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About me

Hi, my name is Larissa and I help my clients take control of unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, so they can move towards the life they want. Whether you struggle with stress, fears and anxieties, need to boost your motivation or self-confidence, or if you would like to better manage your relationship with food or a chronic pain condition, hypnotherapy can help you to take control!

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, SFH uses a powerful combination of modern therapies (CBT, NLP, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy) with hypnosis, and will help you make significant change within a relatively short period of time.

We will focus on your future and where you want to be, rather than unpicking your past. You will learn some of the science behind how your brain works in relation to how you are feeling, and how you can help your brain to work better for you in what you want to achieve. It is a collaborative approach, where you will be guided to access your own inner resources and capabilities, helping you to feel empowered, calm, positive, and back in control.

As humans, about 95% of our brain activity is subconscious. Our brain is like a computer that has been programmed over time. It holds our previous programmes and patterns of behaviour, so we react to experiences in the way we have been “trained” to do, by our prior experiences. This happens on a subconscious level, and is outside of our cognitive control.

Hypnosis works directly with the subconscious mind, where these programmes, perceptions and reactions are being controlled. In this way, we can rewire the way we think and respond.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy will help you to take control of the way you use your mind, aligning your subconscious mind with the aims and goals of your conscious mind.

Sessions are structured around a framework of practical and well-researched strategies that will guide you to make positive change and live your preferred future.

What to expect from the FREE Initial Consultation:

This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, for you to tell me about your particular issue, and, most importantly, what you would like to achieve. I will explain how your brain works in relation to why you have come to see me, and how I will be able to help you. It is a chance for you ask any questions, so that you feel comfortable and informed about the process, and confident that you are choosing the right therapist for you.

The Initial consultation takes place via Zoom and can last up to one hour.

If you’d like to find out how hypnotherapy can help you, please get in touch.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) -  NCH / NCFE
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DSFH) - CPHT

I trained with CPHT Brighton and am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) and the National Council for Hypnotherapy. (NCH). I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

As required by the governing bodies' membership, my work is supervised by a professional registered supervisor and I undertake a minimum of 15 hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) training every year, ensuring that my skills and knowledge are based on the latest research and developments in the field.

Member organisations


National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

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.


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)

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.

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.

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Additional information

The Initial Consultation is free.

  • 6-session package: £360 (£60 per session)
  • 3-session follow on package: £180
  • 3-session phobia package: £200
  • Smoking cessation: £180 (one 2-hour session, which does not require the Initial Consultation as everything will be covered in the session)

When I work

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Appointments outside these times may be available on request. 

Further information


"I started Hypnotherapy as I had had previous experience of successful Hypnotherapy for a Phobia. This is Solution Based Hypnotherapy and I can honestly say it has been amazing. The original reason for starting has been addressed as well as so much more. I feel so different; happier, more confident and positive. If anyone is thinking of having Hypnotherapy my advice is DO IT! Larissa explains the process clearly and I felt safe and confident with her."

Caroline, Brighton

"I started hypnotherapy with Larissa to help with my depression which had worsened over lockdown and in response to family issues. Larissa put me at ease very quickly and was brilliant at explaining the brain and its functions to me. I started the first session feeling really low and with little enjoyment of things in my life. By the end of the course I felt so much better, happier, enjoying things more and able to be so much more positive about everything, even during challenges. I honestly didn’t think it would make as much difference as it did and would recommend anyone who is struggling to give it a go. Hypnotherapy for me was a powerful experience and I am so grateful for the way it has enhanced my mood and life."

Claire, Hassocks

"Hypnotherapy has been a wonderful experience, and has helped me get through so many things which I could never have done before. Larissa has given me a whole new perspective on my thought and worries which I will keep for life. I feel so much more confident which has made me feel a lot happier in everyday life."

Ben, age 14

"I've had a life long experience of over stimulation from my senses. This has caused immense stress & frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. I'd developed many coping strategies, some practical, some not.

I was recommended hypnotherapy with Larissa & it's been an incredibly positive experience.

I'm unable to visualise, so I initially thought hypnotherapy might not work so well for me. Larissa reassured me that visualisation wasn't necessary & explained (in a way I could understand) how the therapy works. It was eye opening finding out all the different applications for hypnotherapy.

After each session I felt a real feeling of my senses calming down & in turn, my whole way of experiencing the world, calming down. Each session built on the last & even though I haven't had any sessions for months, the feeling of calming down continues improving. The improvement to my wellbeing has been so positive & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend hypnotherapy to anyone."

Rob, Rottingdean

“I had little knowledge of hypnotherapy prior to my course of sessions. Larissa immediately put me at ease due to her very calm and informative approach. The sessions put me into a wonderful transient state and helped with my sleep patterns too. After my course of sessions not only did I benefit with pain relief but also it completely changed my mindset, feeling more positive and able to manage my condition. 

I continue to use the recorded version and ongoing tools that Larissa provided me with to continue to help with my Long Covid and Fibromyalgia. I could not recommend Larissa’s hypnotherapy sessions enough - life changing !”

Tyra, Brighton

“I’ve been smoker for nearly 30 years. Smoking has been part of me in a way. Since turning 50 (last year) I have been thinking of stopping smoking but never had the courage to even try. I thought that was impossible. So when I saw Larissa’s post on a local community page about needing volunteers for hypnotherapy to stop smoking I thought I would give it a go, nothing to lose so to speak, to be honest I didn’t believe in it at all. My hypnotherapy session with Larissa and her calming and guided voice gave me a different outlook on myself. Straight after the session I thought it’s now or never and somehow I thought I don’t actually want to smoke. Now 2 months on I’m free from smoking, I feel so much healthier and free. I can’t thank Larissa enough.”

Sandra, Brighton

Seascape Hypnotherapy, Fernwood Rise, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people