10-Day Counselling and Hypnosis Program

10-Day Counselling and Hypnosis Program2018-12-03T04:15:47+00:00

Anita Bonollo’s 10-Day Counselling and Hypnosis Program

For more than 20 years Anita Bonollo has had remarkable success treating a range of psychological conditions using her 10-day Counselling and Hypnosis Program for a wide range of clients who come to see Anita wanting to make a positive change in their lives. These clients have been motivated to seek Anita for an alternative approach when traditional psychological interventions are not as effective for them in achieving the outcomes they want.

Presenting Issues That Can Be Treated

The program can be used to treat a wide range of presenting issues including:

  • Anxiety or Panic Attacks
  • Depression or Postnatal depression
  • Marriage, Couple or Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol or Drug Addiction
  • Cigarette or Smoking Addiction
  • Fears: Flying, Spiders, Needles, Heights, Public Speaking
  • Low self-confidence or Low self-esteem
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleeping problems
  • Weight loss
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Alopecia (“hair falling out”)
  • Tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”)
  • Pain Management
  • Midlife crisis
  • Shopping addiction, Impulse buying or impulsive behaviours
  • Obsessive or Compulsive behaviours (OCD)
  • University or VCE Exam nerves, stress or anxiety
  • Other Conditions

How Hypnosis Works

The program can be used to treat many of the presenting issues and psychological conditions as listed above – particularly when these problem conditions or behaviours are involuntary or are a long-standing issue.

Hypnotherapy is a method of utilising hypnosis techniques to reach into the subconscious mind to change deep-seated thoughts and behaviours. It is all about reaching the brain and putting it into a positive state.

Because hypnosis allows for direct communication with the subconscious mind, we can alter and change our habits through hypnotherapy. By changing our habits, we can make a positive change in how we respond to the everyday things we encounter all the time.

Hypnosis can go to the original cause of our problems, stored deep in our memories which the conscious mind usually can’t access. By accessing these deep-seated memories, we can change how we respond to them, effectively eliminating the cause of our problems.

Program Details

  • 10 sessions – one hour per day over 10 days comprising of intensive counselling and hypnosis.
  • Counselling is used to address the conscious behaviours and awareness of how a person is feeling and behaving.
  • Hypnosis is used to change the deep-seated behaviours and experiences which cause us to experience repetitive and involuntary behaviours.
  • The 10-day program is designed to replace negative behaviours with positive behaviours, so that the client can achieve their goals – from quitting smoking to improved happiness.
  • Hypnosis is always stronger with repetition. The 10-day program reinforces the motivation to achieve your goals.
  • The 10-day program is designed to prevent relapse during situations where the mind is affected by the daily stresses that life can bring. Post-hypnotic techniques support the client in being able to have stronger coping mechanisms and improved decision-making over the long-term.


About Anita Bonollo

Anita is a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in psychological counselling and hypnotherapy. Anita is skilled in using solution-focussed psychological counselling and hypnosis, focussed psychological strategies, and other approaches. Anita is a highly skilled hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy can be a very effective treatment for involuntary and compulsive behaviours.

Anita’s approach focuses on changing deep-seated patterns of behaviour.

Anita works with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. She has extensive experience counselling clients experiencing anxiety, stress, panic attacks, or depression; coping with pain, post-trauma, OCD, or workplace issues; managing weight loss; couples therapy and sports psychology.

Anita has specialist knowledge and has in-depth experience working with clients experiencing drug and alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking, gambling and other addictions.

She helps clients with building assertiveness, confidence, self-esteem and better communications.

Anita holds a psychology degree from Latrobe University and has diplomas in solution-focussed counselling, hypnosis and psychotherapy.

Anita is passionate about improving people’s lives and helping them to achieve their goals.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T05:25:18+00:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2018-10-15T14:43:48+00:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2018-10-15T14:43:37+00:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T05:42:19+00:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2018-10-15T14:43:08+00:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-15T14:42:41+00:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T05:48:14+00:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2018-10-15T14:53:20+00:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-15T14:44:32+00:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2019-02-20T01:41:40+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T05:53:17+00:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2018-10-15T14:40:09+00:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.