The names of the clients in above testimonials have been changed for confidentiality purposes.

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After struggling with panic attacks since I was a child, I searched for a solution and was recommended hypnotherapy. I am so grateful to have found Melissa who helped me tackle this.

After my first session I noticed a massive reduction in anxious feelings that I previously had and the panic attacks have disappeared. To be free from something I thought I was going to just "put up with" for the rest of my life is amazing.

Sessions with Melissa she has taught me many helpful tools and methods to control my overthinking, build trust with myself and increase confidence. I left every session feeling so empowered and refreshed. I'll be recommending Melissa to everyone-her empathy, kindness and warm energy is the icing on the cake!

Joyce, Curl Curl, NSW, November 2020

Walking the Dog


"I take great pleasure in recommending Melissa McLeod, Hypnotherapist as a must visit if you are suffering with the emotional condition called anxiety. Although the idea of hypnosis is considered by many with much skepticism the visits to Melissa contributed substantially in my effort to overcome, and eventually beat this condition.


She is well qualified and has a comforting approach which is both considerate and understanding. I found her particular strength was in her analysis of my position with the result being a carefully laid out plan for my recuperation. I thoroughly recommend her services."


David, Mona Vale, NSW, November 2020



It's been life changing. Important core issues are dealt with and the path is clear. I have gathered strength and cleared space inside. Positive doors have been opened up. It has helped hugely with anxiety and it's because of the way I deal with and think of things differently now.

I'm so glad I found her. It's been fantastic. I just wish I had come to her before. It's an easy going process, not confronting. Melissa is very easy to talk to and has much experience and wisdom. It has helped me see my world through fresh eyes and a heart which is full of hope and light.


She is pure sunshine. I'm so glad the Universe guided me to her. I now say life before Melissa and life after Melissa."

Belinda, Alambie Heights, NSW

Woman Walking in the Field


I had three sessions with Melissa and felt like I had unloaded a life time of worries.

Listening is an art and Melissa has a real, natural talent. Not only do you feel like you have been truly heard, but you come away with a voice recording to listen to whenever you like. What a treat.


I would recommend it to everyone, be it a small or big issue. Mine felt like a mountain of stuff I would never work through but Melissa’s caring nature, support and unconditional love shines through.

​Penny, Northern Beaches, NSW


Melissa is incredibly intuitive and such a wonderful person to work with. A wonderful total experience that allows me to understand my demons and creates a pathway out of bad habits."

​Simone, Mosman NSW

Happy Woman



For over thirty years I have been practicing yoga, meditation, therapy, intensive group work and more.

​I then came to Melissa to help with some work issues and I can honestly say that what she helped me to unlock and reveal has been more enlightening and helpful than all these years of other practices.

Her depth of understanding with her unique ability to uncover thought patterns that had been preventing life's fullness have made a huge impact on my life.

​She is a beautiful soul and a gift to anyone she encounters. I cannot recommend her enough."

Sarah, Opera Singer, Yoga Teacher NSW


​I was struggling with stage fright, performance anxiety.

I now have fallen back in love with performing and no longer get anxious. Thank you Melissa. I also found the hypnosis recording deeply relaxing."

Tommy, NSW Baritone


"I came to see Melissa for relationship stress. She provided a clearer, more focused perspective towards the future.


Mel is so understanding, non-judgemental and caring."


Andrea, Pymble, NSW

"Just to say thank you for your magical gift, for the work you have done with me and my husband. The divine way you have nurtured our spirits and souls is truly wonderful my Angel."


Rachel Balmain, NSW

Creating healthy habits


I was a chocoholic. I couldn't go one day without it. After seeing Melissa, I think about the technique she used and I don't crave chocolate. I don't eat it anymore!"

Joanne, Warriewood, NSW




"What you do is amazing, I am still not eating that stuff (chocolate) and I feel great."


"I have still been good re the chocolate. I joined a gym three weeks ago. On a mission till end of year and beyond. Took me a while to get going but I just kept listening to your taped words of wisdom."


Andrea, Dee Why NSW


"It is so good to feel back in control and not needing wine to get me though the week. Thanks so much Melissa."


Jane, Manly NSW



I'm not sure whether to thank her or not, now that I can't touch Coke or chips at all. (Ha ha) I had really been wanting to give these things up completely from my diet and now I am happy to say I have."



It's almost been two years since my session with Melissa and I'm still going strong with the results. I still have not eaten chips or drunk coke at all since, not even once. Temptations are always around, especially at parties but I no longer have any desire."


Simon, Hornsby, NSW


"I had been severely struggling with my weight for a number of years and no amount of fad diets, ill-advised fasts or short-term exercise regimes helped. However, after two sessions with Melissa my whole approach to exercise and food was refreshed and renewed.


I lost 16kg in the space of 4 months and now, a year later, I have maintained my weight loss and more importantly retained my respect for what I eat and how much I eat.


The two hour long sessions I had with Melissa have completely rejuvenated me and have had a wonderfully positive life-changing effect on me. I cannot praise her highly enough!"


Jack, Newport, NSW


The weight has still been kept off, three years later. If my weight has fluctuated a little I have reverted back to the strategies you shared and success has been immediate. Thank you so much.

Earlier last year I completed the 500 kms cycle ride from London to Paris for Bloodwise. The hypnosis session and recording in preparation for this was invaluable."


Melissa is a class act and a true professional. Her calm manner and intuitive insights laid the foundation for change in my life.


She helped me let go of the burdens that were holding me back and more clearly see that person I was born to be. I feel more calm, more focused and more motivated. I have a healthier mind and a healthier, more energised body thanks to Melissa.


So if you're feeling a bit flat, fat and uninspired (have since lost 6 kilos already, running and meditating again) reach out to Melissa and get back in control of your life!"


Paul, Northern Beaches, NSW, November 2019


"I had been a heavy smoker for 15 years and tried every quit tablet, gum and remedy known to man with non having much effect. I was recommended to see Melissa through a friend and thought I'd give it a go as my last resort.


I honestly did not expect immediate results but Melissa gave me the confidence I did not know I had.


I stopped smoking after just one session and it's been months now. Melissa has changed my life so easily when I have struggled for years. Highly recommend, she is the best."


Steve, Collaroy NSW


"I have been seeing Melissa for bad eating habits and for improvements in my general health. I have found Hypnosis is very successful for me. She pinpointed the areas I could improve. I always feel very comfortable expressing all of my personal demons with Melissa. She really makes you feel like you can achieve anything you put your mind to.


After all my sessions I have received recordings so I can listen to it at home.I would highly recommend Melissa if you are looking for assistance in kicking bad habits, improving confidence, dealing with stress or any other issues you may have.


I now classify Melissa as a friend who I can call on at anytime to help me stay on my new path in life to feeling healthy, fabulous and not as stressed.

Thanks Melissa x"


Amy, Alambie Heights, NSW


"I sincerely recommend Melissa McLeod as a highly effective hypnotherapist. She is Intuitive, Effective, Wonderful!!!

I had various issues including poor sleeping habits.

With what I would call gifted insight Melissa was able to instantly translate what I needed into an effective and eloquent word track, which she said aloud at the time as she hypnotised me, and which she recorded

for me to use later. I have to say I listened to it almost every day for a month (and still listen but not so often).


After just a few days I started to notice real improvements in my behaviours and feel so much better. I feel optimistic and have much more clarity. There is also a huge difference in my overall mental

well-being. Brilliant!!! Thank you Melissa 💖


Louise, Seaforth, NSW


"I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. There is no anxiety or negative thoughts, only excitement. I feel so much better, I can't thank you enough." Tanya, Blacktown, NSW


"I was nurtured and enriched by working with Melissa.

She is a caring and compassionate practitioner with a unique skill set." Charlotte, NSW


"I'm so glad that I found you, it makes such a difference when you meet someone you can relate to and feel comfortable with. I'm so happy with my results so far and I look forward to continuing the success.


I'm feeling more positive than I have in a long time and more importantly I feel empowered and in control of my choices, particularly with food. Can't thank you enough!" Kate, Collaroy Plateau, NSW


"Melissa had an extraordinary ability to help me find clarity through my mental turmoil and gave me such a simple tool to use going forward. I'm truly amazed at how clearly I can now see how I was sabotaging myself

consistently with my thoughts. I feel joyous and back in control of my life!

You instilled in me to "treat myself as I'd like others to treat me" This was priceless! Thank you Melissa for your awesomeness."


Annie, Northern Beaches NSW


I found Melissa to be absolutely amazing. She put me completely at ease in my first session and created a space that was warm, accepting, comfortable and welcoming. She worked so well with me to help build an understanding of my concerns and difficulties.


Melissa was able to provide me with great ideas, direction and aspects to consider which I could apply to my day to day life to help improve my overall well being and self confidence.


Immediately I noticed a positive change in my life. I can't thank her enough. I think it's the best thing I've done for myself. I can't thank you enough Melissa!"


Sally, Narrabeen, NSW


By the time I booked in to see Melissa, my anxiety spun out of control! She's really helped me put everything into perspective and gain some clarity. Mel gave me new ways to look at things and put everything into a new light. She has incredible insights and helps guide you in a way where you feel you can also help yourself.


Thanks to Mel, who is now a guiding light in life, I've begun to stop anxiety in its tracks and reverse years of damage so I can be happy again.

Mel is lovely, caring, kind, warm and gentle. She is productive without being invasive and she has a unique way of giving insight. She has been funny and incredibly sweet and has a wonderful soul that resonates from within. There is no one else I would rather be on this journey with than Melissa.

Annabell, Clareville, NSW


I cannot recommend Melissa enough, after suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks for over 7 years. I've tried all sorts of therapies, counselling, medication, CBT diet, exercise, meditation the list goes on but nothing has really helped as much as she has.

My sessions with Melissa were exceptional, she is so easy to talk to and was able to tap into the underlying thought patterns I was struggling with.

Melissa tailor made the hypnosis to suit me and with this personal touch, it was the first time hypnotherapy had ever worked for me, having tried it with another therapist. With Melissa I "went under'" and felt the results instantly.

My outlook and moods have increased positively and the anxiety that I had has shifted enormously. She is brilliant.


Katie, Collaroy, NSW

Fears & Phobias


I arrived at my first session with Melissa suffering from extreme anxiety for thirty years that was restricting my life to a very large degree. After just four sessions I don’t recognise the anxious person I was. I have been set free and now tell people “I used to suffer from anxiety”.


I recommend anyone who is avoiding living a full life as a result of fears and phobias to waste no more time and book a session with Melissa. I can’t thank her enough for the help she has given me.


I found her extremely understanding, patient, deeply knowledgeable and up to date with the current techniques to treat such issues as mine. Her genuine passion to improve the patients situation and find a solution made her very easy to talk to and led her to quickly identify ways in which I could be helped."


Peter, Avalon, NSW


"I still can't thank you enough for the help you gave me a few years ago. I have had no anxiety at all since then. My life has completely turned around since.


I have been on more long haul flights, taken a flying lesson and I have even flown in helicopters.



​I haven't been on fair ground rides but will let you know when I do. I still have no issues with going in lifts. I have also lost weight and now do yoga. Coming to see you was the best thing I did."


Peter Avalon NSW


Ryan was having anxiety about his upcoming wedding and doing the speech."Wow... I can't believe to tell you how well it all went. You're 100% right, you couldn't shut me up in the end. It went so much better than expected.


Ryan, Dee Why, NSW, October 2019


Natalie had loved riding as a child, but as an adult became more fearful and was having panic attacks. We had one session and she's happily back in the saddle.


"Hi Melissa

I just wanted to let you know that your hypnotherapy was amazing!!! I have listened to recording about 5 times and today I had the best trail ride I have ever had!!


Things that set me into a panic previously didn’t!! I was still cautious but calm and in control of my reactions. Thank you so so much."


Natalie, Manly Vale, NSW, August 2019


"Hi Melissa,


You won't believe it but I went in a sporting comp yesterday and got 3 x 3rds, won ribbons, money and a bag of feed. So much for being scared and having panic attacks!!!


I knew that Hypno would work but didn't expect it to work that well, haha. Thanks again."


Some people have had hypnosis recordings to listen to whilst they are receiving treatment such as chemotherapy. The hospital have played the recording whist they were having radiology.



"You have no idea how much peace and strength listening to your voice has given me in the past weeks.


Thank you so much, what you do is amazing."


Chloe, NSW


I have had a severe phobia of dogs ever since I was an infant. I was very anxious around them. If I saw one I would cross the road.


But after only one session with Melissa I now no longer have any fear. We now even have a dog that sleeps on our bed!"


Natalie, Alambie Heights, NSW


What a wonderful experience I had with you the other day! I loved the pre-hypnosis chat we had, it really helped me realise some things about myself.


I’ve been to see numerous psychologists, counsellors and a couple of psychiatrists in my time, and none of them have so quickly helped me realise some things we did on Thursday - such as my ability to be able to live in a world where I actually can have balance. Nobody has quite put it the way you have before and it really resonated with me.


I’m very used to the approach of getting to the bottom of “why” I am “the way I am” from therapists and the truth is, I already know why! I’ve been through trauma.  I needed a new approach and your hypnosis session was perfect.


Crystal, Freshwater, NSW


What an amazing and inspirational therapist you are Mel! I’m excited to share that the changes I’ve noticed have been more than I anticipated.


After struggling with what felt like a lifetime of perfectionism, fear of judgement, and recently finding myself being overly critical and procrastinating in my studies. I had booked your online package, seeking support and guidance and hopeful for change.


After only a couple of sessions not only am I feeling great, but I’m taking action. I’m pleased to report that I have submitted numerous assessments without critical perfectionist thoughts!


The way in which you provided support and guidance through the sessions with compassion, insight and humour was just what I needed. Thank you!


Melina, Mosman, NSW, November 2020


Melinda has since qualified!


My son was really struggling as a 17-year-old can, now he's a new man after seeing Melissa.

You provided him with the clarity, care and direction he needed. Always grateful for you.


Jason, Mosman, NSW, December 2020



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