Lara Lewis HPD, DSFH, MNCH (Reg.), CNHC, AfSFH
01752 876956 / 07985 926001
I am a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist covering the South Hams in Devon. I am married with two children.
I became interested in Hypnotherapy after the birth of my daughter when difficulties following the birth left me with an anxiety disorder. I was fortunate enough to meet a trainee hypnotherapist who was looking for guinea pigs, and was desperate enough to volunteer. I was highly sceptical but prepared to try anything and was astounded and delighted by the results.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy was unlike anything I had come across. It helped me to understand what I had been going through and how I could take back control and change my life for the better. As I got my life back on track I became inspired to help others in the same way that I had been helped, and the rest (as they say) is history.
How do I help?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy utilises a combination of clinically proven therapies such as CBT, NLP, and hypnosis together with the understandings of modern neuroscience. This combination of methods is tremendously powerful and will enable you to make long-lasting changes in your life.
Each session is tailored specifically for you and your needs to help you achieve your goals, reduce your stress and overcome the challenges you are currently facing.
What can I help with?
As a fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist I am able to help with a wide variety of issues, including:
- Anger Management
- Fears and Phobias
- Sleep problems
- Teeth grinding and nail biting
- Performance Management
- Weight Management
- Many others...
What to expect
The initial consultation and assessment session is an integral part of your therapy and serves a number of purposes. It provides the opportunity for you to describe the challenges you are currently facing, and for me to ask questions that will help me understand the best way to help you.
I also explain how the brain works; the relationship between our conscious and subconscious mind and I provide you with a clear understanding of the origin of our thoughts, habits and behaviours. I also explain what hypnotherapy is and how it works
During the initial consultation we will agree what goals you would like to work towards and put together a plan of action to help you to achieve them.
In the following sessions we work together to help you break down your goals into achievable steps whilst giving you the knowledge and tools that will help you as you work towards those goals. This work is then compounded in the second half of the session as I use hypnosis to support the work we have done.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and I trained at The Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice, which is a recognised accredited Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.
I am a member of the following organisations:
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
My qualifications include:
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - HPD
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - DSFH
I attend regular supervision sessions, courses and workshops to keep up to date and increase my knowledge base. I am also currently undertaking:
- The Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Mindfulness and Meditation Coaching for Children
How do you know I am properly qualified?
I can be found on the directories of each of the member organisations listed below. Members can only be listed if they:
- Have undergone the proper training
- Regularly attend CDP and supervision
- Are DBS checked
- Are fully insured
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
All treatments,with the exception of stop smoking sessions, begin with a free initial consultation, which is an hour long. Subsequent sessions last up to an hour. The number of sessions you'll require depends on your particular issue and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
- Initial Consultation - £60.00
- Subsequent Sessions - £60.00
- Stop Smoking Session - £150 (A single 2 hour session)
Payment methods are flexible and I can take cards, cheques, cash or bank transfer. Payments are taken at the end of each session.
I offer a 10% discount to members of the armed forces, NHS staff and teachers.
In addition to day time sessions, I also offer out out of hour appointments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.