Leonie O’Connell - Founder

The principal of the Academy of Therapeutic Hypnosis, Leonie O’Connell is one of Sydney’s leading hypnotherapists working with clients on a range of issues such as chronic pain, phobias, insomnia and social anxiety.  She sees clients in the Penrith area, Chatswood and on the Central Coast of NSW.

Her main areas of specialisation are:-  Quitting cigarettes, PTSD – past trauma, Chronic pain relief, Weight loss, Anxiety & panic attacks.

Leonie has studied extensively in Australia and overseas.  She has delivered trainings to therapists in Australia, U.S.A., Canada and South Africa.

Leonie runs a small team of highly qualified practitioners, providing quality training in traditional Hypnotherapy and advanced techniques. Graduates are equipped to quickly establish themselves in their own successful Hypnotherapy practice - helping others, getting great results for their clients and running their own business that is rewarding in every way; personally, professionally and financially. 



  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotherapist and Hypnotherapy Trainer

  • Master Time Line Therapy Practitioner

  • Accredited Life Coach

  • NLP Master Practitioner

  • Specialist qualifications in Quit Cigarettes, Weight Loss, Anxiety and Medical Hypnosis

  • Member International Institute for Complementary Therapists

  • Member American Board of Hypnotherapy, Australian Hypnotherapists Association & Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists

  • Registered Nurse

  • TRTP Mentor (The Richards Trauma Process)