Testimonials

Read what others have said about our consent training workshops.


After hearing great things about Lou’s work, I engaged her to provide a workshop to our undergraduate students around sexuality, consent and relationships. 

Lou’s workshop was professional, entertaining and she approached it with such excellent sensitivity for our students. Her ability to tailor her content for the specific audience, to ensure her language and examples were inclusive and diverse, and to provoke thought and reflection, was outstanding.

I was impressed by Lou’s openness to ongoing conversation with the students if they had follow-up questions or ideas. Our students went away from the workshop with so many new ideas on how they could support one another and promote the changes they wanted to see in their own lives and in that of the broader University of Sydney community.

Additionally, it was clear that the workshop has significantly enhanced their knowledge and understanding of consent. I am looking forward to further working with Lou to bring more expertise and awareness to The University of Sydney community. Her impact has already been profound.

~ Amy Coleman, Director of Community Engagement, Sancta Sophia College, The University of Sydney 


Lou is an excellent trainer. If training is measured on the breadth of knowledge in an open forum for questions, content, participant engagement, attention retainment and digestibility of the information delivered, then Lou hits all of the targets. 

Lou is clearly a passionate, intelligent, and compassionate person with a thirst for sharing. Her knowledge within and of the LGBTIQ+ community is second to none. Yet she demonstrates the vulnerability to seek additional information if required and commits to following up for those seeking more.

Lou is a natural within the training environment and easily creates a space of safety, curiosity, and nonjudgement. Particularly in the arena of LGBTIQ+ development, were often participants limited knowledge and fear of curiosity stunts individuals learning and progression. She welcomes vulnerability without judgement.

I have and will continue to consult with Lou on LGBTIQ+ matters that will aid my therapy direction and client needs. The growth within my own understanding of LGBTIQ+ and the confidence in my language has without doubt aided my clients and I within my own private practice.

On my own professional reputation, I would absolutely recommend others to attend training delivered and developed by Lou.

~ Michelle Downs (She/Her), AMHSW – Trauma and EMDR Therapist.


In my role as a clinical social worker, Lou has supported my own confidence and capability in working with a variety of issues such as harmful sexual behaviour, family violence and underlying trauma responses.

When I sought Lou’s expertise in a secondary consultation, her approach was both direct, yet collaborative. She has been specifically instructive in the areas of risk assessment, risk management and ongoing safety planning. She advised on the appropriate response to the individual’s risk, supported their wellbeing and demonstrated knowledge of appropriate services that could assist.

As well as this, she also helped me to consider treatment options and specific therapeutic interventions. As well as this expertise, Lou’s strong communication skills, intuition, warmth and compassion are evidenced in all her professional undertakings. I would absolutely recommend a secondary consolation with Lou to further enhance your clinical practice!

~ Nicole Webster, Clinical Social Worker

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