Andrew Reay’s objective is to provide high quality, confidential and compassionate assistance to individuals who are ready to change and ready to shift their thinking. With a diverse range of life experiences, plenty of positive attitude and a vast capacity to embrace others with respect and empathy Andrew works with clients to create positive outcomes in a safe, secure and confidential environment.
Using Clinical Hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy as underlying therapeutic modalities, plus other techniques such as Ego State Therapy, Counselling, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy (TLT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Andrew combines them to work with clients to change their thinking.
Andrew’s clinic is called Thinkshift where he is the principal consultant, specialising in anxiety, career and job stress, confidence and self esteem, chronic long term health issues, quit smoking and weight loss management, as a Counselling Hypnotherapist, Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Whilst pursuing a career in the Stockbroking Industry and the Australian manufacturing sector during the 1980’s and 1990’s, Andrew undertook a series of part time studies to pursue his passion–understanding human nature and personality and exploring the diversity of people’s life experiences.
During the period 1986 -1993 Andrew undertook studies in holistic based therapies and operated his business from a private practice in Richmond. He trained in energy body work therapy such as Energy Meditation (Chakras and Meridian Points), Ki Force (similar to Reiki), Shiatsu and psychological based Jungian Astrology.
In 1994, Andrew commenced studies at The NSW College of Hypnotic Sciences and graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1995, and undertook post graduate studies in advanced hypnotherapy techniques, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Ericksonian techniques thereafter.
In 1998-2002 after relocating to the UK, he undertook extensive training in Family Dynamics, Leadership and Effecting Change Therapies under Master Trainers Dr Chuck Spezzano & Jeff Allen in the UK, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.
2002-2003 was a period of living in Germany to learn German and to experience living in a non-English speaking country. Andrew expanded his own awareness and worked with ex-pats in Mönchengladbach in a clinic, furthering his studies including a 6 month commute to Gosport, Portsmouth, Hampshire studying Emotional Freedom Technique and EmoTrance.
Returning to Australia at the end of 2003 Andrew consolidated his experience and knowledge by undertaking further studies in Metaphysics gaining a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in 2007, with exploration into the areas of the subconscious mind, dreams, hypnotic language and the power of symbols in communication.
In 2009 further studies include Certificate in Power Hypnosis conducted by Dr Rick Collingwood and a Diploma in Ego State Therapy conducted by Dr Gordon Emmerson.
Andrew has studied and completed certification as a Past Life Regression Therapist and is a certified practitioner of Life Between Lives Spiritual Integration training by The Newton Institute.
Andrew is in the final stages of completing a Master’s Degree in Counselling from MonashUniversity. He is also completing his PhD in Metaphysics. His doctoral dissertation explores the use of Metaphors and Archetypes as therapeutic interventions.
The Thinkshift Clinic, located in Moorabbin, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, offers a holistic approach and range of therapies to facilitate growth and help achieve the changes that his clients are seeking. Andrew firmly believes that clients have the power to shift their thinking and that therapists should themselves take steps towards “constant and never ending improvement” and that therapists must be ever expanding their own horizons.
Andrew Reay, M.Msc.