Mel Holmes Clinical Hypnotherapist Castlemaine
Mel Holmes is a clinical hypnotherapist practicing at Working Stories in Castlemaine
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- International Strategic Psychotherapists Association
- Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy
Specialties / Areas of Interest
- Anxiety; Dental, social, and general.
About Mel Holmes’s Practice
Clinical Hypnotherapist Castlemaine Mel Holmes
Mel is a qualified hypnotherapist having gained the nationally recognised, Diploma in Strategic Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy. She is a member of The International Strategic Psychotherapy Association which is accredited with Hypnotherapy Council of Australia.
After University, she began working as a microbiologist, but soon found that macro-organisms were more interesting and trained to be an Occupational Therapist. She has worked in this role for thirty years, both in the UK and Australia in a range of setting, community, a specialist team in hospital and as a horticultural therapist at a garden centre for people with disabilities.
The principles of Strategic Psychotherapy sit well with Occupational Therapy practice as they share the focus on the client and their goals and resources to overcome a problem. Strategic hypnotherapy relies on a brief interventions of a few weeks, to assist the client discover the resources to assist them with their own problem. This helps to build the skills in the client to counter the recurrence of the issue. The therapist may direct the client to a range of resources, but it is up to the client to review them and choose the their response.
She and her husband work together for their company “Working Stories”. Mel delivers the strategic hypnotherapy and her husband offers coaching and NLP. They find that their approaches work well together.