Lorella Ricci

Certified Hakomi Psychotherapist (CHT), Certified Somatic Sex Educator (CSSE), Relational Meditation Facilitator and Workshop Presenter. 

Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia

Private Practice

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy and Intimacy Coaching


  • Embodied Intimacy & Self Love: Practice intensives for individuals & Couples

Mobile:     0409 047 731
Email: lorella@lorellaricci.com
Website: lorellaricci.com

Articles by Lorella Ricci:
Explorers in the Underworld of Love
Byron Body and Soul

Specialising in mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy and the development of profound, embodied intimacy.

Having been steeped in Buddhist meditation and somatic therapy, on both a personal and professional level, for 26 years, my work is deeply infused by the contemplative traditions of Eastern meditation, yet deeply informed by Western neuroscience and therapy

Both my psychotherapy practice and my intimacy workshops focus on embodied awareness as the locus for profound insight and change.

My private practice ranges from working with people who suffer from the debilitating impact of shame, worthlessness, depression and anxiety, through to those who are on a deeply committed pathway of inner awareness. Learning to recognise and navigate the unconscious beliefs that are constantly limiting and interrupting our relationships and the quality of our day-to-day lives, can transform our most difficult experiences into a deeply engaging life filled with meaning and growth.

In the past 8 years I have been immersed in studies and practices of authentic and embodied sexuality. As a faculty member of the Institute of Somatic Sexology, I am committed to supporting individuals and couples to heal shame, unravel the limiting sexual scripts of our culture and develop their erotic capacity. I run practice-based workshops on Embodied Intimacy and Self Love, that work on the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions as intimacy as a pathway to authentic sexuality.

Accredited Training and Experience Includes:

1995 – 1997     BA Sociology and Psychology, UNSW
1998 – 2000     Somatics, Body Oriented Psychotherapy – Foundation Training
2000 – 2002    3 Year Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Training
2002 – 2004    Tutor Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Training
2006 – 2007    Hakomi Relationship Training (H.E.A.R.T.)
2013 – 2014     Certificate of Sexological Bodywork, Institute of Somatic Sexology
2014 – 2015     Certificate of Somatic Sex Education, Institute of Somatic Sexology
2017 – 2018     Assistant, Hakomi Advanced Clinical Skills Training


Happiness is neither virtue
nor pleasure
nor this thing
nor that
but simply growth.
We are happy
when we are growing.

 W.B. Yeats