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Dr Petro Booysen | Counsellor

32 The Terrace - Level 3, Room 8
6011 Wellington
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I am currently only working from my Camborne office in Porirua as well as online.




My name is Dr Petro Booysen. I have more than 25 years experience in the health sector. I’m a member of the ANZASW.


In my practice in Wellington Central I support people to positively address challenges in their lives, to enable them to live with an empowered attitude and find the joy and fulfillment they are striving for.


I embrace the strengths-based practice approaches in my work and I have a special interest in mindfulness. I find that practicing from a strengths perspective is hope enhancing, respectful, and collaborative and that clients benefit greatly from such an approach.


You can contact me regarding:



Personal coaching / counselling

Need support in facing life's challenges? My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:


  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness 
  • Depression


  • Frustration 
  • Life changes and transitions 
  • Life crisis 
  • Personal or emotional problems 


  • Relationship or family issues 
  • Self Esteem and confidence  
  • Social stressors 
  • Stress management 



Career coaching/counselling

My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:


  • Career change / development 
  • Goals 
  • Job interview preparation
  • Job search strategies


  • Motivation
  • Optimal functioning in the workplace and Workplace issues 
  • Relationship issues in your professional life 



Mindful living  

Making space for the present moment leads to happiness and well-being.  


Some benefits of mindfulness:


  • Prevention of chronically relapsing depression
  • Decreases burnout
  • Decrease anxiety and binge eating


  • Reduce perceived stress  
  • Improve general well-being 
  • Less emotional reactivity and faster recovery from upsetting emotions



Career experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker and I am also a member of ANZASW. I work as a Counsellor and Life consultant. In my role I offer individual counselling/coaching, career consulting, and relationship/marriage counselling /coaching and my main approach is Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-based practice, and Mindfulness practice.


Previous work experience included working in Chemical Dependency rehabilitation at a well-known Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa (Riverfield Lodge) as one of the individual and group therapists.


In my role there I did individual therapy, group therapy, relaxation therapy, some family therapy and couples therapy. I also worked as Field Education Coordinator at The University of Johannesburg – teaching students the practical skill of Social Work.


In my own business – an IT Recruitment Company - a major part of my role was counselling and coaching of staff in a high-energy, fast-paced sales and achievement-orientated environment. The well-being and functioning of the employees were part of my main responsibilities. 


Nowadays my counselling service can assist you in Wellington and Porirua.


Opleidingen en registraties

Qualifications and registrations

  • I’m a member of the ANZASW.



  • PhD – The University of Auckland
  • Masters degree in clinical Social Work (M.Soc.Sc (SW) (clinical))
  • EAGALA training part one and two
  • MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) Graduate



PhD at The University of Auckland School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work: Aotearoa New Zealand Strengths-Based Counselling Practice Framework for Social Work.




I am passionate to help clients experience that it is really possible to live with a sense of freedom and well-being.


Fear, worry thoughts, chronic stress and overwhelm are underlying most human suffering (anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, anger etc).


Awareness of the role that our mental constructs play in our emotional regulation is so empowering and liberating.


I mostly use a short-term/brief therapy approach and find that in 4 or 5 sessions one can experience a significant difference.

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  • Individual counselling = $100 per session
  • Couples counselling = $120 per session


(55 - 60 minutes)


Wellington & Porirua

I work in Camborne most days of the week and in Wellington CBD on Tuesdays. I offer in-person and skype sessions and although I mostly work office hours I have some late and some weekend sessions available too. 

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday In Porirua
Tuesday In Wellington 9am - 5pm
Wednesday In Porirua
Thursday In Porirua
Friday In Porirua
Saturday In Porirua
Sunday -



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