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About Advanced Hypnotherapy - Hypnotherapy in Sydney

It’s important to choose the right Clinical Hypnotherapist to achieve the best possible results.
Hello. My name is Barry Shirley and I specialize in helping people live happy and enjoyable lives.I have helped hundreds of people stop addictions, eliminate anxiety and stress, build confidence and self-esteem, lose weight, stop fears, and achieve many other changes. These also include eliminating fear of public speaking, fear of flying, improving sports performance, controlling anger and sexual problems.

Barry Shirley Clinical Hypnotherapist


"Barry is absolutely the 'real deal'. He is a lovely, caring person who firstly succesfully helped me quit smoking (I was a smoker for more than 25 years) and had tried every way to stop. I haven't had a cigarette in 8 years.


And then to help me control my drinking - I was drinking too much and needed to stop. I have had friends use other hypnotherapy places for addictions without results so wouldn't bother seeing anyone but Barry.
I would Highly recommend!"


Barry Shirley - Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist

Why would you choose me? 
Consider the following: –
Life Skills
I am a mature Sydney hypnotist and have experienced most of what you are probably going through right now. This can make a huge difference in knowing how to help you. Combined with my extensive clinical hypnotherapy and counselling experience plus previous management and business background, the results are usually outstanding. 
My full-time clinical hypnosis practice has been in operation for over 25 years. I am able to combine counselling, life coaching, NLP and other modalities to help you achieve the best outcome.
My qualifications are extensive and include the following:
Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (Distinction),
Certificate of Clinical Hypnotherapy,
Diploma of Counselling Skills,
Certificate of Ego State Therapy,
Certificate for treating IBS,
Diploma of Remedial Massage
plus many business qualifications where I achieved first place awards.
In 2011, I was certified as a Hypnotherapist in the world's largest hypnosis association, The National Guild of Hypnotists Incorporated (USA). 

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Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists Association

Click on each of these logos to visit these registered Australian Associations.

You can then check Barry's membership details by doing a Practitioner search.

Barry's Registration Associations

Currently a fully registered Professional Member of the following: -


This is the peak body in Australia representing only qualified and highly experienced practitioners.


A dynamic association providing members with support and innovative approaches for their hypnotherapy practices.


The PCHA consists of highly experienced mature professional clinical hypnotherapists. 

A Google Review received from Susan


I can’t thank Barry enough for helping my father finally quit smoking for good. It has been 6 months now and my Dad is still going strong and doesn’t even give smoking a single thought.

On a recent check up with his cardiologist, she was so impressed he had stopped smoking and was eager to know how he did it.


I highly recommended Barry and would for anybody who wants to stop for good. Barry is very understanding, considerate and his down to earth, calm manner would put anyone unsure of hypnotherapy at ease.


Thank you so much Barry - you are the best!

Myths of hypnosis


Entertainment hypnosis, films and books can add confusion to what hypnosis really is.

You are ALWAYS in control and will remember everything. Nobody can make you say or do what you don't want.


Hypnosis can be described as being in a daydream state. You are aware of your surroundings and can hear background sounds but nothing really bothers you.


You will feel a profound state of relaxation, peace and even bliss.

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