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Joanna Lavan - Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1RL
07904 500307 07904 500307

About me

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My passion is to help people to make positive changes to their life with effective, proven solution focused hypnotherapy techniques.

I am a fully qualified clinical and solution focused hypnotherapist based in Huddersfield Town Centre.  I can offer both online and face-to-face therapy.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is an amazing tool which focuses on finding solutions for the present and future rather than the past. It is a totally positive therapy that guides you as you look ahead, changing your mind-set and enabling you to take control and move forward with your life confidently and positively.

I treat clients suffering from a range of issues including anxiety, OCD, depression and low moods, lack of confidence and self-esteem, phobias, insomnia as well as helping clients with weight management and stopping smoking/vaping.

I offer a FREE Initial Consultation where we can talk in more detail about your problems and how I can help.  The Initial Consultation normally takes around 50 minutes.  During the Initial Consultation, I will gather more information about you.  I will then help you to understand how the brain works, why you suffer in the way that you do and what we can do about it.  I will also give you a 30 minute hypnotherapy relaxation track - either MP3 or CD, to take away with you.

Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes and you will normally need between 8 and 12 sessions for most issues (the exceptions are stopping smoking which is just one session between 90-120 minutes and phobias which are a further 3 sessions).  I will ask you to listen to the relaxation track each night before you go to sleep before our next session which helps the process.  Usually sessions are once a week.  During the subsequent sessions, we will talk about the good things you have done in the week prior to the session, we will talk again about how the brain works in relation to your problem and then we will use trance.  The advantage of trance is that the two minds come together and focus on the same thing and when we are in that state we have access to the subconscious mind.  This is a process that produces increased awareness of the subconscious mind, heightened sense of suggestibility, and deep relaxation.

Hypnotherapy works because when we are relaxed and feeling safe we become open to suggestion.

Please call on 07904 500307 for an informal and confidential chat by phone and I can talk you through the solution focused hypnotherapy treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Leeds with the Clifton Practice (CPHT) and am a fully qualified Clinical & Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). I am also a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

I am also a certified NLP Coach, Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy ™.   And I have just completed my ABC Level 2 Counselling.

I also undertake regular CPD (continued professional development) to ensure that I use the latest research in neuroscience to help you achieve your goals

Member organisations


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.


National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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Initial Consultation: Free including a free relaxation CD/MP3

Subsequent sessions: £60 per session (50 minutes)

Stop Smoking/Vaping: £120 (90 - 120 minutes)

Phobia Package: £180 (4 sessions)

Relaxation:  £30 (30-40 minutes)

Further information

10% discount for NHS workers

Gift vouchers also available

Studio 41
The Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
West Yorkshire

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.

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Joanna Lavan - Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

Joanna Lavan - Solution Focused Hypnotherapist