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Andrew T. Austin is a therapist in West Sussex, UK. He offers therapy sessions via Skype and full training courses.

Therapy with Andrew T. Austin

Andrew T. Austin is a therapist with a background in Neurosurgery and Clinical Neurology as a registered nurse.

With a busy private practice in West Sussex, England, Andrew has a specialist interested in the “schizophrenias” 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.


In the midst of a society tormented by war, racism, and social turmoil, therapy goes on with business as usual. In fact, therapists often look suspiciously at social change and label as ‘disturbed’ those who press towards it.

Therapy today has become a commodity, a means of social control. We reject such an approach to people`s distress. We reject the pleasant careers with which the system rewards its adherents. The social system must change, and we will be workers toward such change.”

“Bitter Melons”Alliance for People’s Health.


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 every day 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


Not really fitting into the academic way of teaching health care, he was often heard to say things like, “How the hell is the ability to write an 8000-word report on the government health reforms in any way related to developing skills as a healer?” and despaired at the academic leanings of the profession and the absence of any real skill-based teaching.

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.”

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. Extensively traveled in India and Nepal and a student of yoga and the Qabalah, Andrew enjoys lively conversation and hot curries. He has now abandoned his former hobby of brewing some quite undrinkable beers and production of a potent psychotropic wine, whose perfectly legal recipe is a closely guarded secret.

In the late 90s, following a brush with death that accompanied a nasty typhoid infection complete with several out of body experiences, Andrew began exploring deep inner spaces and joined a small group of ‘psychonauts’ who enjoy exploring profound altered states of consciousness. This is something he urges all practitioners of psychiatry to do. He deplores the current state of mental health care and the lack of a spirit of adventure in most people involved in psychiatry where the nurses and shrinks have rarely even tried for themselves the toxic drugs they pump into their patients.

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 freshnewbrain@gmail.com


Reviews

Dr. Abhijeet Makhijani
Dr. Abhijeet Makhijani
14:52 20 Jan 20
Writing my longest ever google review because I believe anything lesser wont do justice to this.TO begin with, I am a... first generation entrepreneur from India leading a nationwide business. I live with my family comprising of women from 3 generations- mum, wife and a daughter.I experienced the power of Metaphors of Movement in a workshop conducted by Andrew Austin in 2019. I was recommended it to this program by my coach.Now that you know a bit about me... Here's what I think - M.O.M does in a matter of minutes which typical techniques would take months to achieve. Importantly it doesn't simply change the way one feels but allows for a deep understanding, brings clarity and develops a point of view that truly helps a person emerge from the situation.I have experienced it for things like what religion meant to me, what God meant to me, my business and specific challenges in business. Each time it brought me insights that have been, pardon my use of a cliched term but for lack of a better expression, life changing! Highly recommended!read more
Ben Willens
Ben Willens
11:41 15 Jan 20
Andrew Austin loves tea. Sometimes I find myself wondering if he has devised incredibly effective ways of helping... people to understand the inner workings of their mind and develop their potential to change in an attempt to shorten the time he needs to spend in between cuppas. I have followed his work for a number of years and his courses are original, informative, entertaining, incredibly in depth and have the perfect amount of refreshment breaks to help rejuvenate ones regularly blown mind.read more
Jas K. Bhatia
Jas K. Bhatia
07:04 14 Jan 20
He is absolutely amazing! His ability to catch nuances and develop training courses on the same is extraordinary.... Whatever program he may conduct, it is a MUST DO! Have been doing his workshops for over 10 years now and it is an honour to be a trainer of his work. He has always been a message away to provide insights into whatever I have reached out to him for. He is witty, thinks differently and is compassionate.read more
João Nunes
João Nunes
16:11 11 Jan 20
I have known Andrew Austin for years now, and have had the pleasure of learning from him from things like his book The... Rainbow Machine, his videos on YouTube and more recently his Metaphors of Movement videos. His teachings have had an enormous impact in my life, ranging from family life to my professional life as an engineer in Germany. I will be forever thankful to him, even though we have never met in person. I would recommend him dearly, and take every opportunity to talk about him to friends and relatives. Great value for money from his videos. My life improved a lot thanks to him.read more
Sonia Richards
Sonia Richards
09:39 09 Jan 20
Andrew Austin is: Innovative, Ingenious, Inspiring, Imaginative, Irritating, Inventive, and Insightful. In fact... everything that a great Trainer and Therapist should be, but which so many will never be. I am privileged to have been taught and mentored by him and honoured to be a trainer of his work. Oh and did I also say Intelligent? Actually goes without saying. Many thanks for everything Andy.read more
Lynn Marshall
Lynn Marshall
17:37 08 Jan 20
I have attended a number of Andy’s workshops and training courses over the past 10 years and would highly recommend... him to anyone. In my opinion he is probably the most knowledgeable and skilled trainer in the business. As a bonus his workshops are always fun, he is 100% genuine and lacking in bulls**t and he always gets you to think “out of the box” .read more
Carl Jackson
Carl Jackson
13:46 08 Jan 20
I have been an integral eye movement therapy practitioner for 8 years and an approved trainer for almost 7... years.Andrew T Austin is nothing short of genius in the world of modern day mental health. His ability to adapt his approach to each and every client is a rare quality, particularly those who are deemed to be untreatable. By far the best trainer I have ever seen.read more
Maya Sadasivan
Maya Sadasivan
13:07 08 Jan 20
Inspiring, thought provoking and unsettling enough to get one to explore experiment evolve ...is every session of... Andy's.Poker faced, twinkling eyes, Andy leads participants of his sessions through the mystery and magic of the human mind. Aha moments guaranteed... And the confidence that we can use the tools he provides to touch lives.read more
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“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: