The Board is comprised of 4 members representing Associations, 11 members representing Schools and 500+ Clinicians.

mailin colman hypnotherapist



Mailin Colman is the Vice President of HCA, representing the Guild of Australian
Hypnotherapists (GoAH) on the board.
Mailin has been practicing hypnotherapy since 2002 and is passionate about the results she has witnessed during this time. She is committed to providing quality hypnotherapy and counselling services to all who see her. Mailin is passionate about ongoing training, remaining informed in regard to current techniques and research while remaining faithful to the tried and tested methods.
Mailin has also undertaken specialised hypnosis training in pain management and working with cancer patients to improve quality of life.



Gordon Young is the President of the HCA and Director of the Institute of Applied Psychology, and the creator of the Gordian Pillars of Psychotherapy.

Gordon is an internationally recognized name in the world of NLP and Hypnotherapy. He is considered by many to be one of 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. Gordon teaches a unique advanced form of hypnosis known as Strategic Hypnosis. Additionally, Gordon supervises over 120 psychologists, counsellors, and hypnotherapists, guiding them through difficult cases behind the scenes.



After graduating with honours from Oxford University (where she also completed post
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.



Kaz Field Anderson is the Secretary General of the HCA and Director of Hypnotherapy Training Australia & Director of Training, and the creator of the renowned DeTrauma Technique™.

Kaz initially studied Clinical Hypnotic Sciences at NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences in 1989 and furthered her studies in Monterey California and Sedona Arizona in 1991.

Kaz is a 2nd Generation Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist, specializing in Trauma, and through her vast 35 years of experience, teaches her own powerful Trauma Program to her students of HTA.

Her teaching style is quite unique, and comes with empathy, support and genuine heart, nurturing fully the next generation of Clinical Trauma Hypnotherapists.

julie delmar



Julie Delmar represents the Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists of Australia (PCHA)
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.