Your progress is my priority
I prefer to support my clients over multiple sessions and provide strategies and techniques you can use between sessions.
I help you change your life in whatever way is right for you
I help you to set the goal you are comfortable with and then use the best hypnotic techniques that will get you there quickly & easily
I love the work that I do
Helping people has always been my life mission and I am so excited when I see my clients getting the results they want to achieve so quickly. I love meeting new people and you will find that I will listen to you, I am intuitive, and I will care about you and go above and beyond to support you with your goal.
I also offer support for:
I am a trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming therapist with a background in behavior therapy, primary and secondary teaching, and disability & mental health.
I also offer personalised hypnosis audios for purchase, including sleep hypnosis, for adults and children over 5. Book a free call with me if you would like more information about this.
Hypnotherapy has been the gateway for my own personal development, growth, and change. After trying countless other therapies, I decided to see a hypnotherapist. At first, I was a little unsure, questioning if I actually could be hypnotised. My mind was always racing so fast that it seemed an impossible feat to slow it down enough for me to experience trance. This was many years ago and to be honest, I did find it a bit difficult to relax on my first session. But with each session, it became easier and easier to let go and just let the subconscious mind take the reigns. A much younger version of me, sitting in a strange little room with my eyes closed and tears rolling down my cheeks, healing past wounds... was the spark that ignited my love of hypnosis.
When I have clients who are new to hypnosis, I am always taken back to that memory and I try to make them feel as supported, comfortable, and relaxed as possible. It's important to explain how hypnosis works and what the client should expect as well as what is expected of them. Some people think that they can have a hypnotherapy session and the therapist will just put them in a deep sleep-like trance, snap their fingers and all of their problems will be solved. If only it were that simple. While I do think there is some magic to hypnosis, magic in the way the brain works, we hypnotherapists are not magicians. It is a collaborative effort between the client and therapist. The client is the one that has to do all of the work, make the changes they want to see, and be vulnerable and open enough to explore what has been holding them back. I will support you gently and carefully through your journey of growth and change.
I'm located in Elermore Vale, Newcastle, and I service surrounding areas such as Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, the Central Coast, and Sydney. Since Covid, almost all of my sessions have been conducted using telehealth over Zoom. I've found that clients are able to relax much more quickly when they are in their own home and the sessions have been even more powerful. It has also allowed me to see clients from across the globe.
I'd love to have a chat with you to see if we are a good fit to work together.
Mel Sebastian is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with a background in:
Teaching: B. F. Arts, Dip. Education(Secondary) with over15 years of experience in teaching and executive management positions working in the fields of disability, mental health and behavioural support
Behavioural Therapist: Mel was previously registered with the NDIS as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner working for a private company where she received training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)
Disability Support Worker and private Behavioural Consulting
Facilitator of Art as Therapy private workshops
Mel's other qualifications include:
Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Certificate in Introduction to Psychology (HTA)
Certified Practitioner of De Trauma Technique
Certified Hypno-Oncology Practitioner
Certificate Year 1 Gestalt Psychotherapy (HTA)
I am an Executive Member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT) where I am registered as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
I am insured and my business is registered to ABN: 82 301 471 085