Need support in facing life's challenges? My services are in relation to assisting with issues such as:


  • Relationship or family issues 

  • Personal or emotional problems 

  • Anxiety and Depression 

  • Life crisis 

  • Social stressors 

  • Stress management 

  • Anger management 

  • Frustration 

  • Mindful living 

  • Personal development 

  • Lifestyle change 

  • Life changes and transitions 

  • Self Esteem and confidence 

  • Assertiveness 

  • Career change/development 

  • Job interview preparation

  • Job search strategies

  • Optimal functioning in the workplace and Workplace issues 

  • Relationship issues in your professional life 

  • Goals 

  • Motivation


I consult in the Camborne, Porirua area and sessions via Skype or phone are also available.

I, however, don't provide a crisis service.

If you are feeling suicidal or you need to speak with someone urgently kindly contact one of these services:

Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354

Depression Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 111 757

Healthline (open 24/7) - 0800 611 116

Samaritans (open 24/7) - 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

Youthline (open 24/7) - 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email

0800 WHATSUP children's helpline - phone 0800 9428 787 between 1pm and 10pm on weekdays and from 3pm to 10pm on weekends. Online chat is available from 7pm to 10pm every day.

Kidsline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 754. This service is for children aged 5 to 18. Those who ring between 4pm and 9pm on weekdays will speak to a Kidsline buddy. These are specially trained teenage telephone counsellors.

Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)

Alcohol Drug Helpline (open 24/7) - 0800 787 797. You can also text 8691 for free.

For further information, contact the Mental Health Foundation's free Resource and Information Service (09 623 4812).



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"Thanks Petro for the recent training/supervision session on how to apply SFBT with my work with couples.  The training was very clear and your use of my own situations to help illustrate this made it real and practical.  Your positive style and use of my own knowledge and experience helped me to go away feeling equipped to start using these skills and techniques straight away.  I felt encouraged and I will not hesitate to come back for more! Many thanks"

"Petro's personable approach drew me to her warmly.  Petro has an understanding, caring and sincere nature;  with an innate passion for enriching people's lives."

"I found my time with Petro very valuable in helping me prepare for a job interview. Petro provided really targeted advice on likely questions I'd be asked and areas where I needed to prepare a little more.  It was helpful to be able to practice answering key questions with her and encouraging to get her feedback.  She also gave me some tips for staying relaxed but focused throughout the interview. As a result, I went into the interview feeling confident and came out feeling I'd done the best I could have.  And even better, I got offerred the job!"







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