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Dr Petro | Online Counsellor and Life Consultant

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Online coaching and counselling

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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 Three Principles approach and 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 


  • 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 work as a Counsellor and Life consultant. In my role I offer individual counselling/coaching, career consulting, and relationship counselling /coaching and my main approaches are The Three Principles approach, 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 responsibilities. 


Would you like to know more of make an appointment, feel free to contact me.




Online counselling - online coaching - online therapy


Online therapy

I offer telephonic, Skype, Zoom and Facetime consultations.

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



  • Individual counselling = $100 per session.
  • Couples counselling = $120 per session (55 - 60 minutes). 

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday -
Sunday -



Reviews Online Therapy and Counselling

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Rating of 5 out of 5
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√ I recommend this therapist

Petro is insightful and knowledgeable

Every single person could benefit from having monthly catch ups with Petro.


She is insightful and knowledgeable and I walk away from every session with new lens through which to see things. Even when I think we have nothing to discuss we always actually do.


I have seen a few people in my life for counselling support and Petro is one of only two that I cannot speak highly enough of.

| New Zealand | 4 Jun 2020
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√ I recommend this therapist

An amazing counsellor and communicator

Petro is an amazing counsellor and communicator.


Her mindful, strengths based, solution focused approach helped me reflect and connect with my own wisdom during our skype counselling sessions. Her work is empowering of clients.


Petro supported me to process, reflect, make meaning and identify solutions for healing from the grief I was experiencing.


I absolutely would recommend Petro to all who seek counselling, professional development, supervision and beyond.

| Wairarapa | 12 Jul 2019
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