Laura Culley - Devon Hypnotherapist
Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Weight Loss Specialist
I specialise in helping people with chronic pain conditions with associated anxiety and weight management issues but I do work with many other conditions, too. Please see the list below for an idea of all the things hypnotherapy is suitable for and contact me if there is something not on the list as I may still be able to help.
Hypnotherapy For Children and Teens
I am a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher and so I also have a particular interest in helping children from around 6 years old cope with many childhood issues, such as anxiety, shyness, social phobia, school phobia, exam pressures etc.
I offer a mindfulness-based "mind massage" for those who would just like some general relaxation and stress management. It is a one-off relaxation session and a great way to try out hypnotherapy if you are curious.
How I Work
I use a combination of hypnotherapy, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to help you reach your therapy goals and move forward with confidence. I try to stick to tried and tested, evidence-based methods.
Apart from the "mind-massage" sessions, I recommend at least three or four sessions to really overcome any issue. I spend the first paid session on a very detailed assessment where I will ask you questions about how the issue started, how it affects your day-to-day life and what you would like to achieve from hypnotherapy. I like to see clients weekly if possible and I will give you practical tasks to complete between our sessions.
While we work together I am always on hand via a phone call or message to offer support and guidance where needed. We will reflect on your progress every week and review and adapt our treatment plan as needed.
Towards the end of our treatment programme, we will discuss the next step and either continue with hypnotherapy, make a date for a follow-up conversation or help you to move on to further help if needed. I teach all my clients techniques to help overcome any future issues and I also teach you self-hypnosis and give you audio recordings to listen to at home.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Everything I do is client-based and focused on getting the best results possible and helping you to reach your goals in the best way for you.
Qualifications and Experience
I first became interested in hypnotherapy as a way of dealing with my own symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis. I found that it helped me enormously in dealing with my own pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety and so I began to study hypnotherapy and NLP myself. I earned my first hypnotherapy diploma in 2016 and have since gone on to study with Adam Eason in Bournemouth. I earned my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) in July of this year (2018) after ten months of study.
Free Initial Consultation
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss an issue you think I might be able to help you or your child with. I work from Serendipity in Honiton, Devon. I also offer home visits to those within 20 miles of Honiton. If you live outside the area I can also do sessions via Skype.
I offer a free half-hour initial consultation where you can ask questions, find out if hypnotherapy is suitable and decide whether or not to go ahead. It is also important that we feel comfortable working together and that I am the right therapist for you. If you live in Honiton, I am happy to do this at your home or we can connect via a Skype or phone call.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NLP prac
- BA (Hons) QTS
I started out as a Primary School Teacher which I loved but had to give up due to my own health problems, which is how I discovered the power of hypnosis. I have been a qualified hypnotherapist now for almost two years and love my new career helping others to overcome their own difficulties.
I recently trained with Adam Eason at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis to gain my NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (which is considered the gold standard in Hypnotherapy diplomas). I have also studied Hypnotherapy and Regression Therapy with Karen Wells from the KEW Training Academy and I am currently studying for my Master Practitioner Qualification in NLP with Jimmy Petruzzi from the Centre of Excellence.
I am fully insured, I have regular supervision and keep up to date with all the new techniques and hypnotherapy news through continuous reading and studying.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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
- Social Phobia
- Asperger's Syndrome
I also deal with breaking habits such as nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking and boredom eating or drinking.
£150 for initial 2 sessions and £50 for subsequent sessions if needed
Hypnotic Gastric Band Programme
£300 for four sessions
Relaxing Mind Massage
£40 per session
All Other Therapies
£60 per session
Terms and Conditions
Fees are paid up-front when you book packages and at the beginning of or prior to each session for all other therapies. I accept cash or a cheque made payable to Laura Culley or I can take payments prior to the initial session via Paypal or a bank transfer. Please ask for more details when you book.
If for any reason, you are unable to attend your appointment or need to rearrange, I ask that you give me at least 24 hours' notice. I may have to charge for appointments where less than 24 hours' notice is given to cover the cost of room rental.
I regret that I am unable to treat anyone with severe clinical depression or a history of schizophrenia or psychosis. If I have any doubts about your suitability for hypnotherapy, I reserve the right to ask for a written statement from your doctor.