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Lisa is a PTSD Specialist and Trauma Release Therapist, working in particular with its impact on children and young people, and providing support and a psychotherapeutic package to professionals in specific fields such as the armed forces, NHS, blue-light responders, emergency services and midwives.

Alongside her are a team of highly trained, qualified and knowledgeable professionals also providing mental health awareness and well-being sessions, solutions and trauma release knowledge to the British Army, Royal Air Force, the Royal British Legion and corporate organisations including the BBC, utilising 1:1 sessions, group work and training courses.

Lisa is also the founder and clinical lead for the Purple Octopus Project. The Purple Octopus Project delivers a psychotherapeutic programme to enable, empower and educate clients, including access to resilience-building and mindfulness classes and workshops, providing support and knowledge to a wide community of children and young adults, from 5 to 24 years old, in the South East and London.

Our bespoke programme has been specifically designed to support children and young people, which is delivered as a paid service to many statutory organisations throughout Kent, including Early Help Teams, CYPMHS, Social Services, Virtual School (Kent) and Ashford Borough Council. Our programme has been designed to offer advice, help and support through the Purple Octopus Project, not only helping children and young adults, but reaching out to teachers and support staff too. Teachers are empowered to help students and identify where there is potential for issues to arise, whilst both groups learn techniques to help them manage stress and anxiety in a no-nonsense and practical way.

Lisa and her team work with children and young people, adults, military personnel, their families, carers and civilians. With first hand experience of the challenges and life-long implications of significant stress and/or trauma, they are dedicated to implementing change to create a positive future and hope.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc(Hons) - Psychology
  • University Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy
  • Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
  • Member of National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • Accredited Member of National Board of Modern Psychotherapists
  • Member of National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • Stakeholder for NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
  • Member of The British Psychological Society

Lisa and her team have over 25 years of experience in the delivery and support of mental health wellbeing and psychotherapeutic support to suffers of PTSD, significant trauma and associated challenges.

Member organisations *


Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.


National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of hypnotherapy we 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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Additional information

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are offering virtual sessions only until further notice.

Further information

Purple Octopus Management Ltd are proud members of the Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network.  We are also fully committed to providing support and supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families, having demonstrated our commitment through the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Members of our team are serving members of the Armed Forces and active Reservists.

Suite 34 Kent Space Ashford
Kingsnorth Industrial Estate
Wotton Road
TN23 6LN

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Onsite parking is available, together with lift access.

Purple Octopus Management Ltd

Purple Octopus Management Ltd