Our clinic in Everton Park has been in operation since 1997, and we have great pleasure in welcoming most of our clients as direct referrals from people who have enjoyed success with our services. Carol Moore and Glenn Chandler both hold Diplomas of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and are Clinical Members of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association.
We were established in 1987, in Bardon, by David Kennedy. David went on to open clinics in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, and then again in Brisbane. Glenn, David’s son-in-law, has been the principal of the Everton Park clinic since 2001.
Our practice manager Rachel has worked in and around the hypnosis profession since 1995, has a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine (Health Science). Rachel is the editor and one of the teaching supervisors of David Kennedy School of Hypnosis, which offers training in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
We have all worked together since 2003, and in that time we have formed a strong working relationship which helps us to better serve our clients. We regularly meet to debrief and offer support and mentoring to each other, and we take part in peer and one-on-one supervision. We all bring something unique to our work, and having more than one therapist available enables us to match our clients to the person who will be most appropriate to their needs.
Glenn Chandler Castree is the Principal therapist in the Brisbane Hypnosis Centre. The basis of Glenn’s work as a hypnotherapist begins with a genuine interest in helping people achieve a true expression of themselves. He believes the primary role of the therapist is to listen without judgement, and to create opportunity for real change – with skill and efficiency, and in a way that is right for the individual. Never one to settle for conformity, Glenn is keenly aware of the expectations or conditioning placed upon people in ways that can sometimes hinder their personal growth.
Glenn is widely read, and his therapeutic approach is a product of an open-minded engagement with many and varied philosophies. In regards to hypnotherapy, he is inspired by Joseph Barber’s approach to therapeutic change, as well as the practical elegance of Richard Bandler. Glenn has travelled throughout Queensland offering his services to people who might otherwise not have access to a hypnotherapist. For many years he ran satellite clinics in Ipswich and Caboolture, as well as maintaining a full practice in Everton Park.
Glenn studied piano at the QLD Conservatorium, an instrument for which he continues to have a great passion, and he has also been seen with a banjo on the odd occasion. Glenn has the ability to make his mother-in-law laugh like no one else can, and favours the “Sneaky Exit” approach to parties. He is teaching himself to whistle, and wants to be a Formula One driver when he grows up.
Carol Moore first became interested in hypnosis after visiting a hypnotherapist for help to quit smoking. She enjoyed profound success, and felt that she had to know more! As such, she undertook a course of study in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnosis. Dedicated to bettering her already considerable skill, Carol enjoys learning new techniques, and updates her therapeutic “toolkit” regularly. She says: “I am always appreciative of peoples’ willingness to share for a moment their hopes, wishes, dreams and fears”. We feel that she has a special skill in utilising this insight to help individuals reconnect with their ideal being. She believes that through this work people can begin to believe in themselves again and can start to see themselves in new ways – leading to meaningful personal growth. Read more about Carol’s background in hypnosis here.
Carol has been with us since 2003. A regular attendant at hypnotherapy and mindset workshops, she has also completed training in Virtual Gastric Band procedure, an hypnotherapy-based approach to weight control, and has attended training with Jon Gabriel and Maggie Wilde.
Carol appreciates a good movie, a good champagne, and a great pair of shoes. Originally a girl from the ‘Gong, she enjoys travelling: Carol has walked through Tuscany, has recently taken a biking and boat trip along the Danube, and has explored South-East Asia. Her heart often leads her to Denmark where her beautiful grandchildren reside.
Philip worked with us full-time for five years, from 2005 – 2009, and has been connected to both our clinic and our hypnotherapy training school since 2001. Well-learned, he has qualifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP. For many years he has been a practitioner to whom we’ve been confident referring clients, as Phil brings a special kindness and empathy to his skills as a hypnotherapist. He returns to our practice in 2020, and we couldn’t be happier.
Fun fact: Phil came to the ‘rescue’ at Rachel and Glenn’s wedding in 2004, driving Rachel a whole 10 metres from her dressing room to where the ceremony was being held, after heavy rain created a muddy river where the footpath should have been …
A fact with even more fun…Philip was a presenter on Playschool in New Zealand for 2 years!