Barry Shirley is a highly experienced and extremely well qualified clinical hypnotherapist and has been in full time practice since 2003. 

Barry holds a certificate and a full diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy having achieved an overall pass at distinction level. He is a full practicing and professional member of the three main Australian hypnotherapy associations which have very stringent standards for membership.  He is also a certified hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists in the USA. This is the largest hypnotherapy association in the world. Barry is also registered with Australia’s two national registration bodies (NRHA and ANHR). He is a past board member of the ASCH


Barry is a qualified and experienced counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association. He is also registered on the ARCAPS national counsellor register of Australia. Barry is a full professional member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.


Barry Shirley is the principal of the very successful “Stop Smoking for Life” program, established for over 10 years. Many hundreds of smokers are now free of the nicotine addiction thanks to this unique method. Barry specialises in all addictions and anxiety based problems. More information is available on the Results page.




  • Certificate of Clinical Hypnotherapy (NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences)
  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (Distinction) (NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences)
  • Diploma of Counselling Skills (NSW College of Behavioural Sciences)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (NSW School of Remedial Massage)


  • ASCH – Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
  • AHA – Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association
  • PCHA – Professional Clinical Hypnotherapists of Australia
  • NGH – National Guild of Hypnotists (USA)
  • ACA – Australian Counselling Association