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Clinical Hypnotherapist in Sydney – Katherine Ferris

Hello…!!! I am Katherine Ferris… an experienced clinical hypnotherapist based in Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD and Annandale, Inner West.

Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, anxious and suffering silently?

If you are, you don’t have to do it alone…

I am a registered clinical hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience. Genuinely looking forward to safely guiding you to make positive changes, in the way you think, feel and do things.

Regardless of what life issues you’re struggling with, I would like to hear from you!

Experienced Hypnotherapist Sydney
Katherine Ferris - Clinical Hypnotherapist

You appear calm but you're in turmoil?

Outwardly you may appear calm and in control, but beneath the surface you’re in turmoil.

Every day you are getting stressed-out juggling relationships, work demands, deadlines or habits and addictions. 

Does any of the above describe you?
Read on… find out
how a clinical hypnotherapist can help you.

What to expect when you visit a hypnotherapist?

Have you ever wondered what actually happens during a visit to a clinical hypnotherapist? 
Don’t worry, if you’re a bit anxious it’s perfectly normal.
Let me put your mind at ease and tell you more about it…
Most people, just like you and me, say they’re a bit nervous at their first visit to a hypnotherapist.  Understandably so,  because you don’t know what to expect when seeing a clinical hypnotherapist for the first time.

You are not stuck. Your are just committed to certain habits and patterns of behaviour. Because it helped you in the past. Now the behaviour is more harmful than helpful. The reason you can’t move forward is because you keep applying the same old formula to a new level of your life. Change the formula to get a different result. ~ Emily Maroutian

quick results with hypnotherapy

Naturally, you might be nervous talking about your personal issues or you’re a bit sceptical about getting quick results with hypnosis.

After all, you’ve been struggling with your issues for quite some time.
You’ve been at wits end trying to cope with the many challenges life throws at you.

Outwardly you appear calm and in control. But beneath the surface you’re in turmoil. You feel overwhelmed, anxious and vulnerable.

On top of all that, you get stressed-out, you juggle relationships, work demands and deadlines. You spiral into low moods and a negative mindset.

There is a way to turn this mindset around.

Become the best that you can be!

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist with many years of experience, when we work together my wholehearted focus is on your needs!

Overcoming your fears, habits and addictions.
Manging your anxiety, stress, grief or sadness.
Just as importantly, to reach your hopes and dreams.

Become the best you can be with the guidance from an experienced hypnotherapist.

I would like to hear from you! Let me know what your issues, struggles, goals and desires are.

Most importantly, no matter what challenges you’re faced with, I believe you can make positive changes in your life.

Example of hypnosis?

Perfect example of hypnosis is when you’re driving a car. You arrive at your familiar destination and you don’t recall most of the trip.

Its like an auto-pilot takes over, while your steering becomes automatic. Like there’s an inbuilt GPS in your brain directing the way. Automatically guiding you to turn corners at the right time.

All this happens while you’re talking, listening to the radio or absorbed in your thoughts. 

What does being in hypnosis feel like?

Are you curious about what hypnosis feels like? Hypnosis is a natural phenomena of your mind.

Being in hypnosis will be a familiar experience, because you already use hypnosis in your daily life.

Similarly, you’ll discover that you go in and out of hypnosis frequently. Without actually realising that it’s happening. While you are in hypnosis your attention is so focused (again, think of driving a car) where distractions are temporarily blocked out or ignored.

A hypnotherapist in Sydney CBD and Annandale Inner West

My career as a hypnotherapist started back in 1998 at Glebe Healing Centre. These days you can find me in the heart of the Sydney CBD and in Annandale, Inner West Sydney. Over the years I have enjoyed working with people from all walks of life.

People I work with are very much like you and me, we function well and are successful in life. We just need some help with issues in our daily lives.

Self-hypnosis video for anxiety and stress relief

If you are silently suffering from stress and anxiety, you don’t have to do it alone…

I am here to help. Follow my self-hypnosis video, with easy instructions to improve your health and wellbeing. Devote time each day to unwind from turmoil, stress and anxiety and relax more easily.

watch my hypnosis tips for your mental heatlh

Self-hypnosis to Unwind physically and emotionally

Learn to practice self-hypnosis to calm yourself down and gain massive relief from stress and anxiety. Even your nervous system will thank you. 

I am a registered clinical hypnotherapist in Sydney CBD and Annandale Inner West, with several decades of experience. My clients frequently tell me that being guided into hypnosis is a positive mental experience.

Do I swing a watch to hypnotise you?

To be honest, that’s a bit old fashioned now days!

Mental health and hypnosis treatments have come a long way in recent years.

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

You will not be put under, or put to sleep. Instead you will remain calmly aware of your surroundings and fully in control. At the same time, you will become more responsive to positive suggestions. Hypnosis is a pleasant phenomena, not scary mind control.

I am dedicated to helping you and your friends achieve lasting results with the help of mindfulness hypnotherapy.

How will you know if you were hypnotised?

Simply put, when you are hypnotised you are not in some kind of a weird or unrecognisable state. That’s because, even when you’re hypnotised you are still aware of what’s being said to you. You are not really asleep. When you are hypnotised you’re relaxed and aware, yet more responsive to suggestions being made.

Does hypnotherapy really work?

Hypnotherapy does work when you have a strong desire to make changes. For example; if you are keen to stop smoking, then hypnotherapy can work for you. But it will not force you into becoming a non-smoker against your will. In other words, hypnotherapy really works when you are committed to quitting limiting beliefs, bad habits and behaviours.

When is hypnotherapy NOT recommended?

Rest assured that if you are not ready or willing – hypnotherapy is not going to work against your will. You can’t be forced into hypnosis, or forced into doing anything you don’t want to do. This is why hypnosis is not an ideal choice for people who are “not committed” to it. For example; half hearted New Year Resolutions to quit smoking rarely work. Same as being talked into quitting by friends, family or GP, will not produce desired results, if the patient is not ready to stop.

When does hypnotherapy NOT work?

Hypnotherapy is not recommended for patients who are suffering with hallucinations or psychotic symptoms and delusions. Similarly, hypnotherapy sessions are not suitable for people who are under the influence of narcotics, drugs or alcohol.

What is hypnotherapy used for?

Hypnotherapy is frequently used for stress, anxiety, panic attacks, for emotional trauma and for overcoming bad habits and addictions. Hypnotherapy helps with pain management, IBS gut problems, unexplained infertility and much more.

Most importantly, suggestions made in hypnosis are specifically designed to initiate beneficial changes in emotions, habits and behaviours.

Therefore, hypnosis treatments are successfully used for stopping smoking, gambling, nail biting, binge drinking, comfort eating, weight loss, panic attacks, stress, anxiety and much more.

How many sessions will I need?

It’s important to mention that hypnotherapy is a brief form of therapy.

However, it all depends on the issues you want to resolve.

On average about three or four sessions are highly recommended. Although, traumatic or deeper emotional issues will need a more concentrated effort of up to six sessions or more.

Studies indicate that it takes 28 days to create new habits. Above all, repetition is the key to lasting change. For best results, your commitment and follow through with the recommended sessions is going to be paramount.

Professional hypnotherapists Association in Australia

I am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in Sydney CBD, and a Fellow Member of Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA)

I’ve held a Committee position on the Board of AHA as National Secretary for 5 years and as NSW State Secretary for 7 years.

As a result, I’m proud to have earned a Fellow Membership, in recognition of my contribution to the AHA National Board for Registered Hypnotherapists.

The AHA is the oldest and most respected professional organisation for clinical hypnotherapists in Australia. In 2019 the Association celebrated 70 years since its foundation in 1949. AHA is recognised by the Government and the Health Industry for maintaining the highest standards for the profession of hypnotherapy.


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

Keeping up with relevant up-to-date studies in the hypnosis field is very important to me. I’ve enjoyed being active within the professional hypnotherapist community.

registered 20+ years clinical hypnotherapist sydney
Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist - Katherine Ferris

Testimonials and 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.

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.

Unfortunately, as you might remember when I came to see you, I had suffered with 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 did actually manage 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.

I am bursting with excitement. I got 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.

My personal story of using hypnosis to stop smoking

Hypnotherapy helped me to stop smoking many years ago. From my personal experience, I know that hypnosis works. 

Read my personal story of using hypnosis to quit smoking.

Working with clients

My clients tell me that I’m an attentive listener. That I 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.

Teaching clients self-hypnosis

Teaching my clients self-hypnosis is one of the most rewarding areas of my work. This has especially been the case for 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 HypnoBirthing practitioner in Australia in 2001.

Hypnotherapy can help you to release any lingering fears from previous childbirths.

IVF and Infertility

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

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

Helping you achieve your goals

As a dedicated hypnotherapist and emotional health therapist, I am looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.
You are not stuck. Your are just committed to certain habits and patterns of behaviour. Because it helped you in the past. Now the behaviour is more harmful than helpful. The reason you can’t move forward is because you keep applying the same old formula to a new level of your life. Change the formula to get a different result. ~ Emily Maroutian

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 Macquarie St. Sydney CBD and share a clinic in Booth St. Annandale, Inner West Sydney.

Gratefully, many clients share benefits of hypnosis by “word of mouth”; and happily tell their friends and family about me. It is valuable to me to get your positive feedback. 

As your local clinical hypnotherapist, I have a genuine love of helping people

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

I love what I do!

Its rewarding to know it’s been a life changing experience to many of you.

I’ve also been a great believer in creating just the right balance in my life. Frequently enjoying family time, together with satisfying work days 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. No matter what issues you are struggling with, I believe you have the power within-your-mind to make lasting changes in your life.

I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

For more information about clinical hypnotherapy call 0414 585 595 or send me an email or book an appointment online.