Dr Laura A. Cariola - Clackmannanshire Hypnotherapist

Dr Laura A. Cariola - PhD MA DipPsych MBSCH DHyp PDCBHyp

Dr Laura A. Cariola - PhD MA DipPsych MBSCH DHyp PDCBHyp

205 Hope Street

I am unable to take further enquiries until 31-Dec-2019


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About me

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and my private practice is located in central Glasgow offering an outstanding service to adults and teenagers who experience anxiety disorders, behavioural and emotional issues, and family and relationship problems.

My therapeutic approach assumes an existential-humanistic framework that is informed by analytic hypnotherapy, rational emotive behaviour hypnotherapy, attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, and clinical research.

What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is an effective method to treat the discomforts of behavioural, emotional and health problems. Inevitably, the therapeutic changes will restore the client's well-being in both mind and body. These changes also are often reflected in new positive thought patterns and a fresh sense of freedom in making choices and decisions, allowing the client to enjoy a fulfilling and authentic life!

How does Hypnotherapy work? Hypnotherapy is a goal-directive approach to health that facilitates changes in behaviour and symptoms, as the client relaxes in the therapy chair and listens to the therapeutic suggestions. This process will achieve a state of deep relaxation in which the client subconsciously accepts the therapist's healing suggestions without engaging in conscious thinking.

After the client has been awakened from the deep relaxation, the unconscious mind will remember the therapeutic healing suggestions in association with the positive feelings. These associations facilitate the desired emotional, physiological and behavioural changes to occur because the unconscious mind will seek to replicate these feelings of relaxation and enjoyment experienced during the deep relaxation.

What is deep relaxation? Deep relaxation is a naturally occurring phenomenon, and can be compared to daydreaming, wherein we seem not to attend consciously to our immediate environment. Most importantly, during the deep relaxation the client will remain in control and maintain willpower.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an insured, qualified and registered hypnotherapist and hold a Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I also obtained a Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent's College, and at present, I am training as a Counselling Psychologist. This means that I attend regular supervision and continuous professional development. I am a registered psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

In addition, I am an honorary fellow in clinical psychology at the University of Edinburgh and my research focuses upon presentations of mental illness in the media. I am also the co-founding editor of the journal "Language and Psychoanalysis" and the lead editor of the book series "Language, Discourse and Mental Health".

I hold a Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, a Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Practitioner Diploma in Emotional Freedom Technique, a B.A. in Fine Art, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics.

Professional bodies of which I am a member include the British Psychological Society, the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the IBS Register, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and the National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy & Mindfulness.

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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy for Fertility
  • Spiritual Hypnotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique


General treatments are priced at £45 per sessions.

Smoking cessation is based on an one-session approach priced at £95.

The initial consultation session and any other sessions last 1 hour. Smoking cessation sessions last up to 2 hours

Psychosomatic Disorder:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fertility problems
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. IBS)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress

Self-Developmental Hypnotherapy:

  • Assertiveness training
  • Dysfunctional relationship patterns
  • Past-life regression
  • Self-exploratory hypnotherapy
  • Self-development
  • Spiritual hypnotherapy

Unwanted Habits and Behaviours:

  • Blushing
  • Bruxism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Nail biting
  • Smoking
  • Substance addictions

Anxiety-Related Disorders:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Sport performance anxiety
  • Stuttering

Emotional Problems:

  • Defensive communication
  • Dysfunctional relationship patterns
  • Inhibitions and shyness
  • Persistent dissatisfaction
  • Self-confidence problems
  • Traumatic experiences

Further information

To inquire about appointments, please call me on 07568-539423 or email me.