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Advanced Hypnotherapy and Counsellling


Why wait to feel better about yourself?

Get The most out of life!

You deserve it!

Feeling Myself Again – Stress Reduced

Before meeting Chris I was kind of lost. I have started to find myself again. And I feel more safe because I know that she is there to clear my positive pictures back to my path again.


Age 36

Thank You Chris. Losing Weight Now

My main concern was my ability to control my mind from wanting to endlessly eat, cravings for sweet and fattening foods and absolute aversion to sticking to any form of diet. I understood that my mind needs to be trained for any weight loss program to be effective. I am thankful to Chris for her therapeutic sessions which seem to be working well.


Age 51

Manifesting Wealth

The first session with Chris opened my heart and mind, gave me the confidence to believe in my worth, and helped take me forward to a happier way of living. Thank You.


Age 43

Feeling More Positive Now

Chris helped me to understand and deal with the core of my problems and the subsequent issues that stemmed from it. I now feel much more positive and hopeful as well as strong


Project Manager - Age 45

Hey Look! I’m a Non-Smoker Now!

I went to see Chris wanting to be a non-smoker as it was my pastime. Smoking was fun but it was time to be like a non-smoker and enjoy living a healthy life style with leaving smoking behind me. I left the sessions immediately feeling more confident, happy, and with a sense of achievement, excited about the journey of being a non-smoker!


Teacher - Age 32

Easy To Talk To and It’s Working

I came to Chris for help with weight loss. Chris was very easy to talk to and be open with and I never felt judged or criticised. I feel confident that with the tools Chris has given me and lots of hard work I can change my habits.



Helping With Serious Illness

You are helping me to relax and take time and be kinder to myself. I have become a better person.


Age 43


I felt that I was lost in a mire of confusion, sadness and grief. Chris helped me to steer a path forward. To see a positive and empowering path. To recognise my personal strengths as a woman.

Lucy 41

Senior Midwife

Exceeded My Expectations

Wanted help with my relationships. The techniques were explained well and the sessions were very professionally conducted. I felt in extremely safe and competent hands.


Age 50

Thank you Chris

Chris has helped me to recognise the signs and signals that my mind has tried to block off. I can listen better to myself now


Flight Attendant - Age 32

You Can Become a Better Version of Yourself

Do you want to improve your life quickly and comfortably? Unlock your better self. Contact us today to begin to:

  • Manage Chronic Pain
  • Reduce Stress 
  • Let go of past issues 
  • Improve parenting with Sleep Talk and NLP
  • Quit smoking with Hypnotherapy
  • Lose Weight 
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Improve Relationships 
  • Resolve work and family matters 
  • Recover from Grief and Loss 
  • Eliminate Anxiety, Panic Attacks and  Fear 
  • Hypnotherapy for Past Life Regression

You deserve to live the life you’ve always imagined yourself enjoying and with whatever goals you want to set for yourself. Always enjoying the journey, fulfilled knowing you’re in charge and capable of achieving whatever dream you want to reach for.

Call Today for a Free 20 Minute Consultation
0466 182 202


About Us

We're committed to one thing... helping you enjoy life fully by removing those self imposed obstacles
About Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a form of relaxed and focused concentration that helps you reprogram your unconscious mind to think, feel and respond the way you want it to in a safe and very relaxed way. Click to read more.

About Counselling

Counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) are powerful and highly effective tools to enabling you to create positive changes quickly and comfortably. Click to read more.

About Your Hypnotherapist and Counsellor

Chris Richards Whelan is a Certified Hypnotherapist Counsellor and (NLP) Coach. She's been studying and practicing Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP Coaching since 1992. Click here to read more.

Our Locations

Our main office is conveniently located on Bremer Street, Griffith, ACT 2603 just 5 minutes South of Canberra Central Capitol Hill.
Call for a free phone consultation today at 0466 182 202


Imagine a better, happier you!

Hypnotherapy & NLP Can Help You Experience the Joy and Fulfillment You've Always Imagined

Relief from PTSD

Reduce or eliminate the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Reduce Chronic Pain

Begin to control and reduce chronic pain naturally and without drugs.

Quit Smoking

Quit smoking naturally and comfortably with hypnotherapy

SleepTalk® for Children

Improve your child's esteem and happiness with SleepTalk for Children.


Your journey to becoming a Happier, more Confident You begins now

Make the Commitment to Improve Your Life Now. It's the Most Important Step You'll Take


Hypnosis is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.

Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.


Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces the stress that underlies much disease. It has proven successful in many scientific studies. It works on a variety of health issues, psychological problems, and performance issues, even those that have been resistant to other methods. It can be learned and applied rapidly, which has contributed to its popularity among millions of people.


SleepTalk® for children

SleepTalk® for Children is a self- esteem program for children, where we teach parents to empower their children while they sleep. The process is safe, ethical, positive, and only takes few minutes a day. It builds on the underlying self-esteem of the child resulting in behaviour changes. Your child will have more emotional confidence, resilience against negative suggestions and will be happier thus leading to happier families. This is a process for every parent who has experienced difficulty with parenting their child, but also for parents simply looking for a simple yet effective way to help their child build self-confidence and resilience for the rest of her life.



NLP counseling

Many clients enjoy their counselling sessions where the focus is on setting realistic goals to be achieved by the end of three sessions. After that clients may contract for a further three sessions with different or more advanced goals. This is called Brief Therapy. If you are not sure what your goals are, I use a variety of techniques to help you get clear.
Clients come to me for assistance with many life challenges such as stress relief, quit smoking, weight loss, childhood trauma, other traumas such as anger and sadness, family issues and other relationship difficulties

My Fee Alternatives

Choose the payment plan that suits you best (Prices subject to change without notice) We accept Credit/Debit Cards, Cash/Check.


Per Session

  • 1.5 Hour Session
  • Pay after each session


3 Sessions

  • Save $50 over Pay-As-You-Go
  • Pay after first session


Per month

  • 5 Sessions Over 6 Months -
  • Weekly Phone Calls
  • Unlimited chat and email support
  • 2 Month and Single Session Plans Available

About Chris Richards

Experienced, Caring and Insightful
Chris hypnotherapy

Chris is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach (National Guild of Hypnotists, USA). She holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling (Canberra University) and The International Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy and Counselling (Essex Institute, UK) as well as many other qualifications including Suicide Prevention; EFT; Sleep Talk TM and Family Planning & Sexuality. She also holds a Bachelor of Education in Teaching (Hons) from London University and enjoys working with kids too. Her own life’s journey as well as those of her clients have led her to develop an approach to clients that is respectful and focused on the clients needs and the outcomes they desire. It is your journey and you decide what you need and how far you want to go.

Chris has worked in counselling for many years then trained to be a Hypnotherapist in 2009. She attends regular local and international training and conferences to continually update her skills and knowledge. She is very keen that prospective clients check the qualifications and experience of their therapist before embarking on therapy. It is also important to know that your Hypnotherapist is a member of a well regarded professional organisation such as The Australian Society for Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASCH).

Focusing on positive change and being solutions oriented, Chris works with every type of client from office workers and trades people to entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives as well as students, mums, dads and the generally curious! She works with people as a Hypnotherapist, Counsellor or Coach and will discuss which type of therapy you would like with you in your first session. She has successfully helped people to quit smoking, lose weight, get a handle on stress, eliminate panic attacks, deal with anxiety and recurring issues as well as cope with grief and loss and disability. Nothing phases her and no-one’s problem is too big for her to work with you with compassion and empathy.

Chris offers potential new clients a free 20 minutes phone or face-to-face consultation so please call her on (+61) 0466182202; or contact her via email by clicking here.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Question: What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation, combined with focused concentration. We drift in and out of hypnotic states every day. If you’ve ever daydreamed at work or in class or “spaced out” on a long drive, you’ve experienced a hypnotic state.

How Does Hypnosis Work?
When the conscious mind relaxes, the unconscious (subconscious) mind remains focused. Your unconscious is a powerful learner and can change very quickly. Hypnosis works because your unconscious develops tools for change more easily in a relaxed state.

Clinical research and client success stories demonstrate the many ways hypnosis and NLP works. Discover the benefits for yourself and start living a better, happier life today! Call us today at 0466 182 202 for a free consultation.

How long will the changes last?

Most clients find that unless they actively start to re-program their brains back to old patterns the changes they desire are permanent. Others find that with the wisdom and insights they now have there is no way they can back to old behaviours or ways of seeing their situation. In some cases, such as smoking or overeating some people find they still get tempted every now and then and that practice with the tools they have learned is essential to maintain the new states.

Once you have made the changes you want many clients choose to return every 6 or 12 months for a mental tune-up or clear out of old accumulated thought patterns and behaviours that are proving unhelpful. Just like going to a doctor or dentist for a physical check up it is sensible to have a regular mental check up or clear out too. However, it is important to note that I, like most other hypnotherapists are not medically trained and encourage you to retain your conventional medical interventions which may also contribute to your physical and mental health.

How many sessions will I need?

Based on a survey of 3000 hypnosis sessions from 1998-2001 the following is a guide:
Smoking cessation   3 – 5

Other addictive behaviours   3 – 15

Weight control/eating disorders   2 – 10

Compulsions/OCD   3 – 15

Marriage and family   3 – 10

Panic attacks/fears/phobias   5 – 15

Grief recovery/guilt   2 – 10

Other addictive behaviours   2 – 8

It is not possible to be more precise because your commitment in energy and attention is key to achieving the outcome you want and each client’s situation is different.



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Bremer Street Griffith, ACT 2603
0466 182 202
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0466 182 202
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Bremer Street
Griffith, ACT 2603
just 10 minutes South of Canberra