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helping you redefine your relationship to yourself and your life

I'm Shorina. I'm one of those gals that does it all - I'm a counsellor and wellbeing coach, I'm a writer, I'm a podcast host, I'm a lingerie biz owner, I do a little freelance marketing work and most importantly, I'm a mum to two beautiful little boys.

When I say I understand, I mean it. I have experienced many, many moments of darkness. I've felt lost, alone, confused, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.

I have lived through my very own series of unfortunate events, including abusive relationships, a car accident and lifelong back injury, losing almost everything I owned in a storm, chronic pain and fatigue, a traumatic birth, a lot of self-harm, a suicide attempt and the most life-altering... living alone from 14 years old.

During that decade of my life, I thought things would never change. I'd experienced more trauma in 10 years than most people would experience in their entire life.

 

I thought the 'bad luck' would continue and life wouldn't ever change, but it did change. It changed when I changed and when I decided to love, support and forgive all three aspects of me: my mind, my body, and my soul.

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It's possible that you may be struggling with self-hatred, uncertainty about your place in the world, feeling lost and struggling under the weight of it all. You might constantly compare yourself to others and daydream about a future where everything clicks into place and you live a purposeful existence. But there's another way.

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It can be different. It can be better. You can experience all of the joy, love and peace in the world too. ​If you're here reading this right now, it's for a reason. You're reading this because you know that you're ready for something new. You're ready for things to be different for you too. You're ready to redefine your relationship to yourself and to your life.
 

Time is precious, so let's not waste any more of it.

what support can I offer you today?

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armed with a diploma of counselling, somatic trauma therapy certification and mindfulness practitioner diploma, and 20+ specialty certifications, you know you're in good company.​

I work with clients, like yourself, to adopt a holistic whole-body approach and address all three parts of us - the mind, the body and the soul. This leads to a complete whole-body experience of life - envision the happiest, healthiest, and most purposeful version of yourself.

 

By working with me, you can expect to learn the foundational pieces to supporting your mental health and wellbeing including nervous system support and mindfulness, heal trauma, dive deep to release old stories and any beliefs that are holding you back, heal somatically and create a life that feel genuinely amazing.

There really is no other way to describe it. You will feel more confident, happier, healthier and understand yourself (and life) in more ways than one. ​

Sessions with me are client-centred, this means we address whatever you bring to the session and if you need guidance on where to begin, I'm there to help with that too. Here's a fun little metaphor that may help you understand this process; imagine we're in a car together and you're driving. I can make suggestions on where to go, I can recommend music to listen to and ways to drive the car, but ultimately, you're the one driving. You're the one in control. 

Here’s a breakdown on each part of you:

  • mind: this part refers to your cognitive and emotional well-being. It includes your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, and how they impact your behaviour and overall mental health.

  • body: this part refers to your physical health, including your diet, exercise, sleep, and overall physical health, but it also includes the parts of your body that are holding trauma and old stories.

  • soul: this part refers to your spiritual well-being, encompassing your purpose, values, outlook on life and connection to a higher power or purpose (whether that is The Universe, your Higher Self, God or whatever else feels good to you – or perhaps you’re not sure about a higher power and that’s okay too).

Your mind, body, and soul are what shapes you in day-to-day life. If you want to experience a well-balanced life, all three areas need love, support and guidance.

You may have noticed that my approach isn't textbook, and I'm proud of that. Regular coaching and counselling is incredibly beneficial (I did it for many years and think it's beyond powerful), but when you approach this journey with the mind, body and soul in mind, you will be able to dive deeper, heal deeper and in return, experience love, presence, joy and peace deeper.

As a counsellor and wellbeing coach, I draw upon various mindfulness, nervous system support, somatic healing, general health and wellness, self-love, and self-care techniques and tools to help you experience life in a new way.  I also have many spiritual tools if you’re open to it!

I'm not here to fix you because you aren't broken, but we all have room for improvement (including me). You can think of our sessions as a safe space for your healing. It's a place where you can talk things through, gain clarity, make changes, and receive support, inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment.

All of my work incorporates the mind, body, and soul approach. From 1:1 sessions, to group, to the podcast to free content on socials - it is all looking at the whole-body experience.

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