Brett James Thornton (Yim Thai)

Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Interventionist

Welcome Counselling Thailand in Chiang Mai. We provide professional counselling and hypnotherapy services in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, as well as online.


We are here to understand you and your specific needs. Our trained therapists will work with you to help you overcome your problems. We use the most effective methods to help you do this.

Work History

  • Counselling Thailand – Managed by Yim Thai Nana Consultancy Co., Ltd : October 2018 to present

Director, counselling, Hypnotherapist (Hypnotherapy in Chiang Mai), life coaching and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  in Chiang Mai, Person Centered Therapy in Chiang mai ,Chiang Rai and online.


  • The Next Step Chiang Mai: January 2018 to October 2018.

Secondary care head counsellor, family counsellor, outpatient counselling, aftercare support, interventionist.


  • PEP Talk Mentoring: January 2016 to December 2018.

Online counselling, aftercare support, business and life coaching.


  • The Cabin Chiang Mai: February 2014 to October 2015.

Addictions Counsellor, Relapse Prevention & Aftercare Co-ordinator


Education History / Qualifications

  • Master Practitioner Diploma in Indirect Hypnosis, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Language with Clients
  • Practitioner Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Counselling.
  • Certificate in Addiction Counselling (Institute of Counselling)

Our Services

At Counselling Thailand – Chiang Mai, we are here to help provide hope and solutions to people who are struggling with many different problems. We work together with you in the most effective way possible to help you find your own individual solutions.

Individual counselling

Individual counselling

Private and confidential counselling with an experienced therapist in Chiang Mai in a relaxed environment. Counselling methods include CBT, EFT and Person-centred. Read More at:
Individual counselling in Chiang Mai
Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Experienced relationship counselor offering professional support, advice and guidance for couples seeking therapy in Chiang Mai particularly for the first time. Read More at: 
Couples Therapy in Chiang Mai


A modern mindfulness approach to therapy in Chiang Mai which combines CBT and Hypnotherapy using hypnosis as a tool which is proven to increase motivation and to create positive…………. Read More at:
Hypnotherapy in Chiang Mai
Thai and Western relationship therapy

Thai and Western relationship therapy

Our Thai / Western relationship counselling based in Chiang Mai will help you to learn how to communicate better and help overcome cultural differences, expectations around financial commitments, family dynamics and other roles and responsibilities.
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Life coaching

Life coaching

An additional resource or alternative to traditional counselling in Chiang Mai life coaching can help develop and enhance skills to achieve personal goals, deal with work-life balance and other challenges in life.
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Personal development training

Personal development training

An additional resource or alternative to traditional counselling in Chiang Mai personal development training and coaching is proven to maximise your strengths and identify and tackle the weaknesses that are holding you back from reaching your true potential.
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While people come to us for many reasons, some of the more common ones include:

● Help with various forms of anxiety
● Overcoming depression and sadness
● Stop smoking
● Alcohol use and abuse
● Overcoming specific fears and phobias
● Anger management
● Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem
● Family therapy
● Communications and other relationship problems
● Fear of intimacy
● Thai Western relationship therapy
● Building and rebuilding trust
● Helping with loneliness and isolation
● Increasing tolerance for stress and learning coping skills for it
● Obsessive-compulsive disorder
● Enhancing motivation and overcoming procrastination
● Finding meaning and purpose in life
● Substance abuse issues, like managing cravings and preventing relapse

Alternative Therapy in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

While these are some of the reasons that people will contact us for counselling or hypnotherapy services, they are not all of them. If you are struggling with something, and feel like you need to talk to someone in confidence who is an experienced counsellor working in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and online with an empathetic approach, please contact us now. We are happy to listen and help determine if we can provide you with the best services available.


Many people think of counselling as sitting on a couch and talking about how you grew up. That may have been true a hundred years ago, but now we have learned a lot about what helps people in times of stress and crisis. At Counselling Thailand – Chiang Mai will use the most effective methods backed by research to help you with your specific issues.


We are compassionate and confidential and will work with you to understand your specific needs and strengths. Everyone comes to us with a lifetime of experience and resources to use, and we will draw from what you know that works already. Our treatments focus on you which includes using a person-centred approach that brings in your wealth of knowledge about you.


Our services also extend beyond Chiang Mai. We offer services in Chiang Rai in person and online as well. Our trained and experienced professionals are available to help meet your needs in a variety of ways. If you are interested in talking with us, please click here for contact information. The sooner you contact us, the faster you will find the solution and healing you are looking for.

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