“I love helping people to build happy and healthy relationships”
Gold Coast & Sydney

Ruth's Profile

Ruth Simons C.S.W. B.Soc. Sci.  Psych (Hons). 

  • Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Psychologist
  • Sexologist
  • Guest Speaker and Lecturer
  • Newspaper Columnist
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Author
  • Member of the Board of Assessors for the Queensland Government
  • “Weekly radio spot on Hot Tomato Gold Coast FM with Luke and Mal”

I am a registered psychologist having established my own private practice in 1988.

During the 1980’s I worked in a private psychiatric hospital in Sydney, for ten years.

As a registered psychologist I utilize clinical psychotherapy and psychology for the treatment of complex human problems.

I have conducted corporate workshops in Australia and abroad and maintain a high media profile.


  • Past-President and Fellow of the Australian College of  Psychologists (Gold Coast).
  • Member of the Queensland Health Practitioners Tribunal.
  • Co-founder, Secretary, and Fellow of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (www.aapoz.com )
  • Member of ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association).
  • Member of SAS (Society of Australian Sexologists).

Ruth's Book

Book Review

This book Sex, Lies and Relationships, has been written to help anyone who wants to learn lessons and make positive choices. Using the real, unvarnished queries that I receive from clients in my practice, and from correspondents to a long-running newspaper column, I show how you can stop being bewildered and start understanding and directing your intimate life.

An underlying theme to many of these concerns is lack of confidence, lack of trust, lack of understanding; and the fundamental thread running through the solutions is communication. When communication is twisted, we get distorted interpretations, the sure sign of a relationship in trouble: learning to say it straight, and open up calm, fruitful lines of communication are essential techniques that we’ll explore.

Your intimate relationship may be cruising, or running into storms; you may even be looking for the lifeboat. Wherever you are at on the journey, this manual of real-life problems and practical solutions may hopefully give you both tools and inspiration to turn your story into a passionate, intimate, and joyous one.

Community Involvements:

Rotary Chapters QLD & NSW





Women’s Health & Well-Being Expo 2012

Early Risers Breakfast Club

Builders and Architects Association

TAFE (Staff)

Ruth Simons
Suite 4, The Professional Centre, 189 Ashmore Road Gold Coast, Queensland QLD 4217
16 Vernon Street, Bondi Junction Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2022
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