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As a parent, I knew I wanted a positive and enriching relationship with my children that would flow into their adulthood, so my journey of self-discovery and learning began.”

Diane Rooker

 Holistic Counsellor | Gestalt Therapist  | Psychotherapist | Facilitator

Human lives can unravel when trauma and life stressors are experienced.  I am passionate about supporting people to heal and grow past these experiences, finding healthy perceptions of themselves and know themselves as peaceful, whole and safe.

I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and works with multi-modalities, somatic experience, experiential and talk therapies with the understanding that healing can occur when the core issues are discovered, and resolution has been achieved. The type of treatment Diane uses is fast and effective, taking away having to experience years of therapy.

I have qualifications in Diploma of Holistic Counselling, Certificate of Family Constellations Facilitation, Graduate Certificate of Gestalt Therapy, Facilitator in Nero Trance Psychotherapy, including EMI emotional mind integration and RCH rapid core healing. She is also a qualified instructor of PET parent effectiveness training.

I believe what makes an affective therapist,  is their own life skills and I have them in the truck loads.

I have been  in private practice since 2011, working affectively with couples, individuals and families, providing and safe and confidential space for my clients. I am compassionate, patient and understanding and have a passion for helping people to heal past their trauma.   Providing continued support in moving forward enhancing lives further,  by providing tools & education in
–  Effective communication
– Understand and manage stressful thoughts
– Understanding love languages
– Difference between masculine and feminine etc.

I am a proud mother of 4 adult children, one dog anda cat.  My hobbies are mountain bike riding, walking, trips to the ocean, travelling, admiring sunsets and meditation is part of life.

I work with a variety of different modalities when working with a client.

Four ways to begin achieving happiness:

1. Learn how to understand your thoughts. (Easy when you know how).

2. Learn how to communicate effectively, listening and understanding.

3. Live in the present and enjoy your life.

4. Rid yourself from all negative past events permanently.

Diane believes you only need to support one member of the family to see the positive ripple effect flow onto other family members. Along with her numerous qualifications, Diane has had her life experiences, some were pleasant, and others more difficult. Her belief is that it is because of those experiences that she was led to do the work she is now doing: installing a deep level of compassion and understanding.

Diane has volunteered as a Parent aid at the Mater Hospital Brisbane and as a Mentor for Boystown Redland City.

Why the name Pearl Counselling?

Just in case you were curious.

When an irritant, such as a grain of sand, gets stuck inside the oyster’s body, the animal tries to ease its discomfort by coating the speck in calcium carbonate, which hardens to form a pearl. The pearl is made up of the same luminous, iridescent substance that the oyster lines the inside of its shell with.

Similar to the pearl, when a person changes they grow, and they become something different, which is a more peaceful self. Many of us live in a hard shell, but over time with support, we can be creating something very special inside each of us.

“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore, if you want one, you must dive for it”.

My life has changed dramatically from my humble beginnings due to the dedication, hard work and my personal quest to be the best version of myself.  I too had to dive deep to discover my own pearls.

I like who I am and I am always open to learning and discovering more things about myself. I have a vision of myself as an elderly woman still being curious and open to new discoveries this wonderful life has to offer. The earth is like a big school – its full of experiences which are opportunities to learn more about yourself, and if you are ready then so am I, lets journey together.

Thank you

Diane Rooker Pearl Counselling


  • Dip Holistic Counselling
  • Cert Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy


By working together, using the various techniques and modalities awareness, then change may occur bringing healing, peace, and freedom into your life.


Holistic (meaning is whole). When being applied in Counselling, its meaning is to include all aspects of a persons life experience, from birth to current age. Including where they grew up, their culture, their family system, was there domestic violence, was there an emotionally unavailable parent, their position and place within their family, their gender, education, where they work, etc., everything is relevant. Also including holistically a person’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs . Every aspect of a person will affect the other, in either a positive or negative way, depending on what this persons current experience is. An example is If a person becomes depressed or physically ill and only the symptom the depression or the illness is treated then the underlying core issue is not addressed, then yes, the symptom may subside, but the core of the issue , lets say the trauma is not addressed than this will continue to fester under the surface. I do not like working with the symptom only, both the core of the issue and the symptom needs to be addressed for the body to be at ease. This is what I focus on in my practice, to help the client remove the part of them that is causing the symptom/s.

Because there are many parts to a person that I consider, I needed to do quite a range of training to accomodate this. I have not stopped learning since my journey with Counselling began, and I expect that I never will, at least while I am practicing.

“The Work” of Byron Katie is four questions and turnarounds. For more information, go to The Work of Byron Katie

Family Constellations is an opportunity to look at relationships, health issues, anxiety, anger, physical pain or the impact of past traumas that may be holding you back. For more information visit our Family Constellations page.


Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises the importance of process in working with people. It pays attention to the person’s whole experience, (Physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual) to support them to expand their awareness of how they interact with their world.

The aim of Gestalt therapy is to be fully present in the here and now, to be fully who we are in body, mind, and spirit.

EMI – Emotional Mind Integration

Used for personal issues and conflicts


RCH – Rapid Core Healing.

Rapid Core Healing is using a combination of EMI emotional mind integration and FC family constellations.

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