What’s stopping you?
Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can.
Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

Only one person can change
your life:

Holistic, Mind-Body Counselling & Coaching.

In person & online services

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow
No matter what happens today, the sun will always rise tomorrow.
“The moment we can accept ourselves as we are, is the moment we can make change.”
– Nick Ortner from
“The Tapping Solution”
How would you feel if you weren’t afraid?
you matter
i see you
i hear you
you are enough
hope is here
time to heal

tell me

  • Are you currently feeling overwhelmed, anxious, even fearful on the inside while you put on a brave, ‘I have it all together’ front on the outside?
  • Do you feel time-poor, disconnected from others and struggling to be fully present in your own life?
  • Do you feel like an ‘imposter’ or ‘fraud’ in your own work life or personal life and worry you are not ‘good enough’ as you are?
  • Do you repeat unhelpful patterns in your life such as self-sabotage, addictions, procrastination, or relationship issues?
  • Are you currently suffering from on-going illness (mental or physical), eg. anxiety, depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, loss, autoimmune illness, pain, sadness or feeling just plain lost?
  • Have you suffered from emotional, mental or narcissistic abuse from a family member or partner and found yourself struggling to maintain healthy boundaries, reclaim your identity or heal the deep wounds from your experience?
  • Have you read the self-help books and seen professionals from every single modality without ever feeling any profound, long-term change?
  • Do you struggle to remember who you were before you started applying limits and negative beliefs on yourself?
  • Do you wish you could learn to heal YOURSELF with proven tools and strategies, tapping into the strength you already possess rather than pay a fortune in on-going fees to ‘experts’ to fix those broken and painful parts of you?
  • Do you long to feel alive and happy again in your life, and allow yourself to SHINE through adversity?
  • I have a plan…so, are you going to stay stuck here where you are OR are we going to take this journey together?


“No matter what you are going through right now, The Inner Shine Clinic can help you face “what is” with grace and dignity. We can help you to truly let go of the past and look to the future with inner peace and confidence” –  Catherine Nyika, Founder & Principal Practitioner.


The Inner Shine Clinic is a transformational clinic that offers holistic, counselling, coaching and EFT Tapping with a mind and body approach to wellbeing. We will guide you through the steps you need to take to feel empowered, at peace, balanced and fully present in your life again.

We understand how stressful things get sometimes. When challenging or unfortunate things happen in life, some of us can move on or move through it and some of us get stuck. Getting stuck is never a weakness or character flaw and asking for help is a sign of being brave and strong. Just as sure as the sun will rise again, tomorrow is a new day for you to start again. Maybe you’ve spoken to a counsellor before and it didn’t really help or you just couldn’t take ‘action’ on making the necessary changes in your life. The reality is you could do therapy for years and talk until you have no words left, AND if we don’t address the fear, anxiety, trauma, unhelpful patterns and limiting beliefs held in your body as well as your mind, not much change will happen for you.

And here’s why.

Our bodies communicate all day long with all types of electrical and chemical impulses and these impulses tell our brains and body what to do. Unfortunately, under stressful situations these messages get all muddled and we process and hold onto information that our bodies sense as ‘red alert’ signals, sending us into fight-flight-freeze responses. When we hold onto stress, anxiety, hurt or trauma in the body it can manifest into physical, mental and emotional dis-ease.

Here at the clinic we support stressed out individuals, couples, teens and children, helping them with the challenges of an increasingly time-poor and overwhelmed world. We offer cutting edge services that target and heal the root of trauma and limiting beliefs holding us back in our lives.

Let us support you and your loved ones with counselling to help you navigate through your struggles, pain, anxiety and complex health issues. We will empower you to ‘thrive’ (through Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT) and not just merely ‘survive’ when you find the world wearying. We counsel clients both online and face-to-face for your convenience. Time to nourish your body, mind and spirit back to flourishing health and happiness, restoring balance, energy, inner peace and healing.

About Catherine Nyika

Hi, I’m Catherine Nyika, the founder and principal practitioner at The Inner Shine Clinic in Bondi Junction, Sydney. I am a dedicated advocate of empowering others to heal themselves with the innate wisdom and tools they already possess.

You are the expert in your own life and more powerful than anyone has ever led you to believe – you’ve just lost your way temporarily and need someone to remind you how truly amazing you are. I’m honoured to be the person you choose to support you on your journey. I am a clinical social worker and counsellor with expertise in mental health, an empowerment coach and Certified EFT Practitioner. I am also a mama bear to three amazing kids (a teen, a tween and a preschooler) who teach me so many rewarding and often painful lessons in life. They humble me and ground me.

I have been called a skilled, gentle master of intuition and compassion by clients I have worked with. My skillset has been labelled cutting edge and innovative. What I actually do is help you get out of your own way so you can find your ‘true self’ and begin the healing process you need right now. I draw upon my wisdom, experience and expertise to provide adults, teenagers and children with holistic integrative counselling grounded in deep listening, compassion, resiliency and self-empowerment.

When you work with me you will always be offered a compassionate, safe, caring and professional healing space to transform and move forward in your life.


There are times in life that we continue to smile like nothing is wrong and pretend that everything is all right – even perfect. Life gets busy and stressful; we struggle to hold everything together for fear of not seeming competent. Deep down inside however it all feels too much – holding the truth inside starts to cause you pain. What if you could feel safe enough to acknowledge those most tender parts of yourself? And find the strength to disarm the one thing that holds you back and prevents you from shining your light on the world.

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We often mistake the constant chatter in our overactive minds for our true selves. We can help you tune out the disempowering ‘noise’ and rediscover the true essence of who you really are. We will guide you to your true, best self – beyond the ego, ingrained habits, negative thoughts and belief systems. F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise’. The choice is yours. Wherever we go, we take ourselves along too – to really win at life, we need to know ourselves and make peace with who we really are. It is only when a person is truly grounded within themselves that life can simply flow.

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Our mission for you and your loved ones: to provide the compassionate support and therapeutic mastery that will bring relief from this 21st century overwhelm. Imagine becoming your best, most true self and being able to gently shed all the fear, pain, stress and dis-ease – as well as the self-defeating beliefs, deeply ingrained patterns and blocked emotions, trapped in the body over a lifetime. We can support you, your child, your partner. Restore affinity, trust and connection to your most important relationships so that they thrive anew. Rediscover the vitality that you were born with, that you long for once more. Find your inner shine.

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We can also teach you how to use this simple, gentle, incredibly effective tool to enable you in your own healing abilities at home. Talk therapy in conjunction with tapping is enough to help you start living the life you truly deserve – and EFT can put the power back into your own hands to facilitate your own inner healing.

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