Carole Kelly, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist

Carole Kelly, relationships specialist

M.C.A.P. Dip. Clin. Hypno. DBM

    With counselling experience spanning over 30 years by telephone and face to face, I have now been in private practice since 2003.

In 2006 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy and then a Master of Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy in 2013. In addition, I have received training in Art Therapy, Sexual Abuse Survival and Couple’s and Family counselling and most recently attained diplomas in NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy to add to my therapy tools. Read full qualifications here.

Prior to 2003 I also practised as a medical herbalist, remedial massage therapist and aromatherapist and continue to incorporate a holistic approach to my counselling practice. I am experienced in running group sessions, with men and women survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and have worked in several crisis telephone line entities, in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

I specialise in working with trauma survivors, especially those with PTSD, where I use both counselling and hypnotherapy, and in running intensive 1 or 2-day my ‘Rekindle the Love‘ workshops for couples.

I bring worldly knowledge, training and empathy into my sessions with both individuals and couples. I am non-judgemental, accepting and compassionate, with a rich source of theoretical and practical knowledge combined with a passion to keep learning and growing, that benefits you, the client.

I would be delighted to talk to you about your individual therapy needs and expectations. Please contact me to make an appointment or just to chat about your issues and how therapy can be of assistance. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • 2013 Master of Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy
    Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney
    (electives included: DBT & Mindfulness, Couple Therapy & Responding to Sexual Assault)
  • 2006 Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
    Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney
    (electives included: Sandplay Therapy & Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse)
  • 2003 Diploma Professional Counselling: Australian Institute of Professional Counselling, Sydney

Other related

  • 2015 Working with Children Check #WWC0578309E
  • 2014 Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    Australian College of Hypnotherapy, Sydney
  • 2014 Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Australian College of Hypnotherapy, Sydney
  • 1996 Professional Certificate Iridology
    Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Sydney
  • 1995 Diploma Botanical Medicine
    Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Sydney
  • 1992 Certificates of Reiki 1 & 2
    John Veltheim Traditional Reiki Grand Master, NZ
  • 1992 Certificate Manual Lymph Drainage
    Dr Vodder-Schule Walchsee International School, NZ
  • 1992 Diploma Therapeutic Massage
    The College of Natural Medicine, NZ
  • 1991 Diploma Holistic Aromatherapy
    Holistic Aromatherapy Centre, NZ
  • 1986 Certificate of Liberal Studies
    University of Canterbury, NZ

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Carole's consultations are Covid Safe
Carole's consultations are Covid Safe

Clinic Hours

By Appointment

Contact &

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video and tele-consult sessions are available for both individuals and couples, including a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.