Lisa Wolfe BSc (Psych) DSFH HPD - PTSD & Trauma Specialist
I'm a trauma and PTSD specialist, with clinics in Central London and Folkestone. I'm a decorated veteran, having served 14 years in the RAF, until my retirement in 2003. I've been on both sides of the fence, having served on operational tours myself, and as a Service spouse, supporting my husband.
I work with sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a term used to describe a combination of debilitating symptoms experienced by someone who has suffered significant distress, trauma or adversity, and I help them get their life back on track.
I work with both military personnel, their families and civilians. With first hand experience of the challenges and life-long implications of PTSD, I'm dedicated to implementing change to how sufferers are supported to stop the nightmares, flashbacks and other symptoms, to give them and their families the reality of a positive future, and equally as important, that there is hope for recovery.
My work also extends to people suffering from stress, anxiety and a lack of confidence. I use a solution-focused approach, which is modern and clinically proven, with no need for emotional archeology, to get my clients back on track, so they feel happy, confident and have a positive future. I work with people to unlock their limiting beliefs, helping them to move forward in life with confidence. If people suffer from a particular fear, phobia or addiction, they could be holding themselves back and 'getting in their own way'. I often hear my clients say that coming to see me was their 'last resort' after they've exhausted other avenues such as their GP or support group. My clients recognise that they're not happy, or not 'feeling like themselves', but are stuck on what to do and who to ask for help.
I help my clients to get back control of their lives, help them to regain their confidence and realise that the future holds so much more for them. I focus only on the future and how we can achieve a positive outcome without dwelling on the past. What that means is that we don’t need to look into the past, and we can leave it exactly where it needs to be, in the rear view mirror.
I use a simple 5 step process which can turn people's lives round in as little as 6 weeks. Even with significant trauma or post-traumatic stress, in a short space of time change can happen. I help clients to understand why they are suffering the way they are, help them to set positive goals for the future, identify and undo any negative behaviour patterns that may be holding them back, create positive new behaviour patterns and habits, and then lock those in for permanent change.
Let me ask you a couple of questions:
Do you suffer from a lack of sleep, or a disturbed night?
Do you feel agitated or stressed about something?
Is there anything getting you down?
Do you have a phobia?
Have you lost your confidence or 'mojo'?
Do you feel lacking in motivation and not sure which way to go?
Are you trying for a baby?
Does your child or partner have trouble sleeping?
What I would love for you to do is pass my details on to anyone who you know may be struggling with PTSD and tell them there is hope.
If you would like to find out how to get your life back on track, or refer someone to me, please call 01303 248 997 to book an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy with the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre and have a Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DSFH), and have been awarded a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). I also hold a BSc in Psychology, together with a University Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
For over 15 years I’ve worked in a wide variety of different environments. I’m an ex servicewoman, with a 14 year career in the armed forces, both operationally and UK based. I specialise in helping people overcome post traumatic stress, so that could be following a car accident or a traumatic childbirth, through to serving and retired servicemen and women diagnosed with complex PTSD. I also work alongside their families to educate and help them understand the illness, to ensure that all the family survive and enjoy a brighter future.
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
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Lisa is the founder of the Purple Octopus Project (POP) CIC - created to help make neuroscience fun and understandable to children and young people from as young as 3 years old to 25 years. POP works closely with Kent County Council and Virtual Schools (Kent) to provide social, emotional and mental health well-being to young people.
Lisa also works alongside local Armed Forces organisations. Her work includes research into the efficacy of solution-focused hypnosis as a preventative measure, as well as a treatment path, against significant stress, trauma, adversity and post-traumatic stress (PTSD).
Lisa Wolfe & Associates are registered stakeholders with NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Management, and Depression in children and young people: identification and management.
For further details about Lisa's work with the armed forces and her research, or for more information regarding the Purple Octopus Project, please email email@example.com.
I offer an initial consultation to help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and how hypnotherapy can help you. This includes free access to a therapeutic audio for you to take away with you.
Initial Consultation Fee £50
Second and subsequent session fees £80
Block Booking Fee £450 (for 6 sessions)
Sessions are approximately 1 hour in length.
Empirical research and case studies prove that significant change can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks, so I am confident that I can help you to make significant steps forward in your life in this brief time frame.
Lisa is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapists, the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the Complementary & Natural Health Care Council. She is bound by their codes of practice. Lisa is also a member of The British Psychological Society.
Type of session
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Appointments are required. Saturday appointments available upon request.