Welcome to the Gut Centre

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About Us

The Gut Centre

Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your gut health and overall quality of life! At the Gut Centre, we are psychologists and hypnotherapists who are the first and leading experts to provide mind and gut psychological treatment in Australia. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you reduce your gut symptoms and increasing your feeling of health and wellbeing!

We provide the latest researched evidence-based treatment for IBS and a wide range of other gastrointestinal disorders. We treat adults, adolescents and children as young as young as 4 years old.

With a specific interest in treating children, we utilise a collaborative approach where we liaise with parents, GP’s, paediatricians and school counsellors to provide your child with the highest level of multi-disciplinary, professional expertise and psychological treatment and care available. We have a dedicated child psychologist on our team, along with other psychologists who consult to both adults and children. There is nothing worse that seeing our kids experience the stress, discomfort and often school absenteeism that gut symptoms can cause, so we are completely committed to assisting your little one to improve their gut health conditions and ultimately, get the spring back into their step!

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Why Book with Psychologists at The Gut Centre

1. Our clinic has the most experience in treating Brain-Gut Disorders in Australia! We are the leaders in our field and have been around the longest!

We are the pioneers in brain-gut psychology in Australia. Yes, it’s a big statement, but we are the leaders in our field and have been successfully treating gastrointestinal disorders for over 10 years, since 2009. Our Director and Founder, Dr Kantidakis, clinical psychologist, is well renowned and respected in our industry as being the leader in his field having the most clinical psychology consulting experience in Australia, in both GI psychology and gut-directed hypnotherapy.

2. We are the largest team of gastrointestinal (GI) psychologists in Melbourne and offer locations in Sydney and Brisbane too.

Our team consists of 10 GI psychologists in multiple locations in Melbourne, as well as Sydney and Brisbane. Multiple locations we can provide reduced or little waiting times for patients and there will be a location convenient to you. We offer Saturday appointments in Kew East and Chatswood (Sydney) as well as Skype/Teleconference appointments for patients unable to travel to us.

3.We treat multiple GI conditions, not just IBS, IBD and Coeliac Disease.

We not only treat general IBS, IBD and Coeliac Disease, we also treat a large range of disorders of the GI tract thanks to the extensive training our psychologists receive in a wide breadth of GI conditions provided by Dr Jim Kantidakis. See our ‘Gut Disorders’ page for all the GI conditions we treat.

4. All our Psychologists are professional certified gut-directed hypnotherapists, also trained by Dr Jim Kantidakis.

Our team are the only psychologists in Melbourne to receive expert gut-directed psychological and hypnotherapy training by an experienced psychologist with clinical, post-graduate, psychology qualifications, Dr Jim Kantidakis. Our team are also trained specifically in brain-gut disorders and are also required to undertake a certified Hypnotherapy training course from a registered training organisation in order to provide the highest quality of gut-directed hypnotherapy.

5. We achieve great outcomes for our patients

Our results speak for themselves! From our research, we find approximately 80% of our patients obtain successful treatment outcomes which reduce their symptom severity and increase their overall quality of life.

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