Our Therapists

James Childs. MACA. CPF. Dip.Clin.Hyp. BSc(Eng).

James Childs. MACA. CPF. Dip.Clin. Hyp.  Registered Counsellor with ACA.  Analytical Hypnotherapist with AHA and HCA. NLP Practitioner. CPF - Certified Professional Facilitator with Prepare Enrich. Gottman Method Trained.



James is available for Couples & Individual Couples Counselling. 

Appointments are available 6 days a week, Face to Face in our Lakeside Clinic or Online & Telehealth


Look our for James' new book - Your Mind Lies 

You can contact James Here




With a long and distinguished career as a Senior Engineer, James more recently (2015) decided to pursue a career in service to others.


Having spent over 40 years mentoring, coaching and assisting junior engineers to reach their career goals, James has now parlayed that experience into a more holistic career as a Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

James is a Registered Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP & EFT Practitioner, and also a certified facilitator for Prepare Enrich.  James  provides wise counsel to Couples and Individuals experiencing issues and challenges within their lives.

As a survivor of both TBI and ABI (Brain Injuries), James is well versed in adversity and recovery from huge physical and mental challenges, holding a special interest in SMH Subconscious Mind Healing that he used himself in his recovery process.

James brings a calm and reassuring demeanour to the HCC Clinic, along with many years of professional counselling and coaching, garnered through a long career of mentorship in the corporate sector.

Additionally, James understands the unique complexities of separation, divorce, remarriage and step-parenting, having experienced these issues first hand.

James works closely with male clients in the areas of increasing and understanding intimacy in relationships, de escalation of conflict and fighting and also building and increasing self esteem. 

James works with individuals, couples and families.  He is presently around 1 week in advance with his bookings. 

Counselling Approach

James offers a nurturing, calm and very supportive focus to his therapy.

With a belief of taking things slowly and carefully to unpack the deep layers of a relationship crisis.  James is highly analytical and methodical, ensuring all areas of the relationship are explored in depth and with respect.

For those contemplating the viability of their relationships, James is equipped with a huge knowledge base of tools to allow each couple to decide what their forward path may be.  

Who is James outside of work?

Having endured no less than 19 rounds of invasive neurosurgery, James is a daredevil outside of work.  James enjoys adrenalin fuelled activities, such as Sky Diving, Piloting Tiger Moth Planes, Shark Diving and anything that allows him to get a rush!

James also enjoys time out in nature, walking, spending time with his adult children and 4 beautiful Grandchildren.  

As an aside to the above James loves tinkering around home, beautifying his gardens and watching Air Crash Control.

James has a lifelong passion for all things aviation. 

Join Us

Due to continued expansion we are currently looking for registered counsellors to join us here at Hills Couples Counselling.  

We offer full autonomy, monthly professional development and an upbeat supportive culture. 

You must hold current registration with an Industry body at minimum Level 2.   ACA, PACFA, etc.

Applicants must also hold their own ABN and insurance.

Email us here for more information.

Our Industry Accreditations

Members Australian Counselling Association.
Members College of Supervisors.
Members Professional Counselling Association of ACT & NSW.
Coordinator Mental Health Professionals Network.
Members MAREAA
Marriage & Relationship Educators Association of Aust.
Certified Facilitators Prepare Enrich .
Members Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Members Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
Members Hypnotherapy Council Australia.

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