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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 and clinical Hynotherapist

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.

If we do not like our current situation we can change it, we always have a choice.

Hi, I’m Diane and welcome !!

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.

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

After having worked with hundreds of people, as couples and individuals, I have come to see that there is a clear pattern as to why people struggle with their relationships. Most couples come in with nearly exactly the same issues, or at least the problems are the same but in a different context.

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.

Im trained as a

Holistic Counsellor

Family constellations facilitator

Psychotherapist ( Gestalt therapy & Rapid core healing)

Clinical Hypnotherapist

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.

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

Diane xx

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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