Director of Training
Dip. C.H. M.A.S.C.H. C.M.A.H.A. A.C.A,
Marilyn has been practicing hypnotherapy for over 24 years. She trained at the NSW school of Hypnotic Science in 1986 receiving her Diploma and postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy in 1987.
She is a fully registered member of the Australian Society of Clinical
Hypnotherapists & Australian Hypnotherapists Association. Marilyn is also
trained in Gestalt therapy, Humanistic Psychology and Transpersonal
Psychology. Together with Dr. Don
Diespecker, Marilyn set up her own College in the late 80’s. They provided
training in Gestalt therapy, Humanistic Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology
on the Central Coast.
Marilyn has developed an eclectic way of working with her clients. She has integrated Gestalt into her hypnotherapy practice, and she is particularly fond of Gestalt
dream work, archetypal imagery and how these may illuminate our
subconscious. Marilyn has worked with
clients from 3 years old to ninety years old.
However her heart has been drawn to working with children over the
years. She has created a collection of
C.D’s for children aimed at enhancing self-esteem, life skills and literacy
skills. Her C.D’s are titled Marilyn’s Magic Monkey World.
B.A. Psych & Soc., Post Grad Dip. Psych & Family Counselling.
Sara Clignett attended Sydney University and obtained a Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She then went on to do her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Family Therapy at Western Sydney
Sara’s experience varies from working with homeless youth at Kings Cross and homeless women with mental health issues to corporate psychology and pain management.
Sara is currently in private practice and is partner at the Read Clinic. She also co-ordinates the Intern Programme for trainee
psychologists. Sara treats a wide variety
of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
Relationship and Family Issues to name but a few. Her particular field of interest is working
with sexual abuse.
Gestalt Approach to Counselling
Dip G.T, Adv Dip G.T, Clinical Member of GANZ, Dip. C.H.
Tanya has studied and worked in various social and therapeutic fields for the past 15 years. Including hypnotherapy, youth work, community development and
psychotherapy. She graduated from a 4
year Diploma in Gestalt Therapy at the Brisbane Gestalt Institute. Tanya has
had a private practice in Byron Bay and now on the Central Coast
where she has been practicing for the past 6 years. Tanya is passionate in her pursuit of
building strong communities and sustainable lifestyle. As a Gestalt Therapist and Hypnotherapist she
brings a deep commitment to relationship and a love for supporting others to
live connected and meaningful lives.
Tanya co-founded Terrigal Gestalt Institute with Yaro Starak in 2005 and is currently Director of Training at the Northern Rivers Gestalt Institute.
Clinical Professional in Hypnotherapy & Counselling / Clinical Supervisor
Member of ASCH / ACA, Dip. Clinical Hypnosis, Dip. Counselling, Adv.Cert. Ego State Therapy, NLP
Practitioner, Time Line Therapist, Adv. Polarity Therapy, Cert. in
Cert. in Colour Therapy Aroma Soma, Bach Flower Therapist. Certificate
Work place level 1V Training & Assessment
For the past 14 years Raelene has had a successful practice at Wyong on the Central Coast. Currently
Raelene is currently setting up a practice at Mudgee.
Raelene has enjoyed a vast array of interest and studies all of which have aided her in her profession, where her clients have received great benefits in their healing process
empowerment. Raelene considers that she is a facilitator in the process
of self-healing. Raelene specialises in Emotional Therapy and healing
Raelene is certified in working with the aged and has also trained nurses in working with the aged.
Dr. Kevin Thomas Blake Coleman
MB.BS. UNSW, Dip. Anesthetics, Dip: Child Health, Dip, Tropical Medicine, Master Public Health, FRACGP, FACRRM, Master GP Psychiatry, Cert. Gestalt Therapy, Dip. Gestalt Therapy, trained in Medical Hypnotherapy at
The College of Medical Hypnosis.
Over the past 30 yrs, Kevin has worked in a variety of positions predominantly in regional and remote locations in Australia
and South Africa.
He has worked as a General Practitioner and District Medical Officer, in a
service, research and educational capacity, with a special interest in Family
Medicine, and Mental Health, especially for Youth and in Men’s health.
His work in Southern Africa and Aboriginal Health has provided an opportunity to work in cross-cultural situations, and he has had extensive exposure to
traditional healing practices both in Southern Africa and Australia.
Finally his work in rural NSW and Cobar, in particular, provided him with an in-depth insight into family health.
He has a passion for Family Medicine and the impact of the unconscious on the health of individuals and families; this is the motivating reason for Kevin
moving to the study of Hypnotherapy and Family Constellations.
Dr. Coleman also works with the chronically ill and dying at nursing homes.
Adv. Dip. Gestalt Therapy, Cert. Gestalt Therapy, Cert. in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certified Weight Loss Consultant, Dip. Mental Health, Trainee Trainer at
Terrigal Gestalt Institute.
Deb is a Graduate Gestalt Therapist and Trainee Trainer of the Terrigal Gestalt Institute. She completed a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the NSW School of Hypnotic
Sciences in 2003 and is now studying a Bachelor in Psychological Science
Her passion is to work with children, encouraging and nurturing children’s natural development through awakening connections to themselves and their environment.
Member ACA (Clinical), AHA
BA Couns., Dip. Pro. Couns., Dip. Clin, Hyp., Cert. Master NLP,
Cert. Life Coach.
Chris first became qualified in counselling in 1996 and since that time he has worked with young people, their parents and families in private practice and for various community organisations on the Central Coast.
In 1998 he studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming and became fascinated with the trance phenomenon and the unconscious mind. In 2000 he graduated from the NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences and from that time has
trained with world renowned leaders in this field.
Specialising in addiction for the past 8 years, he is currently the manager of a gambling addiction treatment service funded by the NSW state government. In this role Chris has become a strong advocate and
advisor in this field. He has addressed Federal Senate on Poker Machine Harm
Minimisation, presented to NSW Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing and at the
2007 NSW Problem Gambling Forum. He has also educated health and welfare
organisations on gambling addiction. Recently he played a major role in negotiations
with Gosford City Council, making it the first NSW local council ever to
officially recognise problem gambling as a social issue.
His therapeutic style has developed into an eclection of Person Centered, Eriksonian and Existential approaches that also incorporate Gestalt and NLP methods. As a new ‘recruit’ to Acceptance and Commitment
Therapy, he utilises this model within a Strength Based approach to his Life