Psychologist, hypnotherapist and ontological coach

Melbourne, Australia

peter thorneycroft

Downloadable Audio Files

Therapy & Coaching Audio Resources

Ambient Meditation Music Series

Serenity of Nature Series

Peter focusses on possibilities, solutions and strengths; discovering, utilising and developing the person's inner resources and abilities.

This process is respectful of, and emphasises the uniqueness of each individual person (or team).

Peter can assist with:

  • Anxiety & Panic Relief
  • Communication & Assertiveness Skills
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem Enhancement
  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Depression Relief
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Skills
  • Obsession & Compulsion Relief
  • Pain Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Grief Counselling
  • Sleeping Solutions
  • Smoking Cessation & Habit Management
  • Sports & Music Performance Enhancement
  • Stress Management
  • Team Working - Corporate or Sport
  • Treatment for Psychosomatic Problems
  • Weight Management


Peter has more than 40 years’ experience in educational and therapeutic domains. He lectured in educational psychology for 15 years, with particular interest in the areas of learning, motivation, group skills and interpersonal communication.

He has been in private psychological practice since 1986, and has presented papers, seminars and workshops on hypnosis and psychotherapy for health professionals both nationally and in the USA.

In the mid 1990s he worked as a consultant to both private and government Workcover rehabilitation providers, and from 1999 to 2007 was the psychological consultant to St Paul’s, the psychiatric and psychosocial rehabilitation unit run by St Vincent’s Hospital in Port Phillip Prison, Melbourne.

Peter has been involved in presenting courses and workshops in ontological coaching for more than 10 years. He is highly regarded as a “coach’s coach”.

Peter has also been involved in assisting Rob McNeilly in running Hypnotherapy and counselling programs in Melbourne since 1989.

For further information, or to make an appointment with Peter, please get in touch via email.


For corporate and business coaching, Peter may involve other Ontological Coaches, including John McIntosh and Graeme Schache.