Aug 312013

What is it that you are trying to re-create? What was the feeling that came from the first time? Why do you keep going back when you know it doesn’t last? In fact the suffering is longer than the ‘ah’ moment?

What was that moment, that oneness when you felt everything and nothing?

You are not alone in your struggle and it’s not your fault. We all have that yearning to get back to the feeling of oneness and belonging.

When you can start to look at addiction from this stand point, it can allow space from the addiction without shame or self-judgment. My view is not just text book. I have also lived through a life of addiction. I now view my addiction years as receiving a Masters Degree with high honors. After completing my masters I worked in the corporate, government and private sector, but all the time studying human behavior and searching for answers and explanations about why we do the things we do. And now I would like to share them with you.

Addiction is the number one disease of our civilization. I see it permeating throughout the world. Diseases such as cardiovascular, many types of cancer, infectious diseases are linked one way or another to addiction. Addiction to toxic behavior, toxic substances, toxic relationships, environments all create toxicity in the body and mind.

My way of being with you will be gentle, authentic and non-judgmental.

If you would like to stop your addictive behavior. Please call or book an appointment and we can get to the core of your hunger.

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 Posted by at 6:20 am
Aug 282013

Then let’s look at it clearly!

What is your suffering? Is it internal or external? Can you see it, feel it, touch it? Does it come and go or is it constant?

Do you take care of your suffering.

What kind of environment does it thrive on?  What kind of thoughts does it like to consume? What kind of people does it like to be with?

Let’s give it a voice and listen to why it’s there. Does it have a message for you?

The journey of self-discovery, acceptance and living a truly joyous life can begin here. I look forward to speaking with you.

Please feel free to call or book an appointment by clicking on the contact button.

 Posted by at 9:41 am
Aug 282013


What does it mean to live in spiritual light? How do I live with a spiritual heart when I have to work in an unsatisfying job everyday, I’m stuck in traffic, my relationship broke up and I have no money?

Please explain…

OK, there are two key words here:

  • LIVE – yes, we are living beings with all the beautiful sparkly bits and all the not so sparkly shadowy bits that make us part of a human being.
  • The other important word is SPIRITUAL. What comes to mind for you when you hear this word…angels, higher realms, misty beings, perfection? So as a human being how do I access a higher realm and live in spiritual light?

Time to get your wings on!

You have all the delicious ingredients you need to live in alignment with your spiritual heart.

Here is the secret. Are you ready?

To live in your spiritual heart is to be here now.

The journey of your spiritual heart is not out there in time and space. It is flowering inside you now.


We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. Therefore we have an abundance of information and support around us to access our spiritual selves and live in alignment with our physical and spiritual being.

I can guide you to recognise and access higher consciousness through such tools as meditation, imagery, metaphor, visualisation, creative arts, awareness, intuition and inner attunement.

 Posted by at 9:41 am
Aug 282013

Do you suffer compulsive behaviour in your life of which you have little or no control, and you continue, regardless of its negative consequences?

Does it interfere with your work performance and relationships, resulting in negative consequences?

If you believe you may be developing an addiction, or have suffered from addiction to substances, sex, the internet or gambling? Or do you you want to explore whether your behaviour is negatively impacting your life, you may well benefit enormously by speaking with me.


If you need help I offer a free 15 minute phone call, click on the contact button below and make an appointment time to see me.

 Posted by at 9:40 am
Aug 262013

Each session and relationship is unique. My way of being with you will be personalised/customised, authentic, gentle and highly intuitive. We will discuss your goals, individual needs and personality style.

Early counselling sessions:

  • Defining your aims of counselling process
  • Discussion and clarification of the themes present and their relationship with each other
  • Developing the counselling relationship, building trust and rapport

Body of Therapy:

  • Slowing down to explore certain aspects of your themes more deeply
  • Gaining a deeper and more holistic



 Posted by at 12:03 am
Aug 252013


Standard 1 hour consultation                               $130

Payments available cash eftpos and credit card.                           


medibank private health insurance counselling


This counselling service is also covered by Medibank Private Health Insurance policies. 

Check with your health insurance provider.


If lack of money is acting as the barrier to you accessing this counselling service. I offer a free 15 minute phone call.


 Posted by at 11:48 pm
Aug 212013

My Vision

I offer my services as a counsellor, healer and life coach  in a compassionate and

respectful way

Knowing that whoever comes to me has the right to personal freedom and serenity

I provide a safe and sacred space for people journey home

to their authentic self,

a place of non-judgement,

self-acceptance and understanding

I assist people to become conscious of why they are here,

understand the energy around them

and design a future

I help create a strong secure platform for transformation, deeper understanding of


and self-realisation

to live a truly fulfilling life.

 Posted by at 3:29 am
Aug 152013

Hi there,

Mmm, so you’ve decided to enter the transpersonal relm or you’ve been in such a landscape for a time already…so how is it for you?  Do you have a transpersonal counselor who you connect with? Do they understand the course curriculum?

I was a double dipper! Meaning, I did a Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counseling.

My student experience at CCM was a mixture of feelings of elation, challenges, freedom, self-sabotage, clarity, confusion, fear and love. Sometimes all in the same day!  

Ahh yes my first break-through moment, well it felt more like a break-down at the time. Here we all were it was the second or third module so we were still all shiny and new , anyway we were working with clay and, well, the clay just wasn’t working with me.  I sheepishly started to look around at my classmates work, oh dear, they all had master pieces and I couldn’t even get my clay to mould into anything it was still a weird blob of nothing.

I started to get agitated. I felt that familiar hot wave starting at the base of my gut, moving up through my body. “Yikes!” I thought, “hold it together, I don’t want to be the first one to crack up. I mean I’ve done so much work on my stuff…spiritual, energetic, healing, shamanic…I can’t let a blob of clay be my undoing. Oh”. I thought, “it must be the clay, yes that’s it! I got the dodgy bit of clay”!

I took it up to the teacher and knelt down in front of her feeling like a small, vulnerable child. I started to speak. “There’s something wrong with my clay”. A waterfall of tears streamed down my face. I was lost, confused, alone and bewildered.

My teacher spoke to me gently with a reassuring calm voice. “Petrina, do you have a counselor?” “Yes”, I said mirroring her calm tone. “Do you think you could hold this until you see your counsellor?”

The work you are doing at CCM is very deep and transformative. It is a practitioner course which means you are responsible for self-care, the same as when you are a practising counselor or therapist.

As your counselor I will help you manage and establish a strong foundation to grow from student to counsellr. I will support your journey of transformation and hold sacred space for you during our time together.

As a past student and now a practising counselor I understand the CCM curriculum, assignment structure and the challenges of each module and how unexpected emotions may come forward to be addressed at unexpected times. 

I will ensure we keep a good connection and book your sessions in advance to ensure a time and day that fits in with your workload and modules. Time will go very quickly while you’re busy with assignments, modules and required reading. If you are able to share your work load with a transpersonal counsellor you will enrich your experience.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Journey well


 Posted by at 5:51 am
Aug 082013
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Reiki is an ancient and profoundly simple system of “laying on of hands” healing derived from Tibetan Buddhism. The living body, human or animal, radiates and energy. This energy is the life force itself, and has as many names as there are human civilizations. The Japanese word Reiki consists of two words, rei meaning “universal energy” and ki meaning “life energy”.   Everything alive contains Ki and radiates it, it is the bio magnetic energy of the aura.The vibrational healing practice of Reiki promotes a deep level of relaxation, and healing.  Reiki balances the recipient on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level using a non-invasive gentle, hands on technique. This life energy force is the energy all around us and it enlivens us.  In Reiki healing, the practitioner channels this universal life energy to break up energy blockages within the body, and trigger the body’s natural healing abilities to improve and maintain health. ​

How does Reiki Healing work?

Reiki treats the physical body, but because our emotional, mental and spiritual levels are all related, this treatment affects us holistically.  Reiki can do this because every cell in our body contains our body’s entire blueprint.  This DNA is also a stencil of that cell’s optimum level of functioning.  Reiki works by flowing through this stencil to restore the cell to balance and harmony.  Reiki energy goes exactly where it is needed, releasing and clearing blocked energy, and cleansing the body of toxins to return the body to a state of natural balance.
 Posted by at 3:33 am
Aug 082013

Hypnosis is a very natural, relaxed, comfortable and immersed state. Hypnosis is not sleep. However it’s similar in the sense that it feels like those moments just before you drift into sleep.

It’s easy to drift into sleep from a very relaxed hypnotic state. However the aim is for you to stay awake and hear everything. If you do drift into sleep I may gently wake you.

In a hypnotised state you are always in control, but much more open to positive suggestions that can help you with the changes you want to make.

You can wake-up at any time, if you wish. In a hypnotised state you can ‘wake up’ at any time – you are always in control. However clients are generally so relaxed that they are happy to go with the flow.

Hypnosis is a profoundly relaxed state similar to the feeling of drifting into sleep. You will still be aware and relaxed throughout the session as you re-organise your thoughts, behaviors and beliefs in a more positive way.

As with any new skill, repetition and practice really benefit you. To get the maximum benefit it’s really important to keep building momentum.

 Posted by at 3:31 am