Individual, Couple & Family Counselling

Life can be difficult but there is always hope! Honni works with people from all backgrounds to assist them to live their best life

In Person or Online Counselling

Sessions are available at Honni’s Practice in the beautiful Scenic Rim, or online, from anywhere in the world. You can log on from the comfort of your own home, or even during your lunch break at work!


Honni is a qualified EMDR Therapist. EMDR is a powerful therapy which can bring effective and lasting healing of your past, allowing you to live the life you want.

Speaker & Facilitator

Honni is available to come to your workplace or community group to present seminars or facilitate workshops on a range of mental health topics.


If you have a high stress occupation or work in human services, a mentor relationship with Honni may help you avoid pit falls such as burn out.

In Person or Online Counselling

Sessions are available at Honni’s Practice in the beautiful Scenic Rim, or online, from anywhere in the world. You can log on from the comfort of your own home, or even during your lunch break at work!
Honni Hayton Counselling
Boonah Counsellor Honni Hayton
Queensland Counsellor EMDRAA

Life is not a fairytale…

We all grew up with Cinderella stories and happily ever after endings. But most of us know by now that’s not how life works! I always wish they made a Cinderella Part 2, which shows how her and her Prince negotiate the ups and downs of life…in-laws, losses, communication issues, children, bills etc etc. Life is rocky and holding on to fairytale ideals may not always be helpful. It’s important to realise that everyone (even Cinderella) has ups and downs in life; they are normal and natural and healthily working through them can enrich your life and help you grow as a person.

So when life is not going as smoothly as you would like, don’t ignore it, it may just be time to call Honni Hayton Counselling to assist you to negotiate the road ahead.

At Honni Hayton Counselling you can:

  • Heal the Past – be free from the things that hold you back
  • Examine the Present – take an objective and authentic look at life for you now
  • Plan for the Future – develop strategies for the future you want

Because life is not a fairytale… it’s better!

Talk Soon, Honni
And if you see Cinderella in need of counselling please give her my number!

Face to Face Counselling

Honni realises the importance of a comfortable counselling space and has created just that at the Boonah Practice. From the moment clients enter the counselling room, they begin to relax. Details such as aroma therapy used during sessions, the option of comfy chairs or bean bags, air conditioning and a peaceful rural outlook of Mt French, all go to creating a counselling space that is both calm and inviting.

Online Counselling

We all know how busy modern life is, and fitting in appointments can be difficult. This is one of the reasons On Line Counselling Sessions are very popular. Clients can be anywhere in the world and still participate in counselling sessions with Honni. Clients log on from the comfort of their own home, or even their workplace during their lunch break.  It’s so convenient, saves time and can be just as effective as face to face sessions.

In Home Counselling

For those who are unable to come to the Practice, and who live local to the Scenic Rim and Boonah regions, In Home Counselling sessions are available. Please contact Honni to apply for this option.


Contact Honni To Discuss Counselling Options

You don’t have to have a referral to make an appointment with Honni, just a desire to live your best life!

Call Honni On 0419 641 805 To Discuss Counselling Options

You don’t have to have a referral to make an appointment with Honni, just a desire to live your best life!

How Honni Hayton Counselling Can Help You

Honni has helped a wide range of clients form all types of back grounds overcome issues and live their best life. Honni takes a holistic approach to counselling. This is where all areas of your life are considered, and counselling sessions are tailored to suit your individual needs.

Honni will assist you to look at your:


How does your past experiences affect your present life? Everyone has a story that is unique to them. Honni spends time listening to your story and identifying areas of healing.


What are your present triggers? Are there things in your life that you are not happy about, things you would like to change? These things may indicate areas of potential growth. Honni can assist you with strategies to work through these issues.


How do you want your future to look? Together with Honni, you can look at strategies to move forward in the direction that you would like; a future you can be excited about.

Counselling Individuals, Couples and Families.


Does your relationship need a tune up?

If asked “what is the most important thing in the world to you?” most people’s answer includes “relationships with loved ones”. But we all know, relationships are difficult, a divorce rate of approximately 40% attests to that. Engaging in counselling may help you as a couple. Honni tailors the sessions for each couple by utilizing a “Relationship Check-up Questionnaire” then working in key areas: examining the stages of relationships and the myths of relationships, discussing how to fight fair, developing effective communication strategies and rekindling the passion.


Would you like your family to be happier?

The modern family unit is complicated. Life seems to be moving more quickly and families can feel overrun with demands, leaving little time to enjoy each other.  Many families are separated or blended, which bring challenges of their own. The truth is, most families have conflict and some families need assistance to resolve this conflict and create healthy connections. With Honni, families are able to discuss and negotiate conflict in a safe environment while working on agreed outcomes.


Are you struggling to parent your children?

Whether it’s with toddlers or teenagers, parenting has become more difficult and stressful in these modern times. There are more pressures on parents than ever, and with the influence of social media it can feel almost impossible. Whether you are going it alone or with a partner, Honni can work with you to bring hope and healing, with some practical, do-able strategies to help with parenting.

Are you getting married? Or have a loved one who is?

Honni has designed a six-week marriage preparation course to give couples time to focus on each other, discussing their relationship and envisioning a future together.

During the course you as a couple will discuss a range of topics with Honni in a relaxed and personalised way. Couples can complete the course with Honni in person or online. So whether this is your first or third marriage, and even if you have been together many years, this course really is an investment in your relationship. And if you are already married and would like to do the course, it can be personalised to your situation too! Learn more in the Marriage Course flyer

Topics include:
• Your Story: Who you are as a couple
• Keeping your relationship healthy
• Making the most of your differences
• How to best love your partner
• Keeping the passion alive in your relationship
• Envisioning an exciting future together

This course is also a great gift idea for your loved ones, what could be better wedding gift than a good foundation to the marriage?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Honni offers a range of modalities in her Practice such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Gestalt Symbol and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and tailors the counselling session to each individual.

EMDR is proving very popular with Honni’s clients as it is very effective with long lasting results.

EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment that has been used effectively for over 20 years in a variety of international settings and cultures with many different types of psychological distress such as:

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Disturbing Memories and more

The process of EMDR works on the idea that each day’s memories are processed during REM sleep. However, traumatic events can sometimes get stored behind a phobic barrier in the brain, and are not processed. These can then lay dormant, cloaked in all the sensory, material of when the event happened. These memories can get triggered and then hijack the persons present life. During EMDR, carefully chosen target memories are selected for re-processing, by simulating eye movements.  After processing, the memories are not forgotten but no longer have a negative impact on a person’s life.

EMDRAA TherapistMany of Honni’s clients have benefitted from EMDR Therapy and are surprised how quick and lasting the results are. They are experiencing the healing of past hurts and enjoying a new perspective and freedom in their lives.

Speaking and Mentoring

Keynote Speaker for Seminars and Workshops

As a qualified trainer, Honni also presents seminars and facilitates workshops for workplaces and community groups on a range of mental health and life issues such as:

  • Self Care
  • Relationship Enrichment with Couples
  • Grief and Loss
  • Body Image Awareness & Acceptance for teens
  • Professional Boundaries in the work place
  • Communication Skills


Honni as also available for mentoring. Working with Honni as a mentor is especially valuable for those working in high pressure careers, ministry and human service roles. A mentor relationship can assist you to:

  • Avoid burnout
  • Create a healthy work/life balance
  • Prioritise self-care
  • Manage negative beliefs which can sabotage your present
  • Maintain healthy boundaries
  • Make healthy decisions for your life
Honni Hayton Boonah Counsellor Mentor

It has made a huge impact on my life

It has been nearly 12 months since finishing EMDR therapy method with Honni and it has made a huge impact on my life, I highly recommend it to anyone. In my opinion, anyone who has been the victim of trauma should be participating in this therapy method. It works.

She is professional

Having a highly demanding profession both mentally and physically, I’ve reached out to Honni on a number of occasions. She is professional, and she prides herself on her discretion.
It’s hard to find people who are able to really listen these days, Honni is one of those rare people.


Honni has a mature understanding of life and its challenges, is friendly and professional. Honni is a great listener, who is able to put anyone at ease. She has a real interest in people, is non-judgmental and genuinely empathetic.

Easy to talk to

She is wise, she is so easy to talk to, she is real. Life is hard sometimes and Honni recognises this fact, but she is prepared to journey with you through these hard times, to when life is a whole lot brighter.

Solutions for healing

Honni has stood with people, listened and supported them to find solutions for healing for themselves and to move forward. Honni has a deep passion and compassion for people. She operates from a truly relational base with everyone she interacts with.

I really believe in the EMDR process

I really believe in the EMDR process. I find it works fast and well, feeling different and results very quickly. I’m always surprised what I discover about myself that I was not aware I was feeling. Honni is professional, kind, skilled and intuitive in supporting my process. I have been to counselling for decades and I have found this to be the most effective way to healing and leading a better life.

Honni is a wonderful counsellor

Honni is a wonderful counsellor. She has special qualities as a person, such as being totally non-judgmental, caring and wise in so many ways. I know when I am with Honni she will always listen, and I can always trust what she has to say.

I come away thinking that there is hope

Honni has compassion and empathises with my situation, I always feel like she is on my side. She sees things which I don’t see and she gently shares with me in a way that makes sense and I come away thinking that there is hope, that situations can change, that I can change.

One of the best things to happen to me

Having online counselling with Honni, to work through some life issues, has been one of the best things to happen to me in the last few years.  It was like she just “got” me straight away and has helped me with strategies to overcome some current issues.  Honni is down to earth, friendly, reliable and really knows her stuff.  I have recommended her to friends as I think she is that good – everyone needs a Honni in their life.

Always leave feeling better

After I have spent some time with Honni, I always leave feeling better off. Her warm and inclusive manner, her wonderful listening skills and her depth of insight, encourage me in my personal journey every single time.

Meet Honni Hayton

Honni Hayton has been practicing as a qualified counsellor for over 12 years. She offers professional and caring counselling to clients. Honni uses a holistic approach when working with people and is passionate about equipping people to live their best life. Honni has experience working with individuals, couples and families to resolve conflict and negotiate ways forward in life. She can assist you with issues such as: unresolved grief, depression, anxiety, separation, communication and relationship issues.

I am passionate about empowering others to live their best life and have dedicated most of my working career to doing just that. After graduating from USQ with a Psychology degree in 1992, I started my career as a Youth Worker at a crisis shelter for homeless teenagers in Brisbane city. After marrying and starting a family I then went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Counselling at CHC. In 2004, our love for the country lead us to move to the beautiful Scenic Rim. As well as running my Counselling Practice I have also worked as an Aged Care and Community Chaplain. I have been married to Tony for 25 years and have five amazing children ranging from 24 years to 10.

It is important to choose a counsellor that you have good rapport with. I believe that my experiences, both career wise and personal, assist me to be the counsellor I am today. I am able to draw on my wide range of training and experience to deliver a quality counselling service. I am a true believer that where there is life, there is hope. And even if you can’t see it at the moment, I can help move towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

I value my qualifications and years of training, but at the end of the day, I am not an expert on your life….you are. Together we can look at where you come from, where you are now and where do you want to be in the future.

Queensland Counsellor EMDRAA

Contact Honni

We all have busy lives and making time for appointments can be difficult, which is why I also offer online counselling sessions. You can book in for a session in the comfort of your own home, or even during your lunch hour.


0419 641 805


Based in Boonah, Scenic Rim
Serving throughout Australia



Send Honni A Message

Call Honni On 0419 641 805 To Discuss Counselling Options

You don’t have to have a referral to make an appointment with Honni, just a desire to live your best life!

Contact Honni To Discuss Counselling Options

You don’t have to have a referral to make an appointment with Honni, just a desire to live your best life!