Homeopath charged man with mental health problems $23,000 for 'metaphysical' counselling

The intervention involved relaxation techniques and 'listening carefully", according to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission

A homeopath and self-proclaimed ‘emotional intelligence expert’ has been permanently banned from offering psychological treatments after he charged a man with deteriorating mental health more than $23,000 for counselling.

The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) began investigating Lachlan Hinds after receiving a complaint about the care of a 43-year-old patient.

The patient had apparently shelled out up to $240 per day for the treatment sessions.

The intervention was primarily based around the “wholly unqualified” Mr Hinds

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