WHAT DOES HCA DO?
HCA represents all stakeholders in hypnotherapy including schools and associations, providing a unified voice
HCA has been setting education standards in hypnotherapy over the past decade.
HCA promotes public awareness of hypnotherapy as well as supporting individual clinicians to run effective, ethical practices
who do we represent?
WHAT CAN HCA DO FOR YOU?
Meet THE BOARD
The Board is comprised of 4 members representing Associations, 11 members representing Schools and 500+ Clinicians.
Hypnotherapists (GoAH) on the board. Before retiring from active practice in January
2023, for the past 16 years he was a full time Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist,
practising in Newcastle, Australia. He is an award-winning author (Fully Booked),
mentor and public speaker.
He is a complete Hypnotherapist, coach and mentor, author and public speaker,
combining his vast experience in corporate training and team leadership with formal
training in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Masters NLP. His academic studies in
sociology and history underpin his understanding of the relationships of people in
their social and business environments.
He loves the hypnotherapy community and has a passion for learning and giving
back. It is Brett’s desire to nurture the next generation of successful hypnotherapists,
ensuring the ongoing growth of the hypnotherapy profession in Australia.
Gordon is an internationally recognized name in the world of NLP and Hypnotherapy. He is considered by many to be Australia’s leading NLP Trainer and Hypnotherapist having studied in Australia and in the United States with both the creators of NLP and the leaders in the field of Hypnotherapy. Gordon trained at the prestigious Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix Arizona, the absolute pinnacle of training in modern hypnosis.
Gordon is the former President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, and the Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Moreover, he is not just a therapist. Gordian teaches a unique advanced form of hypnosis known as Strategic Hypnosis, a model that ISPA promotes and supports around the world.
Additionally, Gordon supervises over 120 psychologists, counsellors, and hypnotherapists, guiding them through difficult cases behind the scenes.
Jonathan previously has twenty five years of international business and entrepreneurial experience in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, during which time he became known for a highly successful, people focussed management style and is recognised as an expert in building and maintaining exceptional company culture that maintains integrity across multiple geographies. This was achieved through a highly focussed and individual based mentoring and upskilling process offered to staff at all levels, an approach he sees as key to the success of any organisation.
During his time in the BPO industry, Jonathan was a pioneer in the outsourcing drive to the Philippines which currently employs over 1.5 million people. He spent eighteen years based in Manila and became labelled by the media as the “godfather of Australian outsourcing”, featuring as the key note speaker at the Asia CEO awards. During this time, he established, grew and then sold multiple companies dealing with clients from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and US and employed over fifteen thousand people along the way.
Jonathan’s most recent role before venturing into clinical hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy was as a shareholder and board member of Synchrony Global, an HRIS provider with offices in Australia, The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. He was key in the sale of the company to Rizing HCM.
He looks to use his vast business experience combined with his passion for strategic psychotherapy to great benefit for ISPA, it’s membership, and the wider community.
Barbara qualified as a Psychologist in South Africa where she specialised in business development and personal therapy. She is passionate about the significant role Psychotherapists play within mental health and believes combining Strategic Psychotherapy principles with the power of hypnosis or other modalities, is critical to making a positive difference to people’s mental health.
She is Vice President of the International Strategic Psychotherapy Association and Partner in The Achievement Network, a bespoke change agency publishing personalised and validated personal development programmes on personal process and decision making.
Barbara has held Board and executive leadership positions in organisations in Southern Africa, UK, and Australia working with the psychology or “underbelly” of organisations – the culture, leadership, values, and organisational development. She has held various operational executive roles across many functions within organisations which provided a sound foundation for her consultancy and advisory business. Barbara still works with business leaders, giving them strategies, advice, and processes to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, conflict, and burnout which is highly prevalent amongst leaders in todays every challenging business environment.
Barbara returned to personal therapy to work with children and families who are caught up in Domestic violence, custody disputes, separation upheavals and long-term trauma held by children and teenagers. Barbara holds a particular interest in using hypnosis to enable men and women to better manage the rages of their emotions and improve their relationship decision making. She is keen to work with other therapists to research and discover further best practice into developing skills and approaches to reduce domestic violence, personal violence, abuse, and bullying.
Barbara truly believes the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia has a unique and critical role to play in entrenching well qualified hypnotherapists as crucial components of improving the mental health of all in Australia, alongside other medical care givers.
graduate study in education), Belinda spent the best part of 15 years in various teaching,
curriculum development and counselling and mentoring roles in adult and secondary
education and also spent a couple of years in the corporate world along the way. The move
she made out of education in 1998 and into the therapy profession surprised many people
but for Belinda it wasn't astonishing at all: having spent many years focusing on how
students, families and colleagues perceive, process and relate to their environment, to
make the move into counselling and hypnotherapy as a career felt like a natural progression
She has been in private practice as a counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist since 2002.
Her professional affiliations include:
Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (Fellow, Professional
Clinical Member & Current President)
Australian Counselling Association (Registered Member & Clinical Supervisor)
Australian Counselling Association College of Counselling Supervisors (Member)
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (Professional Member)
As a former faculty member of The Goulding Institute, Belinda co-authored and was the
primary assessor for a highly respected training course in professional supervision. She has
served in various positions on the HCA National Board since its establishment in 2010.
on the Board of the HCA.
Julie’s background in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marketing and Sales, led to work in
multinational corporations in the UK and the Middle East, and to living, working, and
volunteering in several other countries, including Laos and Australia.
Extensive training and experience have equipped Julie with a diverse skill set that she
continues to update and develop. Most recently completing a Masters in
Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Gender, Sex and Relatonship Diverse Therapy. The
later reflecting her specific interest in providing services for people who identify as
lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, asexual, intersex and anyone who identifies as
gender, sex or relationship diverse.
Julie is a clinical member of several professional organisations, including The
Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists NSW and the
Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA). She has held
workshops and talks on the benefits and applications of hypnotherapy and has a
private practice in Sydney.
Julie brings her expertise and passion for hypnotherapy to the board of the HCA. She
is committed to advocating for hypnotherapy as a powerful therapeutic modality, with
the potential to help individuals overcome a variety of issues. Her passion reflecting
her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.