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Curative Hypnotherapy

About me

I have been in practice in South Birmingham for around 40 years, using hypnosis to help people fulfil their potential and achieve the contented, rewarding life they deserve.

While many people believe that hypnotherapy is limited to those who wish to stop smoking or seek help for weight problems, depression or stress-related conditions, Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH) is highly effective in relieving or disposing of many additional problems such as:

  • Obsessional or Compulsive - OCD, gambling, self harming, etc
  • Anxiety - panic attacks, excessive worrying, negative thinking, etc
  • Self-Image - confidence, self esteem, body dysmorphia, etc
  • Emotional - insecurity, jealousy/ possessiveness, anger/ temper, etc

As well as running a full-time practice, I am a registered Supervisor for the National Hypnotherapy Society and via the Hypnotherapy Training College, design and run courses to train other practitioners in the application of this specialist treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Practising full-time as a hypnotherapist since 1982;
  • A certified teacher in Curative Hypnotherapy for those wishing to become qualified;
  • A registered supervisor for hypnotherapists already in practice.
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy (1982)
  • Diploma in Curative Hypnotherapy (1985)
  • Full Member: International Hypnotherapy Association.
  • Accredited Member: National Hypnotherapy Society.
  • Registered with: Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
  • Licenced LCH practitioner.
  • Certified Examiner in Curative Hypnotherapy.
  • Registered Supervisor: National Hypnotherapy Society.
  • Certified Tutor: Hypnotherapy Training College (Curative Hypnotherapy & LCH)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

International Hypnotherapy Association

International Hypnotherapy Association (International Hypnotherapy Association)

The International Hypnotherapy Association is one of the leading organisations supporting hypnotherapists in practice. Established in 1997 and representing several hundred therapists, you can be sure to find the properly qualified, ethical and experienced practitioner to meet your needs, wherever you are in the world.

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

obsessive thoughts

compulsive behaviour

negative thoughts, negative thinking, negativity

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acne Excoriee
Excoriation Disorder
Skin picking Disorder
Neurotic Excoriation
Psychogenic Excoriation
Hair pulling


Curative Hypnotherapy

LCH treatment

Lesserian curative hypnotherapy

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£83.00 per session

Additional information

  • LCH Treatment: Initial Consultation - £95.00 / Treatment session - £83.00

  • Stop-Smoking Treatment - full treatment including one-month Aftercare – £195.00

(as at Jan. 2022)

When I work

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Appointments (in-person & online) available Monday - Thursday. 9.00am - 6.00pm

Further information

LCH treatment is a safe, gentle and effective treatment.

No reliving or recalling of upsetting events or painful memories - just a simple, straight-forward and logical progression to answer the question 'Why?'.... why do I feel this way? Why does this problem keep recurring? Why do I end up in these situations? Why do I keep acting this way when I don't want to? Why can't I just be happy?'

Rather than simply enable you to manage these unwanted behaviours or thoughts, LCH treatment aims to find out WHY they exist in the first place.  With that reason/cause corrected, the problem can be disposed of.

Every person is unique; each suffers their problem/condition in their own individual way - and the treatment I provide is, naturally, as varied.  The only person who has the answers is the person suffering the problem - my role is simply to guide each person along that unique pathway to identify (and then correct the effects of) that information.

As a general guideline - locating and correcting the root of a problem is likely to take in the region of 6 to 8 sessions. However, everyone is different - if you want to find out if or how I can help you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to the opportunity of helping you soon.

Helen Lesser is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

54 Goodrest Croft, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 4JT

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Online platforms



In person

I offer supervision to both newly-qualified and practising hypnotherapists - in person or by video-link.

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