Clinical Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural and altered state of consciousness that can be induced by a Hypnotherapist. It is a state where you are deeply relaxed and alert at the same time. People go in and out of hypnotic states everyday. For example, when you are daydreaming or so absorbed in an activity that you lose track of time, it can be said that you are in a hypnotic state.

What is Clinical hypnosis?
Clinical hypnosis is process where a person receives hypnotherapy under the guidance of a qualified Hypnotherapist, with the aim of changing his/her behaviour, emotional content and attitudes. These may include dysfunctional habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, pain management and personal development. It should be noted that Clinical hypnosis is different from stage hypnosis. The process and principles used are very different. Clinical hypnosis is used as part of a treatment toward mental health and wellbeing, whereas Stage Hypnosis is purely for entertainment value.

Myths of hypnosis:
There are many myths about hypnosis floating around due to the entertainment industry and media. Contrary to these myths, hypnosis is not mind control, it is not sleep, you are not made to do things or say things that you do not want and you do not surrender your power. In fact, your will-power and concentration may be strengthened during hypnosis when guided by a trained professional.

What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a means of therapy. Hypnosis is a safe and natural way to address a number of problems. Many report the experience of receiving hypnotherapy as very relaxing and pleasant.

What can I use hypnosis for?
It can be used for medical, psychological and dental purposes. Psychological applications include using hypnosis for anxiety control, motivation training, attitude change, self-esteem, self-confidence, depression, eating disorders, fears and phobias, memory training, nail biting, panic and performance anxiety, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, stuttering, study problems, trauma counselling, thumb sucking and to stop smoking.

Hypnosis can be used for just about anything because the program can be tailored to your individual needs.

Ring 040 661 7220 to make an appointment!

Clinical Hypnosis  
Single Hypnosis
$170 per session (1 hour)

Short Hypnosis
3 x sessions: $480
($160 p/sess)

Medium Hypnosis
6 x sessions: $900
($150 p/sess)

Long Hypnosis
10+ sessions: $2000
(6 months)


For Bookings and enquiries:

 Mobile : 040 661 7220 to make an appointment!
Email: Contact Us

Tuesday & Wednesday:  Joyce                     

We are conveniently located at:
        The Shambala Centre           Suite 1, 14 Salmon St
  Port Melbourne VIC  3207

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Qualifications of our Hypnotherapist:

Our Hypnotherapist completed a 2 year Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis through the Australian Society of Hypnosis,


Terms and Conditions

Commonly Asked Questions

How does the gift voucher work?

IF you are purchasing a gift voucher: Click on ‘ Shopping cart ’ on the Home Page and then 'Gift Voucher '. Fill in the details. A confirmation email will be sent to you. You can print out the voucher or copy down the voucher number. The recipient will need this voucher number to access the service.

IF you were given a gift voucher:  Go to the 'Online Counselling' site (fr Home page) and click on 'Client Registration.'   Fill in the details and fill in the voucher number. You will not need to go to the payments page. A counselor will send you an email back to start the process going. We encourage you to do the ' Tutorial ' before commencing the sessions. Gift vouchers will need to be used within 12 months from the date of purchase.

What is the expiry date for the gift voucher?

The gift voucher expires 12 months from the date of purchase.

How do I make payments?

We accept cash, credit cards and eftpos when paying in person. 

If you wish to pay online, you may use Paypal (click on 'Make a purchase' button on the relevant webpage).  Once payment is made, an email will be sent to you to confirm that it has gone through successfully. A psychologist will then be in contact with you to set up an appointment.

Can I claim the costs from health insurance?

You will need to consult your health insurance about this as it depends what package you have as to how much rebate you are elligable for. Our Psychologist is eligible for Medicare Rebates upon a referral from a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.

What sorts of issues can I discuss with the counsellor?

Practically any issue! It could be relationships, grief and loss, addictions, stress, depression, anxiety, work relations, etc.  If we think that your issue is beyond our field of expertise, we can refer you onto a specialist skilled in that area.

What about privacy and confidentiality?

Rest assured that your sessions with our counsellors will be strictly private and confidential and meets the guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Psychology Board of Australia. This means that we will not divulge any information about our sessions with you to any person or parties without your permission. This includes not revealing any names and personal information for any other use, including marketing and promotional services.Records of the sessions will be kept in a protected file or locked cabinet and will be deleted after 7 years as required by the APS guidelines.

The only exception to this rule is if we think you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, or in a life-threatening situation, in which case we have an obligation to contact you by telephone or to an appropriate agency or a person for help. Also if you reveal to us that you are doing something against the law, or your files are subpoenaed by court, we will have no choice but to deliver the information as with any standard therapeutic practice.

What are the counsellors' qualifications?

Currently our counsellors are fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.  Their experience in the psychology field ranges from over 7 to 14 years. You can read their profiles in the 'Our Counsellors' section.


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