Welcome to Sydney Hypno

Sydney Hypnotherapists is a team of highly skilled and similarly trained hypnotherapists.

Leona Dawson

With hypnotherapy, coaching & counselling support you can make better choices in any area of your life. I work collaboratively with clients to create individually tailored and sustainable solutions to a range of concerns. You can not only move beyond the issue at hand, you will also develop strengths, skills and strategies for resolving any future challenges.

I specialise in

  • Anxiety & depression
  • Chronic pain & illness
  • Stress, overwhelm & burnout
  • Insomnia & sleeping disturbances
  • Habits, obsessions & compulsions
  • Feeling stuck or indecisive
  • Grief & loss, life-shock & transitions
  • Relationship issues & conflict coaching
  • Supporting teenagers
  • Overcoming study & exam stress, becoming an efficient learner

My career path has included working in management, adult education, coaching and counselling with adults and teens in vocational, educational, corporate and community settings for over 20 years. Along the way I have raised 2 children, worked as a medical photographer, a cook for a tree planting team, a receptionist and a door-to-door market researcher. I have also traveled widely, sat in retreat, volunteered on Lifeline, hiked in the Pyrenees and Dolomites, skied very badly, been sea-sick on the Manly ferry and featured in an SBS documentary. I bring a wealth of experience, warm understanding and ordinary humanity into my work with you.

I am a member of both the Australian Counselling Association and the Australian Hypnotherapy Association and abide by their code of conduct and ethical practice guidelines.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Masters in Adult Education
  • Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy
  • Dip. Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy
  • NLP Practitioner Certification
  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist & Trainer
  • NLP Master Practitioner Certification

Professional Development

  • Coherence Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Energy Psychology & EFT
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Coaching Skills (Coach-U)
  • Couples Therapy (Developmental Model)
  • Nonviolent Communication

Clinical Hypnotherapist
Learning Specialist