect with their bodies and learn to overcome discomfort and shame. This is a hugely transformative and ongoing process which affects our whole experience of life.
Great care needs to be taken when guiding someone through this period of reflection and growth; having an experience of what it feels like is essential. I’ve walked my own path of fear and trepidation, I know how hard it can be and I’ve got your back!
Range of Services/Programs Offered:
Somatic Sex Coaching
Somatic Sex Therapy
Areas of Specialization:
Healing sexual trauma (with particular skills and experience working with straight men, trans and gender diverse folx.)
Healing pelvic and genital pain in all genders (including gender confirmation surgery)
Overcoming erection and ejaculation issues
Healing after prostate surgery
Low or mismatched libido
G-Spot, A-spot and squirting education
Primary Audiences Served:
I work with all genders, but I have a particular skillset for working with straight men, LGBTQI+, Ethically Non-Monogamous folx & Sex Workers
11am-8pm (every day except Wed & Sun)