About Us

Peter Thorneycroft has more than 45 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 is highly regarded as a “coach’s coach”, and was involved in presenting courses and workshops in ontological coaching with Alan Sieler at Newfield Institute for more than 10 years.

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

A musician, playing keyboards, guitar, and harmonica semi-professionally for over 50 years, Peter's original ambient and meditative music provides an easy and natural way for the listener to relax, meditate, and enjoy the benefits to their health and well-being.

In his private psychological practice, 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

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

Our Two-Voice audio tracks have Rob McNeilly and Peter Thorneycroft talking, in order to enhance the listener's relaxation, and consciously and unconsciously facilitate the achieving of specific goals. Solution-Oriented Hypnosis and Ontological Coaching principles are utilised. The One-Voice relaxations and meditation tracks follow the same approach.

The series first began in 1989, and over the years new recordings have been added. All but one of the tracks (Golf Improvement, by Rob), have been recorded digitally, with the DDD process providing pristine clarity and quality.

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


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