Lorna Cordwell

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London W1G & York YO24
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Come and be really listened to by a supportive therapist with over 25 years experience.  I blend evidence-based hypnosis with psychotherapy for the best approach for many issues.

I am one of a small percentage of hypnotherapists trained to the level of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accreditation.

Whether you seek help with a specific short term problem, or a deeper set of issues, feel free to contact me to hear how I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

30 Years experience as a therapist, and training includes:

BSc (Hons) Social Psychology (University of London) 1983

Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (National College) 1987

Accredited by UKCP (2002)

Advanced Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (National College) (2009)

Accredited supervisor of hypnotherapists for REBHP and UKCP and NCH

MRes Masters in Psychology (specialising in Hypnosis Research) University of Hull

Other memberships:
British Psychological Society


Currently Head of Counselling for Chrysalis Not For Profit Limited, the largest provider of hypnotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling courses (Levels 3 - 5) in the UK.

As well as 30 years experience as a private therapist, I have trained a large number of hypnotherapists and psychotherapists as a Senior Tutor and case study marker for Chrysalis. I run a regular supervision group for practising hypnotherapists in central London and have supervised other therapists for the past 7 years.  I have run confidence building and assertiveness training groups, and I am the author of two published self-help books, 'Get past driving test nerves' and 'Get past exam nerves'.

I have specialist training through Holistic Resources to provide hypnosis and CBT to patients undergoing cancer treatment, and I have worked for 18 months at the Royal Sussex Hospital helping patients to alleviate symptoms of treatment.

Other training includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Hypnosis for Pain Control.

Most recently, I have researched Hypnosis for a Masters Degree in Psychological Research, supervised by Professor Emeritus Irving Kirsch and Professor Giuliana Mazzoni at the University of Hull. I continue to be involved in research projects involving hypnosis.

My passion remains working with clients. I see clients at my clinics in York and London, working both short term and long term for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)

The National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP) was formed to promote the skilled use of hypno-psychotherapy. There are a number of different membership categories e.g. Associate 1, Associate 2, Associate 3 and Full Member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Regulated Members of NRHP are obliged to meet all the rules and regulations of NRHP including the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and the Guidelines for Supervision and Continuing Professional Development.

Hypnotherapy Society
National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is an umbrella organisation, with over 80 training, or accrediting organisations in membership. Registration with UKCP is obtained through one of their Member Organisations and each practitioner must maintain membership of a Member Organisation to maintain their UKCP Registration. Members must adhere to approved Codes of Ethics and Practice and be accountable to UKCP Complaints and Appeals Procedures.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Hypnotherapy Society

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Specialist training to provide support for patients undergoing cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy), to help alleviate symptoms such as nausea, sickness, collapsed veins, pain and discomfort, and to provide evidence based hypnosis to support immune function.


Additional information

London Clinic: £100 per 1-hour session, payable at the session
                        £200 Stop Smoking session (2 hour one session approach)
                        £300 Fear of Flying programme (3 one-hour sessions)

York Clinic: £60 per 1 hour session, payable at the session
                   £120 Stop Smoking session (2 hour one session approach)
                   £180 Fear of Flying programme (3 one-hour sessions)

Further information

I recognise, as academic research consistently shows, that hypnosis is a psychotherapeutic tool, not a therapy in itself.

I blend hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, psychodynamic therapy and counselling skills. By using this approach, I tailor sessions to what you, the individual client, needs.

1 - 7 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QD

York Clinic, 296 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1ET

Type of session

In person