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The Perth Hypnosis Centre team:

Phil Harrison

Phil Harrison Specialist Hypnotherapist / EFT Practitioner

In 2003 Phil encountered a young lady by the name of Emma Bailey, who ran a hypnotherapy practice in West Perth. After teasing her mercilessly about whale mating music and crystals, Emma challenged Phil with a hypnosis session to show him the reality of the subconscious.

Forty minutes later, Phil had been cured of a lifelong fear of heights and plane flight and actually flew to Sydney the following weekend and completed the Harbour Bridge climb, something he could never have dreamed to do.

Now understanding the reality, Phil began research into hypnotherapy and over eleven years has gained knowledge and accreditation from some of the most respected societies in the world.

He is board qualified with both the American and Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, is a member of the Association of Ethical and Professional Hypnotherapists and is a Clinical Member of The Australian Hypnotherapists Association of Australia (AHA) and is listed on the Medical Register of Australia and The National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia (NHRA).

Carol Vaughan

Carol Vaughan Specialist Hypnotherapist / Counsellor

After receiving her Counselling Degree at The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle in 2004, Carol embarked keenly into the world of psychology, practicing in the areas of domestic violence, self esteem, anxiety, couples therapy and health life coaching. She loved her work and found the effect on people’s lives was deeply satisfying.

On the other hand, Phil Harrison of Perth Hypnosis Centre kept intriguing her with his passion about hypnosis and its incredible immediacy and impact on his client’s long term habits and fears.

Curiosity drove Carol to explore it for herself. That first encounter with hypnosis was so personally empowering that it was enough to catapult her into a whole new professional direction and specialisation. Hence, after adding Clinical Hypnotherapy to her Counselling degree, she seized the offer to join Phil and Tracy’s team at Perth Hypnosis Centre in 2008.

Similar to the way Phil’s enthusiasm affected her, she realised people sensed her confidence in the dynamic impact that hypnosis can have, launching them into a freshly desired direction for their lives. Carol found every session has its magic, brought by the client’s unique needs, desire and determination to deal with some unwanted aspect of their life. She found it very satisfying to share the joy of men and women as they take the time to report back their success and of course, she found no better reward than when they referred friends and loved ones along to Perth Hypnosis Centre.

Carol says:

“Neuroscience has long held a fascination for me and I am increasingly amazed over what it reveals about the workings of the brain, especially around relieving anxiety, a subject I feel passionate about. It has deeply enriched my practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, particularly in sessions where anxiety is problematic. Neuroscience validates how incredibly simple and effective ways relief can be found from debilitating anxiety and naturally, my favourite is the calming effect of Hypnosis. If you want to know more, it would be a joy for me to pay it forward as new findings unfold.”

"There is hope to be pursued and realised for each one of us. I can see myself working with hypnosis for a long, long time to come."

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Melanie Challis

Melanie Challis Specialist Hypnotherapist / Bowen Therapist

Melanie has over 15 years experience as a Remedial Massage and Bowen Therapist. She has been able to help people achieve amazing results on a physical level and is now taking her skills further to assist her clients to achieve their goals and make profound and immediate changes in their lives through hypnotherapy.

Melanie’s first experiences with hypnotherapy were during her two pregnancies and she was able to enjoy two positive drug-free labours.

She now has two beautiful girls aged 5 and 3 and since this time has been constantly impressed with the vast array of changes that are made possible in all areas of life through hypnotherapy.

She says "The family unit is very important to me. If I can help people overcome obstacles, whether that obstacle is smoking, a weight issue, a lack of self-esteem or whatever may be holding them back, if I can allow them to reconnect with friends and loved ones, then I've done my job."

Melanie is certified with the International Hypnosis Association and the Bowen Federation of Australia. She has attained a Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage), Certificate Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and Certificate IV Fascial Kinetics (Bowen Therapy).

Dear Phil,

I believe people these days are all too quick to make a complaint and not enough to praise the people who deserve it.

I came to see you early March 2009 as I was struggling to stop smoking. I have to admit I came to you a little sceptical however ready to give anything a go. By the time I left your practice I had no doubt in my mind I would never pick up another cigarette again.

I just simply want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have no idea what you have done for my life, my husband has also been successful and with the money we have saved we have been able to buy a second house which will forever keep our family financially sound. I have still had no desire to have a cigarette. You have shown me how powerful my mind can actually be.

It really hit me this new years eve as everyone was making their new years resolutions this was the first time for many many years mine hasn't been to quit smoking. I have never felt so fantastic in all my life.

Again I just want to thank you, you very well could of saved my life and I am referring everyone I know to you.

I wish you and your practice a wonderful new year for 2010.

Alicia D

Honestly before arriving I was sceptical and nervous but within a few minutes of being there I felt relaxed and confident. The session was fantastic. I felt that Phil was excellent at how he controlled the session and reassured me throughout. I now sit with my friends who smoke and the thought never crosses my mind.

J. Clarke of Mundaring