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About me

I have been in practice in South Birmingham for over 35 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 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 dysmorphic disorder, 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 and
  • A registered supervisor for hypnotherapists already in practice.
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy (1982)
  • Diploma in Curative Hypnotherapy (1985)
  • Full Member: Hypnotherapy Association.
  • Accredited Member: National Hypnotherapy Society.
  • Registered with: Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council
  • Licenced LCH practitioner.
  • Certified Examiner in Curative Hypnotherapy.
  • Registered Supervisor: Hypnotherapy Society.
  • Certified Tutor: Hypnotherapy Training College (Curative Hypnotherapy & LCH)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


Hypnotherapy Association

The Hypnotherapy Association is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved hypnotherapists in active practice. All members agree to follow a code of ethics.

There are a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Licentiate Member, and Full member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.

Hypnotherapy Association is a Registered Member of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).

Hypnotherapy Society

National 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

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.

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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  • Initial Consultation - £90.00
  • Subsequent treatment sessions - £78.00

  • Stop-Smoking Treatment - full treatment including one-month Aftercare – £190.00

(as at June 2020)

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 completely.

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.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

54a Goodrest Croft
West Midlands
B14 4JT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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


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


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Lesser Curative Hypnotherapy

Helen Lesser Curative Hypnotherapy