Lorraine McReight D. Hyp, FAPHP, MNCH (acc)
Hypnosis is an amazing tool for change and is very powerful. Most of my clients say that working with me makes a big difference in their confidence and resilience. The benefits of my therapy are likely to extend way beyond what you came for help with. My expertise is in complex emotional issues, trauma, anxiety (in all its manifestations) and low self-esteem. I often work with clients whose confidence has been crushed by their current work or home situation or possibly past events. You may have some insight into why you do what you do, but are still doing it.
I am confident that I can help you to change how you feel or behave. Whether you are anxious, have irrational thoughts, insomnia, social phobia, or some other concern that is bringing you down it is likely that I can help you. I offer a free telephone consultation where we can have a chat, you can find out about how I work and ask any questions.
I’ve been a therapist for many years and now teach caring, compassionate individuals to become professional clinical hypnotherapists at my hypnotherapy training school, London Hypnotherapy Academy. Many of my students have chosen to train in hypnotherapy because they have benefitted from hypnotherapy at some point in their life.
I would love to help you to make the changes you seek. In addition to our face to face therapy sessions, I will provide you with free hypnosis recordings and will teach you tools and techniques that can stop you over-thinking, fretting or losing sleep.
Scroll down to see my short video about hypnosis.
Book a free telephone consultation if you'd like to find out more and ask any questions, or if you prefer, you can email me for information. Most people report feeling more positive and optimistic about their situation as soon as they take the first step and book an appointment, so if you'd like to change something, contact me now:
020 8947 3338 (reception) or 07525 012221 (direct line)
or you can email me at email@example.com
The Therapy Centre:
My therapy practice and training school is located at The Hypnotherapy Centre in Wimbledon Park, SW19. The therapy room is comfortable and spacious, with natural light and air conditioning so you can feel relaxed and at ease.
Additional Information & Ethics Policy:
I've trained in many therapeutic approaches and have been a full-time therapist since 1995. I am the Development Director of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy). I work ethically and within the code of conduct laid down by this professional association and all the professional bodies to which I belong.
In addition to being a full-time therapist, I am also the founder, principal and main tutor at the London Hypnotherapy Academy where I teach students to become professional, hypnotherapists. I am also the editor of the professional journal Hypnoversity and am a writer on hypnotherapy & NLP.
At the Annual conference of the Association for the Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) 2013 I was delighted to be presented with the Chairman's Award - 'Hypnotherapists of the Year' and 'Best Technique' Award. The following year I was thrilled to be awarded with the'Client Management Award' (2014). In 2016 I was made a fellow of the APHP.
Location and Appointment Information
The Hypnotherapy Centre is easily accessible by public transport; bus, train and underground as well as by car. There is also ample free parking nearby.
I offer daytime, evening and on Saturday morning appointments and tea and coffee are always available before or during your appointment.
Can everyone be helped by hypnosis?
Everyone can be hypnotised if they want to be. I can't hypnotise you against your will, but anyone who wants to make changes in their feelings, patterns, habits or behaviour through hypnosis will enjoy relaxing into the calm state we call hypnosis. More information is on my website but if there isn't a page dedicated to your concern, please call for a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fellow of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (FAPHP), and am a director of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). I am a member of the Association of Complementary Therapists (MCThA). I am UKCHO registered (No. 82809) and am on the CNHC register (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council).
I trained at Central England College for Clinical Hypnosis in Birmingham, attaining the D Hyp CECCH. In addition, I am also a practitioner of NLP, training with Excelr8 based in Glasgow and a Time Line Therapy practitioner, training with Opt2xl.
Therapists are required to undertake ongoing training - Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and I have attended many specialist courses including:
Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication Skills
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
The Central England College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
(Serious Emotional Trauma)
- Advanced Pattern Interruptions
- Advanced Regression Techniques
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Diploma in Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating Disorders & OCD
* Access to Havening
* Ericksonian Masterclasses in metaphor & utilisation
* The Psychology of Depression and Therapeutic Modalities
* Psychological Communication & body Language
* The Psychological & Physical Effects of Trauma (PTSD)
* Hypnotherapy for IBS
* Cognitive Therapy (personality profiling)
* Hypnotherapy for Weight Reduction
* Hypnotherapy for Gambling Addiction
* Working with Substance Misusers
* Hypnotherapy for Infertility (IVF)
* Ericksonian Hypnosis
* Entrepreneurial Coaching
* Quit4Life smoking cessation
Posts held / Teaching
In addition to being a full-time therapist, I am principal of the London Hypnotherapy Academy where I deliver diploma level professional training for hypnotherapy students as well as a wide range of CPD training events for qualified hypnotherapists at my therapy centre in Wimbledon Park, SW19. I am also the Development Director of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy).
I am a published writer of articles on Hypnotherapy and NLP and am the editor of the professional journal Hypnoversity.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Want to work with me?
It would be good to have a chat on the phone before you book to see me, but if that's not convenient we can have a conversation via email.
Most people want to commit to a course of therapy following a chat with me, but you are welcome to book an initial appointment (which includes a session of hypnosis) if you want to be sure that I am the right therapist for you. The cost of that session is £125 and includes a self-hypnosis recording. Allow up to 90 minutes for your first appointment.
I currently have a spring promotion: 5x sessions for the price of 4!
Please call me on 020 8947 3338 to check my availability or email if it's easier firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome payment by cash or card.
MESSAGES FROM CLIENTS
Anxiety, Low Self-esteem & Negative Thoughts
Having tried several different therapies to help me with anxiety issues, traumatic stress and low self esteem I found Lorraine's approach not only incredibly effective, but also refreshingly honest, direct and practical. I valued Lorraine's empathy, concern and encouragement and looked forward to my visits. Her approach was different to anything I had experienced before and helped me greatly. I am now in a very different place and when I need them Lorraine's words remind me to think differently and challenge my unhelpful thoughts. I am extremely grateful to Lorraine and would recommend her to anyone experiencing similar difficulties.
I have seen food as the enemy for so long that I did not realize that my way of thinking could ever be changed. The feeling of not having control over my eating was very distressing to me and when I came to see Lorraine I was in a very bad place. Lorraine helped me to make changes to my thought processes and attitude which helped me to regain control of my bad eating habits such as over-eating and the accompanying overwhelming stress and gulit. Over the course of a few months I have enjoyed a new sense of self-confidence I never thought I could have gained in such a short time. Thank you Lorraine for being such a positive in my life and supporting me in my journey to a better, healthier and happier way of life.
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and guidance this summer. Not only have I learned the official word for chronic teeth grinding ('bruxism'), I have also been able to understand much more about its causes. Addressing those underlying reasons through discussion and hypnotherapy rather than simply trying to halt the symptoms has made an enormous difference. It has also been a fascinating and life-affirming journey to take and I would recommend to anyone with similar issues to book some sessions and take back control of their lives. It's not just their teeth that will thank them for it!
When I went to see Lorraine I had severe anxiety- I was getting anxiety attacks 2 to 3 times a week. After the first session of hypnotherapy I really began to see a change and the anxiety attacks stopped happening. After 6 sessions my anxiety symptoms completely disappeared. It is now 3 weeks on from my last session and their has been a complete change to my thinking, sometimes when I get anxious I look back on what I learnt during my sessions with Lorraine and I am able to stop my anxiety as soon as it comes on. I would highly recommend going to see her.
Anger & Low self-esteem
I came to see Lorraine for help with a whole host of issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, anger and relationship problems. I was putting so much pressure on myself to be 'perfect', I was making myself and others around me miserable. The issues were so entangled I really didn't know where to start and I had previously found talking therapies next to useless. I knew what the issues were, just not how to solve them myself. Lorraine used a number of different techniques to help me and introduced me to a series of effective exercises and practical ways of tackling the problems myself. I now feel so much calmer in myself and have the tools to nip any future problems in the bud as and when they may present themselves.
Anxiety and Fear of Travel
Things are going well. I do find the recordings helpful and thank you for sending me the latest one. I've just come back from a short break in Europe. Went on Eurostar and had a lovely time so feeling very positive at the moment. I'm building on things and moving forward. I have started getting the train every day in rush hour (having spent a year getting the bus!) I definitely am continuing to put your breathing and relaxation techniques into practice. I have learnt a lot from our sessions and continue to employ it in daily life. Your support has been invaluable in getting me back to everyday life.
My issue was tougher, I was increasingly unable to sleep well and it was getting beyond a joke. I booked for an initial session and Lorraine explained that I would benefit from a course of six weekly sessions for my issue. I signed-up and after the 7 sessions (but with results starting after 3) I am now sleeping well and very grateful that I went to see her. Her premises are comfortable and professional and as well as the hypnotherapy itself, I found some of the tips and advice she gave me really worked. She also has a fantastic CD that accompanied my course which really helped at the beginning too.
I'd be happy to recommend her without hesitation.
More articles by Lorraine Mcreight
- How to stop worrying about what others think
- How to cope with cravings and smoking related anxiety
- The pressure on new mums to be perfect
- Addiction to porn
- Hypnotherapy for perfectionism and imposter syndrome
- Learning to be happy
- How to overcome procrastination
- Top tips to impress when presenting
- Dental hypnosis
- Living with an anxious person
- Social phobia and parties
- How hypnotherapy can help anxiety and over-thinking
- The Top Six Myths About Hypnosis.
- Choosing your life's direction
- Inner child healing explained