FAQ

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Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving clients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and get in touch if you have any additional questions.

How does it work & how long does each therapy session take?

By completing the Client Intake Form, I will call you for a quick FREE, no obligation, 15 min consultation chat,  to determine your needs, wants and goals and to make sure we will have a good therapeutic fit.

Then if you decide to go ahead :

Your first scheduled session should take around 90 mins.

( If in those first 30 mins we determine there isn't a good fit, we can end the session there,  no obligation and no cost to you - a risk free way to make sure this is right for you )

All future follow up sessions are 60 minutes.

 

Couples, Groups & Family sessions are charged at an hourly rate.

Coaching Sessions for Individuals: 60 mins sessions

 

Coaching Sessions for Groups are Min 2 hours sessions

 

(Note-  Daily rates for coaching and Training for individuals and groups can be provided - POA)

The number of follow up sessions will depend on you, on your commitment, on how you progress and how you feel.  We often see great results from the very first session, and packages of 3 or 4 sessions will be available at a discounted rate. 

 

Many clients report the area we worked on is already clear and free from struggle after no more than 3 sessions, other sessions are then used to target and clear other client identified problem areas, issues or obstacles.
 

When results are so good in one area, clients often prioritize other areas of their life where they want the same results, whether it is their work, their relationships or another target, I can then tailor a therapy &/or coaching plan to each clients unique set of needs and circumstances. 

 

I like you, want to focus on, and get the results you desire.  Results are long lasting as you build strategies, processes and patterns that can work across many areas of your life & your relationships 

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is where we integrate what you want, with what you actually do, giving you a process where you may have either not had a successful process to use before, or in fact has no real process before.


The process of helping you as a client, with your reported issues, is to find those things that don't work for you, those things that hold you back and stuck, and then to discover, reveal and utilise your own skilled healthy patterns that work elsewhere in your own life  - and through the session work, allow you to skill up and literally-  reprogram those poor patterns of behaviour that keep you stuck - with new healthy and successful patterns taken from  your own successful and competent patterns.  YOu get a better version of you based on what you want and need.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, pain management, and phobias, insomnia and sleep disturbances, and even help you Stop Smoking  - and that is just to name a few.

Basically, if you think about it, then we can help to alleviate the suffering right there.

Dr Gérard Sunnen of the New York University School of Medicine reports that hypnosis is...

“the most potent non-pharmacological relaxing agent known to science”. Dr Sunnen advises that he will prescribe hypnosis before prescribing a tranquilliser.
(Source: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hypnosis. P4, Alpha Books 2000)

Trance state, which is what is utilised in hypnotherapy, is a common state for most people on a daily basis.  In fact, believe it or not, you can often experience a trance or hypnotic state at least a couple of times a day without ever realising that you’re doing so.

 

Some most common examples include driving and arriving at a destination without any real conscious memory of the the last few minute of the journey, which many people refer to as being on auto-pilot.  You may also have experience trance when zoning out while binge-watching a movie or  having a fully immersive gaming experience , reading a book, or often when you are working or concentrating on something and find yourself 'in the zone' - in those times, time seems to pass with no real awareness, and that state is where you are 'entranced' - literally in a trance where your attention is fixed for a time.

Trance is truly a human and completely natural state where we can drift in an out of it, without any conscious awareness. The experience of clinical hypnotherapy makes powerful, yet gentle use of this natural trance state to help you make the changes that are important to you. 

 

Much can be achieved rapidly with the use of guided processes during Clinical Hypnotherapy.  Hypnosis with a therapeutic targeted goal,  outcomes we focus on helping you to achieve...

What can Hypnotherapy help with?

The list of issues where we can help is always growing, these examples are a good start:

  • Anxiety (Inc Generalized or Specific Anxiety - such as Performance Anxiety, School refusal etcl)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Addictions & Dependencies ( STOP SMOKING, Binge Drinking, Drinking, Gambling)

  • Phobias & Fears

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Sleeping Issues / Insomnia

  • Anger / Frustration / Depression

  • Procrastination (being stuck or unable to start)

  • Low Self Esteem  (feelings of not being enough, or imposter syndrome etc) 

  • Pain Management, Nerve Pain/Phantom Pain, Non specific Neuralgia (Nerve sensation issues)

  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) &/or Jaw Clenching

  • Behavioural issues

  • Overthinking

  • Depression

  • Panic Attacks

  • Migraine

  • Gastric (Inc IBS)  related issues

  • Support for clients around Cancer Treatments (Team consolidation &/or Health &  Healing programs)

  • Pre Surgery & Post Surgery & recovery support

  • Injury recovery processes 

  • Weight loss, overeating, comfort eating etc

  • & so much more...

    Out intent is to be an integral part of your support and recovery team, helping with a collaborative and integrative approaches that work with and for you.

Health Funds?

Clients are encouraged to check their own health funds to see if they are covered.

​Provider details FYI:

Medibank Provider # A094212J  (Marrickville)

A094211Y (Wolli Creek) 

Aust Unity Provider # 21174306

Self Managed & Plan Managed NDIS Participants Welcome

Clinical Member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) ID# 2017255


Hypnotherapist Council of Australia - (HCA)   Registered Hypnotherapist

Listed on the HCA Australian National Hypnotherapists Register

Video App Sessions Avail: FaceTime, WhatsApp, ZOOM, doxy.me & more (Ask)

Health Funds?

Clients are encouraged to check their own health funds to see if they are covered.

Provider details FYI:

Medibank Provider # A094212J  (Marrickville)

A094211Y (Wolli Creek) 

Aust Unity Provider # 21174306

Self Managed & Plan Managed NDIS Participants Welcome

Clinical Member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) ID# 2017255
Hypnotherapist Council of Australia - (HCA)   Registered Hypnotherapist

Listed on the HCA Australian National Hypnotherapists Register

Video App Sessions Avail: FaceTime, WhatsApp, ZOOM, doxy.me & more (Ask)

Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact me today and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

How does a Video App / Tele-health Sessions work?

Much like any face to face session, a video based session is very private and tailored to you and your needs. 

 

We just use technology to bring the session into the same close therapeutic collaborative arena.

In effect,  we follow a similar process and engage in the same therapeutic processes we would do in a face to face session.

 

Once we have your completed Client Intake Form, and you have had that quick 15 minute,  FREE, no obligation,  consultative phone chat, we determine your needs, wants and goals and to make sure we will have a good therapeutic fit.

Then if you decide to go ahead, we arrange a session time that suits us both best.

Your first scheduled session should take around 90 mins.

( If in those first 30 mins we determine there isn't a good fit, we can end the session there,  no obligation and no cost to you - a risk free way to make sure this is right for you )

All future follow up sessions are 60 minutes.

Clients report they enjoy the video based session as much as face to face sessions, and in fact many enjoy the fact that these sessions are very powerful, focused and personal and they find themselves making great progress.

Added to this is the simplified or removed concerns such as extra time and effort required for all the logistics of travel and traffic, public transport &/or parking, weather and walking, that often comes with getting to and from appointments - with video based sessions there aren't those issues.


Also, as an added benefit as after our sessions most clients enjoy the sustained feeling of the relaxation and comfort and also of getting continuation of enhanced clarity on their processes which being able to continue with this refreshed uninterrupted focus can help bring.  As being in their own preferred office &/or home environment allows them to continue with those processes for even more pronounced affect post session.

 

When you arrange for a session time, you decide where you are going to do that session.  Some clients chose their office, their home office, their bedroom, some have even done sessions from their parked car, in their own driveway, as that is their selected quiet space.  So long as you are safe, comfortable and have arranged to not be disturbed during your session,  it can be the right environment for you.


 

What Video Based Telehealth options can be used?

The list of video applications that can be used is still growing - however this is what we currently do use:

  • doxy.me

    • This is a specific telehealth platform - very confidential and highly regarded as health professional to be the best for ​ease of access - clients log into my waiting room for their session to begin.

    • my session clinic room is entered via going into

      • doxy.me/sydneyhypno​

  • Zoom

    • I will send a meeting invitation via eithr text or email for the agreed session (time)

      • you will go into the 'Client meeting room' -  access into the session occurs once I engage your session time

  • Facetime 

    • Suitable for Apple dvices only - iPhone, iMac & iPads that support Facetime​

      • I will call you via Facetime Video at the number you provide ​for the device

  • WhatsApp

    • Suitable for most Android devices (also Apple devices)​ 

      • I will call you via WhatsApp Video at the number you provide ​for the device

  • We currently can use, other APPS such as Google Teams, Skype, Viber etc - but haven't yet set them up - so would need to work out a process & or a combination that will best work for you. 

    • If you really need something other than what we currently prefer - i.e. Doxy.me / ZOOM / Facetime / WhatsApp -- just let us know - we can try to be as helpful ans flexible as technology will allow

    • (Caveat - not all applications can be used by health professionals due to concerns about compatibility, , security and confidentially so prefered apps may change over time and the type of Apps we used may become limited in their use)

Video App Sessions Avail: FaceTime, WhatsApp, ZOOM, doxy.me & more (Ask)


Our intent is to be an integral part of your support and recovery team, helping with a collaborative and integrative approaches that work with and for you including video based media apps.

How does a Video App / Tele-health Sessions work?

Much like any face to face session, a video based session is very private and tailored to you and your needs. 

 

We just use technology to bring the session into the same close therapeutic collaborative arena.

In effect,  we follow a similar process and engage in the same therapeutic processes we would do in a face to face session.

 

Once we have your completed Client Intake Form, and you have had that quick 15 minute,  FREE, no obligation,  consultative phone chat, we determine your needs, wants and goals and to make sure we will have a good therapeutic fit.

Then if you decide to go ahead, we arrange a session time that suits us both best.

Your first scheduled session should take around 90 mins.

( If in those first 30 mins we determine there isn't a good fit, we can end the session there,  no obligation and no cost to you - a risk free way to make sure this is right for you )

All future follow up sessions are 60 minutes.

Clients report they enjoy the video based session as much as face to face sessions, and in fact many enjoy the fact that these sessions are very powerful, focused and personal and they find themselves making great progress.

Added to this is the simplified or removed concerns such as extra time and effort required for all the logistics of travel and traffic, public transport &/or parking, weather and walking, that often comes with getting to and from appointments - with video based sessions there aren't those issues.


Also, as an added benefit as after our video based sessions,  most clients advise that due to already  being in their own preferred office &/or home environment, this allows them to continue with those processes for even more pronounced affect post session.   Because of their comfort in their physical location, they can enjoy the sustained feeling of the relaxation and comfort plus the continuation of enhanced clarity on their processes, which being able to continue with this refreshed uninterrupted focus - without the hassles of travelling - can help bring.  

 

When you arrange for a session time, you decide where you are going to do that session. 

 

Some clients choose their office, or their home office, their bedroom or living room, some clients have even done sessions from their care that was parked in their own quiet driveway, it is your choice, your preferred selected quiet space.  So long as you are safe, comfortable and have arranged to not be disturbed during your session,  it can be the right environment for you.


 

What Video Based Tele-health options can be used?

Our intent is to be an integral part of your support and recovery team, helping with a collaborative and integrative approaches that work with and for you including video based media apps.

 

The list of video applications that can be used is still growing - however this is what we currently do use:

  • doxy.me

    • This is a specific telehealth platform - very confidential and highly regarded by health professional to be the best for ​ease of access - clients log into my waiting room for their session to begin using laptops, tablets, smartphones etc.  ( send a link vie email or text and you simply log in - no special apps neded)

    • my session clinic room is entered via going into

      • doxy.me/sydneyhypno​

  • Zoom

    • I will send a meeting invitation via eithr text or email for the agreed session (time)

      • you will go into the 'Client meeting room' -  access into the session occurs once I engage your session time

  • Facetime 

    • Suitable for Apple devices only - iPhone, iMac & iPads that support Facetime​

      • I will call you via Facetime Video at the number you provide ​for the device

  • WhatsApp

    • Suitable for most Android devices (also Apple devices)​ 

      • I will call you via WhatsApp Video at the number you provide ​for the device

  • If you really need something other than what we currently prefer - i.e. Doxy.me / ZOOM / Facetime / WhatsApp - just let us know - we can try to be as helpful ans flexible as technology will allow

  • Important points for Video App / Tele-health Sessions

    •  Currently we can also use, other APPS such as Google Teams, Skype, Viber etc - but haven't yet set them up  yet (No client requests yet for those methods so far ) - so would need to work out a process & or a combination that will best work for you. 

    • Note - Any inappropriate behaviour will mean that any Video Session can be immediately disconnected by your therapist

    • Caveat - not all applications can be used by health professionals due to concerns about compatibility, security and confidentially so preferred apps may change over time and the type of Apps we used may become limited in their use

Video App Sessions Avail: FaceTime, WhatsApp, ZOOM, doxy.me & more (Ask)

 

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