Lorraine McReight D. Hyp, FAPHP, MNCH, NLP & TLT Prac, UKCHO, CNHC
The Hypnotherapy Centre
421 Durnsford Road
020 8947 3338 / 07525 012 221
I'm a fully qualified and very experienced hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner and use a blend of techniques to help clients towards a solution to their problem. I am trained in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Classical and NLP Coaching. I also hold a diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). As every client is unique, I believe it's helpful to have a wide range of therapeutic skills and approaches for different people and different issues.
You will always have my full attention when you book to see me for therapy and I promise to treat you as an individual, not a list of symptoms. I believe that everyone can change their life and I feel privileged to have seen many, many clients transform their lives following a course of therapy with me.
What I can help with:
Men and women see me to break unwanted habits, to change a mindset, to let go of unhelpful thoughts or to stop negative patterns. Frequently I see people whose confidence has been diminished by current situations or past events and whose life is negatively affected by this, so I will incorporate confidence boosting strategies to help you feel more positive and resourceful.
Anxiety, in its different forms is sadly all too common, and I am experienced in helping clients who experience panic attacks, irrational thoughts, insomnia, social phobia, hyper-sensitivity and other manifestations of stress or anxious thinking.
It really doesn't matter what is troubling you, I'm confident that I can assist you. Whether you feel your problem is common or unusual, big or small, if you are ready to change, I am here to help.
See my short video below to find out more about hypnosis.
It's important to feel at ease with your therapist, so I offer a free telephone consultation where you can find out a little more and ask any questions . If you prefer, you can email me for information - the choice is yours. Many people report feeling more positive and optimistic about their situation as soon as they take the first step and book an appointment, so if you'd like to change something, contact me now:
020 8947 3338 (reception) or 07525 012221 (direct line)
or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Therapy Centre:
After renting rooms in health centres for 15 years, I opened my own premises (The Hypnotherapy Centre) in 2010. Having a dedicated therapy centre allows me to offer clients an improved experience during their visit for therapy.
The therapy room is comfortable and spacious, with natural light and air conditioning so you can feel relaxed and safe. We have a waiting/reception area and all clients are offered tea or coffee at each visit. I believe that the centre is somehere you will feel at ease and that we have all the facilities that you might expect of a small, private, therapy suite.
Additional Information & Ethics Policy:
I've trained in many therapeutic approaches and have been a full-time therapist since 1995. I am the development director of the NCH; and work ethically and within the code of conduct laid down by this professional organisation and all the professional bodies to which I belong.
In addition to being a full-time therapist, I am also a hypnotherapy tutor and am the principal and main trainer at the London Hypnotherapy Academy where I teach students to become professional, hypnotherapists.
I am also the editor of the professional journal Hypnoversity and am a writer on hypnotherapy & NLP.
At the Annual conference of the Association for the Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) 2013 I was delighted to be presented with the Chairman's Award - 'Hypnotherapists of the Year' and 'Best Technique' Award. The following year I was thrilled to be awarded with the'Client Management Award' (2014). In 2016 I was made a fellow of the APHP.
Location and Appointment Information
The Hypnotherapy Centre is easily accessible by public transport; bus,train and underground as well as by car. There is also ample free parking nearby.
I offer daytime, evening and on Saturday morning appointments and tea and coffee are always available before or during your appointment.
Can everyone be helped by hypnosis?
Everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. I can't hypnotise you against your will, but anyone who wants to make changes in their feelings, patterns, habits or behaviour through hypnosis will enjoy relaxing into the calm state we call hypnosis. More information is on my website but if there isn't a page dedicated to your concern, please call for a chat.
How many sessions will I need?
It's impossible to say precisely how many sessions any client will need as everyone is different, but I would expect you to see me for a few weeks rather than months. I can probably give you a better idea of how many sessions you might need after your telephone consultation or at your first therapy session.
Hypnosis for Pregnancy & Childbirth
This is an area of special interest for me and I have enjoyed working with pregnant women for many years. Births, whether good or bad, will be remembered forever, so it's well worth investing in some hypnosis for childbirth (hypnobirthing) sessions where I can teach you self-hypnosis techniques help you and your birth partner prepare for gentle birthing. Whether it's your 1st baby, 2nd or 3rd I could help you to overcome any birth related fears. Sadly, a traumatic birth or difficult pregnancy can lead to post-natal depression as well as stress and anxiety in future pregnancies.
As everyone's fears, expectations and history are different, I choose to work with couples on a one-to-one basis, rather than in large groups. At our sessions I give women and their birthing partner, Birth Preparation Hypnosis and teach them techniques for relaxation, positive visualisation & self-hypnosis that can be used during pregnancy & when birthing. This helps them to approach this special event in a relaxed & confident way and to expect to enjoy a positive and fear-free birth. Included in the price of the course is a free Birth Preparation self-hypnosis CD for women to use at home. I also work with women during their pregnancy whether they are planning a natural or surgical birth and also with couples who are experiencing conception difficulties or have fertility problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fellowof the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (FAPHP), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), & am a member of the Association of Complementary Therapists (MCThA). I am UKCHO registered (No. 82809) and am on the CNHC register (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council). I am also the Development Director of the NCH.
I trained at Central England College for Clinical Hypnosis in Birmingham, attaining the D Hyp CECCH. In addition, I am also a practitioner of NLP, training with Excelr8 based in Glasgow and a Time Line Therapy practitioner, training with Opt2xl.
Therapists are required to undertake ongoing training - Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and I have attended many specialist courses including:
Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication Skills
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
The Central England College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
(Serious Emotional Trauma)
- Advanced Pattern Interruptions
- Advanced Regression Techniques
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Diploma in Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating Disorders & OCD
* Access to Havening
* Ericksonian Masterclasses in metaphor & utilisation
* The Psychology of Depression and Therapeutic Modalities
* Psychological Communication & body Language
* The Psychological & Physical Effects of Trauma (PTSD)
* Hypnotherapy for IBS
* Cognitive Therapy (personality profiling)
* Hypnotherapy for Weight Reduction
* Hypnotherapy for Gambling Addiction
* Working with Substance Misusers
* Hypnotherapy for Infertility (IVF)
* Ericksonian Hypnosis
* Entrepreneurial Coaching
* Quit4Life smoking cessation
Posts held / Teaching
In addition to being a full-time therapist, I am principal of the London Hypnotherapy Academy where I deliver diploma level professional training for hypnotherapy students as well as a wide range of CPD training events for qualified hypnotherapists at my centre in Wimbledon Park, SW19. I am also the Development Director of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy).
I am a published writer of articles on Hypnotherapy and NLP and am the editor of the professional journal Hypnoversity.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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.
Photos & videos
I offer packages of 6 weeks to 6 months. Let's have a chat so that I can have an understanding of your needs and be best placed to suggest a suitable package for you. All packages include a free self hypnosis download as well as other useful tips and tools to use between sessions.
If you want to book an individual session, please get in touch.
I also offer hypnosis for Childbirth Course (including recordings and handbook) £395.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card. You will be asked for a £50 deposit on booking your first appointment and this sum will be deducted from your final session.
There is sometimes a waiting list for appointments, especially at peak times, so please give us as much notice as possible if you can't attend, so that another client can be offered the appointment.
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for fee-free cancellation.
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9.45am - 8pm Monday - Thursday 9.45am - 1.30pm Saturdays