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How much does hypnotherapy cost?

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About hypnosis and hypnotherapy costs 

Hypnotherapy, also known as clinical hypnosis, is the therapeutic use of hypnosis in psychotherapy with a trained mental health provider. It helps with a wide variety of mental health conditions such as low self-esteem and lack of confidence, weight loss, procrastination, anxiety, pain management, phobias, addictions, PTSD, insomnia, postnatal depression and more. 

What is hypnotherapy? 

What is the average cost of hypnotherapy in Sydney?

Factors that influence hypnosis costs

How many hypnosis sessions you might need? 

Is hypnotherapy covered under Medicare?

Tips to pay less for hypnotherapy services

Is hypnotherapy worth the cost? 

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Common hypnosis myths

How much do hypnotherapy services cost in Sydney

Hypnotherapy sessions vary in length and type. Depending on where you are in Australia, hypnotherapists charge an hourly rate ranging from $170 to $300. Hypnotherapy cost in Sydney is on average $200–$300 per hour. This is in line with other mental health services. Unlike other psychological therapies clinical hypnotherapy works faster, which means the overall cost of your investment is much lower. 

 

Often, the fee for your first session includes an initial consultation. I offer a free initial consultation to help you decide if hypnotherapy is right for you, and to see if we are a good fit. A good rapport with your hypnotherapist leads to best results from your hypnosis sessions. 

4 key factors that influence costs:

  • Type of hypnotherapy

    • Some hypnotherapy modalities require specialised training (for example Emotional Mind Integration, which is used for trauma healing and works wonders for healing emotional triggers and unconscious fears). These sessions usually take more than 1 x hour, hence the cost per session would be more expensive;

    • Other types, like smoking cessation or gastric banding are more popular and require less sessions to produce results, which also impacts the asking price.

  • Number of sessions required

    • Packages are usually cheaper than a 'pay as you go' option.

  • Experience and training 

    • Many hypnotherapists are trained in various mental health modalities like coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, NLP, etc, which will impact their asking price, since they would have more tools that could help you achieve your goal besides classic hypnotherapy techniques.

  • Online or in-person is rarely a factor as the price depends mostly on a session length and a hypnotherapist's experience

How many hypnosis sessions are needed?

The number of sessions needed for hypnotherapy to be effective will vary depending on the individual and your therapeutic goal.

 

Like any therapy it takes a few sessions to build changes. Hypnotherapy works fast, so you will probably only need around 4 sessions – unlike other therapies that can go on for years! The pace of transformation, however, entirely depends on you, how long you had the condition for, and your desire for change.

There are some situations that will take longer to address with some conditions taking up to10 or 12 sessions. After all some of our core habits and beliefs took a life time to form and grow in our subconscious. It's ok to be patient with yourself and allow for time to heal and install new neural pathways. The goal is for you to do better, not just to feel better. 

Can I get rebates or claim hypnosis on medicare?

Hypnotherapy costs are not covered under Medicare, but several private health funds may refund a portion of your costs. Your hypnotherapist will need to be a member of professional clinical hypnotherapy associations in order to qualify.  Please contact your health fund to check the details of your policy before booking a session and ask for the information you may need to request from your hypnotherapist.

 
 
 
 

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is known to produce a transformative effect on clients. Not only it enables you to move forward with life but it also helps you directly access your subconscious mind and release whatever blockages maybe holding you back.

Hypnotherapy is a best form of solution focused therapy that uses hypnosis to create immediate and permanent mindset shifts. Clinical hypnosis is a gentle, scientifically proven therapeutic technique, known to produce results within only a few sessions.

 

Think of hypnotherapy as a way to let go of the 'dead weight' that holds you back, and upgrade the habitual dialogue in your mind, so that you can show up more powerfully, more balanced and aligned in your life. 

You can read more about the difference between hypnotherapy and hypnosis on my hypnotherapy services page.

 

How to spend less on your therapy?

If budget is a problem, there are a few ways you can find reduced costs on your hypnotherapy treatment:

  • Purchase a package with multiple sessions - often hypnotherapy costs less when you purchase a package vs an individual session. Always have an initial consultation with your chosen hypnotherapist before committing to a package. If you choose to book a first hypnotherapy session with me, I give you an option at the end of the session to purchase a package, which means fee paid for your first session will be discounted from the package price. 

  • Opt for a less experienced hypnotherapist - as with most professions if your hypnotherapist is just starting in their career, they will charge less as they will need to accumulate clinical hours. You can even look for a student hypnotherapist, who is working on their training hours in order to get certified. Usually they would work under a supervision from their mentor and give you a form to sign that will mention that your session details will be shared with their mentor for training purposes.  

  • Look for a hypnotherapist with less credentials. If a hypnotherapist specialises only in hypnotherapy alone (like smoking cessation) and no other special modalities, they would usually charge less. That said, make sure your hypnotherapist is legit. The easiest way to check is to ask if they belong to a professional association like AHA or ASCH. They can share with your their membership number. 

Is hypnotherapy treatment worth the cost?

Like many other psychological therapies, hypnotherapy has the power to transform your life. It is a collaborative process and you need to take an active part to induce the change. Hypnotherapy works faster, which means the overall cost is much lower. 

 

What is your vice at the moment that dulls your senses? Without taking action for change, many turn to other supports to feel better, such as retail therapy, drinking, smoking, food, social media and Netflix binge watching. Add up the amount you spend on these activities or the amount of potential earnings you are missing out on, and hypnotherapy doesn't seem expensive.

 

Hypnosis, especially when combined with NLP and coaching techniques is proven to be extremely effective in tackling a wide range of issues. So if you're wondering whether you can afford a hypnotherapy cost, can you really afford not to?

 
 

What hypnotherapy can help with

Despite popular beliefs that hypnotherapy can only help to give up smoking and lose weight, as any mindset therapy, it has many more functions. Below you can see some of them. For a more extensive list, see my hypnotherapy page.

Life can feel too much sometimes, especially in times of uncertainty or change. Prolonged stress can cause headaches, anxiety, and overwhelm. It affects your sleep, digestion and immune system. Hypnotherapy has a proven track record in reducing stress and anxiety, helping you to manage burnout, depression, ADHD symptoms and gut health. 

More about hypnosis for anxiety

More about gut health and stress hypnotherapy

Habits & Confidence

Struggling to break habits or silence that inner critic? Or perhaps you are stuck in the indecision loop? Relying on will power alone is not enough.

Hypnosis draws on the power of your subconscious mind to help you resolve the root cause of your habitual behaviour and thoughts, increase motivation and eliminate fear.

More about hypnotherapy and coaching for confidence

Relationships

Relationships are one of the most triggering aspects of life. It's vital for you to connect with what makes you truly happy, practise healthy boundaries, have courage to say 'no' without guilt, and let go of your deep-seated fears. Hypnotherapy can enable you to acknowledge your true needs, and take care of yourself while opening up to new possibilities.

Learn here how hypnotherapy can help with relationship issues

Weight Loss 

Many women struggle with unhealthy food habits and body image, often related to weight, gut health and fitness.

Hypnosis can help you transform your eating habits, resolve emotional triggers and self-sabotaging patterns, change the way you see yourself in the mirror, and motivate you to follow your chosen diet plan and exercise routine. 

More about hypnosis for weight loss

Emotional Trauma

Deeply upsetting and painful events early in life can stay with you, forming emotional triggers that lead to self-sabotage, imposter syndrome, anxiety or depression. Understanding and healing the child within you is vital for your wellbeing and your ability to move forward in life. Hypnotherapy can help you to safely connect and heal your inner child, and make real, long-lasting change.

More about hypnotherapy for emotional trauma

 
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