Andrew T. Austin is a therapist with a background in Neurosurgery and Clinical Neurology as a registered nurse. This is his main website with well over 100 amazing articles on psychiatry, mental health, NLP, neurology and hypnotherapy which no one ever reads anymore because they are all on Facebook looking at cat pictures and arguing with complete strangers.
With a private practice in West Sussex, England, Andrew has a specialist interested in the “schizophrenias” and anxiety and has been heavily influenced by the writings of notables such as R.D. Laing and Thomas Szasz.
Very early in his nurse training, he began to first learn about hypnosis rather than attend lectures and soon joined a Qabalistic lodge in order to learn Ceremonial Magick and Qabalah. These days, Andrew T. Austin is no longer a nurse but is a Freemason, Oddfellow, a second-degree initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis, a Discordian Pope and has been a member of a variety of other esoteric organisations. As of August 2020, he has been promoted to be Lord of the Principality of Sealand and clearly has too much free time on his hands.
“The problem with so much therapy is that it is not just banal and ineffective, but it is often condescending and patronising nonsense. Therapists have a habit of repackaging everyday common sense and dressing it up with the illusion of great profundity and wisdom. Despite ignorance, they frequently position themselves as avant-garde heroes of ancient, rediscovered and sacred truths.”
Andrew T. Austin
As a nursing student, Andrew rapidly earned himself a reputation as a bit of a trouble maker and it was several years before he discovered the importance of rapport when dealing with controversy. However, by the time he reached 40, he figured he’d stop trying to be nice about it and would just say it like it is.
It is this controversy that he still courts with his current work against what he calls the ‘alphabet therapies’ and the nonsense peddled by practitioners of these “therapies.” You can find out more about this on his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewAustinmetaphors/videos
During a local radio chat show, where he was interviewed with a psychiatrist and a mental health service user, he learned the maxim, “I stood up to be counted and the count was….one!” As time has passed, Andrew began to attract the attention of others who share similar views and his private work and campaign against psychiatric ethics continues to grow and develop.
With an interest in anything strange and unusual he avidly reads The Fortean Times, Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary and such like. He is a regular visitor to India and a student of yoga and the Qabalah.
Presented here on this site a guide for NLP people and allied practitioners working in psychiatry who wish to know more about schizophrenia, neurology and an NLP way of working with it. Any queries, comments, contributions and pledges of cash are greatly welcomed and can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Therapy means social, political and personal change, not adjustment.”
The Radical Therapy Collective.
In 2015, both Metaphors of Movement and Integral Eye Movement Therapy were included in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Clients have sought out my services for problems as diverse as:
- Social phobia, shyness and
- Deliberate self-harm
- Weight Loss and Slimming
- Bi-polar Disorder
- Pain control
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Phobia and Panic Attacks
- Dental Phobia
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Passing their driving test and interview nerves
- Impotence and other sexual
- Smoking Cessation
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Psychosomatic illness
- Binge Drinking and Alcoholism
- Nail-biting | Onychophagia
- Adult incontinence/Bedwetting
- Phantom Limb Pain
- School Phobia
- Dental Phobia
- Wart charming
- Low self-esteem
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Anger/Temper problems
- Painful periods
- Hair Pulling (trichotillomania)
- Victims of Street Crime
- Body Dysmorphia
- Sexual Fetish and Paraphilia