Mr. Alfred Podhorodecki

Alfred’s main interests are in counselling and helping people overcome emotional and traumatic life issues. He is a qualified:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Forensic Hypnologist
  • Forensic Psychophysiologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
  • Educationalist
  • Victimologist
  • Criminologist

Alfred has over 25 years experience in helping people who have encountered trauma, grief, injury or loss. He is experienced in helping individuals and groups from diverse cultures and social standing, particularly the Aboriginal community and disadvantaged individuals.

He is the former Deputy Head of Department at Monash University, and has lectured in Sociology, Organisational Theory, Aboriginal Culture, Policing, Criminology, Security Management, & Community Justice Studies at various universities including: Monash University, RMIT University, and University of Melbourne.

Alfred has been awarded an institutional Doctorate of Management.

Awards & Achievements

Some of the many awards held by Alfred include:

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Cert. in Investigative & Forensic Hypnosis
  • Cert. in Advanced Therapeutic & Investigative Hypnosis
  • Cert. in Forensic Psychophysiology
  • Diploma of Polygraph Examination for Post Conviction Sex Offenders
  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Graduate Diploma of Education Policy & Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Diploma in Security Management
  • Diploma in Justice Studies
  • Diploma in Police Studies
  • Cert. IV in (Business) Administration
  • Cert. IV in Training and Workplace Assessment
  • Cert. in Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques


He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (USA), the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, the American Polygraph Association, Military Police Association Australia, International Police Association, and is a licensed Ideo-Ego Dynamics practitioner.

His office is in Mitcham, Victoria, Australia. For more information please contact.


Alfred Podhordecki is referenced in various chapters of ‘Clues From The Beyond’, the new publication out now by Debbie Malone, celebrated Australian Psychic Medium. Malone, M., Clues From Beyond: True Crime Stories From Australia’s #1 Psychic Detective. Rockpool Publishing.





Alfred is a very experienced hypnotherapist. Our professional business association spans more than 12 years. Over those... years I have referred many clients to him for anxiety, depression, quitting smoking or addictions and for weight management. Those clients have all commented on Alfreds calm and soothing approach and relayed the experience was enjoyable. I highly recommend Alfred for all your hypnotherapy more
Life Vision Counselling
Life Vision Counselling
Alfred really helped me get my life back on track! I was able to Quit Smoking in just one session and my anxiety has... now almost disappeared. Thank you Alfred! You made such a difference to my life, far more active and loads of energy to run around after the kids!read more
Louise Denison
Louise Denison
Alpha Hypnotics.I saw Mr. Alfred Podhorodecki about issues which I had been trying to deal with unsuccessfully for... some time. Alfred displayed empathy and understanding and through his skill and professional approach I was able to bring about many positive changes within myself. Since then, I have excelled.The things that hampered, and limited me, no longer do so.I am grateful to Mr. Alfred Podhorodecki, for his experience, skills, talents in Clinical Hypnotherapy and the many things he taught me to enhance my more
Nenad Stanojevic
Nenad Stanojevic
WOW! I wish I could give more stars! Alfred is awesome!! I came across Alfred through my work and he "challenged" me to... try hypnosis...........Its been a long time since I've felt so good both physically and mentally. Highly highly highly recommend Alfred. If you've ever given hypnosis a thought, just do it and this is the place to go! Tell him "jo" sent you ;-)read more
jo ross-jackson
jo ross-jackson
Great hypnotherapist if you're ready to give up your addictions and so forth! I would highly recommend him!!
Andrew Colmitto
Andrew Colmitto