Louise Jeffrey is an Acupuncturist, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Eating Psychology Expert who runs a busy practice in North Sydney. She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Portsmouth University London UK), Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy), and Dynamic Eating Psychology (Institute of The Psychology of Eating US). She is a member of ANTA , ASCH and the Chinese Medicine Registration Board (CMRB), which means she is fully insured and upholds a strict code of ethics and accountability. Louise is covered with all health funds that offer rebates for Acupuncture & Hypnotherapy. Louise is passionate about helping others to achieve their personal and life goals. Her goal is to make Acupuncture and Dynamic Eating Psychology more easily accessible to women who are in need.
‘My journey to becoming an alternative health practitioner was an interesting one. As a child, alternative medicine was part of my everyday life, my mother would always try alternative therapies before medicating, where possible. Her belief was that the body has a wonderous ability to heal itself, given the right tools.
For some reason, after leaving home, I turned my back on natural medicine. Perhaps it was the rebellious side of me. I spent most of my twenties trying to climb the corporate ladder – working 14 hour days, drinking coffee and getting very little sleep. My physical body suffered as a result – I was an insomniac, I was ridden with eczema, relied on an asthma pump daily and suffered from anxiety. I was on a downward spiral to ill-health.
It wasn’t until my husband (my then boyfriend) managed to persuade me to take a year out to go travelling, that I experienced a little relief from my symptoms. Moving out of corporate into a low stress, easy, simple way of living agreed with me in every way. My sleep improved, my skin cleared up, the asthma subsided and I felt calmer and more grounded than I ever had before. It was at this time that I started practicing meditation, and it was then that my life changed forever.
During a meditation session one day, I suddenly saw on one side myself as I had been – on a path towards self destruction and disease – and then on the other side, I saw my most powerful and best self. And I knew I had a choice. A split second later, I knew without doubt that I was never going back to that dark place, and that it was my purpose in life to empower others to realize their health and life dreams.
I spent the next few months researching how to pursue my dream of becoming an alternative health practitioner, and it was then that I fell in love with Chinese Medicine. As I researched further, my interest in this subtle, yet hugely powerful system of medicine grew, and I committed to four years of study to become an Acupuncturist. Following this, I completed further studies in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Strategic Psychotherapy and Dynamic Eating Psychology. What I love about all of these modalities is that they offer me the opportunity to pursue those things I most enjoy – my insatiable curiosity in the wonderous healing power of nature and of the mind, a desire to help others and an appreciation of the scientific.
I am passionate about helping open-minded and motivated individuals to create lasting change for themselves on a physical, spiritual and emotional level – whether it be to conceive a child, lose weight, find their true path or overcome life challenges and obstacles.
I look forward to hearing what your vision for your life is, and exploring how I may be able to help you achieve it’