If you’re ready to finally give up smoking for good, good for you! You’ve come to the right place. Whether this is your first time trying to kick the habit or your twentieth, it’s important to never admit defeat. Your health is too important an asset to jeopardize by continuing to smoke. Many people have found enormous success using hypnotherapy for smoking cessation.

The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy in Melbourne may be able to help you achieve your goal of stopping smoking. Addiction counselling can potentially give you tools to tackle issues that may be underlying your smoking habit – either via a face-to-face meeting at our clinic, or in secure online sessions.

Self-hypnosis may also work well when used in conjunction with counselling. You can download our Smoking Self Hypnosis recording from our website.

Don’t let cigarettes continue to rule your life, drain your finances and harm your health.

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 to book your confidential counselling or hypnotherapy appointment. You can also book an appointment by using our online booking form for online appointments. Or, if you prefer, you can book an in-clinic session.

Let’s work together to see if we may be able to obliterate the craving for nicotine.

People smoke for many different reasons. The genetic, or so-called “addictive personality” argument doesn’t fit our clinical experience. Our hypnotherapists have treated plenty of personality types who want to cease smoking, and they all have different histories, triggers and stress points. Smoking can create the illusion of relaxation or relief from anxiety, while in reality, each cigarette puts great stress on the body. Failing health and the cycle of failed attempts to quit takes a toll on mental health. The good news is that some people are eventually able to become non-smokers, regardless of their personality traits.

Bayside Psychotherapy smoking counselling and hypnosis sessions endeavour to help you take control of your smoking and potentially have you living a healthier life, while also attempting to get to the bottom of deeper issues that may be blocking your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smoking causes many harmful health conditions such as heart disease and cancer, to name a few. Smoking also raises the risk for tuberculosis and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.

The tar in cigarettes can cause lung and throat cancer. At the same time, the carbon monoxide in cigarettes also reduces the body's ability to carry oxygen to the muscles, brain and blood, damaging major organs.

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) framework convention on tobacco control states, "There is conclusive evidence that sustained smoking/using tobacco products can cause cancers at various sites in the human body, particularly cancer of the lung."

In Australia, tobacco use is responsible for approximately 15,000 deaths each year. In 2004–2005 about three-quarters of a million hospital bed-days were a result of tobacco use. (Collins & Lapsley, 2008).

 Smoking affects everyone, not just the smoker. Children and family are significant factors in why people quit. A survey found that 98% of kids wanted their parents to stop smoking, and nearly half of those kids said their parent's smoking made them feel sick. If you smoke near your little ones, there's a potential that their health could be at risk from second-hand smoke.

Smoking can also affect the wallet, which can cause arguments with partners. And let's not forget the pungent smell that can put your friends and co-workers off. Put your family and friends first by getting help to possibly kick the habit for good.

The duration of treatment depends on many factors, including how willing you are to work through the issues that emerge. Our hypnotherapists are psychologically minded, and their objective is to help you potentially stop smoking, and possibly stay stopped by addressing underlying causes. Many people are referred to us by their doctors, for urgent help to give up smoking, and GP care and hypnotherapy may work well together. Including addiction counselling may also make a powerful combination for possible long term success, and reduced chances of a relapse.

Regular sessions are likely to be indicated for long-lasting results until you have things under control. Your therapist may be able to get a better idea of how well the treatment is working after a few sessions. But regardless, investing in hypnotherapy should cost much less than indefinite donations to the tobacco industry. Start by asking yourself, right now, what will it cost you to not stop smoking?

At Bayside Psychotherapy, we believe in tailoring solutions to your specific needs. After our initial consultation, your hypnotherapist will put together a personalised treatment for you. Our hypnotherapists also have training in addiction counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation, which means we have a wide array of tools to choose from that may help you to quit smoking. 

You can call (03) 9557 9113 to discuss how we may be able to help you. If you know you’re ready to start therapy, you can make an appointment for a face to face or online session with one of our therapists.

If you prefer self-help, you can download a Smoking Self Hypnosis MP3 recording to get started.

Note Whilst we will do our best to assist you, we rely on clients’ commitment and participation in the treatment process to optimise results. Although some of our therapists work with people presenting with this condition, no guarantees of any outcomes can be made.

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Therapists who do online

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Carolina Selvarajoo
  • Humaira Ansari
  • Kelli Tranter
  • Lawrence Akers
  • Natalie Szmerling

Therapists who do in-clinic

  • Adam Szmerling
  • Natalie Szmerling