My name is Katherine Ferris, registered clinical hypnotherapist…
My career as an emotional health hypnotherapist and psychotherapist started back in 1998. 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. 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 can help you to improve the quality of your daily life?
Curious? Read on…
What is the role of a Hypnotherapist?
Understandably, a day in the life of a hypnotherapist is not what most people would imagine it to be.
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.
Needless to say, we all need help with some aspects of everyday life! For you it could be such things as worry, stress and anxiety. You could be stressing over work responsibilities, deadlines and public speaking. Others tend to struggle with weight issues, relationships or habits such as smoking or compulsive gambling.
I am dedicated to helping you and your friends become the best that you can be, with the help of hypnotherapy.
Diploma Hypnosis, Subconscious-mind Dip.PSH, GSPP
FMAHA, Fellow Member AHA
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’ve enjoyed being active within the professional hypnotherapist community.
Recognised Hypnotherapist Associations
I am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist Member of:
I’ve held a Committee position on the Board of AHA (Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association) 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 foundation. The AHA is recognised by the Government and the Health Industry for maintaining the highest standards for the profession of hypnotherapy.
What to expect when you visit a hypnotherapist?
Are you wondering, what to expect when you visit a hypnotherapist? Hopefully, it can be reassuring for you to realise that being guided into hypnosis is not mind control.
You will not be put under, or put to sleep. You will remain aware of your surroundings and fully in control. Being in hypnosis will be a familiar experience because you already use hypnosis in your daily life. Hypnosis is a natural phenomena of the mind. You come in and out of hypnosis daily without knowing that its happening.
A perfect example of hypnosis 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.”
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.
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.
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 about latest research. Studies 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 the benefits of hypnosis by “word of mouth”; and happily tell their friends and family about me.
As your local emotional health hypnotherapist 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.
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