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Academic Staff


Rhondda Stewart – College Founder

Rhondda is a Qualified and Registered Professional Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer. Over the last 30 years she has built up a thriving Sydney practice and is also well known for her skills in design and development of therapy based curriculum for doctors, dentists and therapists in Australia, New Zealand and other countries. Rhondda is a Fellow of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association.

Rhondda designed and developed the ACH Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP which is Government accredited nationally by VETAB. She is Internationally recognised as an Author, Journalist and Trainer and considered to be a leading expert in her fields of Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP. Rhondda was awarded the prestigious international award of “Educator of the Year” in 2004 by IMDHA.  She continues to design and deliver training programs for ACH as well as other schools, universities and in the private sector internationally.

Rhondda’s own ongoing learning through professional programs around the world such as Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy with Stephen Gilligan PhD maintains her current skill and knowledge base. This enables Rhondda to extend that knowledge through her teachings and development work.  Students describe her style as warm, relaxed and inclusive.


  • Clinical Hypnotherapy CHt and Dip Clin Hyp
  • Master Trainer NLP, Hypno K
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling & Cert. IV in Workplace Training; (Internationally accredited by IMDHA)
  • Dip in Clinical Hypnotherapy CHt
  • Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer
  • Advanced Hypnotherapy/ Psychotherapy training with Stephen Gilligan Ph.D.

The Australian Hypnotherapy Association awarded Rhondda the membership of Fellow in recognition and appreciation for her outstanding work in the Art and Science of Hypnotherapy.

Clinical Memberships

  • Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) – Fellow 2009 (FAHA)
  • Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)
  • Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists Association (PCHA)
  • Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) International Medical, Dental Hypnotherapy Association

Peter Leslie – Trainer

Peter trained as a professional masseur and has an excellent knowledge of the human body (anatomy and physiology). Students often comment on the overall support he offers during their training at ACH.

Peter trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy both in Australia and Internationally through Infinity Institute, and International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), USA.  He is also a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Kinesiology. His formal skills are impressive, covering a wide range of personal change disciplines and education.


  • Clinical Hypnotherapist (Internationally accredited by IMDHA)
  • Dip in Clinical Hypnotherapy CHt, Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling & Cert. IV in Workplace Training; (Internationally accredited by IMDHA)
  • Advanced Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy training with Stephen Gilligan Ph.D.

Clinical Memberships

International Medical, Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Australian Assoc. For Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP.


Ms Neslie Karadeniz – Trainer

Neslie runs a thriving practice as a Psychologist and Counsellor, where she works with people from all walks of life who deal with a range of issues and personal life stressors. She is qualified in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Dream Analysis, Naturalistic Hypnotherapy and EMDR. Neslie brings her broad experience to ACH as a Trainer in Counseling, Psychotherapy & Clinical Hypnotherapy.


  • Psychologist (B.A.Hons) M.App.Psych. MAPS)
  • Master of Applied Psychology
  • Master in Political Science
  • Certified Reality Therapist
  • Counsellor, Accredited Mediator for Community Justice Centers (Conflict Resolution)
  • Accredited Counsellor for Victims of Crime
  • CBT
  • Brief Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy and Meridian Energies.


Australian Psychological Society (APS). Member William Glasser Institute – Australia. Membership Coordinator for APS – Sydney Branch. APS NSW DIPP (Div. of Independently Practising Psychologists) Chair.


Jim Ceraolo – Trainer

Jim runs a Therapy practice in Canberra and has been an educational trainer for over 10 years. He brings to ACH a teaching style that stimulates an awareness of the intuitive naturalistic model of therapy as well as the practical application of some traditional and new techniques in the areas of Kinesiology and Touch for Health. He is a very welcomed addition to ACH as a Trainer in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Kinesiology and Meridian Energy Therapies.

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy CHt NLP Practitioner
  • Diploma of Kinesiology and Touch for Health.


Member of Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA). Member of the International Medical, Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA).


Jackie MacFarlane – Trainer

Jackie is involved in running prenatal classes at the Royal Hospital for Women and she has trained extensively both in Australia and Internationally. Jackie is a consultant educator to Sydney’s women’s hospitals includingRoyal Women’s Hospital and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She facilitates prenatal support groups in Sydney’s Inner West and has a successful private practice called ‘Birth Sense’ working exclusively with women’s issues and health. Jackie is our specialist trainer in fertility, birthing and other areas of women’s health.

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Dip. CHt,
  • Certified Hypno-Birthing Practitioner Certificate
  • Parenting Educator (Childbirth Educator) Counselling in Pregnancy.


Advanced Member – National Association of Child Birth Educators.


Phone: +61 3 8528 7249

RTO Name: The Holistic Healing Company Pty Ltd
trading as Australian College of Hypnotherapy
trading as Infinity Institute Australia
RTO Number: 91275
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