Our therapeutic approach involves counselling, hypnotherapy, and mindfulness.


About Colin Darcey

Colin Darcey

Colin Darcey's qualifications include:

  • Adv. Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • M. Cog. Science
  • Dip. Transpersonal Counselling
  • Grad. Dip. App. Psychology
  • Colin is an associate member of the Australian Association Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP), a registered professional member of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH), and a clinical member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA).



    Services at Selfigy


    At Selfigy, our counselling style is based on a transpersonal approach, which emphasises two aspects of a person:

  • their state of consciousness, e.g. awake, dreaming, happy, depressed, anxious.
  • Their whole being, i.e. body, mind, spirit.

  • How does this relate to you? Who you are as a person is the state you are in right now. Relating to the state you are in right now is more useful than labelling you as depressed or anxious or happy, because you are not always depressed or anxious or happy. If where you are right now is not where you wish to be, we can work together to find a better way of being, a way that is self-fulfilling and self-sustaining.

    Seeking answers is the first and most important step towards change. If you are committed to change, you can be helped to change. The only limitations are the ones within you.

    As Jean-Paul Sartre said: We are our choices.


    Hypnosis is often defined as a state of relaxation or meditation, in which the mind is uncritical yet focused. This state is not so different from other mental states that we experience, for example, when we are on auto-pilot while driving or engrossed in a film. Suggestibility is a feature of hypnosis, but contrary to popular thinking, you are always in control. Hypnosis has helped many people across a range of symptoms, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Weight loss/control
  • Habits and phobias
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Pain management
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of motivation
  • Insomnia
  • Study and memory difficulties.

  • Depending on your issue, we can teach you self-hypnosis to further extend the benefits of hypnotherapy.


    Mindfulness has become a popular word in western culture, promoted by the growing influence of Buddhism in the West and also research that has shown the benefits of these practices in our daily life. Many therapists are now recommending the use of Mindfulness, or offering it as part of their therapeutic approach.

    My own connection with Mindfulness has grown out of coming into contact with Buddhism in early adulthood and being impressed by the focus on daily living, in a simple and practical way. I have maintained a connection with Buddhism - with the movement and as a guide to how I live from moment to moment, the latter being influenced mainly by my understanding of Mindfulness.

    More recently, I have been using this understanding of Mindfulness with clients, to the degree that it is of interest and/or helpful for the individual. I also run a Mindfulness and Meditation course as a means of passing on my experience to others who are interested.


    Habit Release

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    Letting go of any habit is a challenge that is unique to each person. For this reason, you can either commit to the Habit Release Programme and pay a fixed price for five sessions or attend single sessions, as required, and pay as you go.

    Hypnotherapy is designed to overcome the psychological addiction. Hypnotherapy allows the habit of being a smoker/drinker to be replaced with the habit of being a non-smoker/drinker. Hypnotherapy will strengthen your desire and motivation to stop the habit.

    What you get

    The programme comprises an initial counselling session, hypnosis-based therapy to change the habit, self-hypnosis training, and a relaxation CD for use at home.


    Weight Release

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    Generally, weight retention is associated with three areas: eating habits, exercise, and personal issues. Too often, diets focus on the first two and ignore the personal or psychological issues, which can lead to a self-defeating experience, if the personal issues are the primary cause of weight retention.

    The Weight Release Programme recognises all three areas and is flexible and customised to suit your particular needs. Weight release is for the long term and should be viewed as making changes that are going to be maintained as part of your lifestyle rather than as an imposition on your life.

    Eating Habits

    Guidelines for sensible eating habits together with a hypnosis-based approach assist you in moving towards a maintainable eating style that is appropriate for you.

    An important part of the hypnosis approach is the introduction of a virtual Intra Gastric Balloon (see below). In hypnosis, you receive suggestions that will assist in reducing the amount you eat and how often you eat.


    You will receive optional advice on setting up an exercise regime that is just right for you in terms of what is sensible and what is maintainable.

    Personal Issues

    If personal issues are associated with weight retention, they have to be tackled if weight release is going to be successful. Counselling and hypnotherapy are part of the programme and are used according to your personal requirements.

    Intra Gastric Balloon

    When a real Intra Gastric Balloon is fitted, it is placed in the stomach via the mouth and filled with a sterile saline solution. The balloon takes up a significant volume of the stomach and effectively reduces the amount that you can eat.

    Contact Selfigy

    Phone Colin Darcey

    0419 808 593



    Location and practice hours

    Adelaide Hills Chiropractric
    17 Alexandrina Road
    Mount Barker S.A. 5251

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    Tuesday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Saturday 9.00 to 1.00 p.m.