About Katherine


I am your local registered clinical hypnotherapist in Sydney CBD and Annandale, Inner West Sydney.
My career as an emotional health therapist and psychotherapist started back in 1998.
Over the years I have enjoyed working with people from all walks of life.
Most people say they are a bit anxious about visiting a hypnotherapist.
How about you?
Have you ever wondered what hypnotherapists actually do and how they could help you to improve the quality of your daily life?
Curious? Read on…

Understandably, a day in the life of a hypnotherapist is not what most people imagine.

And funnily enough, no… I don’t swing a watch or click my fingers to put you to sleep or make you do weird things.

So let me tell you a bit more about it…

People I work with are very much like you and me. People who function well and are successful in life.

But, we all need help with some aspects of everyday life, such as worry, stress and anxiety. Work performance, deadlines and public speaking create a lot of stress. We tend to struggle with weight issues or habits, smoking or compulsive gambling.

I am dedicated to helping you or your friends become the best that you can be, with the help of hypnotherapy.

Katherine Ferris clinical hypnotist


Diploma Hypnosis, Subconscious-mind Dip.PSH, GSPP
Cert.HB, Hypnobirthing
Cert.HF, Hypnofertility
Fellow Member FMAHA
WWC Working with children certificate

Keeping up with relevant up-to-date studies and treatments within the hypnosis field is also very important to me. I am active within the professional hypnotherapist community.

Recognised Hypnotherapist Associations

I am a Registered Clinical Member of:

Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA)

Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)
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Over the years I’ve held the position as National Secretary and NSW State Secretary of Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA).

As a result I’m proud to have earned a Fellow Membership in recognition of my contribution to the Board of the Hypnotherapists Association.

The AHA is the oldest and most respected professional organisation for clinical hypnotherapists in Australia. In 2019 the Association celebrate 70 years since formation. The AHA is recognised by the Government and the Health industry for maintaining the highest standards for the profession of hypnotherapy.

What happens when you visit a hypnotherapist?

You might not realise it, but you already use hypnosis in your daily life. Hypnosis is a natural phenomena. You come in and out of hypnosis daily without knowing that it is happening.

A perfect example of you acting as your own hypnotist is when you are driving a car. You arrive at your familiar destination and you don’t recall most of the trip.

Its like an auto-pilot took over and steering became automatic. This is because an inbuilt GPS in your brain was directing the way. Automatically guiding you to turn corners at the right time. All this was happening while you were talking, listening to the radio or absorbed in your thoughts.

“The reality about visiting a hypnotherapist is this; in hypnosis you tap into the immense intelligence within your subconscious mind – to make changes quickly. There is so much more to you than you realise consciously.”

Client Reviews

Thank you for your website and the CDs. I bought one of each to meditate with. The difference I feel is unbelievable. I feel so much better in myself. It is helping me enormously, I feel so much more calm. 

Lesley – Perth W.A

I cannot speak highly enough of Hypnotherapy and would like to say how thankful I am for your help in overcoming my alcohol dependence.

Its been over 6 weeks since my last smoking session with you so I wanted to let you know that I have not been tempted at all to have a cigarette, even though I have been around smokers and even been offered them.

Suffered a terrible Driving Phobia for many years. I was so afraid of driving I would shake all over at the very thought of getting behind the wheel. Even though the fear was truly debilitating, I actually managed to recover from it with a few sessions of Hypnosis. I just wanted to let you know I had a fantastic first driving lesson! I’m actually looking forward to the next one! I felt calm, happy, clear.

I haven’t been drawn to the poker machines for months now and I know that gambling is no longer a problem for me.

There have been some big changes in my confidence, mainly with the way that I deal with people. I don’t hold myself back and I have my say. My communications teacher is very impressed with my input during class. I do feel that I value myself more now.

A phone call from our IVF clinic to let me know that I am officially pregnant. We are absolutely over the moon, and I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me get through the process. I feel like hypnosis sessions made all the difference.

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Working with clients

My clients tell me that I’m an attentive listener and help them feel comfortable and relaxed. They feel sufficiently at ease to have self-confidence during our hypnosis sessions. This is really important for successful treatments.

As a dedicated hypnotherapist and emotional health therapist I am pleased to continually help my clients achieve their goals.

After all, I know first-hand that hypnosis works, it helped me to stop smoking many years ago. You can read my personal story of using hypnosis to quit smoking.

Self-hypnosis guide for anxiety and stress relief (video)

If you are suffering with stress and anxiety, you are not alone…

Follow this self-hypnosis video with easy instructions for improved health and wellbeing. Devote time each day to watch this video to relax and unwind. Even your nervous system will thank you by helping you to calm down and to gain massive relief from stress and anxiety.

Teaching clients self-hypnosis

Teaching my clients self-hypnosis is one of the most rewarding areas of my work, especially in the case of Hypnobirthing for childbirth

Hypnobirthing is a method of using hypnosis to eliminate fear and pain of the birthing experience. It empowers women to give birth with calm and positive expectation. I was certified as a practitioner in Australia in 2001.

Hypnotherapy can help you to release any lingering fears from previous childbirths, helping you to move forward in future pregnancies.

IVF and Infertility

Whether you are already pregnant or if you have been longing for a baby, hypnosis can be of help.

If you are undergoing IVF or struggling with unexplained infertility, you will be relieved to know that research into mind-body therapies indicates that hypnosis reduces stress and worry. As a result your chances of conception can increase significantly.

Keeping busy as a hypnotherapist in Sydney CBD and Annandale

As mentioned earlier, my career as one of the local, clinical hypnotherapists in Sydney started back in 1998.

Since then I have enjoyed working with clients from all walks of life. Over the years I have set up a private practice in Sydney CBD and Annandale in the Inner West of Sydney.

Gratefully, many clients share by “word of mouth” the benefits of hypnosis; and happily telling their friends and family.

As your local emotional health therapist and psychotherapist, I have a genuine love of helping people.

I’ve always been a great believer in creating just the right balance in life by enjoying family, work commitments and allowing time for hobbies and creativity.

If you have read this far, I thank you for your time, and now I would like to hear from you.

Let me know what your struggles, goals and desires are. Most importantly, no matter what issues you are struggling with, I believe you have the power within your mind to make changes in your life.

Looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

For more information about clinical hypnotherapy or to make an appointment call 02 9568 6801 or click below.