Lesley Leach BSc (Hons) HPD DSFH
Hi, I'm Lesley, Founder of Lesley Leach Hypnotherapy and a Certified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist, and I would like to congratulate you for taking the first step and for getting this far! If you have taken the time to search for a hypnotherapist, you are ready to start to make changes in your life, and that is fantastic.
Although I have not always worked as a therapist, I have had a variety of roles throughout my career, and my passion for helping, healing and empowering others has been a constant throughout my adult life.
I began my career with an honours degree from London South Bank University in Food Technology where I gained extensive knowledge about food and nutrition and how a person’s nutritional strategies can affect their health and happiness. This is also where I discovered I had the gift of effective and intuitive listening as more and more co-workers and friends kept coming to me for counsel and sound empathetic guidance. Effective and intuitive listening is a skill that’s essential to becoming a top rated Hypnotherapist yet is something that can be described but not taught in Hypnotherapy classes and institutions.
My passion for helping, healing and empowering others led me away from food science and into a position where I could focus on developing my skills and gaining valuable experience in early childhood development. I then transitioned into a position with Home-Start Slough where I provided support and coaching to families in crisis and to those who were struggling with financial stresses, isolation and even lack of effective parenting skills.
When the opportunity to join Breast Cancer Haven, a complementary therapy and support centre arose, I saw a clear opportunity to further expand my understanding of the human condition and the ability to improve it and leapt at the chance. It was at The Haven that I was first introduced to the incredible power of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy as a tool for helping women through the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer treatment. While observing staff Hypnotherapists, I was able to witness how much Hypnotherapy can improve a person’s life. Whether it was anxiety and insomnia due to their diagnosis, extreme sickness through their chemotherapy, or needle phobia, the Hypnotherapist was able to help them, and they were profoundly changed.
I also saw my own daughter treated by the Hypnotherapist for extreme exam anxiety. Within just 4 sessions, the improvement my daughter experienced was so significant, I recognized the transformative powers of Hypnotherapy. It was in those moments at The Haven that I realized that it was through Hypnotherapy and the unconscious mind that I could best share my passion and gifts with others and bring the greatest amount of positive change in the least amount of time to anyone who wants to improve their life and increase their happiness.
YOUR NEXT STEP.
You can contact me either by email to email@example.com or if you prefer you can call me on 07769 940894, and arrange your initial consultation. We can talk together about what you want to achieve and how I can help you, and if you are happy to proceed, we'll arrange your next sessions.
I work from my clinic in Dormington, Herefordshire, in the heart of Bulmer's apple orchard land. There there is ample parking outside, and evening sessions are available. Occasional weekend appointments are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, awarded by the Clifton Practice, experienced in offering a wide range of treatments and therapy.
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy, the national standard for hypnotherapy practice.
I am fully insured, and a member of the following organisations:
- Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- National Hypnotherapy Council
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
I also hold certificates in counselling skills, and BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling 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
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- I work with children from the age of 10
- Fertility and Hypnobirth
Initial Consultation - FREE
During this session, we will assess where you are now, establish exactly what you wish to achieve through hypnotherapy and how many sessions you are likely to require.
Subsequent sessions - £60
During subsequent sessions we will talk about the progress you have made, and focus on solutions, rather than the problems that brought you to see me in the first place. I will help you to imagine your preferred future and help you to discover what small steps you can take towards that future. I will then guide you into a state of trance, to allow your mind to consolidate what we have discussed.
Smoking Cessation - £150
A single two hour session
Specific fears and phobias can generally be dealt with in 4 sessions.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
First, you set your goals and decide what you would like to achieve.
We then discuss how the brain works and explain why you feel the way you do and what you can do about it.
Next, with my help, you will think about what small steps you can take to move towards your goal, and we will set goals for the coming week.
Finally we work with trance to put the brain into solution-focused mode which will help you achieve those goals. Trance is a very natural state, and nothing to be frightened of!
Most people find the sessions very relaxing and enjoyable. Each session is typically 50 minutes and I would expect us to work together for around 8-12 sessions.
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 3pm - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 3pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm