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Dr Petro Booysen | Counsellor

Mo St
5026 Porirua
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Relationship Counselling Porirua

My name is Dr. Petro Booysen. I’m a member of the ANZASW. 


In my practice in Porirua I support individuals and couples to positively address challenges in their lives, to enable them to live with an empowered attitude and find the joy and fulfillment in their relationship they are striving for.


I embrace the strengths-based practice approaches in my work and I have a special interest in mindfulness. I find that practicing from a strengths perspective is hope enhancing, respectful, and collaborative and that individuals and couples benefit greatly from such an approach.



Career experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker and I am also a member of ANZASW. I work as a Counsellor and Life consultant. In my role I offer individual counselling/coaching, career consulting, and relationship/marriage counselling /coaching and my main approach is Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-based practice, and Mindfulness practice.


Previous work experience included working in Chemical Dependency rehabilitation at a well-known Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa (Riverfield Lodge) as one of the individual and group therapists.


In my role there I did individual therapy, group therapy, relaxation therapy, some family therapy and couples therapy. I also worked as Field Education Coordinator at The University of Johannesburg – teaching students the practical skill of Social Work.


In my own business – an IT Recruitment Company - a major part of my role was counselling and coaching of staff in a high-energy, fast-paced sales and achievement-orientated environment. The well-being and functioning of the employees were part of my main responsibilities. 


Nowadays my counselling service can assist you in Porirua and Wellington.


Qualifications and registrations

  • I’m a member of the ANZASW.


  • PhD – The University of Auckland
  • Masters degree in clinical Social Work (M.Soc.Sc (SW) (clinical))
  • EAGALA training part one and two
  • MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) Graduate


PhD at The University of Auckland School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work: Aotearoa New Zealand Strengths-Based Counselling Practice Framework for Social Work.

Most seen relationship issues in my practice:

I have offered couples counselling for many years and find that a loss of connection underlies almost all relationship difficulties (infidelity, communication breakdown, arguments etc).


We live in a busy world and as we are so focused on 'keeping all the balls in the air' stress and overwhelm increase and the connection and closeness in our relationships suffer.


A focus on personal well-being and connection aids couples to experience more closeness and from a place of improved closeness and connection, most relationship issues can be addressed.

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  • Individual counselling = $100 per session.
  • Couples counselling = $120 per session.


(55 - 60 minutes)



Porirua Wellington 

I work in Camborne most days of the week and in Wellington CBD on Tuesdays. I offer in-person and skype sessions and although I mostly work office hours I have some late and some weekend sessions available too. 

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday In Porirua all day
Tuesday In Wellington
Wednesday In Porirua all day
Thursday In Porirua all day
Friday In Porirua all day
Saturday -
Sunday -



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