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How Much Does Hypnotherapy Cost In Australia?

I just want to know how much hypnotherapy costs...

Imagine for a moment that you had a medical condition that was causing you enormous discomfort. You phone the doctor and you tell him the symptoms you're experiencing. He tells you a list of possible causes that could be contributing to those symptoms. You would imagine in order to make a thorough assessment, the doctor would need to begin work and to go the process to assist you. For most people, the immediate question in these instances is, 'when can I come to see you?'

In most cases when it involves mental health, it is 'how much is this going to cost?'

Because mental health can often shape our reality, while living with it seems challenging, there almost seems to be more of a tolerance to this kind of mental pain than physical discomfort. When we see our loved ones experiencing mental anguish though, such as anxiety, stress, depression, or mental processes that encourage emotional eating and habitual behaviour, we have to wonder if they're not being fooled by their own beliefs.

So, if you've Googled and found this page and simply want to know how much does hypnotherapy cost in Australia, let's just get that question out of the way.

In Melbourne, the average fee for a hypnotherapist is going to range between $150 to $250 per session. There are obviously a number of other factors involved, such as where they're based, what kind of business costs they have, how long they've been in business, are they a niche specialist, and what kind of training they've had. It would be wise to not assume that they're going to be more experienced or more skilled if they're more expensive; it is wiser to not choose a hypnotherapist based solely on cost alone.

If you're in Sydney, it isn't uncommon to expect a single session to be between $200 to $250 per session.

Often the best results are achieved over three sessions and so many hypnotherapists may offer a discount if you purchase a pack of three sessions initially. This will also assist the hypnotherapist in being able to assist you in the best way possible.

Hypnotherapy Packages

In many cases, you may find hypnotherapists will offer special packages for some of the issues they may be presented with most commonly, such as a stop smoking package.

The average cost in Australia for a stop smoking package is around the $500 and often this will consist of an initial one-on-one session, workbook/smoking diary, and a subsequent follow-up session(s). Be wary of anyone who 'promises' or 'guarantees' that you will stop smoking as this is both unethical and illegal. Statistically, the best hypnotherapy protocol to stop smoking consists of three to four sessions.

How to pick the best hypnotherapist to work with

Here are some tips from the experts:

  • Check the hypnotherapist is a member of an association. The two largest are the Australian Hypnotherapy Association and the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists, both require members to undergo supervision, regular training and have minimum requirements of training and on the job experience.
  • The AHA registers members at a number of levels including student, professional or clinical. Clinical members have completed a minimum of 500 hours of time with clients.
  • Check that your practitioner has a first aid qualification, has completed a police check and has public indemnity insurance.
  • Many of the private training facilities where hypnotherapists study are government accredited.
  • Look for a hypnotherapist with other skills – many have studied and worked as counsellors.
  • Search the registers – the AHA, GOAH and the ASCH list hypnotherapists by state and you should be able to check their individual qualifications from there. If you have any doubts call the therapist in question and ask about their training and experience.
  • Some health funds will offer rebates for hypnotherapy for certain therapists, so be sure to check if you're eligible before you book.
  • Arrange to see or speak to the hypnotherapist by phone before making an appointment for a paid consultation. This allows you to double-check qualifications as well as getting a sense of the therapist themselves to see if you're well-matched personality wise.
  • Be price aware – while there is no formal schedule of fees adhered to by practitioners, anything over $250 a session is a potential red flag to clients.

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