Best Healing Power Is In Our Heads

Posted by in Addictions, Adolescent, Alcohol, Anxiety, Brainspotting, Career Stress, Childhood, Complex Trauma, Confidence, Depression, Fears, Grief, Havening Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Learning Challenges, Life Transistions, Loss, Mens Sexual Performance, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Resource Therapy, Sadness, Self Esteem, Smoking, Social Issues, Trauma

Yes, it’s true that the best healing tool is inside our heads. Mind? And it isn’t the mind contemplating the power of positive thought. Positive thoughts are useful. We all know it’s better to think positive thoughts than negative thoughts. So keep on thinking positively for a better day to day mood. The Brain I am referring to the brain. That fatty organ that resides between our ears and consists of the Brain, Brain stem and the attached body. All of those together forms the Brain-Body System. In itself it…read more


Havening Techniques ®

Posted by in Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Havening Techniques, Psychotherapy, Self Esteem, Trauma

Havening Techniques ® are a relatively new and ever evolving form of therapy. Havening helps permanently treat and heal traumas, anxiety and phobias.  Havening has it roots firmly founded in science; it also has the ability to help create positive changes in our brain. Havening Techniques ® are a type of psychosensory therapy (this simply means applying a sensory touch) to produce an electrochemical  response in the brain, that literally heals and positively alters our mind. Experiences from our past can remain with us in our lives, stuck in our minds, resulting in…read more



Posted by in EMDR, Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Programming is a technique that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy with bi-lateral eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation. One of the key elements of EMDR is “dual stimulation”. During treatment, you are asked to think or talk about memories, triggers and painful emotions while simultaneously focusing on your therapists finger. In a typical EMDR therapy session, the client will focus on traumatic memories and associated negative emotions and beliefs while tracking your therapists moving finger with your eyes as it moves back and forth…read more


PTSD, Trauma and Complex Trauma

Posted by in Brainspotting, Complex Trauma, EMDR, Havening Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Trauma

There are many definitions of trauma, the dictionary, DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders – version 5), ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – 10th revision) and none of them really make a difference, because at the end of the day you are left with the memory of a deeply distressing and disturbing experience that is affecting your ability to get on with life. Complex trauma is also called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The nature of the trauma can vary significantly – from witnessing…read more



Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Qualifications

Overview Andrew graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1995, studying under Anthony Wood and Zoltan Keleman. He extended his knowledge with post diploma studies in advanced hypnotherapy techniques, rapid inductions, inner child work. In 2009 Andrew completed a Diploma in Ego State Therapy and a Diploma of Professional Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and then in 2015 graduated with a Masters Degree in Counselling from Monash University Clayton Campus, formalizing knowledge acquired over the last 25 years. Academic Qualifications Masters Degree in Counselling – First…read more


Fears and Phobias

Posted by in Counselling, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Phobias, Psychotherapy

There are thousands of fears and phobias, the majority of phobias have a great deal in common and hence they can be treated in a similar manner. What is a ‘fear’? Fear is felt when we are in the presence of a real danger, in this way it is the feeling associated with our body preparing itself to either fight the source of the danger, or escape from it. What is a phobia? A phobia is a similar, often extremely intense feeling of fear, which is caused this time, by…read more


Grief, Loss and Sadness

Posted by in Counselling, Grief, Hypnotherapy, Loss, Psychotherapy, Sadness

Nearly all people have probably suffered with some form of depression in their lives: perhaps at times, when our plans didn’t work out, a significant relationship failed, the sudden and unexpected loss of a enjoyable career, marriage breakdown, death of a loved one, financial concerns, all of these events can lead to a depressed state. We don’t always recognize the symptoms of depression until it has really altered our outlook on life. The symptoms may begin with a loss of interest and enjoyment, or a loss of activity, reduced energy….read more


Unwelcome Habits

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy

There are so many habits that people unconsciously engage in acting out. Nail biting, skin picking, nose picking, sniffing, and the list goes on and on and on. One habit observed amongst children is that of hair pulling or trichotillomania. Here is a case study on hypnosis and hair pulling. This case study describes a non-pharmacological treatment modality for children with trichotillomania. Three children with trichotillomania were treated using a hypnotherapy technique. All patients were observed in the outpatient clinic for 8 consecutive weeks and subsequently followed for 12-18 months. All…read more


Social / Learning Issues ~ Adolescents / Children

Posted by in Adolescent, Brainspotting, Bullying, Childhood, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Learning Challenges, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Social Issues, Trauma

Adolescence is the most challenging of stage in our cycle of human development. Physically our bodies undergo massive changes, mentally we are evaluated and tested constantly, we find ourselves constantly challenged in the family unit, and finally we are subjected to the unpredictable influences of friendship groups and social situations. Memory enhancement, exam nerves, concentration, procrastination, focus, work ethic and dyslexia can be issues that are central to the challenges that adolescents face on a day by day basis at school, and then magnified at home as environmental circumstances contribute to an already…read more


Men’s Sexual Issues

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mens Sexual Performance, Psychotherapy

“When my wife of 18 years told me that I have to get help because she had to go to another man to have her sexual desire quenched and satisfied, I felt devastated, embarrassed, a beaten man, and I decided to confront a lifetime of sexual difficulties … After 6 sessions of hypnotherapy … all those problems were transformed … they are in the past and my wife and I enjoy satisfying sexual encounters full of excitement and pleasure in a loving relationship. I should have acted sooner, rather than suffering…read more