About Diane Rooker

I feel honoured to do the work I do.

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.”

Holistic Counsellor | Gestalt Therapist | Psychotherapist | Facilitator and clinical Hynotherapist

My passion is helping people to create healthy-functioning relationships that can be sustained after therapy.

People ask me why I chose this line of work. It all began with my curiosity to find out who I am, to really find out who I am. Why do I have certain behaviours and triggers? What are my patterns etc, and what a fascinating learning experience the last 20 years have been. 20 years ago I discovered Tony Robbins, wow! What an eye-opener that was for a mother of 4 who had lived a pretty sheltered life until then. I didn’t realise this at the time but then we never do until we know something different. I knew this line of work was what I wanted to do as I could see my life improve because of my new awareness about myself, and I have never looked back.

I believe I am an effective therapist because I have had many life experiences that my clients are also experiencing and this gives me compassion and understanding toward their situation. I have experienced the grief of losing both parents at an early age, the loss of 3 pregnancies, and the biggest pain was the loss of my 27-year marriage, now which was painful and a blessing. 

I enjoy supporting my clients to overcome their own struggles and discover their own happiness

I believe our experiences in life create who we are and the quality of our thoughts create our current reality. We are not responsible for our childhood but we are responsible for our behaviour and patterns as adults.

I use a clear process to help people overcome their unhappiness in relationships. I have been in private practice since 2011. Starting off gradually to now having a very busy practice.

 

Improve Your Self-Esteem

My hope for you is that you can find your own internal peace

I am a spiritual person with a meditation and yoga practice. I enjoy being outdoors in nature as much as I can. I have 4 beautiful children ( now all adults). I enjoy reading and learning. I believe having fun is underrated.

I know who I am, and where I am going. It’s taken a while to get to this peaceful point in my life but it was worth all the self work I have done over the last 20 years, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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.

Take That First Step To Improve Your Relationship

Arrange your first session

Use my online booking system to secure a date and time that suits you. I’m flexible.

Counselling Packages

I offer affordable and transparent pricing options. Have a look at the packages available.

Get in touch

If you have any questions before for first session with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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 my 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 am always open to learning and discovering more things about myself. I have a future vision of myself in my 80s and possibly beyond still being curious and open to new discoveries that this wonderful life has to offer. The earth is like a big school – it’s full of experiences which are opportunities to learn more about yourself, and if you are ready then so am I, let’s journey together.

QUALIFICATIONS – MODALITIES

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

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

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Qualified Facilitator – The Work of Byron Katie
  • Qualified Facilitator – Family / Systemic Constellations
  • Effectiveness Training Instructor – Communication Skills
  • EMI – Emotional Mind Integration
  • RCH – Rapid Core Healing

HOLISTIC COUNSELLING

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 accommodate 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

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

In a nutshell, the process of EMI supports the client to quickly and effectively remove issues usually in one session such as anxiety, anger depression, low self-esteem, etc, and without having the client know or remember what the original cause was. Through working with EMI I have witnessed shifts of triggers, and unhealthy behaviour which has been present in the client’s life for years in one or two sessions, quite incredible really.

EMI is a complete neuro-therapy founded and presented in detail in Yildiz Sethi’s book Rapid Core Healing (2016) with its own unique philosophy, theory, process, and techniques. EMI is a brief, experiential, solution-focused approach for a wide range of conflicts, disturbances, and trauma. EMI locates and resolves the roots of human emotional and psychological disturbances so that people can be free to live without the behaviours which are holding them back from living their life to their fullest.

Everyone from birth has a deep requirement to have core needs met for love, connection, safety, justice, dignity, and autonomy this is needed for well-being, this is the philosophy of EMI and not having these crucial needs met can lead to Dis-ease. or many common mental & emotional human disturbances. EMI facilitates the resolution of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, recovery of sexual abuse, trauma, and the underlying dynamics of addiction usually in a few sessions for most, excluding the more extreme diagnoses on the DSM5.

EMI is also effective for use in Personal Development, financial, relationship, or career, and you are either blocked from moving forward or you sabotage your success to drop back or stay stuck in that familiar but unwanted place.


A person will experience many situations during their life, some pleasant others are more difficult and each event if significant to the person can leave either a positive or negative footprint in their life and has the potential to be passed down to future

Emotional

We all have a family of emotions within us, sad, happy, angry etc and when these emotions can be felt and expressed they can leave the body or just settle but when they are being suppressed, they are unable to be felt or expressed then they can get stuck in the body and then can cause negative symptoms.  How we use our emotions forms our personality, our emotions let us know who we are.

Mind

It is in our mind where we think, and this has a direct effect on the emotions,  how we think plays a great importance on the state of our emotions.  Whatever we think about our body believes to be true, so if we think horrible thoughts or have negative beliefs then our body will not feel too good as it will produce a negative emotion and the opposite is also true.

Integration

We all have a need to live in harmony with ourselves, to be able to grow and thrive when our inner states the mind and the emotions cooperate by connection and communication then integration can take place, once the disruptive part is integrated and feels complete then the trigger or disturbance will no longer be present.

EMI works quickly and effectively

EMI works to restore neural pathways, at least one pathway can be resolved in one session. It is designed to locate the source of the issue, resolve it and release it freeing the client to move forward with a new perspective, the client leads a life without the negative symptoms such as depression etc

  • EMI is Safe and there is no further chance of retraumatization.
  • The client does not need to retell their painful experience
  • The process can still be effective without the client being able to recall the original incident
  • 90 % of people who have EMI make remarkable positive changes within 3 to 5 sessions
  • No need for months or years of therapy, saving the client time and money and giving back the quality of life.

Who is EMI for?

Anyone who is experiencing personal inner conflict, trauma, or a disturbed emotional state We all carry some kind of issue from our current life starting from childhood or it can be a generational issue.  EMI will work with both scenarios incorporating family constellation if the issue stems from a previous generation.

Majority of individuals experience triggers in their lives a certain situation or experience,  a behaviour in the other, and it’s as if a switch has been flicked the person is transformed to experience a negative emotion or behaviour.  This is all done at an unconscious level, there was a point in time when this began for the individual and it hasn’t been able to be resolved,  leaving the person to be triggered many times without having the ability to stop it.  This is frustrating for the individual  and their loved ones.  EMI will locate the original source of the trigger, leaving the client with a new perspective and neural pathway.

Issues that EMI can work on

  • All feelings and emotions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Panic attacks
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Inner Conflict
  • Fear
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Weight
  • Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial blocks
  • Personal development

The EMI process focuses on the presenting issue, locates the source and guides a resolution and integration within a 60-minute session for each disturbed neural pathway. This is a brief approach that requires 3, 5 sessions only for each issue for a large percentage of the population (not including serious DSM5 diagnoses such as schizophrenia, etc). A brief and revolutionary trauma-recovery approach. This is a fusion of phenomenology, counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, ego state therapy and aspects of Family Constellation theory and practice and neuroscience in an elegant and streamlined series of processes through innate human healing pathways. It operates to guide the client’s self-healing.

EMI spans the psychotherapy and hypnotherapy fields in bringing together relevant philosophy, knowledge, and techniques in a way that provides a new way of dealing with trauma, mental health, and human suffering in a cost-effective and replicable way for a large proportion of the population.

RCH – Rapid Core Healing.

Rapid Core Healing is a combination of EMI & Family constellations using the same process as used during an EMI. EMI is working with an individual issue and Family constellations are used when there is a systemic issue.  It is truly a powerful process using this combination .

This work is so beautiful and powerful it flows onto seven generations forward and backwards. Its quick and effective.

RCH may be right for you if:

  • The same issues keep repeating in your relationships

  • You know you are not reaching your full potential, and you don’t know why you are being held back

  • You have repeating negative emotions such as anger, depression, these may belong to someone else in your lineage.

  • There is a block in an aspect of your life, relationship , finance, Love, career.

  • You don’t feel like you belong or you cant find your place.

HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnosis means to be in trance, we are in and out of trance every day, when watching TV, driving a car when we are focusing on doing what we love, we can seem to be a million miles away when in trance and are not aware of our immediate surrounding.  And hypnotherapy is using therapy while under hypnosis.  The client will remember everything, they have the ability to stop at any time, I am constantly talking with my client while under hypnosis, they say it’s a very relaxing process. 

I have had numerous clients say “ Oh this won’t work with me, my mind will never relax” well don’t they get a surprise when they can hardly move out of the chair due to being so relaxed after the therapy.  I take my time to explain everything to my client and I make sure they understand everything they need to know.

Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling or therapy), because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.

Hypnosis can be used in two ways, as suggestion therapy or for patient analysis.

Suggestion therapy:

The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain unhealthy behaviours or patterns

Analysis

This approach uses the relaxed state to explore a possible psychological root cause of a disorder or symptom, such as a traumatic past event that a person has hidden in their unconscious memory. Once the trauma is revealed, it can be addressed in psychotherapy.

What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?

The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:

  • Phobias, fears, and anxiety
  • Great for people who are stressed, as its relaxing.
  • Helps with low self-esteem and confidence

Take That First Step To Improve Your Life

I am here to help you every step of the way!

“Beneath Every Fear, Lies The Pearl Of Hope”

Frequently Asked Questions

Holistic Counselling, Gestalt therapy, Psychotherapy, Family Constellations, and Clinical  Hypnotherapy.

 

The type of therapy I use with a client is dependant on their issues and their current situation.  It’s not always appropriate to use a certain therapy if the client is not ready, I will always work with my clients, meeting them where they are at in their current situation.

Marriage / relationship issues

Over the past 10 years, I have developed my skill set significantly, I see clients for a variety of issues and concerns.  I specialise in working with couples who are having relationship issues, these issues can anything from, anger issues, infidelity, lack of communication, earlier trauma or abuse, behavioural issues. 

At times I have a client who is unclear on why they are seeing me or they have trouble describing what they feel.  This is perfectly fine, it’s my job to support you and guide you through this initial process. 

My clients start from 18 years and above. However, I do see families as a whole and at times I  ay see the children individually but for more individual issues I recommend that parents take their children to a therapist that specialises in working with children.

No, appointments can be on a casual basis.

 

The work that I do is usually fast and effective this does depend on the situation and the individual but psychotherapy does resolve the issue at a core level then the trigger will no longer occur.  There are no promises with regards to timing its best to have your first session and I usually have a clearer answer then, once I have time to evaluate your situation. 

 

You can phone 0406 005 177 or email diane@pearlcounselling.com.au to book an appointment.  Alternatively, if you would like to talk to me before you decide to book, or you have a query, I offer a free, no-obligation chat to help you attain further clarity.

No, I am unavailable to accept a mental health plan.