An Intuitive, Professional, Gentle & Compassionate Counsellor

About Annette

When I was young, I was labelled as very shy. And I was. I was scared of everyone and everything. I was scared of my Dad’s anger. I wanted to run away. I did not know how to cope with life. Few friends, often shifting house, lonely. (You can read more about my journey in the free download e-book – see home page)

When I was in my forties and my children had left home, I became physically ill and depressed. I felt homesick but that didn’t make sense. It felt like I was unravelling with no safe place to be. So much despair and hopelessness that I didn’t want to go on. I searched and searched for a “fix”.

I tried several therapies. Through The Journey, I learned about and experienced the emotions that were stored in my body. I had unconsciously set up some negative self-beliefs which were still running without me realizing. Then I found The Leela School of Awakening and was guided to go deeper inside myself.

And then it happened. I found myself. I found home. I found truth. I found love. I felt alive.

“I thoroughly recommend Annette and the services she provides.”

“Annette has a gentle, reassuring approach to her work which as a client makes you feel very well supported. I always look forward to reading her regular email updates as well. Curiously, the subject she chooses to write about usually turns up in my inbox at just the right moment, helping me to reflect on something topical in my own life and giving me some clarity around why it has shown up. I thoroughly recommend Annette and the services she provides.”

– Nancy.

We all want to be happy

We all want to be happy. We all want to be truly heard.
This is it. The truth of who you are is available. You have everything inside you – it just got covered with strategies that were trying to keep you safe but now they are limiting you. I will support you and guide you.

I will have a quiet mind, totally hearing you.
I will have an open heart, listening with love.
I will guide you from truth, not from my personal agenda.

I use a combination of skills including deep listening, inquiry, CBT, NLP and Hypnotherapy.


My counsellor qualifications reflect a lifetime study of human development.

I blend all this into my work with you. I continue to learn and grow through courses and supervision and being mentored.


      • B.Soc.Sci. Waikato (Sociology and Psychology)
      • Counselling Certificate.
      • NZ Playcenre Diploma
      • Dip.Tchg.
      • Certified as a Journey Practitioner
      • Post Grad Diploma of Early Intervention
      • Certificate in Natural Healthcare
      • Certificate in Visionary Leadership with The Journey.
      • Certificate in advanced clinical hypnotherapy with The Leela School of Awakening. (A.C.H.E. Accreditation)

Echoes of the Heart.

I send out an irregular email called Echoes of the Heart. This is not a newsletter. It is about whatever I am aware of in life, including what I am experiencing and learning and inquiring into. There may be encouragement, understanding or challenges for you.