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counselling & coaching sessions

does this sound familiar?

  • 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 struggle with anxiety, stress or overwhelm regularly.

  • 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 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. 

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I hear you, I see you & I'm here to support and guide you

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 many more). I didn't see things improving. I'd been living my very own series of unfortunate events; living alone at 14, abusive partners, losing my home in a storm, being involved in a car accident that caused a life-long back injury, extreme burn-out and traumatic births of my two children and it was too much for me.

For almost a decade, I faced traumatic event after traumatic event, and I seen no end. If I'm entirely honest, I didn't think I would live past 20 years old. I hated myself and the world I lived in which resulted in a lot of self-harm and an attempt to take my own life. I was lost, alone, depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed and just simply done, so when I say I understand the lowest of lows in life, I mean it. 

One day, I woke up and I decided that I'd had enough.

 

I didn't want to live in this dark place anymore. I was tired of feeling sad. I was fed up with all of the self-hate I spoke every single day. I was sick of letting people treat me poorly. I was tired of being exhausted, unhealthy and for the first time in my life, I was done with being in that dark place. I wanted change. I wanted something different.

That same day, my life truly begun.

I committed to having a different life. I promised to prioritise myself and change the way I lived life and here I am, years and years later, still committed and still keeping that promise. Everything changed when I decided to change. And the best bit of my entire story? I now help beautiful people like you heal, live happily and grow too.

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

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I'm Shorina and I'm the Counsellor & Wellbeing Coach behind Mindful Soul Collective. I work with a range of wonderful people (all genders and ages over 14) to help them leave that dark place - you know the one where everything feels horrible and nothing seems to be going your way? Yep, that one. 

I work with you 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, embrace 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 you-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. 

my healing framework

Drawing upon extensive training in counselling, somatic trauma therapy, mindfulness practice, and a myriad of specialised certifications, I have developed The Healing Framework — an invaluable resource to help support your healing journey. 

The Healing Framework is the very core of my work and is what I will progress through with you in our sessions together. The best part about this is that you don't need to follow along the phases and know exactly where we are or what work we're doing for what phase, and the truth is, we may jump between phases when working together, but The Healing Framework is what I have in my mind as we do our beautiful work together!

While each of our path to healing is uniquely our own, the Healing Framework distills the process into five essential phases. These phases serve as guideposts as I support and guide you through a transformative journey toward healing and it offers a sense of direction amidst the ebb and flow of healing.

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Phase one: The Basics

If you want to heal, the very first step is to take care of the basics. They are drinking enough filtered water, eating regular and nutritious meals, getting quality sleep, moving your body and getting fresh air and sunshine every day. This phase must come first, always.

Phase two: Safety

The next phase to healing is to create safety within your internal and external world.

 

This phase often takes time and is incredibly personal to the person on the healing journey. There is no ‘one size fits’ all to this phase.

 

You can not, and will not heal if you do not feel safe.

Phase three: Mind

This phase is where you begin to dive deep and work with your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, as well as how they impact your behaviour and overall mental health.

 

Again, this phase often takes time, but this is where you begin to truly release, heal and rewrite your way of life.

Phase four: Body

This phase is where you continue diving deep into old stories and trauma stored within the body that is needing somatic healing, and this is also where you begin to reconnect to your body again as many of us are so disconnected from our body.

 

Phase three and four are often playing out at the same time, depending on who you may be working with and your personal experiences and history. I personally like to integrate phase three and phase four if it is appropriate.

Phase five: Soul

This phase is where you truly begin to support your spiritual well-being, encompassing your purpose, values, outlook on life and connection to a higher power or purpose.

 

This phase can be about religion, but it does not have to be. I like to think of this phase as connecting to yourself on the deepest level possible.

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 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.

SESSION OPTIONS

session options

single sessions

Book as you need online,
in your own time

$140 per session

4 session package

4 sessions to be used
weekly or fortnightly

$495 per package

3 month intensive

12 x sessions to be used weekly & between session support (weekdays only)

$1,699 per package

imagine if in three months...

  • 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...

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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

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

your safe space for healing

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.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been there. During that decade of unfortunate events that were 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.

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.

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

supporting you 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

client love

Working with Shorina was a safe and comfortable experience. I loved talking to someone who listens to you and helps you work through your own thought and belief systems. By working with Shorina, I started to have a more positive outlook on my life, being more open to share how I am truly feeling and not feeling guilty for doing things for myself.

 

My favourite part about working together was having a safe person to open up to, who you know will listen non-judgementally. If you were cosidering working with Shorina, I would say to take the plunge and do something good for your soul and well-being.


- Jessica D

frequently asked questions

- Do I need a referral?

No. You can access my support without needing to wait long periods or seeing your GP!

- Do you bulkbill or offer any Medicare rebates?

Unfortunately no, Medicare does not recognise counsellors or coaches under their scheme.

- How long are your sessions?

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.

- Are sessions confidential?

Yes, all sessions are confidential, though there are a few reasons I may need to break confidentiality, they are: if I believe you are at harm to yourself or others or if I am subpoenaed by law.

- What days do you work?

Sessions are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

- Do you have any after-hours appointments?

Yes, I work Tuesday evenings.

- What if I can't find a time that suits me on your website?
Please send me an email and we can work together to see if we can make something work!

- Do you offer couples counselling?
I do not currently offer couples counselling.

- What if I have a question not listed here?

Please feel free to contact me at mindfulsoulcollective@outlook.com

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