We teach you how to unpack and empty out your emotional baggage

In my experience most people know what their problems are; What they are seeking help for is "HOW" How do I let go and move on? How to stop the craziness in my head? How to stop doing, what I don't want to do? How do I stop being so angry.

Recovery Programs that get the results you want.

Underneath any and all addictions there is always a level of Self Hatred, to a lesser or greater degree. The stronger the self hatred = the stronger the hold of addictions have over us. When you learn How to Heal from your own self hatred, you can Break

Anger Management Program

Anger is a very important emotion, It's linked to our values. We don't get angry about things that don't matter. We get angry when we feel betrayed, lied too, criticised, ridiculed, rejected and abandoned and so much more.

Healthy Shame verses Toxic Shame. There is a very real difference between healthy shame, which is our Jiminy Cricket - our Conscience in determining right and wrong and Toxic Shame which is when we believe that we are wrong or flawed.

Improve Self Esteem and re build your Confidence. We judge ourselves and others harshly. We cover up by trying to be perfect.

Do you question who you are and can't seem to find the answer? Uncover your real self, under the masks and behind the walls we put up to protect ourselves.

Overcome the fear and pain of rejection & abandonment.

About Us

Dianne Spencer Founded Breaking Free in 1997. 


For over twenty five years now,  I have been successfully helping people to heal their emotional pain and traumas.

By teaching them "how to"  break free from addictions, their negative beliefs and the damaging cycles that have kept them feeling powerless, trapped and worthless.


For many years I sought help for the pain of my childhood traumas and tried to heal and get my life on track.

I went to Doctos, Counsellors, Psychologists, Church, Healing Groups, I brought and read every self help book on the market and nothing seemed to help.

I went to university to try and find the tools and techniques that would help me be abe to heal, once and for all.   However, I didn't find the tools that I needed there either.

Eventually I discovered some things that helped and worked for me and finally I started the slow jouney to heal the pain from my past, eliminate my self hatred and destructive beliefs and reclaim my body and my life.


When I came though to the other side of my healing journey, I decided that if these tools worked for me, they may indeed work for others who were stuck like I was.

I then wrote and designed a 10 week healing process and started facilitating group workshops within my local community, with great success.

As they say "the rest is history"   Thousands of people from around Australia and Overseas can testify to the healing they have experienced thanks to my programs and counselling services.

The outcome is emotionally healthy adults = emotionally healthy children and therefore a healthier society for us all.


If you can relate to this, let me tell you, If I can heal, anyone can heal, you just need the right tools and information.

You deserve it and so do your loved ones.  

I encourage you to book in for a free half hour Zoom, Skype or Phone consultation and decide for yourself



"Dianne, you are a miracle worker. I have spent 12 years in therapy trying to deal with childhood trauma and after only a short time with you - I can say that I feel 1000% better and ready to move forward and leave the past behind.  I can't recommend your work enough.  Your gentle approach made it so much less painful than I thought it would be.   Thank you  XX  Shelly 41 


I am delighted to be asked to write a letter of support for Dianne Spencer and the "Breaking Free Centre Inc". I am a mental health case worker (Clinical Nurse) working for Caboolture Adult Mental Health and can confirm the crucial role that Dianne plays in improving the overall mental  health of our community.

Our service offers an assessment service for this community. The effects of childhood abuse are clearly obvious in a large percentage of' presentations however there are very few places where such people can be referred. Such clients often suffer depression and anxiety as well as psychotic disorders Self-harm and other forms of self-abuse are also prominent in this group. 

From a public mental health perspective there is a limit that one can do. We can attempt to help those who experience severe mental illness but many people who continue to suffer from the effects of childhood do so  in silence, in a community that is only slowly coming to understand the ramifications of such abuse. Often these people only come to the attention of government services at times of crisis when the presentation- is often one of self-harm

Dianne Spencer's project "Breaking Free Centre Inc." is an invaluable service and I have referred many extremely distressed people to her in the past and have heard nothing but positive feedback about the process. One critical factor that Dianne brings to her service that is absent from other services is the fact that Dianne and her co-workers are all victims of childhood abuse and are living examples of the process of healing and recovery from the symptoms of abuse. 

Recently I rang Dianne to refer to her an .extremely distressed person from Bribie Island only to discover that "Breaking Free Inc. " cannot service this area due to lack of a vehicle. This is most distressing to potential clients

I cannot stress strongly enough. the importance of' Dianne 's work and commend her and her organisation to you with extremely high praise .    Clifford 







I suffered with chronic pain in my left shoulder for 19 + years and no amount of medication; physio or osteo therapy had been able to relieve it completely.


I first sought help from my physiotherapist when my youngest daughter was about 18 months old and was told that it was a result of constantly lifting and carrying her.  Little did I realise that the carrying was not only physical and that it would continue until she was almost 21!


Last year I had been to a clairvoyant healer who had picked up on the pain and told me that it was related to my daughter and my ex-husband, she worked on it but it didn’t heal.


I met Dianne Spencer in January 2013 and was impressed with her warmth and positive, caring manner and shortly thereafter I started attending Breaking Free sessions and sought her help to assist me in coming to terms with my marriage breakup.  One evening I was to attend a meditation session and was debating whether or not to go as my shoulder had been playing up that day, Dianne messaged me and said that there would be just 3 of us so I decided that I would go.  On the way there I took some Nurofen which helped slightly but by the time I arrived it was still quite painful.  The Universe was surely looking after me that night because the other participant cancelled and therefore it was just the two of us, Dianne could see that I was in pain with my shoulder and suggested that we do some one on one work to relieve it.


Dianne’s process is nothing short of amazing!  With her help and guidance I was able to realise the source of my pain and address it and come to terms with issues that I was not consciously aware of.  At some stage I became aware that the pain had completely disappeared and put it down to the Nurofen however as I was driving home I kept thinking, “There’s NO pain and Nurofen never works that well, maybe the process worked!” 


It’s now been about 3 months, the pain has not returned and I have been able to talk to my daughter about things that were annoying / upsetting me.  I have since worked with Dianne on other issues which were causing headaches and they too have stopped.


My physio, knowing what I have gone through for nearly 20 years has validated Dianne’s emotional & body work process and is impressed with how well it has worked for me.


I can only say that for me Dianne has worked miracles and I recommend her to anyone suffering either physically or emotionally.


Because this testimonial involves my family I prefer to remain anonymous however I would be more than happy to provide further information upon request to Dianne.



Services Offer

Specialised Domestic Violence Program

Individual, Couple and Family Counselling

Anger Management Program

Parenting Programs, partner support program and workshops.

Skype, Zoom, and phone sessions available as well as on-line

Workshops on various topics held regularly

  • Removing The Tattoo
  • Diffusing the Volcano
  • Improving Self-Esteem
  • Breaking Free from Addictions


A specialised 10 week course that will teach you how to dissolve the destructive patterns of stress, frustration, hurt and rejection, that builds into anger and even deep buried rage.

Measure and Improve your Self-Esteem and Self Worth. Do your emotions control you?, What anger is and isn't?. What are the repeated triggers that keep tripping you up in your life?, Learn how to stop sabotaging your own, happiness, success, health and relationships. Learn how to stop the build-up of the volcano erupting Identify and remove your hidden fears and sabotage. Uncover unresolved events and process them, in healthy ways. Uncover damaging beliefs. The victim thought cycle. Who are You? Uncover your True Identity Releasing the lies you believe. Reclaim your Truth. Review your progress. What strategies are working for you. Celebrate Your Success, Plan for the Future.

There is an inovative new program on the coast, which is having a huge impact on those, who want to be free of destructive, abusive relationships. Remove the Tatoo – is a groundbreaking program that helps people in damaging and abusive relationships, identify and break free from the patterns that keep them stuck and powerless. We often say, “It’s like we have a sign on our head that say’s pick me” . This program teaches people ‘How to’ remove that sign forever!. Once you can identify the patterns that created the sign, you can then change those patterns and remove the sign, this Breaks the Victim Cycle forever!

Dianne, teaches from personal experience, she was herself, a victim of Family Domestic Violence and back through three genertaions.  Dianne broke the cycle of abuse and she is proof that you can too.

Improve your Self-Esteem. Letting go of toxic guilt, shame & blame, Emotional Tank. Taking Control of Your Thoughts and Breaking Dysfunctional Thought Patterns and Create New Healthy Cycles. Dealing with Anger & Resentment. How to Stop the Volcano Erupting. Identify your hidden fears and sabotage triggers Overcoming Rejection & Abandonment. How to change the destructive behaviour patterns that are contaminating your life. Find Your Real Identity, Who Am I, Personality Types. Review and Rate Your Goals and Re-Do Self-Esteem Assessment. Strategies for when you find yourself in the spiral. Celebrate You!

Measure and Improve your Self-Esteem, What’s your current Value/Worth, What do you want to take away from this program. Letting go of toxic guilt, shame & blame. Emotional Tank. Overcoming self-hatred. Taking Control of Your Thoughts and Breaking Dysfunctional Thought Patterns and Create New Healthy Cycles. Dealing with feelings of confusion, betrayal and resentment. Learn how to Stop the Volcano Erupting. Identify your hidden fears and sabotage triggers, Overcoming Rejection & Abandonment. How to change the destructive behaviour patterns that are contaminating your life. Find Your Real Identity, Who Am I, Personality Types Learning to Trust yourself and others again, Stop blaming/punishing yourself and your loved ones, Put the blame where it belongs. Review and Rate Your Goals and Re-Do Self-Esteem Assessment. Take Your Power, your Voice and your Body back Forgive yourself first. Strategies for when you find yourself in the spiral. Celebrate You!

Have the things that originally helped you to avoid your pain and numb out, are now the very things that are contaminating your relationships, your health, your life? . Do they now control your life? . You don’t want to use them, but you don’t know how to live without them? . If you answered Yes to any of these, then this program will help set you free. Over many years of working with people, everyone acknowledges the reasons they use drugs, alcohol, food, sex, pornography, violence, gambling, shopping, spending money, work, making money, ect… is because they will do anything to avoid feeling and to shut down their head. So they find what works for them, to help them numb out and escape from themselves, their families and the world for a while. Unfortunately, they soon discover they need more and more and then this takes over and becomes the very thing that keeps them trapped in a cycle of misery, conflict, pain and hardship. If you have had enough of this endless rollercoaster then there is Hope! . These unique and effective Healing and Recovery Programs can and will Set You Free, Ifyou’re ready to try something different! . This 10 week Healing and Recovery Program will teach you “How To” get off the rollercoaster and win the battle that rages from within.


  • Australia Day Awards

    Nominee in 2000 and 2013 Australia Day Awards Community Division.

  • The Earle Duus Memorial Award

    Winner of The Earle Duus Memorial Award 2000 In Recognition of Achievement in the Advancement of People with Psychiatric Illness within the community.

  • Mental Health Award

    Winner in the Individual Category in the Queensland Mental Health Achievement Awards

Session Fees

There is a fee for our services, however we do have a sliding scale.
cons/pens/students rates are available.

  • Fees; I offer a sliding scale of fees to ensure my services are available to all


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0403 142 326

QLD, Australia

Upstairs at - 181 Brisbane Rd Mooloolaba
Sunshine Coast Queensland