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About me

My name is Colleen and I'm Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in Rochester, Kent with over 5 years' experience.

We are all facing huge challenges as we try to understand the current crisis and navigate our way through the changes and uncertainty we are dealing with.

Whether you are struggling with fears, phobias, cravings, self-sabotaging behaviours, low confidence, stress or anxiety, through the power of hypnotherapy I will help you harness the power of your mind to make significant positive changes to your daily thoughts and habits, giving you the inner strength to live your life to the fullest.

How I can help you

  • Controlling your weight, particularly managing cravings
  • Quitting smoking
  • Conquering fears and phobias
  • Managing stress and anxiety effectively
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Coping with loss and bereavement
  • Correcting self-limiting beliefs
  • Building positive habits.

Why work with me

My approach is to empower you to let go of negative self-defeating thought patterns and replace them with positive ones so that you can make the changes in your life that you most want to achieve.

My personal experience 

My journey to, and passion for hypnotherapy, is rooted in my own personal experience.

A real turning point in my life happened after a personal tragedy in 1991 that had rocked my world. I look back at how I used to react when crippling worry, real fear and extreme anxiety affected every aspect of my life. I recall having endless tears while coping with long-term distress. It felt like a thick fog had come over me accompanied by that knotted feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I felt totally stuck for all those years.

Years later in 2012, a friend told me about a great hypnotherapist who had helped her cope with anxious thoughts and feelings. I wanted to heal too so I chose a hypnotherapist who understood my personal experience, and the rest is history.  I gained many benefits from the sessions and I felt empowered, transformed, reinvigorated - it felt like a miracle.  For once in my life, I felt in control. It was amazing how my life started to improve and then happiness, health and success followed.

Eager to help others I trained in hypnotherapy myself and I'm living proof - Hypnotherapy changed my life! 

You will be amazed at the transformation you could make in just a few sessions too.

Don't just take my word for it. Read what some of my clients think:

"Colleen is the real deal!  Colleen's work is very special, she truly cares for your success and helping you embark on a positive journey and I could not ask for a better or more professional hypnotherapist. I would highly recommend Colleen and hypnotherapy as it can really change your life.  It has certainly changed mine. " M.R. Kent.

"Colleen Rawlings, I can't thank you or recommend you enough.
Three consultations on Skype and you have successfully cured my anxiety attacks and feeling confident and at ease.  Now, you've helped me ditch a lifelong habit of biting my nails. It’s transformed my life. I now enjoy painting my nails and they look fab!
Let’s make it a hat trick and cure my mouse phobia. Looking forward to Thursday’s session." JH - France

What you can expect from your first session

This session, which is free, is designed to help you understand how working together will bring about the changes you want to make before guiding you into hypnosis where you can enjoy the experience.

I know how hard it is to own our story but it is even more difficult spending our lives running from it.  Being brave enough to explore our darkness can ignite the power within.

I offer a caring, confidential and unique approach to my clients and they always feel valued so that they see and feel the benefit from my sessions.  I look forward to being part of your online success story very soon.  Often internal resistance is what blocks us from embracing our full potential.  My aim is to eliminate resistance and internal blocks through skills and techniques that will help you realign your worldview and give you the clarity you seek.

Your first free session will include a deep relaxation mini hypnosis experience where you can sit back and enjoy a pleasant feeing of rest and recuperation from the demands of modern life.

When you're ready to make positive changes through online hypnosis and for more information, please visit my website: www.hypnotherapy-kent.uk and click here to book your first session hypnotherapy-kent.uk/contact

Benefits of hypnosis online

  • Hypnotherapy is just as effective online as in-person
  • It doesn’t matter if you are listening to the hypnotist in the same room or listening remotely. You close your eyes and listen to a set of instructions just as you were in my therapy room.
  • The change occurs, not in the room, the change occurs in your head.
  • Because you want the change in your day to day life, you are in your space so you are in the perfect place for the change to take place instead of being in a therapy room in which you would like to notice the results.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Cert - London College of Clinical Hypnosis, I built my practice alongside volunteering at the Heart of Kent Hospice

Hypnotherapy Diploma (HypnoTC course accredited by GHSC, FHT and BIH) & NGH membership

I am currently studying techniques in NLP and EMDR.

I'm fully insured and an associate member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), The Hypnotherapy Directory and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).

Member organisations






Member organisations


British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.

Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


The General Hypnotherapy Register

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


£60.00 per session

Your first 90-minute session online with me is free of charge.  You can sit back and enjoy hypnosis at home and online.

Further information

All sessions take place online or via telephone. Face to face sessions in my therapy room in Rochester will resume when COVID restrictions are lifted.

I am open for business Monday - Sunday 10am - 7pm

Please visit my website www.hypnotherapy-kent.uk or contact me on 07957 205345 or send me an email colleen@fernleafhypnotherapy.co.uk

I believe the mind is a 'powerful thing' and my mission is to enable you to tap into our most powerful resource to make the positive changes to your life.

I'm looking forward to helping you achieving your goal.

11 Horatio Place
Fennel Close

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Available by Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime and in person when government guidelines permit.

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm


Colleen Rawlings PGCert., D.Hyp C.H., CNHC (reg.)

Colleen Rawlings PGCert., D.Hyp C.H., CNHC (reg.)