Louise Carter

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Reading RG4 & RG1
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About me

I am currently working with clients online which allows me to support so many more people all around the country in this difficult time.

I'm a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Advanced NLP practitioner. I have been working with clients for 18 years now and love every minute of my work helping people to be free of their problems.

I have been seeing clients online since the beginning of March 2020 but prior to this I was running a busy practice from Emmer Green Surgery in Caversham, Sonning Common health center and The Rosedale Clinic in Central Reading. My aim is to ensure you have a positive experience of therapy with me and that you make the changes in your life that you require.

It is important that you feel comfortable with me as your therapist so I offer a free Initial Consultation so that you can meet me and decide if you want to work with me and so that I can establish a deeper understanding of you and the problems you are experiencing. I can then decide with you on a therapy plan that is right for you and the changes that you want to make.

I am a member of the Association for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (APHP) and a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) which means that I am fully qualified and follow a strict code of conduct and ethics.

I specialise in, and am passionate about, helping clients to deal with and overcome Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks. Most people are living their lives with the high pressures of their careers, finances and family life and just the weight of the day to day commitments. I help my clients to reduce the amount of stress that this causes and to overcome the 'triggers' that cause the problem. Often stress and anxiety can lead to feelings of Depression and Low Confidence, which is another area that I work closely in.

I also run a very successful Stop Smoking Programme. I have devised a one session Stop Smoking programme that I have been running for many years with a very high success rate. I address the reasons why you started smoking, the reasons you have continued to smoke (be that as a stress relief, comfort, break from environment, habit etc) and then the reasons why you want to stop now. When each session is tailored in this way and with powerful hypnotherapy suggestions each client finds it easy to leave as a non smoker. I run this programme in large companies to help staff to stop smoking too (please contact me if you think your company may be interested in this)

I am also passionate about Weight Issues and the effects that this has on a persons confidence, self belief, health, relationships and future plans. I help the client to look more closer at the reasons why they eat certain foods and the emotions that drive these decisions. Uncovering the emotional drivers and establishing a healthier relationship with food and above all with yourself has helped hundreds of clients to be slimmer, healthier and happier.

Other areas that I often work in to help people overcome and change are:

Insomnia - When you have difficulty getting off to sleep of staying asleep.
Feeling Low - Feeling sad, crying, can't see the point in life
Habits - nail biting, hair pulling, and anything that you cant seem to stop doing.
Relationships - Jealousy, coming to terms with the end of a relationship or breaking up.
Alcohol and drug addictions
Fears and Phobias- Spiders to dentist nerves and everything else
Public Speaking - nerves stopping you from promotions or progressing in work
Best Man nerves - anxiety that will spoil the big day
Exam Nerves - having issues with concentration, retaining information and recall. Anxiety over being tested.
Fear of Flying - Feeling out of control, enclosed, high up. Fear holding you back.
Low Self Esteem -
effecting relationships, friendships, life choices
Confidence Issues -
Self image, self belief and future achievements
Driving Test

If you are struggling with something that isn't on this list it doesn't mean that I do not have the experience to help you. There are so many areas that myself and hypnotherapy can help you with that it is impossible to state them all. Please call me on 07903807510 to talk in confidence about what you would like help with.

I am now also running Reading HypnoBirthing classes in Caversham www.readinghypnobirthing.co.uk 0118 9471749
I offer group or private classes teaching you and your birth partner how to prepare your body and mind for a calm and comfortable birth.

I hope you give me the opportunity to help you soon get your life back on track.

Warm Regards


Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2006 as a Hypnotherapist after studying with The Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy obtaining a diploma in Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

I am a member of The Association of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy APHP. As part of the requirements of being a member I regularly attend courses and continue my professional development. I was awarded by the APHP as the 'Most Outstanding Newcomer to the Profession' in 2006

I have further training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 2007 and am now an advanced NLP practitioner and combine this within my hypnotherapy practice. I have further training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotional freedom technique (EFT) and use elements of counselling and life coaching to help my clients. I help my clients understand how the brain works, how their thinking affects their feelings and how to help them find a solution to their problems. I am passionate in helping my clients to learn the ‘tools’ to overcome their problems.

I have qualifications in Hypnobirthing, working with Depression and Self Harm. I have trained in alcohol and substance abuse and as part of my association with my governing body (APHP) I have to undertake yearly continued professional development to keep my qualifications and experience up to date.

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.


£80.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a Free Initial Consultation online to enable you to meet me, talk over the things you want help with and to see that I am the feel comfortable that i am the right person to help you ( an important part of your therapy) It also ensures that I have a deep understanding of you and your problem and to explain more about therapy and the many ways I can help you.

Sessions after a 30 minute free initial consultation are £80 per 55 min session.
My highly successful Stop Smoking Programme is £190

There are a few payment packages which give a reduced price for booking a number of sessions (please visit my website or ask me when we speak)

Please contact me on 07903807510 or email me on Louise@positivethinkinghypnotherapy.com to book an appointment and start to make those changes for a brighter future now.

When I work

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Working online with clients across the country

Emmer Green Surgery, 4 St. Barnabas Road, Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8RA

The Rosedale Clinic, 48 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5HR

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Louise Carter
Louise Carter