Aspley, Clayfield and Stafford Heights

Jeremy Gates

BCommunications Master Practitioner NLP

Please note: Jeremy is not a psychologist so his clients are not eligible for Medicare rebates. Jeremy runs most of our Couples Marathon Therapy. You may be eligible for private health rebates if covered for hypnotherapy – talk with Jeremy to find out.

Jeremy is a couples therapist, hypnotherapist and mediator. He is passionate about helping his clients use the power of their minds to ‘create better problems’ for themselves, since he believes we will always face challenges, but fun problems are better than painful ones. He helps individuals from a range of backgrounds and with a range of issues including conflict and dispute resolution, stress, low motivation, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, smoking cessation, and pain. He works with individuals over 18 years of age and with couples.

Jeremy’s coaching and counselling approach incorporates strategies and interventions from Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP (used by NASA), Gottman Couples Therapy (he is currently completing Level 2 Gottman Method Training), Clean Language and Non-Violent Communication (NVC) mediation. Jeremy has now run many Couples Marathon Therapy sessions with couples at NBP.

Jeremy is a warm-hearted and intelligent therapist and facilitator. His ability to utilise this extensive repertoire enables him to set realistic goals and stimulate new resources, new choices, and new insights that naturally lead to meaningful mental, emotional and behavioural changes.

As a Gottman Couples Therapist, Jeremy uses a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. He supports couples to strengthen their relationships in terms of friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meanings. He helps them learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. He applies interventions to increase closeness and intimacy, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhance couples’ ability to achieve shared goals.

Jeremy particularly enjoys facilitating our Couple Marathons which are especially effective for busy couples and couples who live outside Brisbane who wish to maxmise their time in therapy and gain momentum quickly with their counselling.

As a Hypnotherapist, Jeremy’s style is very gentle, since many of the hypnosis interventions need not be spoken about prior to being applied; they are ‘content free’. This means you do not need to speak about your past issues in great detail or at all if this is your preference. This approach is effective where the conscious mind is unable to articulate details of an issue. This can be useful when clients sense that ‘something just doesn’t feel right’ or ‘there is something going on that I don’t quite understand’. It can also be useful when traditional therapies have been unable to circumvent the coping strategies of your conscious mind.

Jeremy has been a practitioner of Hypnosis & NLP since 2005 and has over 10,000 hours of professional practice as a therapist, trainer and facilitator. For years, he ran practice groups for students and practitioners of hypnosis to promote higher professional standards in the industry. Jeremy has also studied emotion-focussed couples therapy (EFCT). In his spare time, he likes to run, study kung-fu, write haikus about being a parent, and perform stand-up comedy.

Jeremy has recently appeared on ABC Radio Brisbane to discuss why couples argue and how to ‘fight fair’. Here is what a recent client had to say about Jeremy:

“(The Marathon Therapy) was a life-changing experience.  When leaving, it felt like we were entering a new world. Jeremy was very professional and handed difficult conversations with grace. I will never be the same after what I was taught. I only wish everyone could learn what we were taught.  We thank you all for your assistance with preparing the materials and the therapy, and to Jeremy for his counsel”.