What do you do?
I help you to make positive changes in your life. If you have been feeling stuck then we find a way of moving forward. I look for any patterns that may have been getting in the way, then we find new ways of thinking and being.
What is hypnotherapy, NLP and strategic psychotherapy?
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural, safe and effective form of therapy. It helps you to relax deeply and then helps to change your mindset so that you can manage behaviours or way you respond to things. Some of the behaviours we have are due to unconscious conditioning. We then help find other ways of thinking that serve you better.
You are completely in control at all times. We are often in trance, sometimes when daydreaming, or even whilst zoning out watching Netflix. PLEASE READ THE 10 MYTHS about Hypnosis.
What is NLP?
NLP is the study of excellence and models successful thinking and behaviours. It looks at our patterns and the use of our language. For example, transforming: "I can't" into" I can!"
What is strategic psychotherapy?
We look at the patterns that have kept you stuck.
We check out where you are now and where you would prefer to be.
Together we map out a step by step plan on how to get there.
What are your credentials?
Over 20 years experience
In private practice since 2013
Chief Assessor for the Institute of Applied Psychology
Previously a therapist for Barnardos Children's Charity and Mission Australia.
Brain Health Coach (Amen Method)
Master NLP Practitioner
NLP Leadership and Strategic Coach
Adolescent & Family Therapist
Certified Massage Therapist
Trainer and Assessor
ACCREDITATION & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
B.A (Hons) Dip C.H, NHRA, AHA AthR ATMS
AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association) Clinical Member
NHRA (National Hypnotherapy Register Australia)
ANZATA (Australian and New Zealand Art Therapy Association)
ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society)
Can I use my health fund and what is your cancellation policy?
Can I use my health fund?
Yes, but it continuously changes. Please check with your health fund provider to see if you are covered.
- Medibank Private
- Australian Unity
- NRMA Health Insurances (East Coast/Tasmania)
- CBHS Health Fund
- Grand United Corporate aka GU Health
- Health Care Insurance Ltd
- MBF Alliances Pty Ltd trading as:
- SGIO Health Insurance (WA)
- SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT)
What is the cancellation policy?
24 hour’s notice is required for cancelling a session or as much notice as possible so someone else is able to be given a place.
What does being in trance feel like and will I still be in control? The top 10 myths.
What does being in a trance feel like?
It is different for everyone. Some people feel the deepest sense of relaxation that they have ever felt. Some people have described it as feeling light and weightless, others feel their body as heavy and very comfortable. Some people say it is similar to meditation. Many people can hear and concentrate on every word, whereas others drift in and out knowing that the session is recorded so they can listen to whatever they think they have missed later on. Often, we take more in when we are open and deeply relaxed.
Will I still be in control?
Yes, you will remain in control. This is not stage hypnotism. You will not be clucking like a chicken in the room. This is for professional and therapeutic use only. Just like in the waking state you are able to pick and choose what thoughts you listen to and take on-board. Even in a hypnotic state of mind you are still able to hear even if deeply relaxed what is said and make decisions and choices for yourself.
What happens in a session? How long is each session? How many sessions will I need? Do I get given an audio recording?
What happens in a session?
The first session begins by talking to you about Hypnotherapy and answering your questions. We will then discuss in some detail what has been happening for you and what you would like to gain from your session. I may take a few confidential notes at this time.
A combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Strategic Psychotherapy and NLP may be used. You will then be invited to relax by sitting on a very comfortable chair. Then you will be guided to help quieten your mind and thoughts, by concentrating on your breath.
I do not read from a script as your session is unique to you and is tailored specifically for your needs. Knowing now some details about you beforehand the changes you would like to make, I will then begin to help construct new patterns and more helpful ways of processing your thoughts.
You will then be directed gently back from your pleasant experience into the room. Time may then be spent then talking about your experience if you are happy to do so. You may be given tasks as homework to reinforce the session and a copy of the session for you to listen to at home. (Not whilst driving or operating machinery). Often, I record the hypnosis directly into your phone.
How many sessions will I need?
It depends on the person and issue. For some individuals one session is all that is required. Other times it may take three or so to reinforce the new pattern of behaving or thinking. It really depends on the individual and reasons for visit.
I would suggest having the first session to see how it feels and then you can decide whether to upgrade to a package of three sessions.
How long does a session take?
Please allow between an hour to an hour and a half for the first session. This is to get a good understanding of the issues you are having and to ensure your desired outcomes are established. Subsequent sessions last about an hour, allowing time both the Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.
Do I get an audio recording?
Yes, if you have a smart phone the recording can be made directly into your voice memo or else you can have it but onto a CD or an MP3 can be emailed to you. When listening to the recording at home please make sure you listen with headphones.
Each time you listen to the recording it will help reinforce and deepen the message to enhance the results.
Payments and Fees?
What is a brain health coach? What is the Amen Method?
As a brain health coach, I ask you questions to see how your brain may be supporting you.