Our Therapists

James and Vicki Childs - The Hills Love Doctors TM. ACA, MHPN, ASCH and AHA Members. Gottman Method Couples Therapy Trained. Certified Prepare Enrich Building Stronger Relationships Facilitators. Members of MAREAA Marriage and Relationship Educators of Australia. EFCT Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Trained. Clinical Hypnotherapists. Certified Life Coaches. NLP & EFT Practitioners. Nationally accredited Workplace Trainers & Assessors.

Vicki Childs JP. MACA.CPF. Dip.Clin.Hyp

Vicki Childs. JP.
Clinical Supervisor
Registered Counsellor
Clinical Hypnotherapist
EFT & NLP Practitioner
Life & Happiness Coach


Vicki Childs is a highly respected registered Professional Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with more than 30 years of experience working across a wide variety of industries and stakeholders.

Recently returning from a 2-year tenure in the Hunter Valley, Vicki has now relocated her busy thriving practice back to Bella Vista in Sydney's North West. 

Vicki is widely credentialled with expertise in many different areas and considered one of Sydney's leading and most in-demand therapists providing mental health services to individuals, couples and families. 

Combining her expansive clinical knowledge with lived experiences of life-threatening illness, autoimmune diseases, debilitating anxiety, marriage breakdown, hardship and adversity - allows Vicki to adopt a multidimensional approach to her therapy style.

Vicki is nationally accredited in the following modalities:

Clinical Supervision -  Individual and Group
Professional Counselling
Clinical Hypnotherapy
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Workplace Training and Assessment
Life, Success and Happiness Coaching
Gottman Therapy
ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Additional to the above, Vicki is the Coordinator for the Hills Peer Review Mental Health Professionals Network in the Hills District.

Vicki's direct and no-nonsense approach has assisted thousands of clients in their pursuit of a joyful and meaningful life, underpinned by good mental health.

If you're looking for a therapist possessing a passion for healing, empathy and understanding while also providing direction and clarity, Vicki will fit your needs.

To book an appointment with Vicki, click the button below.

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James Childs. Dip.Clin.Hyp. MACA.

James Childs. MACA. Dip.Clin.Hyp. CPF.
ACA Reg Counsellor.
AHA & HCA Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Cert NLP Practitioner.

With a long and distinguished career as a Senior Engineer, James more recently decided to pursue a career in service to others.   Having spent over 40 years mentoring, coaching and assisting people to reach their career goals, James has now parlayed that experience into a more holistic career as a Therapist. 

James is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Accredited Counsellor, Certified NLP & EFT Practitioner, and accredited Prepare Enrich Facilitiator, providing 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 special interest in SMH Subconscious Mind Healing.  

James has survived no less than 19 rounds of invasive neurosurgery and fully understands how life can be very challenging. 

James brings a calm and reassuring demeanour to the Lifeforce Clinic, along with many years of Professional Counselling and Coaching, garnered through a long career of mentorship. 

In his spare time, you will find James pursuing his love of anything related to Aviation, or spending quality time with his 4 Grandchildren, or out in the bush with his Staffies. 

James has a nurturing and comforting therapy style, taking things slowly and methodically. 

To book an appointment with James, click the button below.

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Freya and Rainey Therapy Staffies!

Not your average therapy type dog.  That's right, Freya and Rainey are Staffords.  Loving, beautifully behaved Therapy Dogs. 

If you're feeling super anxious or just love dogs, ask us about having Freya (the low rider) or Rainey (the athlete) present in one of your sessions. 

 Professional Association Accreditations

We hold accreditation with the following industry associations.

  • ACA Australian Counselling Association
  • PCA Professional Counselling Association of ACT & NSW
  • MHPN Mental Health Professionals Network
  • ASCH Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
  • AHA Australian Hypnotherapists Association
  • HCA Hypnotherapy Council of Australia
  • Prepare-Enrich Building Stronger Relationships Certified Professional Facilitators
  • MAREAA Marriage and Relationship Educators Association Australia
  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • DV - Alert - Domestic Violence Response Training

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