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Esther Hockey

Counsellor for Working Mums

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Hello, I am Esther.


As a busy working mother, I have helped women from all walks of life to live the most beautiful life they deserve. From CEOs, Olympians, and solo mums to those affected by adversity such as natural disasters and divorce, I helped them overcome their challenges. I am currently working full-time at a special assistance school, supporting young people and families as a social worker. I also raise three beautiful children whose names mean Light, Breath and Strength.


Born in South Korea, I have lived in 5 countries including Sri Lanka, India, the USA, and Australia which enabled me to work with mums from all over the world! Becoming a mother was the biggest blessing and it also came with unexpected challenges, especially during the global pandemic. After suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety, I sought out solutions. I started to invest in myself and learn about my values, and strengths. I worked with wonderful therapists, went on a self-care trip to Bali, took yoga classes and developed healthy, holistic routines to help myself. I finally found myself and discovered my purpose in life. 


I am passionate about helping other working mothers with my skills and knowledge. Taking time to look after yourself is so important, especially as a working mother. However, finding a counsellor to suit your busy schedule can be a challenge. Rapha Counselling is here to help you access a counsellor on a weekend without being disturbed by work or family.


I help working mothers to:

  • Find balance in life in the areas of family and work

  • Overcome life challenges and changes including grief and loss

  • Become loving and confident mothers

  • Increase self-esteem, self-love and confidence

  • Preparing for maternity leave and returning to work

  • Understand and manage depression and anxiety

  • Explore different life pathways to build your bright future

  • Address issues relating to post-partum depression and anxiety

  • Explore and navigate relationship issues with self and others


I am driven by my values of Freedom, Self-empowerment, and Beauty.



Master of Social Work Studies (University of Queensland)

Diploma of Counselling (Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors)

Bachelor of Art: Pre-Counselling (Moody Bible Institute)


Professional Membership: 

·     Australian Association of Social Workers 



Available on Saturdays 8 am - 6 pm