Isn't it time to start living the life you ought to live?

Thomas Budge, a teacher, examiner, and practising hypnotherapist with more than 20-years experience, is ready to help you resolve personal issues, either online or in-person.

Thom is no stranger to overcoming life's challenges. So, whether you seek inspiration or need experienced, confidential, empathetic advice, you've come to the right place. Thom is your number one go-to-guy for expert help to solve relationship issues, manage anxiety, deal with personal problems, spring free from compulsive and addictive behaviour, lose weight, quit smoking, enhance sports performance, overcome sexual difficulties, embrace a non-heterosexual identity, or simply to get help to overcome a myriad of other lifestyle challenges.

Thomas Budge

Hypnotherapy is a legitimate and effective therapeutic tool for many psychological and behavioural issues. It requires the guidance of a trained professional and the willingness of the individual to participate actively in the process. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility. In this state, a person may feel deeply relaxed, but not asleep. They are usually more open to suggestions and can access parts of their mind that are typically more guarded. There is good scientific evidence for its efficacy in many areas of life Applications include: The management and alleviation of anxiety, depression, phobias, and stress; it can help with smoking cessation, weight loss, and overcoming bad habits; it is effective for managing chronic pain and coping with medical procedures; and, it helps with insomnia and other sleep disorders, amongst other things.

Don't know where to start?

Thomas encourages you to book a free, no obligation, introductory session with him…

Book your free online chat (15-mins)

…otherwise, click SPEED BOOKINGS at the top of this page to make an online and/or in-person appointment with Thom.

Grappling with something and need advice?

No baited hooks and no lock-ins, ever

Give yourself the freedom to improve your future, even if you haven't a clue how to go about doing this. Get practical, useful, solid advice whenever you need it, backed by more than twenty-years' expertise, and available to you at your fingertips.

Anywhere, anytime, online or in-person

Get advice quickly, even if you are online at your desk, while you are in a coffee shop, travelling somewhere, or even in the private safety of your own home. If you prefer being off camera, Thom will gladly host your meeting in-person.

Troubles shared are troubles halved

Thomas is your number one go-to-guy for confidential, expert advice on relationship issues, career difficulties, personal problems, addictive behaviour, sexual matters, and any other daily lifestyle challenges you are battling to resolve.

Private Appointment Options

Thomas is available throughout the year for online appointments, and frequently travels between Lenk im Simmental (Switzerland) and Centurion (South Africa) where he offers face-to-face, in-person appointments in both countries.

In a nutshell

Hypnotherapy Efficiency
Hypnotherapy easily outperforms other psychology methods

If you found your way here because you know Thom, or know of his work, welcome back.

If you got here through an Internet search, you are very welcome to book a free 15-minute personal chat with Thomas to get an idea of what to expect from your sessions, and to pose those questions you'd so like to ask.

Your mind is not your brain, but rather what your brain does.

One of science's greatest ideas about the mind is the Computational Theory of Mind. The idea is that your mind is made up of loads of little specialised parts, and that your beliefs, thoughts and desires are informational computations carried out by these interrelated parts, within the circuitry of your brain. Based on these principles, here's the good news: It is much easier to fix the mind than it is to fix the body.

Your visits help you disentangle your thinking.

There is no one-size-fits-all, as each session addresses your specific needs at the time.

This is not psychotherapy but a personal, gentle, collaborative correction to the way you think.

Side-effects include improved self-confidence, joyousness, and abundant energy.

Thom is passionate about his work.

He is a teacher, a therapist, an author, has extensive experience, and has won multiple international awards and acclaim. He quickly gets you tapping into your resources, ridding yourself of unwanted problems, accomplishing that which has been difficult for you to achieve.

Let Thom be your advisor, collaborator and go-to-guy.

Thom is much more than a holistic therapist. He offers you insightful vistas into life.

Many see him as a friend, a father-figure, a spiritual mentor, and a man of deep compassion and empathy.

Thomas co-founded one of South Africa's top software engineering companies, and brings many of those powerful reprogramming tools to his work as a therapist and lifestyle coach, creating a uniquely fresh and modern method to thinking-disentanglement.

Awards and Achievements

Clinical Hypnotherapist, ACHE.

Certified Hypnotherapist, SAIH IMDHA.

Certified Lecture and Examiner, ACHE.

IMDHA International Scriptwriter of the Year, 2011 and 2013.

Nominated in an international peer survey as one of the world's top ten hypnotherapists.

Honouree Award 2014, SAMHA.

Author of It Is What It Is — Grace through acceptance., 2013.

Co-author of Addiction: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea., 2021.

Writer, producer and presenter of Soul Searching, 2017,
weekly episodes commissioned and broadcast on radio, now available as podcasts.

Founder of the Hypnosis Guild of Southern Africa, a forum for professional hypnotherapists.

Thomas' simple philosophy

Most of us have little malice, simply trying to find our way through life. We seek meaning, purpose and a livelihood in an overcrowded, overstretched world. Many institutions, established by our forefathers for a cohesive society, have failed us. Disillusioned, many of us have abandoned religion, become sceptical of our political leadership, and are disheartened by the way globalisation has torn apart the fabric of family life. Moreover, we have become ever increasingly aware of our isolation, having to face our problems alone. It's ironic, given that there are more of us on this planet now than have ever lived here in the history of humankind, that we often feel so alone. Each of us, in our moments of despair, believe that our problems are unique to us, and the challenges we must face, are greater than those which we can bear. It's at times like these when we tend to lose sight of the magnificence of our human spirit, and how our greatness often arises out of our darkness, like the Phoenix from the ashes, pushing us into new realms of inventiveness, inspiration and wondrousness.

The city of Johannesburg is built on gold-bearing ore. Thousands of mineworkers descend to depths of 4km every day, where they laboriously toil at the rock face, bringing tons of rubble to the surface. Each metric ton of rock contains a miniscule 5-7 grams of gold. Such a small yield seems to make the whole endeavour rather pointless, until one comes to the realisation that gold is a very precious commodity. Using this analogy, we frequently face those hardships in life, the personal dark nights of the soul, where we toil, struggling to find reprieve, strength and value. Many of us get trapped in the depths of despair, and sink into states of hopelessness and depression, believing that we shall never again see the light of day.

Rather than than pushing through these unrelenting times, we often seek to sidestep them, whiling away our time on fruitless activities, or anaesthetising our emotions using drugs, alcohol and other dangerous things, showing little optimism that our efforts at the rock face of life, might yield something worthwhile.

The loosened rock deep underground is hazardous rubble until it is brought to the surface where it is crushed and processed to free traces of gold found therein. Even then, the tiny traces of gold are worthless until they are extracted, smelted, purified, and poured into ingots of glistening 24-carat gold. Only then, is its value unlocked.

The moral of our story is that unless we are prepared to face the darkness life brings upon us, letting life shape and sharpen us, the hardships shall have no value until we discover and refine the precious wisdom we can extract out of those toughest of times. Until we learn how to convert hardship into something worthwhile, life itself shall be nothing more than endless suffering.

Some unsolicited shared experiences

Mr Budge has really been of great assistance for several years in patients where subconscious stressors and drivers have caused patients to have physical illness or emotional issues. As such he has been of huge help with patients suffering with affective disorders, phobias, anxiety issues and suicidal ideation. At the same time he has referred patients to me where he considers medication to be of value so is not messianic in believing that hypnotism is the cure for all ills!! I can highly recommend him in helping patients understand that there are emotional drivers that have to be managed and that pills are not always enough. — Dr Richard Brink, Specialist Family Physician, Cedar Road, Fourways


I am sure you get many of these inquiries, and probably an excessive amount of mails and messages too, from folk who have been deeply touched by you, and that which you do. This quick mail is just to say thank you, truly, thank you, for listening, for dealing with and accepting the circumstances, for the coffee, for your time, and again, for reaching out as much as you did. I look forward to this evening's rest, and I still haven't pieced together where we went today, and what was going on. It still seems very pixelated … but I believe in where it is headed! I very much look forward to sharing my thoughts about it with you. — PD, Hypnotherapy Client


Thank you for this morning and helping me discover so much about myself. Currently I am completely overwhelmed and do not know how to contain my thoughts and emotions. I want nothing more than to hold on to the peace and tranquillity I felt, which I haven't felt since I was a child. I felt so safe and secure with you there and I just wanted to thank you for being so gentle with my memories and emotions and helping me face these monsters I have obviously been afraid of for so long. — LD


I thought that the session that I had with you was just what I needed to unearth one of the 'stumbling blocks' in my life. I thought it really worthwhile and I know I rambled on relentlessly, but I think that you uncovered exactly what I needed to. I also used the information in a session of thought re-patterning the following day, which helped me to unravel other stuff stemming from that source. You have a gentle and approachable style, which makes it easy to communicate and share. I feel as though I've moved miles away from where I was and although I think I still have 'stuff' to work through, this in-road has made a difference. My husband told me that my eyes 'have come alive' again! — JP, Mom and Wife


Overall it was just so wonderful to reconnect with you and it really felt timeless. You are indeed a most special soul and I thank you for the safe space and for being such an important person to connect with along my journey. — CD, Psychotherapist


I was very happy with the session and even though it made me irritated, angry, grumpy, sad, felt sorry for myself, I will certainly be back and trust that you may very well be able to 'fix' me. — HvL, Mechanical Engineer


Thank you that you were willing to see me. You helped me to understand myself better. With time more things will clear in my mind, but this morning was the first morning I woke up with a feeling of love and peace and joy. I am slowly but surely understanding the concept of self-love and gratitude for everything and everyone. Thank you very much again. — JF, Fund Raiser


It is seldom that you come across a 'soul' who reaches out and just provides such a safe and secure environment that we are able to drop our 'man-made masks'. Thank you for relighting the candle inside of me. You are 'mentor in a million'. May you be richly blessed in return for your outpouring of love and compassion - you will touch many more people in the future I am sure. — DvdW


I would like to say a special thanks to Thom as my mentor, teacher and the person who reviewed my assignment ahead of my submitting the work to the SAIH. Without Thom's enthusiasm and his excellent way of working with his students I would not have been able to deliver the sort of work that the SAIH expects from its students. — GP, Hypnotherapy Student


Your generosity of spirit, time, expertise and caring has touched me profoundly. — JP