Dr Petro | Online Counsellor
Online coaching and counselling
Avoid the commute, from the comfort of your own home or office with greater flexibility regarding session times you may wish to schedule a telephonic or online skype counselling session. This is often helpful for mums with little ones at home or when location or circumstances don't allow attending sessions on site.
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
- Life changes and transitions
- Life crisis
- Personal or emotional problems
- Relationship or family issues
- Self Esteem and confidence
- Social stressors
- Stress management
My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:
- Career change / development
- Job interview preparation
- Job search strategies
- Optimal functioning in the workplace and Workplace issues
- Relationship issues in your professional life
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
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.
Qualifications and registrations
- 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)
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Body image
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Parenting
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
- Individual counselling = $100 per session.
- Couples counselling = $120 per session (55 - 60 minutes).
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||9am - 9pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 9pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 9pm|
|Thursday||9am - 9pm|
|Friday||9am - 9pm|
|Saturday||9am - 2pm|
- ✓ 40+ Counsellors
- ✓ In New Zealand
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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