Training and professional positions

Dr Jim Kantidakis 

BSc(MR) GDip(Psych) PGDip(Psych)

Gut-Focused Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

Jim Kantidakis is a registered Psychologist and Hypnotherapist who specialises in the treatment of gut disorders, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Jim is an associate member with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and full member of the Australian Association for Clinical Hypnosis.

Jim is a dedicated and caring professional. Over many years working with chronically ill patients, he has developed an interest in helping individuals better manage and cope with their illnesses, particularly those that are gut-related. In order to learn the most effective techniques, Jim travelled to Manchester, UK, to undertake additional training with Prof Peter Whorwell and his IBS Hypnotherapy Unit.  Prof Whorwell is a Gastroenterologist who specialises in treating functional gut disorders and is a leading expert in the United Kingdom. He developed the hypnotherapy treatment for functional gut disorders more than twenty years ago; his unit treats over a hundred patients a week.

At Central Melbourne Gastroenterology, Jim performs hypnotherapy treatment based on Prof Whorwell’s approach for individuals with functional intestinal disorders, including IBS, gastroparesis, and non ulcerative dyspepsia. Jim also offers Psychological treatment for helping people with gut problems better cope and manage their illness, based on evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

For more information, please visit the Gut Focused Hypnotherapy Australia website.


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Call us on 03 9417 5064 or email

Please note waiting times may apply.

Patient appointments with our Gut-Focused Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, Jim Kantidakis are made via The Gut Centre on

1300 488 287





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Central Melbourne Gastroenterology

03 9417 5064