Susanne Bishop

 Principal, Founder & Educator of 

Gaia Institute of Holistic Counselling

Educator, Meditation Therapist, Holistic Counsellor, Holistic Life Coach, Healing Therapist , Advanced Hawaiian Bodyworker

Welcome to Gaia Institute of Holistic Counselling

I am here to inspire you to be the best version of you!

The journey started with me, I have been in the wellbeing & healing industry for more than 20 years, helping others to heal themselves.

Along the way I have gained new life experiences and qualifications, as well as having the pleasure of meeting and being mentored by amazing, inspiring people.

I have seen the benefits of holistic wellbeing not only in myself, but in others as well, from shifting mindset, limiting beliefs and emotional awareness. Witnessing others healing trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse and so much more, to experience profound life changes and transformation.

My passion is holistic wellbeing, healing, holistic counselling and teaching. I am filled with gratefulness and joy everyday that I have this opportunity to help you find your new career path with us here at Gaia Institute of Holistic Counselling.

With us you are supported through this high standard of Training in our face-to-face boutique campus where you can follow your dreams, passions, to grow more & help others in an industry that needs kind, compassionate professionals to help others to heal.

Gaia Institute of Holistic Counselling was born by the need for Professional standards of Holistic Training and Services in our world where the mental wellness & mind body connection is here more than ever and it is your time to shine.

Gaia Institute of Holistic Counselling represents Mother Earth & the NZ Koru symbolises new beginnings, growth, strength and peace.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and to help you to reach your goals and aspirations.




The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

                                             lao Tzu

What our recent graduates say about their training at Gaia Institute of Holistic  


I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering a career in well-being, the course has great scope & variety, offering knowledge and practices around the roles of Meditation Teacher and Holistic Counsellor. Our Teacher "Susanne Bishop" was a beacon of positivity and I found the face-to-face classes a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, that will provide a supportive network moving forward in the holistic field. The level of commitment to meditation practices and exploration of ones-self that is involved in the course, has created an arena for growth on both a personal and professional level.


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