Professional hypnotherapy services 
in the heart of East Sussex
Professional hypnotherapy services 
in the heart of East Sussex
Hi. I'm Lydia.
I'm here to help you, or your children build your own path to a more positive future. As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist I will enable you to stop focusing on the problems and make the positive changes in your life that you want to make.

Using a combination of solution focused talking therapy, practical coping strategies and clinical hypnotherapy I help people who are struggling with a range of issues or challenges. Click on the What is Hypnotherapy? tab to find out more.

I believe that everyone has the capacity within themselves to identify solutions that will work for them and as your therapist I will provide an environment that is supportive, non judgemental and enabling so you can feel safe to explore potential solutions and start to move towards your preferred future.

What is clinical hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis (or trance); a state of focused attention and increased 
suggestibility during which positive suggestion, metaphor and visualisation can be used to facilitate positive change.
Clinical hypnotherapy uses advanced methods of hypnosis and other psychological techniques to treat a variety of 
medical and psychological problems. Clinical hypnotherapy is an established complementary therapy with an excellent 
track record – 85% of people will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy.
What should I expect from my session?
Each session lasts one hour and in the majority of cases has the same format (a different format is used for phobias 
and smoking cessation).

• What’s Been Good? – Firstly, we will reflect on what’s been good about your week and discuss the neuroscience 
behind our thought patterns and behaviours.
• Goal setting - Then we work together to identify a small, achievable goal which will help you move forward.
• Hypnosis – for the last 30 minutes of the session hypnotherapy is used to facilitate change through positive 
visualisation, metaphors and suggestion.

You finish the session feeling calm, relaxed and positive about the changes you are making in your life.

Smoking Cessation – a smoking cessation session is split into three parts:
• Finding out about your habit – when you started smoking, times of the day where you are more likely to smoke, 
family history of smoking etc.
• Explanation of the neuroscience behind smoking – how smoking effects the neurochemistry in our brain which 
ultimately effects our mood and behaviour.
• Hypnosis – 30 minutes of trance to inform the subconscious mind you are no longer a smoker.
At the end of the session you will be asked to hand over all your smoking paraphernalia and it will be destroyed. 
You will no longer be a smoker.

Phobias – the format of the phobia sessions is based on Neuro-linguistic Programming techniques that have been 
adapted to incorporate hypnosis. You will be asked to visualise two occasions where you have experienced your 
phobic response – one of which should be your earliest memory - and within trance we will replay those events 
over and over in your mind until there is no longer an emotional response – you effectively get bored of them. 
In the following session we use positive visualisation to replace the phobic reaction with a new, calm and controlled 
What will happen when I contact you?
You will be invited to an Initial Consultation where I will ask you what you want to be different and how you want your 
life to be. I will then explain the neurology behind why you are thinking, feeling and behaving the way that you are and 
how solution focused hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals. Following the Initial Consultation, I will send you a 
relaxation audio to listen to each night when you go to bed. The audio not only helps calm your mind so you can drift off 
into a restful sleep, it also supports the therapeutic process by reinforcing the work we will be doing within your sessions. 
There is however, no obligation to book in a session following the initial consultation and the relaxation audio is 
Do you treat children as well as adults?
Yes - hypnotherapy works amazingly well for children and I can help them to deal with a whole
range of issues you can find out more on my working with children page.
Introductory Packages
Initial Consultation
1x 45 minute session
This is an opportunity for you to meet me and decide if I am the right therapist for you!
Within the session, after taking some information from you about what you would like to change I will explain to you how our brains work, and what we can do about it.

Smoking Cessation
1x 90 minute session
This is a single session and by the end of the 2 hours you will be a non-smoker.
Which and New Scientist Magazine both identify hypnosis as the most effective approach to stopping smoking, without cravings, irritability or weight gain.
Phobia Treatment
3x 60 minute sessions
Following the Initial Consultation, it takes just three sessions to rid you of your phobic response, completely! You will receive a complementary hypnotherapy audio to support the process.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for Children & Teens
I specialise in helping children in overcoming obstacles.
I try and keep my services laid back and relaxed making sure that it's always clear at the outset of each session what to expect. I've spent years helping young people over come barriers and obstacles and pride myself on delivering a professional and effective range of therapies.

The process I use for childen will vary somewhat on their age. For teenagers, my approach is broadly similar to that used with adults. With children and very young ones the process is much more about active engagement of the mind, it's still relaxing but involves plenty of wriggling around!

Some of the obstacles i've helped patients overcome include...
General anxiety, Separation anxiety, Various fears and phobias, Study and exam related stress, School bullying, Nail biting and various compulsive habits, Anger problems, Lack of confidence and Poor Self-esteem.
The most important thing for me when working with children of all age groups is to match the activities and stories used to a particular child’s interests, attention span and personality.
closeclock-o linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram