Katina Gleeson – Principal Teacher

ABOUT KATINA: I have a powerful belief in people’s ability to make positive changes in their lives. My diverse career background as a mental health accredited social worker, hypnotherapy and counseling educator and clinical hypnotherapist has definitely influenced my holistic approach to teaching and therapy.


Through my experiences I came to the realisation that all long lasting change happens at the unconscious level – and with this realisation began my conscious fascination with the unconscious.


My journey with utilizing the resources of the unconscious mind began with me becoming a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) practitioner – this being based on Carl Jung’s work. I then qualified as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and clinical hypnotherapist, and I was personally mentored by David Kennedy.


I derive enormous satisfaction from working with people to create a better quality of life. I have been excited to see the positive, long lasting and meaningful changes that people have been able to achieve. I am committed to providing a high standard of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling education.


In my teaching and clinical practice I aim to create an environment that is empathetic, non-judgmental and person focused. I am committed to the principles of the strengths based approach, which values respect, collaboration, inclusion, transparency and sharing – principles I consider essential as they reflect a belief in people and their potential. This applies for both my counselling and hypnotherapy students, as well as my clients.


I am the author of a book Neurocounselling: Using modern counselling skills and neuroplasticity to achieve life-changing results. The book is a synthesis of my teaching and clinical experience and forms the foundation for a series of workshops I have given around Australia, including for the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, the Professional Counsellors Association and the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.


Along with teaching hypnotherapy and counselling, I also develop and facilitate workshop programs to meet the specific needs of other, non-practitioner groups. The workshops have been about neuroscience and the practical application of neuroscience and counselling concepts to develop communication skills, self-care and care of others.


I provide clinical supervision to hypnotherapists and therapists from other practice modalities, and am a recognised supervisor with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and the Australian Association of Social Workers.