Hi, I’m Peta

My passion for counselling, healing and self-inquiry has been a lifelong journey. My pathway has led me to experience and study a wide range of psychological, spiritual and somatic practices, from both modern and traditional philosophies.

Through my own search for support and guidance, I have gained valuable first-hand experience of the shortcomings within some therapeutic spaces, and the difficulties faced when seeking help without finding it. These experiences have profoundly shaped my approach, fostering a genuine sense of empathy and compassion in the space I create.

About my work

The basis of my work is relational, acknowledging that we are all interconnected and interdependent.

The intention of my work is to hold a space where each being I meet is seen, heard and known, through the eyes of compassion, care and respectful equality.

The focus of my work is helping people discover their true selves, through understanding the complex systems and structures that make up our unified ‘self’, through finding freedom from the tyranny of unhelpful mental programming, and through accessing the infinite source of love and knowledge that we each hold within us.

The people I work with are those who are experiencing ‘being human’ and all that comes with it. This can include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • feeling stuck
  • relationship difficulties
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions
  • difficulty adjusting to change
  • self-esteem issues
  • loss of purpose and meaning

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Counselling – University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts – University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Counselling– Australian Institute for Professional Counselling
  • Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling – Lifeline
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – Rediteach
  • Trauma Informed Certificate – The Centre For Healing
  • Energy Medicine Practitioners Training – James and Debbie Pask
  • ACT Level 1 – Russ Harris
  • Compassionate Enquiry – Gabor Mate
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training for Trainers – LivingWorks
  • Hope in Practice – Dennis O’Hara
  • Resting Your Nervous System – Matt Licata
  • Transcending the God Matrix – George Kavassilas
  • Reality Management and Closure Facilitation – George Kavassilas
  • Practicing member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)