Lorraine McReight D. Hyp, FAPHP, MNCH, NLP & TLT Prac, UKCHO, CNHC
The Hypnotherapy Centre
421 Durnsford Road
020 8947 3338 / 07525 012 221
Hypnosis is an amazing tool for change and is very powerful. Despite how it looks on the telly, it isn't as simple as you telling me what you want and me hypnotising you to give you that. Hypnotherapy is a collaboration; we will work together to help you to make important changes in your life. Most of my clients find that working with me makes a really big difference to their wellbeing – the benefits of therapy extending way beyond what they came for help with.
I consider Hypnotherapy an art and a science and believe that what is required of an effective therapist is much more than the ability to hypnotise someone. Much of the skill in helping clients to change is to listen well, know what to ask, know what to do with that information, then know what to say while they are in hypnosis. This expertise usually comes from years of experience in face to face client work.
I’ve been a therapist for many years and now teach other keen and enthusiastic individuals to become professional clinical hypnotherapists at my school, The London Hypnotherapy Academy. I love working with clients to help them to make gentle, powerful and positive changes using hypnosis and the other psycho-therapeutic skills I have. If you are committed to working in partnership with me, I would love to work with you to help you to make the changes you seek. In addition to our face to face therapy sessions, I will provide you with free hypnosis recordings and will teach you tools and techniques that you can use whenever you need them.
What I can help with:
My expertise is in complex emotional issues, trauma, anxiety (in all its manifestations) and low self-esteem. I often work with clients whose confidence has been diminished by current situations or past events and who want my help to change how they feel, think or behave. Whether you are anxious, have irrational thoughts, insomnia, social phobia, or some other concern that is bringing you down, get in touch. It really doesn't matter what is troubling you, I'm confident that I can assist you.
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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. 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 email@example.com
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 somewhere 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.
Hypnosis for Pregnancy & Childbirth
This is an area of special interest for me and I have enjoyed working with pregnant women for more than 20 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 recording 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.
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Interested in working with me?
It would be good to have a chat on the phone before you book to see me, but if that's not convenient we can have a conversation via email.
Most people book a course of therapy, but you are welcome to book an initial appointment (which includes a session of hypnotherapy) if you prefer and we can look at what will work best for you. The cost of the first session is £125 and includes a self-hypnosis recording. Allow up to 90 minutes for your first appointment.
I also offer 1-2-1 Hypnosis for Childbirth Courses. Get in touch for more information.
You can book appointments with me during the day, early evening and on Saturday mornings. Please call me on 020 8947 3338 to check my availability or email if it's easier firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome payment by cash or card.
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MESSAGES FROM CLIENTS
Anxiety, Low Self-esteem & Negative Thoughts
Having tried several different therapies to help me with anxiety issues, traumatic stress and low self esteem I found Lorraine's approach not only incredibly effective, but also refreshingly honest, direct and practical. I valued Lorraine's empathy, concern and encouragement and looked forward to my visits. Her approach was different to anything I had experienced before and helped me greatly. I am now in a very different place and when I need them Lorraine's words remind me to think differently and challenge my unhelpful thoughts. I am extremely grateful to Lorraine and would recommend her to anyone experiencing similar difficulties.
I have seen food as the enemy for so long that I did not realize that my way of thinking could ever be changed. The feeling of not having control over my eating was very distressing to me and when I came to see Lorraine I was in a very bad place. Lorraine helped me to make changes to my thought processes and attitude which helped me to regain control of my bad eating habits such as over-eating and the accompanying overwhelming stress and gulit. Over the course of a few months I have enjoyed a new sense of self-confidence I never thought I could have gained in such a short time. Thank you Lorraine for being such a positive in my life and supporting me in my journey to a better, healthier and happier way of life.
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and guidance this summer. Not only have I learned the official word for chronic teeth grinding ('bruxism'), I have also been able to understand much more about its causes. Addressing those underlying reasons through discussion and hypnotherapy rather than simply trying to halt the symptoms has made an enormous difference. It has also been a fascinating and life-affirming journey to take and I would recommend to anyone with similar issues to book some sessions and take back control of their lives. It's not just their teeth that will thank them for it!
When I went to see Lorraine I had severe anxiety- I was getting anxiety attacks 2 to 3 times a week. After the first session of hypnotherapy I really began to see a change and the anxiety attacks stopped happening. After 6 sessions my anxiety symptoms completely disappeared. It is now 3 weeks on from my last session and their has been a complete change to my thinking, sometimes when I get anxious I look back on what I learnt during my sessions with Lorraine and I am able to stop my anxiety as soon as it comes on. I would highly recommend going to see her.
Anger & Low self-esteem
I came to see Lorraine for help with a whole host of issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, anger and relationship problems. I was putting so much pressure on myself to be 'perfect', I was making myself and others around me miserable. The issues were so entangled I really didn't know where to start and I had previously found talking therapies next to useless. I knew what the issues were, just not how to solve them myself. Lorraine used a number of different techniques to help me and introduced me to a series of effective exercises and practical ways of tackling the problems myself. I now feel so much calmer in myself and have the tools to nip any future problems in the bud as and when they may present themselves.
Anxiety and Fear of Travel
Things are going well. I do find the recordings helpful and thank you for sending me the latest one. I've just come back from a short break in Europe. Went on Eurostar and had a lovely time so feeling very positive at the moment. I'm building on things and moving forward. I have started getting the train every day in rush hour (having spent a year getting the bus!) I definitely am continuing to put your breathing and relaxation techniques into practice. I have learnt a lot from our sessions and continue to employ it in daily life. Your support has been invaluable in getting me back to everyday life.
My issue was tougher, I was increasingly unable to sleep well and it was getting beyond a joke. I booked for an initial session and Lorraine explained that I would benefit from a course of six weekly sessions for my issue. I signed-up and after the 7 sessions (but with results starting after 3) I am now sleeping well and very grateful that I went to see her. Her premises are comfortable and professional and as well as the hypnotherapy itself, I found some of the tips and advice she gave me really worked. She also has a fantastic CD that accompanied my course which really helped at the beginning too.
I'd be happy to recommend her without hesitation.
9.45am - 8pm Monday - Thursday 9.45am - 1.30pm Saturdays