Hypnosis refers to a very enjoyable, comfortable and deep state of natural relaxation in which one is both fully in control and aware, but very beautifully relaxed.
A common misconception of hypnosis is that it involves another individual somehow ‘gaining control of’, or forcibly altering, our psyche. This is in fact NOT what hypnosis is and such control of another person’s body or mind is not possible through hypnosis or any other therapy or process of which I am aware. During hypnosis you will remain in control and aware of everything around you. You will be fully able to respond and react as normal when and if needed; you’ll just be very beautifully relaxed. Being in that lovely state of hypnosis therefore feels very enjoyable and pleasant in itself, but the benefits needn't stop there.... the important thing is what you then DO with that state of hypnosis. Hypnotherapists are specifically trained to help you access that state of relaxation and then to work WITH you, within hypnosis, towards a desired goal or outome.

Hypnotherapy means, quite simply, using the powerful tool of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes.

Generally speaking, hypnotherapy will involve using this beautiful state of deep relaxation to relax the conscious part of the mind (the busy, thinking, analytical part) and to work positively with the subconscious part of your mind (the automatic, instinctive part of the mind that governs so many of our thoughts and behaviours).

Therapists working in a wide range of alternative treatments, as well as many GPs and medical professionals, use the tool of hypnosis and relaxation in their practice. Many of us are aware of the traditional uses of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, weight loss or pain relief purposes and there are many different types of therapy using hypnosis to temporarily alleviate or control symptoms.

However, with Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH), the potential and reach of hypnotherapy treatment need not stop there... 

Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH) is a highly advanced form of hypnotherapy that is both effective and enjoyable. LCH uses hypnosis to full effect – not to suppress or alleviate symptoms through suggestion but to discover the root cause of any given problem.

Only by correcting this cause can a lasting and permanent relief from symptoms be facilitated, allowing you to be entirely free from your unwanted problem rather than merely managing or controlling it.

LCH treatment has been practised by experienced, specially trained Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapists across the UK for over 30 years and has an exceptionally high success rate for the treatment of many unwanted behavioural, emotional, mental or physical symptoms.

I am currently the only trained, licensed and registered Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapist in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. 

Over the years many hypnotherapists have started to use the word 'curative' to describe their method of treatment, while nevertheless continuing to focus treatment towards the managing of symptoms rather than addressing the cause and facilitating the lasting 'cure' that the term would in fact suggest.

As Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH) is an advanced form of curative treatment that works specifically to uncover and correct the cause of many problems, it was felt that there was a need to establish this important distinction between Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy and other forms of "curative" hypnosis that leave the cause untouched.

The trademark 'Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy' was thus registered - to honour the name of David Lesser, the originator of Curative Hypnotherapy, and Helen Lesser, the current Principle of The Hypnotherapy Training College. The LCH trademark is protected by law and is only permitted for use by therapists who fulfil all criteria of qualification and ongoing Continued Professional Development (CPD) and who currently hold a license to practise this advanced form of therapy. 

See the Lesserian™ website for more information about the history of LCH and its trademark: http://www.lesserian.co.uk/trademark

Many people these days are aware of hypnotherapy treatment to help stop smoking or to lose weight. Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy can address both those things, and much much more. With Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy it is possible to treat a really wide range of emotional, behavioural and physical issues.

See Who It can Help - Symptoms, Problems and Issues for a full list of frequently treated issues. Or Get in Touch today to discuss your individual needs and goals.

Yes, I am delighted to be able to offer a Stop Smoking treatment that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs. As an ex-smoker who stopped with the help of hypnotherapy myself (and became fascinated by the potential of hypnosis in the process!) I really enjoy being able to help others do the same. I generally find that most people are able to become happy non-smokers once again with just one session of hypnotherapy. For more information about this treatment visit the Stop Smoking Treatment page.

Your initial consultation will last one and a half hours. This session offers an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding treatment and to see just how enjoyable and effective it could be for you.

The initial consultation also provides a chance to discuss the symptom or issue that you want treating and the impact it has on your life. We will look at treatment in more detail and start to explore the possibilities for you to be free from your unwanted symptom and fully embrace the person you were meant to be.

Most importantly, the initial consultation session includes the opportunity for you to experience and enjoy the relaxing state of hypnosis that will form the basis of the treatment. Unsurprisingly, most people say that this is by far the best bit!

Following the initial consultation there is no obligation for you to commit or ‘sign up’ to ongoing treatment, or to even decide there and then if this is what you would like to do. Happily, most people do decide to continue with treatment but there is certainly never any expectation that this will be so. I’m a firm believer in finding the right therapist and the right treatment for you as an individual and so this initial consultation is your chance to find out if curative hypnotherapy is the right fit for you.

To book your initial consultation or to ask a question just Get in Touch today.

The number of sessions needed to become permanently free of any unwanted symptom varies from person to person – every one of us is unique and the nature and causes of our issues and symptoms are unique to us too.

Whilst it is impossible to accurately predict the number of sessions needed for you as an individual, treatment for most people usually requires between just 8 and 10 sessions to complete and to achieve lasting results (with many people reporting beneficial changes well before then). This information is provided as an average guideline only - many people have in fact had their issues permanently and completely resolved in even fewer than eight sessions, while others have occasionally required more than ten for us to successfully locate and correct the root cause of the issue. The permanent and lasting changes that occur as a result of completed treatment are equally as powerful, whether they are reached very quickly or over a little more time.

Rest assured that its is always my aim to achieve the best outcome for you in the fewest number of sessions possible. You will always be kept informed of how your own treatment is progressing and if there is anything that we can do to further enhance and facilitate this process.

All sessions are held at my peaceful and private consulting room in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Ideally placed for those seeking treatment from Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wales and the West Midlands, Malvern is close to both the M5 (J7 and J8) and M50 (J1).

Private off-road parking and toilet facilities.

The treatment room is on the ground floor, although there is a large step into the premises. If you have any concerns regarding accessibility please do Get in Touch to discuss how I may be able to accommodate your needs.

For the location address and map please see Fees/Location

No, there are no side effects to Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy treatment. Not only are there no side effects, but it’s enjoyable too!

Because Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy works with (rather than against) your subconscious mind, there are no contra-indications or side effects to treatment. Throughout treatment, people report feeling generally more at ease and a bit better about life (unsurprising, given the enjoyable relaxation they are experiencing!), as well as feeling thoroughly relieved that they are finally on course towards having their unwanted issue permanently and completely resolved.

A history of your symptom and both past and current treatment will be taken at the initial consultation. There should be no need to alter any existing medications or treatment as you progress through treatment, although in time you may find that these become redundant and unnecessary for you anyway.

Lesserian™  Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH) treatment cannot be conducted without an experienced licensed LCH therapist, and so cannot simply be done with the use of CDs at home.

Such CDs often rely on making general positive suggestions to the subconscious, seeking to alter or suppress something that the subconscious has been doing (such as creating a fear or phobia, or engaging in a particular habit or behaviour). Without locating and correcting the unique reason why the subconscious was doing this in the first place, any amount of symptom suppression or suggestion can only have short-term effects. The subconscious will inevitably revert to doing exactly as it was doing before, because it had some need for doing so.

Lesserian™  Curative Hypnotherapy seeks to uncover and understand that need - that reason why - through a course of treatment that is as unique as you are. As such, any pre-recorded mass-market CD or other product cannot possibly hope to get to the bottom of this root cause and provide those lasting results.

I may lend you a CD or MP4 recording of my voice to listen to between sessions. These recordings will not be aimed at simply suppressing or managing your symptom (after all, we are seeking to uncover and correct the reason why it is there in the first place). These recordings are instead especially designed to provide an enjoyable practice for you at home, helping you get used to relaxing to the sound of my voice. This will then in turn help you to relax even easier and more enjoyably during treatment sessions as we proceed positively towards permanently and completely disposing of your problem. 

Hypnotherapists are not currently regulated in the UK, meaning that there are no laws in position to outline the level of training and experience required in order to practice (with many individuals advertising hypnosis treatments alongside a wide range of other therapies, sometimes on a part-time basis).

However, there are a number of highly regarded professional bodies and membership organisations that self regulate the industry, providing a benchmark for standards and qualifications. 

As a full-time hypnotherapist I am registered with one of these professional bodies, the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) which is overseen by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

As a member of the GHR I adhere to the highest levels of Continued Professional Development and ongoing professional supervision. I am also fully insured to work with individuals as a therapist and a health professional. 

As a qualified and licensed Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapist I am also listed on the Lesserian™ Hypnotherapy College website Find A Therapist page.

I am listed on various online directories, most notably Hypnotherapy Directory, which only lists professional hypnotherapists.

More about my qualifications and experience can be found on the Meet Emily page of this website.

Accrediting Bodies

  • Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy logo
  • General Hypnotherapy Standards Council Accredited Practitioner
  • General Hypnotherapy Register Registered Practitioner