Dave’s Story


 Hi, I’m Dave, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Control Practitioner with Frontier Hypnotherapy. I’m based in Campbelltown, Sydney, but I also help people from other areas with online consultations.

So, let me tell you a bit about myself!

I’ve had plenty of relatable life experience and travelled a lot, both here and overseas.

Along the way, I’ve been held up by armed criminals, been carjacked, home invaded, shot at and abducted. So, I’ve been through some pretty interesting times!

I first discovered the power of hypnosis when I found myself struggling badly with anxiety. Things were pretty tough there for a long time, to say the least.

Anyway, a good friend of mine had just graduated as a hypnotherapist and said he’d take me on. I was pretty nervous at first, to be honest, but I gave it a go. And the results were life changing.

The hypnotherapy sessions got rid of my severe anxiety and I stopped doing those destructive things I thought were helping me to cope. It really changed my life and I’m grateful I took the opportunity.

I then decided I would study hypnotherapy so I could help others. I don’t like to see people struggling. Not when there’s a better way to live. And hypnotherapy is a powerful way of helping people get to where they need to be in life.

I’ve observed that there’s a lot we share as humans, no matter who we are. We all have our different struggles and are all just looking for ways to be happy.

If you’re interested to see if hypnotherapy can help you, why don’t you give me a call and see if we can work together.




Dave’s Qualifications and Certifications

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Applied Psychotherapy
  • BA (Sociology), Sydney University
  • MA (Social Sciences), Sydney University
  • CONTROL System practitioner certification
  • Certified Hypnotic Life Coach
  • Certified Hypnosis Addiction Recovery Coach
  • Certified Ultimate Stop Smoking Hypnosis Practitioner
  • Certificate IV Child, Youth & Family Intervention
  • IAP2 Certificate of Engagement

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Based on 9 reviews
Roo User1
Roo User1
Working with David was a positive, empowering experience. For years I have tried doctors, counsellors, psychologists, and psychiatrists for help. David helped me when nobody could. I can’t thank him enough.
Aaron Bourne
Aaron Bourne
Dave is an amazing man, he helped me to gain confidence once again and take charge of my life, I would highly recommend frontier hypnotherapy, thanks again Dave
mat reddall
mat reddall
A modern positive experience culminating in a success. Thankyou Dave this process is gentle, and helpful.
Tracy Beadnell
Tracy Beadnell
David was very helpful and easy to work with. I felt safe and trusted David's skills to help me get rid of daily anxiety that has been giving me grief for over 20years. I know nothing about Hypnotherapy and was a bit resistant at first, which is normal apparently. But after the sessions with David I woke up the first morning without the awful panicking feeling in my stomach and in my throat. This I thought has to be impossible I thought. The following day the same, no anxiety. I was gobsmacked this is unreal. I kept waiting for it to come back now after a week it's still gone, I'll be doing some follow up sessions to consolidate. David is a great teacher and hypnotist, I highly, highly recommend his therapy if you need to change things in your life for good. Never did I think I would live without that feeling of dread every day the panic attacks and fear. I'm so great full, thank you David for your services you've made me a very happy 54 yr old now I can get on with my life. I can't thank you enough.
Maria Surian
Maria Surian
Dave’s guidance in helping me overcome a bad habit of my teeth grinding and clenching at night was unbelievable!! The next day while I drove to work, I felt that my bottom jaw was heavy.. then realised that’s how it’s supposed to feel! ???? it was heaven! After years of ongoing headaches, neck, shoulder and jaw pain and muscle stiffness, I now am more relaxed and even my remedial massage therapist, who I see monthly, has commented that my shoulders and neck muscles are not as tight as before I had my hypnotherapy with Dave! On a different note, I have also noticed I no longer carry the burden of others pain as I once did! I can now empathise but not hold onto their own worries as I once did! That was a pleasant surprise too! I did have 3 sessions in total, but also walked away with the knowledge of understanding how to tap in with my subconscious and give a little push to free myself of fears or uncertainty and to more positive and uplifting thoughts in my everyday life! Thanks so much Dave and hoping this review will reach others who may want your help to better their own lives like me!
Sesh Juan
Sesh Juan
I highly recommend working with Dave at Frontier. His mix of hypnotherapy and life coaching techniques combined are truly motivating, inspiring, unique and solutions focused. 10 stars!!
Tye Brookes
Tye Brookes
Awesome to deal with and can relate to my issues
To stop smoking was a challenge for me, tried will power, books, and finally hypnosis. My first experience with another hypnotherapist was not convincing, appealing nor successful. I needed a credible therapist, I had done my research made a lot of calls and finally was highly recommended to Dave Lornie by another therapist mostly because of his experience and success rate. One session with Dave was an awesome experience. After 20 years of smoking I walked out of his clinic, smoke free and still today not one ping or pang to reach out and light up ! Dave genuinely gives a dam above his clients. My experience with Dave was one of building a trusting relationship, so much so, that I returned to Dave to help with me with another issue, and again Dave’s methods proved successful ! Dave is incredibly knowledgeable and has the experience to be flexible to his clients needs so to give them absolutely the best advice for their therapy. Not surprising really, Dave Lornie is the real deal, and I recommend Dave highly.
Andrea Johnston
Andrea Johnston
I would strongly recommend Frontier Hypnotherapy, and look forward to using Dave's services again. His mixture of empathy and practicality make him an excellent coach, and the hypnotherapy sessions I've experienced have been magical. He's an upbeat person who has led an adventurous life, and is open to assisting with absolutely any issue you have to share!