Welcome to Sydney Gut Clinic

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
  Contact : 02 9131 2111

Sviatlana Starr

Sviatlana Starr is an expert in gut-directed hypnotherapy. She has been professionally helping people with different functional gut disorders through gut-directed hypnotherapy sessions since 2015. She relocated from Melbourne to Sydney in January 2023 and until then she had her private practice in Melbourne and worked also part time from 2018 to 2022 at the Functional Gut Disorders Unit at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Sviatlana has all the necessary skills and experience required to help patients through gut-directed hypnotherapy sessions to improve their GI symptoms, reduce stress and anxiety in their lives, improve their coping skills and the quality of life.

Sviatlana Starr uses not only the latest and most research supported hypnotherapy techniques, but also the latest evidence-based psychotherapies with proven efficacy, with a success rate of 80-90%. Sviatlana provides treatments for adults and adolescents.

Apart from holding a Nationally Accredited Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy,Sviatlana is also a qualified Life Coach, trained in Psychotherapy and holds a Master Degree in Teaching.

Her skills and experience set her apart from other gut-directed hypnotherapists, most of whom don’t have a recognized qualification in hypnotherapy and simply read ‘one size fits all’ hypnotic scripts to all their clients. To increase the effectiveness of gut-hypnotherapy sessions and to allow clients to get the best out of gut hypnotherapy in 4-6 sessions instead of 8-10, Sviatlana tailors each of her sessions to the individual needs of each client.

Sviatlana works with both English and Russian speaking people.

Apart from helping clients with functional gut disorders, Sviatlana has years of experience in helping people quit smoking; address their emotional eating and binge eating; phobias, anxiety, depression, insomnia, low self- esteem and unhealthy habits.

Dr Fei Wen Chen

Dr Chen is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist with special interest in managing patients with chronic liver disease of various aetiology, as well as general gastroenterology and endoscopy.

Dr Arj Nagendra
Dr Arjuna ‘Arj’ Nagendra

Dr Nagendra is currently a consultant at Prince of Wales Hospital where he is involved with teaching anaesthetic trainees, particularly  in his areas of clinical interest - airway surgery and neurovascular procedures.

Taryn Geller

Taryn has extensive knowledge in weight management, heart disease, nutrition for pregnancy, diabetes, pre-diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and general healthy eating.