Face to face counseling

“Know thyself – heal thyself”

Join Rachel for Counseling

Rachel’s approach 

  • Relationship counselling inspired by family systems theroy, attachment theory, The Gottmans, Esther Perel, David Snarch. 
  • Polyvagal and trauma informed counselling 
  • RET- Rapid exposure tapping supporting clients with distrubing and traumaic memories
  • Yoga therapy – embodiment practices,  using gentle movements, breath and mindfulness 


When you are ready to book your appointment please fill out the intake form below. Please read our privacy policy. 


Cost: $130 per hour

Rachel Nokes – Relationship specialist 

Couple and family therapist / Yoga therapist 

Rachel is a highly experienced couple and family therapsist. Rachel invites clients to her home clinic in Bulli, near Wollongong – a tranquil place nestled in the rainforest where herbal tea is always brewing. Walk down the garden path, through the wooden gate and enter a tranquil space. Take a deep breath; you have arrived into the luscious rainforest that surrounds the Ray of Light clinic. Here, with the backdrop of nature’s chorus, Rachel will greet you with a warm welcome.


Rachel’s speciality is supporting your relationships to thrive. She has been working as a professional counsellor in various clinical settings since 2004. Rachel has extensive and wide-ranging experience in supporting couples, individuals and families through the stages of life and navigating   


Rachel takes a whole-person approach as well as looking through a wider lens. She does this by taking in the individual as well as their place within the wider networks of family, community and culture. 


The quality of our relationships determines the the quality of our lives” Esther Perel 

At different junctions in life, we find we need to support the support of another. Therapeutic counselling not just about identifying a problem and finding a solution,  it is also about illuminating unknown parts of ourselves. These revelations push us to limits we didn’t even know existed. After which we emerge and grow further into ourselves. With Rachel’s help, activate more of your infinite potential, both in your relationship to self and with others.



“If I could provide three words to describe Rachel, I would use kind, gentle and graceful in her approach. Rachel has a loving ability to hold space for true feelings and emotions to unfold. During our sessions, she offers practical and tangible tools through a yogic, and counselling lens, leading to many ‘aha’ moments and a shift in daily rituals, inner dialogue, habits, and overall energy.” 

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