My specialist children’s clinic was founded because I believe children deserve the best that hypnotherapy, counselling and coaching has to offer. As well as being a parent, I am a highly skilled child therapist and coach with years of practical hands on experience. I have worked with children since 1983 between the ages of 3yr-16yr. I use my advanced training in clinical hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and NLP to work with children to treat fears and phobia’s, family crisis, trauma, bed wetting, food issues, eating disorders, bullying, abuse, sleep problems, unwanted habits and behavioural problems.
My Hypnotherapy works with children because I understand how to utilise children’s active imaginations to help them release difficult feelings or experiences. This is a process where, instead of explaining themselves, as some children struggle to do, hypnotherapy is used in story form or other narrative ways to help the child safely explore their feelings and release them. I work with both children and parents to prepare a tailored treatment plan according to age and needs.
Through interactive play with me, your child’s mind becomes open and receptive to take on board specific suggestions related to the presenting issue through story telling and appropriate language. The sessions usually last from 30-45 mins.
Children of this age are able to listen to simple explanations about how hypnotherapy works. They are made to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience of resting in a comfortable chair whilst relaxing to the sounds of my voice giving positive suggestions and background music. The sessions usually last from 30-45 mins.
Children of this age are able to listen to a full explanation about how hypnotherapy works. They are made to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience of resting in a comfortable chair whilst relaxing to the sounds of my voice giving positive suggestions and background music .The sessions usually last from 30-45 mins.
My specialist counselling for children works because it recognises that children have different counselling needs to those of adults. I work with the child to understand their specific needs and then tailor a course of counselling most appropriate to their age and background. I use a range of techniques to help them explore their emotions and develop new coping strategies – including story telling, role-playing and play. I work with children to develop self-confidence and a positive attitude to life, recognising their strengths. Sessions can be one-to-one or with the parents included (family counselling).
My specialist coaching for children works because it recognises that children benefit from the goal setting process. I work to understand and address fully what the child wants to achieve. We work together to set realistic and achievable goals – helping them to remove limiting beliefs and values and develop positive visualisation’s, removing obstacles to achieving a goal. The goal could be a personal one – linked to a behaviour or emotion – or a physical, performance or academic goal. Sessions are one-to-one and can also involve the parents.
“My teenager wasn’t like most – incredibly talented, but the energy was going into such negative stuff. Louise helped my girl access what she really wanted to do and then set a goal to achieve it. It amazed me how focused she became as a result of the sessions with Louise”
“I was worried that Hypnotherapy would be too difficult for my child. I wasn’t really sure it would work either. I was amazed at the process and saw how Louise expertly weaved child story narrative into the hypnotherapy that improved my child’s behaviour and outlook on life dramatically”
“My ten year old boy was getting into trouble at school and bullying other children. I didn’t know what was going on with him or what to do. Louise helped uncover the root cause of the problem and in just a few months of sessions he was back to his usual self with no real problems beyond the normal turmoil’s of a ten year old”