Laura Greene MBACP, APHP, DIP COUNS & HYP B.A. HONS
Suite 28 Building 10
I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist working with adults, children and adolescents, helping individuals to overcome difficulties that feel out of their control. I work with specific issues that are inhibiting people's lives, as well as offering hypnoanalysis to adults, which clears the psyche of past issues that contribute to current struggles, in order to lead a more fulfilling life in its entirety.
My approach to hypnotherapy is wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable, where you remain in control at all times. I provide a full explanation of the process at the initial consultation, however, please feel free to ask any questions beforehand.
My private practice is located in Kingshill, West- Malling, in a quiet location with free onsite parking and is easily accessible from Aylesford, Maidstone, Snodland, Medway, Sevenoakes and Tonbridge.
My approach is warm, supportive and non- judgemental, where I am also a qualified counsellor and uphold the highest level of confidentiality possible. The therapy I offer is highly effective in enabling people to reach their goals, to overcome difficulties, or process past traumas. I have trained in various areas. Please contact me to see how I can help your specific needs.
I work with children from four years old for play therapy and six years old for hypnotherapy, through to adulthood. There is a different approach I use with young children, in order to engage their imaginations and find their more confident self, in order to make the changes they would like.
I have experience working with complex emotional difficulties in children, exam stress, confidence issues, to self- esteem and friendship issues. I also work with children who have a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and ODD, as well as children with a low mood, anxiety, or having experienced past trauma.
I will meet with parents for approximately 45 minutes free of charge, or a telephone call if this is your preference, to discuss your child's needs before my initial session with your child. I also require signed parental consent. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
After completing my BA honors degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology, I went on to study a Level 4 BACP accredited course at Life- Force School of Counselling in Colchester (awarded gold book standards training). This course ran over four years, where I achieved a level 4 Diploma. I undertook placements during my training working for Mind and supporting people with autism.
I then went on to study a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy at the Kent Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, covering practical and theoretical applications of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. I have also undertaken various developmental workshops over the past ten years of training, some of which I have listed below.
I have previously worked two years as a bereavement counsellor and also worked in a young offenders prison, working with rehabilitation. I then went on to work alongside social services, supporting families to process past trauma and make the necessary changes to improve their lives, working with presenting issues such as anger management, depression and anxiety, mental health, loss and bereavement and relationship difficulties. I also worked during this time one day a week as a school counsellor, for a well- known organisation, offering play therapy to children aged 4 to 11 years old.
I currently work privately, but also for an organisation as a school counsellor, working in Primary and Secondary schools across Kent.
Certificate in Hypnoanalysis
Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Counselling Certificate
BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology
Child Sexual Exploitation
Colour in Sand and Art Therapy Communication and Listening Skills in Palliative Care
Conflict Resolution Training
Dementia Awareness Training
Neuroscience and Attachment Theory: considerations for person- centred practice.
Working with Children and Young People
Relationships- why do we bother?
Supporting the LGBT Community
Working with Addiction
Working with Bereavement
Working with Eating Disorders
Working with Self- Harm
I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of The Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) and uphold their ethical guidelines. i am also registered on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Social Phobias
- Dating nerves
- Exam stress/ nerves
- Career Development
- Bereavement/ loss.
I can also offer counselling, incorporating CBT techniques and creative therapies if appropriate.
Hypnotherapy (6 to 11 years old) £60.00 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes. A parent consultation is required beforehand charged at £50.00.
Hypnotherapy (12 years + and adults). Sessions are 50 minutes, although the initial consultation is £70.00 for 90 minutes.
Hypnoanalysis (adults only) £50 (normally between 5-10 sessions). Sessions are 50 minutes, although the initial consultation is £70.00 for 90 minutes.
The fee for the quit smoking therapy is £140.00 for a one- off, two hour session, to then lead a smoke free life.
I also offer counselling;
Adult counselling 18+ £50 (Sessions are 50 minutes). The initial consultation is £70.00 and takes 90 minutes.
Adolescent counselling (age 12 to 17) £50. (Sessions are 50 minutes, parent consent is required).
Child Therapy (age 3 to 11) £55. A parent consultation is required charged at £50.00.
Couples Counselling £55 (Sessions are 60 minutes).
Family Sessions £60 (Sessions are 60 minutes).
Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email for any further information, or to arrange your initial consultation. At the initial consultation I will explore the issues you are having and if appropriate end the session by starting work with hypnotherapy.
Quit smoking therapy is a single two hour session.
Other therapies are short- term, where people come to me for single sessions, or for as many sessions as they like, where hypnotherapy benefits many areas of your life. You may chose to come weekly, fortnightly or as required.
Sessions for hypnoanalysis are weekly and successful upon completion, which is normally between 5- 10 sessions.
Monday to Friday 11am to 9pm, Saturdays 11am to 5pm.