Hypnotherapy & NLP versus Counselling and Coaching

You may wonder how Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) differ from the Counselling and Coaching model. You may also be curious as to which option is most suitable for you or your loved one.

Outlined below are the basic differences which hopefully will give you some clarity on which option is most suitable for you:

Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP

Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP model is essentially for those of you who are ready and determined to experience change. If you are sick of certain thoughts, fears, limiting beliefs or feelings, behaviours or habits, and lifestyle choices getting in the way of your success - and you are 100% committed to change then this is the way to go. 

The unconscious mind wants you to thrive, and it knows exactly how to do that. The only thing getting in it's way is your conscious mind - or you thinking (what we call "brain babble"). Once you are consciously committed to change, we are able to show you how to consciously hand over the power to your ultimate powerhouse - your unconscious mind. In the land of Hypnotherapy we call this the "golden handshake".

When the conscious and unconscious mind are congruent, you will experience pure magic. The only catch is you need to be ready.

I have yet to experience a client who did not achieve incredible life changes within 3 weeks. 


This is a different approach and works well for those who are not certain about change. They may not feel the need to change, or they may be holding on to unhealthy patterns of thinking or behaviour which are making them feel unhappy or dissatisfied.

Essentially Counselling is for those who need assistance in getting to the point where they want to take control of their lives.

The Counselling model uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other more subtle and cognitive approaches with the goal of generating conscious compliance.

The aim is to help you generate a conscious awareness of what you can change and a determination to effect that change. From there, you will be moved into the transformation process through Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP.

The Counselling option can be helpful for young people or teenagers whose parents can see need help. It can provide motivation to change and an interim step in the transformation process.

The Coaching we offer is unique in that it strives to move the conscious mind into compliance with the unconscious, generating a deep desire to generate positive transformative change. 

It is not a cyclical model of Counselling but one that aims to move people forward in powerful ways.


Coaching is for those who have attained transformation, but value support, assurance, motivation and encouragement along their continued journey of change.

Somewhat like having a wingman who understands your plight, where you have come from and where you are going, Coaching offers you a foundation and base in which you can land, reflect, and continue to take flight.

Coaching provides an inspirational partnership throughout your change process.

Although each option uses predominant theory and practice, all methods overlap and incorporate Transformative Learning processes, Social Ecological principles, and other strategies from a variety of Psychotherapy modalities. Every session is tailored to suit the needs and requirements of each individual and thus the methodologies considered necessary will be utilised.

If you would like to discuss which option is best for you or your loved on, please CONTACT US HERE for a chat.