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There are three parts of you that are working to create the person you are today: your mind, your body, and your soul.

I work with clients, like yourself, to adopt a holistic approach and address all three areas, leading to a complete whole-body experience of life - envision the happiest, healthiest, and most purposeful version of yourself.

Here’s a break down 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.

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 God, The Universe, your Higher Self 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.

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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.

Every single one of us is unique so I don't offer a one-size-fits-all solution. I personalise each session to your specific needs, discussing your circumstances and teaching you exercises and tools that will enable you to achieve the best results in your life depending on where you’re currently at and where you’d like to be.

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 sessions are 50-minutes long and include an after-session email. The email will contain some general notes and your homework from our session together and they often include additional resources such as worksheets, guided meditations, workbooks or anything else that I feel will benefit you.

is this your current experience?

  • You feel stuck and held back from being able to show up the way you want in your career, relationship, family and life.

  • You wake up feeling tired, deflated and no energy to work on your dreams.

  • You feel guilty for taking time for yourself.

  • You are still hurt from past experiences, relationships or people and you're struggling to heal.

  • You feel like life, the world and the entire universe are working against you.

  • You struggle with anxiety, stress or overwhelm regularly.

  • You know there is more for you but you have no idea where to even begin.

  • You struggle to set boundaries and say no to others, leaving you resentful, bitter and frustrated.

  • Your children seem to push you over the edge every day and you can't help but to lose your cool.

  • You are constantly searching for love and validation externally.

  • You are your own biggest critic and continually put yourself down.

  • You constantly compare yourself to other people and feel a deep sense of jealously.

  • No matter how hard you try, you cannot find the 'good' in your days. 

I get it. I was there for years, and by 'there', I mean I was in the deepest and darkest place imaginable. I related to every single point I just mentioned (and more). I didn't see things improving. If I'm entirely honest, I didn't think I'd live past 20 years old but I'm still here and now I'm thriving.

imagine if in three months...

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  • You embody a new way of living that allows more love, joy and presence into your life.

  • You cultivate a deep self-love and self-trust because you know that deep down, you are enough.

  • You wake up each morning and feel excited and energised.

  • You feel more confident and empowered in the decisions you're making.

  • You have finally processed, moved on from and healed all of those past experiences and pains.

  • You feel healthier and felt more at-home within your body.

  • You know what you want and how you're going to get it.

  • You have the tools to support your own mental health and wellbeing.

  • You parent with patience, ease and pure love.

  • Your habits and routines are working for you, not against you.

  • You feel a deep sense of gratitude for the incredible life you have created.

  • You shine brightly from outside of your comfort zone.

  • You finally feel as though your mind, body and soul are connected and working together for you.

  • You feel like you've finally reached an incredible place where your life is nothing short of extraordinary, just like you have always dreamt of...

Because guess what? You get to have it all, you're worthy of it all and you deserve it all.

So, are you ready to redefine your relationship to yourself and to your life?

client love

Shorina has provided me with the most welcoming entry point into psychology and for that i cannot thank her enough, nor express my gratitude sufficiently through any testimonial for what she has done for me emotionally and mentally.

 

Her compassion, empathy, understanding, support, nourishment and enlightenment is unmatched and so very much appreciated - so much so that i feel like i have made a friend for life and i can trust her with any and everything that crosses my mind that i need some help, love and support from.

 

She radiates a sense of home and comfort that’s represented so very well - it helped me open up and feel like i could be honest and i knew she would be free of judgement with no matter what i brought to the table.

 

Shorina has helped me love myself for who i am and i would strongly recommend her to anyone, young and old, for any self building, repairing or maintaining that you may be looking to undertake and endeavour to improve - she will have your back no matter what.

 

I’m so glad i took a chance with Shorina because she has made such a difference in my life and if the very least i can do is recommend her to anyone reading this, then i will do my best to convince you to contact her and start your journey to being the best possible you there is, because with her in your corner you WILL achieve it.

- Dane O

Shorina helped me to move on from an abusive relationship, heal childhood trauma and supported me in creating a completely different lifestyle.

I left my toxic workplace and started a new job, I met a new partner and my mindset has never been clearer. The confidence I have from day-to-day now is crazy in comparison to the old Sal.I'm so glad I was able to commit to working with Shorina and pushed through the initial fears. 

- Sally H

hi, hello, welcome!

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.

Mindfulness, Mind, Body, Soul Wellness & Healing | Counsellor & Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach in Newcastle Australia

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.

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.

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I stumbled across Shorina’s insta page by accident, in fact I thought it was a holistic/crystal insta page that posted a ‘feel good’ post every now and then. Coincidently, the day I found Shorina’s Instagram I woke up like I had most days for the past 3 years feeling sad, physically, and emotionally drained, distant from myself and everyone around me but most of all, utterly lost in life.

I think the sentence I used in our first session was “the constant feeling of impending doom” – dark, I know. To give you an idea, just in case the “impending doom” wasn’t enough, for a while I felt like I was stuck on the same chapter in my life and never moving forward. We had to uncover a lot and boy, did we do that!

I went into our sessions with the mindset that it couldn’t get any worse than this and that I was at my lowest point. So, I made a decisive decision for the first time ever that didn’t involve anyone else, I chose me.

Shorina helped me through the biggest challenges, fears and insecurities of my life, she help me understand my thought process/hard wiring and helped with the declutter, she challenged every single negative thought I gave her and helped me see a different perspective, but what I’m most grateful for amongst all the other beautiful lessons she has gifted to me, she showed me how to take care of me, even if that meant asking how much water I had drank this week, the basics, the fundamentals of life. For me, these were more than just counselling sessions, they were more than just talking about what’s going on in life, these sessions were massive life lessons, and they truly were and are life changing and I am so grateful to know Shorina. It really does get better. I 1000% recommend Shorina to anyone.

- Rebecca B

I was really hesitant to work with Shorina. I had only just found her on Instagram, but I really enjoyed her content and free course on her website, so I thought I'd take the risk in doing some 1:1 work with her. I was dealing with a lot of personal issues which included a relationship breakdown, parenting 2 children and feeling utterly lost in life. I didn't know how, when or if things could even get better. 

Working with Shorina has changed my life and I don't say that lightly. After completing 6 sessions with Shorina, I feel more confident as a mum and a woman. I am now so much more present around my kids. My days are more fun. I'm happier. I'm so much more mindful and I'm really starting to find my self-love again, which was something I always cringed about but now see how important it is. I even started doing things for myself and have finally learned how important I am as a human being, which is something I forgot a long time ago. 

I never felt judged or shamed. Some sessions were really hard for me to open up, but Shorina was always patient, calm and genuinely cared. It really was like chatting with a friend each week. 

The journey isn't over but I'm incredibly thankful to have Shorina as my counsellor. I'm not sure I could have done any of this without our sessions together.

- Amie L

I have seen big changes in just a couple of months since I started working with Shorina. I'm more confident and content with how my life is progressing. I'm more open to trying things I was always afraid to do. This wouldn't have been possible without her guidance. 

If you're considering working with Shorina, I would say 100% go for it. She is extremely good at her job and is really esasy to talk to, you feel like you're talking to a friend! 

- Jessica S

supporting clients with and through

  • Mental health issues including depression and anxiety

  • Managing, processing and shifting difficult emotions

  • Improving relationship to self or others

  • Mindfulness and enjoying the present

  • Stress & burn-out

  • Life direction, business & career

  • Nervous system healing
  • Pregnancy, motherhood and parenting

  • Managing life transitions and decision making

  • Processing of difficult emotions

  • Emotional healing, including inner child healing

  • Spirituality and energy healing

  • Health concerns including chronic pain, illness and fatigue

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