Why Book with a Psychologist at The Gut Centre - The Gut Centre Difference

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, is well renowned and respected in our industry as being the leader in his field having the most clinical consulting experience in Australia, in both GI psychology and gut-directed hypnotherapy.

He offers them a wealth of clinical experience, having been treating gastrointestinal (GI) patients himself for 13 years. He has presented at multiple gastroenterology conferences around the world and works today with leading gastroenterologists, including Prof Michael Kamm at St Vincent’s hospital. Dr Kantidakis has worked for many years alongside Prof Don Cameron, whilst maintaining close relationships with other leading gastroenterologists around Australia, and in the UK and USA.

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.

We are located in:

  • Kew East (head office clinic)
  • Nth Fitzroy
  • Parkville
  • Moorabbin
  • Greensborough
  • Werribee
  • Chatswood
  • Springhill

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. These include but are not limited to:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Nausea
  • Functional Gastric/Abdominal Pain Dysphagia & Globus
  • Bloating Aerophagia & Excessive Belching
  • Functional Dyspepsia Abdominal Migraine
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Functional Heart Burn Encopresis/Faecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (Counselling)
  • Rumination Cyclic Vomiting

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

Our team of dedicated and passionate gut-directed psychologists 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 be proficient and 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.

6. We have a strong focus on paediatric care.

We also have a strong focus on Paediatrics and treat children as young as 5 years old.

7. We provide a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to patient care

We work alongside the best Dieticians, (incl. Dr Jacqui Barrett) Pelvic Floor Physio’s, Gastroenterologists, Paediatricians and other Specialists in their fields in Australia.

8. Professionalism and genuine care

We care about every patient that walks through our doors and we do our utmost to provide the best possible treatment outcomes to each and every one. We are extremely dedicated to helping our patients feel better and reduce the suffering of debilitating GI symptoms. We always strive for the highest standards in customer service and efficiency, so you get everything you need to make your booking a breeze!