Focus Hypnosis Vancouver

Fast, Effective Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy


Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnotic trance and positive suggestion for therapeutic purposes – a safe, simple and drug-free technique to help you create the desired changes you want.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy helps you activate your own natural healing process. This is accomplished by removing the imbalances caused by a disturbing or traumatic event and changing how your brain recalls and processes memories.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an active, directive, structured approach used to treat a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and sabotaging behaviours such as negative self talk. The goal of CBT is to train you to replace maladaptive ways of thinking with helpful thinking patterns and teach new behavioural coping skills. 

Adlerian Psychology

Adlerian psychology is a dynamic, goal-oriented, client-centered approach to therapy. The aim of Adlerian therapy is to explore and remove destructive behaviour patterns and negative belief systems. The Adlerian therapist supports you in creating your own sense of self-worth, confidence, values and positive change that result in healing.

Solutions Focused Therapy

Solutions Focused therapy, also called “brief therapy,” looks at what you would like to achieve, rather than focusing so much on your troubles or mental health issues.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy, also known as “insight-oriented therapy”, allows you to bring the unconscious into conscious awareness and therefore promote insight and resolve conflict.

Michelle Chaytors, B.Sc., M.A.

Using a unique, proven approach, I meld my expertise in Adlerian therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy with hypnosis and EMDR to quickly help you reach your goals

 I seem to be going through some pretty deep and wonderful changes… There seems to be some sort of reclaiming myself… I have never had these kinds of results before throughout my 30 years in therapy. Thank you so much Michelle.


 Michelle is tireless in helping you make improvements and changes. She is a true healer.


 The difference I feel from the first session to now is almost immeasurable. I’d go so far as to say its one of the best things I’ve done in my life and I couldn’t have wished for a better therapist than yourself..


About Me

At Focus Hypnosis, I practice goal oriented therapy tailored to your personality and specific needs. My therapeutic solutions help you quickly and effectively move away from unhealthy patterns and negative thoughts and behaviours, towards a positive, action-oriented future.

During a nearly twenty-year career that has included working as a Clinical Supervisor, Clinician, Community Mental Health Counsellor, Crisis-specialist, and In-patient GeroPsych Therapist, I have found success tackling a broad spectrum of complicated issues for a large array of clients. These experiences have given me great insight into the amazing resilience of people suffering with mental illness or dealing with a crisis, addiction or a difficult life situation.

In recent years I have found that while “talk-therapy” is effective, introducing hypnosis and EMDR into my practice has allowed my clients to reach their goals in far fewer sessions. The results I have observed in my practice are in line with those shown across more than 57 studies reported in this meta-analysis. I am continually inspired by the wide variety of situations that hypnosis can address, and am passionate about assisting people on their journey by providing them with the best therapeutic experience possible.

Some of the issues I've helped clients with:

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Bulimia / Emotional Eating
  • Confidence
  • Depression (Mild to Moderate)
  • Dysthymia
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • OCD / Obsessive Compulsive
  • PTSD / Trauma related issues
  • Negative Thoughts / Thinking
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Quit Smoking Smoking Cessation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Schizotypal Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction / Sexual Issues
  • Weight Loss

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