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Dr Petro | Online Counsellor

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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 
  • 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. 


Opleidingen en registraties

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)
  • Graduate


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  • 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
Sunday -



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